Swedes are some of the most accomplished people on earth, excelling in various fields such as medicine, art, and computers. For ages, Sweden and her people have been making our world a much better place, and they continue to do so with extraordinary zeal today. Maybe due to their easy embrace of an international lifestyle or their superior English skills (the best globally for non-native speakers), many famous Swedish people are often mislabeled as English, American, or some other nationality.
From entrepreneurs to film actors to novelists, check out these brilliant Swedes who have made significant contributions to our world.
Born Felix Kjellberg, PewDiePie is a YouTube celebrity with over 45 million subscribers and more than 12 billion views. Videos of him playing video games have made him the highest subscribed YouTuber on earth. He is also Swedish, born in Gothenburg.
24. Niklas Zennström
Niklas Zennström is a heavy-hitting Swedish entrepreneur, responsible for both the peer-to-peer internet telephony company Skype and the peer-to-peer file sharing network Kazaa.
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