YouTube is a social media site that has being clogged within the past few years with all sorts of entertainment.
Bloggers, comedians, gamers and beauty vloggers just to mentioned but a few have generally built their fan base and following on YouTube outside of the control of media giants.
You find that most of these YouTube stars went to school and got their degree in different fields, others are school dropouts but one they make a living on YouTube.
The following is a list of the top 20 richest YouTubers in the world.
20. Jordan Maron – $2.8 Million
Jordan Maron who is well known as CaptainSparklez is the holder of the popular solo gaming YouTube channels and emerged fifth on the list to reach one billion views.
He has over ten million subscribers at the moment on his CaptainSparklez channel, with his solo videos that include playing Minecraft.
19.Jenna Marbles – $3.2 Million
Jenna marbles is another very popular and richest YouTuber with over fifteen million subscribers and nearly three billion viewers. She is a perfect story of what we call rags to riches on YouTube.
Since 201, she uses to stay and live in a small apartment where is worked on odd jobs. She has further expanded her YouTube business by a radio show about pop music and creating stuffed toy.
18. RayWilliam Johnson – $4 Million
Well known for his YouTube channel Equals Three’, where he provides commentary on various viral videos.
In 2011, a research indicated that he owned 6 out of 20 videos that were highly watched on YouTube. By 2012 he had accumulated over two billion views on his videos. He has about 26 million subscribers at the moment.
17. Grace Helbig – $5 Million
Grace Helbig is an American YouTuber, producer, author, and comedian. She has made a lot of wealth from her millennial’s handbook, a talk show that airs on E.
Her success as a YouTube star is accredited to her show The Grace Helbig Show’, which this channel airs too. She has also featured in very many commercials.
16. Rhett and Link – $5 Million
Charles Lincoln and Rhett James McLaughlin are better known as link’ Neal III and are referred to as the comedic duo Rhett and Link. They are the cohost of the good mythical morning a show that has been making people.
They met in the first grade at an elementary in Buies Creek, North Carolina. They have created a channel that features a wide range of fan base that features episodes such as ridiculous leftover food hacks’ and blind taco taste test’.
15. Colleen Ballinger – $5 Million
Collen Ballinger is popularly known due to her persona Miranda sings, a tone-deaf singer who believes that she is really destined for fame.
She has debuted a Netflix series that is titled haters back off, that’s is based on Miranda’s backstory. She also released the bestseller book on self-help.
14. German Garmendia – $5.4 Million
German Garmendia is the highly subscribed to Spanish channel even thou it is ranked lowly on the richest YouTubers list.
The comedian enjoys a fan base of over 30 million people on his channel, where he also posts videos related to his band Ancud. He is also the youngest richest YouTuber to get on this list.
13. Markiplier – $5.5 Million
Markplier is 26 years old and he started making videos for his channel back in the year 2012 and he now takes home a whopping $5.1 million with daily videos on how to play games.
He is also involved in charity programs and he can be distinguished by his signature voice. Similar to PewDiePie, is beloved by his videos viewers with running commentary that he gives on his let’s play’ video game clips.
12. The Yogscast – $6 Million
The yogscast was founded back in the year 2008 by Lewis Brindley and it comprises of a network of popular YouTubers.
The channel is named after the world of warcraft guild, it gained the popularity through videos posted about MMO world of Minecraft and warcraft games. Despite all the channel has gone through over the years, the channel has outgrown and has grown tremendously over the years since its inception in 2008.
11. Rosanna Pansino – $6.1 Million
Rosanna Pansino is the host of the famous Nerdy Nummies Geeky cooking show on YouTube, which she calls Original Geeky Cooking Show.
Her success can be credited to her kitchen skills that have earned her over eight thousand subscribers. Her channel focuses on recipes that are inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, anime, video game, movies, comic books and television show.
10. Tyler Oakley – $6.2 Million
Tyler Oakley is another popular YouTube star who have gained popularity due to his digital talk show but his success can be associated with a deal he signed with Ellen DeGeneres to create his own talk show.
His videos range from guessing certain celebrities abs with Tom Daley, trials of strange toys with Kellie Pickler, to interviewing Micelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.
9. Toby Turner – $6.2 Million
Toby Turner is popularly known due to his YouTube names TobyGames and Tobuscus. Toby joined YouTube back in the year 2006 and he started off from the point go.
“Don’t Tase Me, Bro” was one of his videos that went viral in the same year and it skyrocketed him to fame.
Since them, he has been able to pursue gaming endeavors whose videos are posted on the same channel. He has millions of subscribers who are loyal and interested with his talents.
8. BluCollection – $6.5 Million
This is another mystery millionaire as he does not show his face and gives minimal commentary in his YouTube videos. He produces videos that are related to different kinds of toys that are mainly of the Disney world area.
He has over twelve million subscribers and his channel has become very popular with parents and kids, as it is family friendly.
7. Zoe Sugg – $7.2 Million
Zoe Sugg or better known as Zoella started off with YouTube at the age of eighteen years old posting blogs from the comfort of her room with beauty tips, haul videos, décor ideas and more.
When you started she was working with an interior design firm. She has grown to become one of the outstanding YouTube stars.
6. Lily Singh – $7.5Million
Lily Singh is a well-known YouTube comedian who’s her channel boasts about 1.6 billion views. She started her channel as a method of dealing with depression but it has turned to a millionaire and skyrockets her to the list of the richest YouTubers.
The Canadian woman has more than eleven million subscribers. She dropped her masters in psychology plans to become a counselor.
5. Roman Atwood – $8 Million
Atwood’s channel might be earning him less than other mentioned richest YouTubers but his channel remains the highest paid prankster.
He has more than ten million subscribers who tune on his channel to watch him create an indoor snowstorm in his house or pretend to s[ray people with skunks. Roman Atwood made his breakthrough on YouTube in 2016 as the most outstanding YouTube prankster.
Smosh is a comedy duo of American artists that is Ian Andrew and Anthony Padilla. They began their channel back in the year 2003 when Anthony began airing flashing animated videos and was later joined by Ian Andrew.
They have over three million subscribers across the world. Their channel airs comedy videos, real life movies, and gaming videos.
3. DisneyCollectorBR – $13 Million
DisneyCollectorBR is another very popular YouTube millionaire with a net worth of about $ 13 million. Her achievement has being credited to her undisclosed identity; no one knows who she is.
She just started that she a Brazilian by birth and residence. Her channel is viewed by people of all types because no one hates toys, to be honest.
Her videos are just about opening the box, putting toys together and playing with them. Her voice is iconic especially to the parents as their children watch her videos.
2. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg – $ 15 Million
He is a Swedish gamer, now 28 years. He earned the top spot on YouTube as the richest YouTuber list the second year in a row credit to his channel PewDiePie.
This guy dropped out of his engineering course five years ago to focus fully on his YouTube channel.His parents were not happy with him when he left an engineering degree at the Chalmers University of Technology to just play gaming videos full-time on YouTube.
He was the first person to reach 10 billion YouTube views, with totals now about 15 billion and his named in 2016 as the most influential person.
1. Michele Phan – $50 Million
Michele Phan is the richest YouTuber with a net worth over fifty million dollars. She initiated her channel back in 2006 with a few makeup tutorials and supported herself by working as a waitress in a restaurant. Her videos are makeup based, that includes tutorials to teach people how to do different styles and look like celebrities.
To wrap up the loose ends, it is worth to mention that the above-mentioned names have one thing in common: hard work, creativity, dedication and above all talent driven.
YouTube is a social media site that demands high-quality content but you must be able to make your content be seen by people.
It demands you to be interesting, shocking, and funny as well as you even try your ways to go viral all across the world.