Youtube is not only a platform that allows video-makers of (nearly) all levels to introduce fans to their content, it can also be a way for performers, musicians, comedians, makeup artists, and more to support themselves through their art.
With millions of subscribers around the world racking up millions of views every day, these Youtubers pulled in millions of dollars this year alone. Collectively, they earned an impressive $127 million in the past 12 months.
Check out the highest paid Youtube stars of 2017:
10. Lilly Singh (IISuperwomanII) – $10.5 million
Subscribers: 12 million
Bio: “Spent thousands of dollars on tuition, graduated and got a degree. I make YouTube videos now. I am also a happy unicorn that believes in one love. Join me on my adventures!!”
8. (tie) Ryan ToysReview – $11 million …He’s only 6 years old!
Subscribers: 10 million
Bio: “Ryan loves Toys. Toys Review for kids by a kid!
Join Ryan to see him play with toys and review toys for kids!
He loves Cars, Trains, Thomas and friends, Lego, Superheroes, Disney toys, open surprise eggs, play doh , Pixar Disney cars , Disney Planes, monster trucks, minions, playtime at the fun, family fun adventure and so much more!”
8. (tie) Smosh – $11 million
Subscribers: 22 million
Bio: Originally started by comedians Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, Celebrity Net Worth says that “Smosh is one of the first YouTube viral sensations. The channel parodies video games and pop culture as well as produces slapstick comedy videos. In June 2017, Padilla left Smosh to start his own YouTube channel.”
7. Jake Paul – $11.5 million
Subscribers: 12 million
Bio: n/a. I’m not linking to Jake Paul’s channel because this year the Youtuber found himself in trouble after posting videos with offensive content.
6. Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) – $12 million
Subscribers: 58 million
Bio: n/a. I’m not linking to PewDiePie’s channel because this year the Youtuber found himself in trouble after posting videos with offensive content.
4. (tie) Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) – $12.5 million
Subscribers: 18 million
Bio: “[H]ilarious gaming videos, original comedy sketches, animated parodies, and other bits of entertainment!”
4. (tie) Logan Paul – $12.5 million
Subscribers: 14 million
Bio: n/a. I’m not linking to Logan Paul’s channel because this year the Youtuber found himself in trouble after posting videos with offensive content.
3. Dude Perfect – $14 million
Subscribers: 24 million
Bio: “5 Best Friends and a Panda.
If you like Sports + Comedy, come join the Dude Perfect team!”
2. Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $15.5 million
Subscribers: 21 million
Bio: According to Celebrity Net Worth, “Evan Fong is a 25-year-old Canadian who launched the VanossGaming YouTube channel. He posts comedic videos of him playing video games.”
1. Daniel Middleton (DanTDM) – $16.5 million
Subscribers: 16 million
Bio: “Daily gaming videos with DanTDM”
(Source: Celebrity Net Worth; Featured Image: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)