Youtube has emerged very rapidly as a major source of income for several artists out there. Youtube stars have been making money through advertising and sponsored videos from the platform apart from just being famous. Here’s the list of highest paid Youtubers in the world along with how much money they make:
10. Colleen Ballinger aka Miranda Sings. Income: $5 million
Colleen Ballinger is a popular youtuber with her alter ego Miranda Sings who is apparently that incapable kid your parents don’t want you to be. She’s been hugely popular on the video platform and has also landed a Netflix series to herself and a memoir through her Youtube career.
9. Rhett & Link. Income – $5 million
Though they could be one of the older Youtubers as compared to other stars, they have totally rocked the video platofrm. They’re 38 and 37 year old (but don’t look like that!). They’re popular for making hilarious local style ads for real brands. They get sponsorship from very big companies for their videos.
8. German Garmendia. Income – $5.5 million
He’s a Chilean Youtuber, the biggest Youtube star in Latin America. Garmendia makes hilarious joke videos which are loved by people. He also released a book in 2016.
7. Markiplier. Income – $5.5 million
Mark Fischbach, better known as Markiplier is famous for making gaming videos. His videos have a lot of fun, emotion and swearing. He says he wants to push himself into acting, music and more traditional stuff.
6. Tyler Oakley. Income – $6 million
Tyler is an LGBTQ activist along with being a Youtuber. His videos are a mix of pop culture and politics. Ellen DeGenres has recently signed him on her production company. He also released a memoir on 2016 called “Binge”.
5. Rosanna Pansino. Income – $6 million
She has the nerdiest baking channel on youtube, which is called “Nerdy Dummies”. Her videos put a nerdy spin to normal recipes and makes them fun. Some of her famous recipes are called “Pi Pie Pops” and “Princess Peach Cobbler”.
4. Smosh. Income – $7 million
Smosh is a superhit channel by Youtube veterans Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla. Their channel was one of the first blockbuster viral channels on Youtube. They’ve been growing stronger day by day since then. These guys now have 7 different youtube channels, all of which are hugely popular among the audience.
3. Lilly Singh aka Superwoman. Income – $7.5 million
Lilly Singh, who’s better known as Superwoman is the third highest paid youtubers in the world. Our very own loved Indian – Canadian youtuber is well known for her comedy and relatable fun videos. She has been doing a lot off stage as well, from her own music album to world music tours to her biography book and merchandise, she’s been rocking the world! She had also released a feature film called Trip to the Unicorn Island last year on Youtube red, the premium feature of YouTube!
2. Roman Atwood. Income – $8 million
The second highest paid Youtuber, Roman Atwood is a world known prankster. He does extreme and sometimes appalling pranks on Youtube. He even pretended to kill his toddler twice to record his girlfriend’s reaction. That and he has also done some less severe pranks on his channel!
1. PewDiePie. Income – $15 million
PewDiePie is a very famous (infamous?) Swedish YouTuber who lives in the USA! He’s been loved by millions of people all over the world for his slapstick comedy which is usually accompanied with a lot of swearing. He recently announced that he will delete his YouTube account when he hits 50 million subscribers. When he did hit 50m, he deleted another account and said “the joke’s on me”. Nevertheless, he became the highest paid Youtuber of the world. Kudos!