Numbers don’t lie! If you think Youtube is just a video-sharing platform, you are sorely mistaken. Just take a look at this list of the richest YouTubers in the world, and you get to understand that Youtube is a real money-making machine! Apparently, not everybody has been able to take advantage of the potential offered by this great website.
Youtube is the biggest global platform for sharing video content. While new competition has emerged in recent years, Youtube continues to be attractive because of its unrivaled earning power. You will find evidence of this assertion by viewing the list below; and the incredible numbers therein.
Richest Youtubers In The World
1. Jeffree Star
Net Worth: $200 Million
With a net worth of about $200 million and over $15 million earned in the past 12 months, Jeffree Star is the richest Youtuber in the world. He is the ultimate Youtuber; he has 16.5 million subscribers and has garnered 2.4 Billion views on his channel.
Jeffree star is a well-known internet celebrity and a YouTuber around the world. Before YouTube’s success, Jeffree was a blogger, musician, and he supported himself with different makeup and modeling jobs. He was also quite successful at Myspace until the platform lost relevance. Interestingly, his first video on YouTube was to promote his music, and it was done in 2009.
Jeffree’s passion for making videos of himself has gained him millions of views in his youtube channels, and he is highly sorted for in the youtube sphere. He is also involved in the sale of cosmetics products, talented singers, and a songwriter. He now makes videos to promote his cosmetics brand.
2. Ryan’s World (Ryan Kaji)
Net Worth: $50 Million
Ryan Kaji of Ryan’s World is worth $50 million and earned $29.5 Million last year alone. He too is a Youtube heavyweight; he has 45 Million Subscribers and has racked up about 61.3 Billion total views. He has therefore earned the right to be one of the richest YouTubers in the world.
Ryan started his YouTube channel in 2015 but has quickly conquered the platform- at least in the niche of toy reviews. His channel used to be called Ryan’s Toy Reviews, but he has since changed it to Ryan’s World, and it has become so successful that his mom has quit her job to work with him full time.
Ryan’s main niche is toy reviews, but the name change indicates that he may be preparing to widen out into other areas as well. It has been revealed that his youtube videos have an enormous impact in the toy manufacturing industry churning in huge sales profit for the company and leading to collaborations with top toy companies to help showcase their products on his Youtube channels.
3. PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg)
Net Worth: $40 Million
Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie is worth about $40 Million, and that qualifies him among some of the richest content creators on Youtube. He has 109 million subscribers and has recorded over 27 billion views in total.
A Youtube favorite, PewDiePiE makes videos about video games, and the quality of his videos and the overall lack of competition at the time combined to make him famous.
Before Youtube’s success, he was an artist, and he continues to be a big-time video game enthusiast. Had he not become a successful content creator he might have become a video game creator because he applied for an apprentice with a big video game maker.
4. Markiplier (Mark Fischbach)
Net worth: $35 Million
Mark Fischbach has a total net worth of about $35 Million, and he earned about $19.5 million of it just last year. He has 28.8 Million subscribers who have helped him rack up 15.4 Billion total views on his videos.
His full name is Mark Edward Fischbach, he was born on the 28th of June, 1989. Mark Fischbach is better known by the name Markplier, he is a known and influential YouTuber in America but he originates from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Markiplier joined YouTube in 2012, as a comedian. He somehow got into trouble with Youtube and they banned his Adsense account, but he did not give up. He changed his niche and is now one of the biggest video game reviewers on the platform.
5. DanTDM (Daniel Middleton)
Net worth: $35 Million
Dan Middleton is another Youtube heavyweight. He has an estimated net worth of about $35 Million. Dan has about 29.3 million subscribers and has garnered 18.5 Billion total views. He is a big video game enthusiast; his primary focus was Minecraft, but he has since branched out into several other games such as Pokemon and Counter-Strike.
Dan’s YouTube channel is one of the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom (UK) and it holds a strong authoritative feature as his channel is listed among the list of the world’s most popular YouTube channels. Daniel Middleton spends his time playing games, yeah, he is a game expert and gaming professional. His online videos are tutorials on gaming, tips on how to learn to play a particular game or how to win a particular stage in any game.
Dan set a record for the most views on a dedicated Minecraft video channel, and he received a Guinness World Records award for it.
Daniel Middleton hit the limelight when he made some videos of Pokémon and Minecraft and Boom, his channel became the center of attraction in no little distant time. A look and a peep on his YouTube channel tell you why he tops the Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars
Apart from being a YouTuber, Daniel Middleton also boasts of a clothing line brand.
6. Rhett & Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln)
Net Worth: $32 Million
Rhett & Link are some of the wealthiest YouTubers on the planet with a combined fortune estimated at $32 million combined. In the last year, they earned $20 Million. They are certified youtube heavyweights with a total of more than 27.9 million subscribers who have given them more than 9.2 Billion total views.
These two have been friends for a lifetime, and have now settled down to build a solid entertainment business off youtube.
7. Dude Perfect
Net Worth: $30 Million
Dude Perfect may not be perfect, but they certainly are some of the richest YouTubers with an estimated net worth of $30 Million. They have earned $23 million in the past year. Dude Perfect has about 57.5 million subscribers, and they have racked up 12.8 Billion total views.
A group of former college roommates and started this Youtube adventure in 2009. Dude Perfect is an American sports group that is into entertainment. They don’t operate on a single YouTube channel but they upload every new video made to many YouTube channels and outlets. The groups are made of up five people to which a set of twins belong. The group is noted for its outstanding commentary on sports.
The members are: Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton
The members of this group are all former high school basketball players at Texas A & M University in the United States of America. These sets of guys do sport-related stunts and tricks as they upload videos of how they (the group members) compete and battle each other and contest against themselves. Asides from that, the group receives endorsement deals and they have worked with a convincing number of notable sports companies and brands such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Serena Williams, Chris Paul, Manchester City, Seattle Seahawks, the U.S Olympic Team, and a host of others.
8. Vanoss Gaming (Evan Fong)
Net worth: 25 Million
Evan Fong, with an estimated net worth of 25 million dollars, is one of the biggest YouTubers on the planet. He has 26 million subscribers and has got over 13.7 Billion total views. His Channel (Vanoss Gaming) is all about video games, but he also does music production and works as a Disc Jockey. He dropped out of college where he was studying Economics to focus on his video content creation, and the gamble has paid off handsomely.
Evan Fong is a great entrepreneur having his own clothing line and also he is reportedly into music with the stage name “Rynx”.
9. Ninja (Tyler Blevins)
Net worth: $25 Million
Ninja is not just one of the wealthiest YouTubers; he is also one of the highest-earning gamers! His real name is Tyler Blevins and he is one of the most popular video game enthusiasts on the face of the planet. He has about $25 Million to his name and has about 24.2 Million subscribers on his channel. He also has 2.4 Billion total views.
As soon as Ninja graduated from high school he went straight into gaming, and because he is so good (almost unbeatable) he started making youtube videos to show his feats. Whatever platform Ninja goes to he takes his followers with him, which is why he has endorsement deals with major gaming platforms.
10. James Charles
Net worth: $25 Million
James Charles has an estimated net worth of $25 Million, making him one of the richest creators on youtube. He has 25.6 Million subscribers and has racked up 3.3 Billion total views. Despite a rough childhood that involved bullying, he went ahead to improve his makeup skills, and today, he is one of the biggest names in makeup, and his video tutorials are some of the most sought-after in the world.
He is not just on youtube; his Instagram videos are also very successful. He is so popular that celebrities and big brands are always looking to work with him.
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As the list above shows, some Youtubers have amassed fortunes rivaling business professionals and CEOs. It is amazing that technology makes it possible for people to make so much money just for making videos. While makeup and gaming dominate the wealthiest YouTubers list, you can also make videos about anything; from information, parenting tips, funny videos, or inspirational content. You can even make videos for animal lovers and still enjoy high earnings.
After reading about the details of the current highest earners on YouTube, you have to understand some basic things. So before diving into the list of the top 10 richest YouTubers in the world, let’s check some short interesting details;
Who is a YouTuber and what is the role or major job of a YouTuber?
YouTubers are people or persons who have YouTube channels for the purpose of sharing information or providing something which is being described and shown in the video. A YouTuber is known as a content creator or the person who produces and makes videos on YouTube. A YouTuber can also be compared and likened to a vlogger as they are no major differences between them. A YouTuber is a person that owns and runs a vlog on YouTube.
A Vlog be can referred to as a video channel that is being operated online for either tutorial, information, or entertainment purposes. A vlog is a video blog for a layman to understand. While a blog provides written content for its visitors to read and assimilate; a video blog provides and shows information in a way that the idea of the message can be seen physically or graphically in pictures or in a moving motion which is in the form of a video.
As you know, YouTube is the number one video streaming website in the world. It is owned by the Big G which is popularly known as Google (Alphabet Inc). It was firstly and originally created and made in the year 2005 with the sole aim and objective of creating videos, producing videos, and making videos for large and different audiences. YouTube also happens to be one of the most visited websites in the world as a large number of people visit YouTube for many purposes. Some people visit YouTube to learn new things such as tutorials on how to sew, make graphic designs, open a blog, watch football highlights, watch a live video, and others. YouTube has a lot of YouTubers who run various YouTube channels. On a single day, tens of thousands of videos are being uploaded to YouTube.
Although there is competition over the spot of the number one video streaming site but as of now, there has been no other video streaming site that has been able or successful to dethrone YouTube as the apex video streaming site in the world.
Who Is The Richest YouTuber In The World?
On the issue of the richest YouTubers in the world, YouTube produces millionaires and through its revenue policy and monetization; YouTube helps people achieve their dreams of hitting the goldmine. There are many people currently earning with the help of their YouTube channel or vlog on YouTube, but in this write-up, we will be looking at the top ten persons who happen to be the richest and most successful in terms of finance and wealth made, acquired and attained by the aid of YouTube.
A large number of people has been able to make cool money on YouTube with the help of sponsored videos, paid videos, affiliate marketing, Video monetizing platform known as Google AdSense, Placement of Adverts, digital and brand marketing on their YouTube vlog or YouTube channel.
In considering and placing the richest YouTubers in the world in an order of hierarchy, we examine and look into some key things which should be taken importantly in placing the highest earners on YouTube. The things to be scrutinized and examined are the number of subscribers on the YouTube profile or YouTube channel of each person listed, the average number of views on his or her YouTube channel, the actual number of streams generated by each video on the YouTube channel, the total number of assets which the YouTube vlogger has, the number and amount of money he or she made from any sponsorship and endorsement deals.