Who are the highest earning YouTube stars right now?
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(Pocket-lint) – There’s no doubt that YouTube can feel like a new frontier at times – much like traveling the West in search of gold veins, starting a YouTube channel may pay you nothing at all in the long run or, if you have the right mix of content and personality, he could see you hitting hard. Like, really big.
Some of the most successful YouTubers in the world rack up millions of views a day, and through sponsorships, ad revenue, and appearances that can translate quite directly into some seriously hefty paychecks. Here are some of the top earners on YouTube, in case you need more persuasion.
Mister Beast – $??? million
Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson has been big on the YouTube scene for quite some time now. He started on YouTube in 2012 and then started growing exponentially when he started doing stunts like recording himself counting to 100,000.
After becoming famous on YouTube (and nearly 90 million subscribers), Mr. Beast started creating all kinds of videos of himself donating thousands of dollars to random people online and “last from which pit players against each other over the promise of a large sum of money. price. The result is a lot of views and a lot of earnings too.
Jake Paul – $45 million
Starting out as a liquidation dealer, Paul branched out into boxing and raised money for his high-profile fights, most of which have been against other content creators or fighters from disciplines outside of boxing. boxing.
So his earnings are huge, but that could hinge on his ability to keep booking big fights and, of course, winning them.
Markiplier – $38 million
Markiplier dips his toes into all kinds of video content, but his real heart is gameplay commentary and let’s play, and it still makes money – $38 million in 2021, no less.
Rhett and Link – $30 million
Starting their life on YouTube with comedy sketches and big personalities, Rhett and Link were on the right foot when they created Good Mythical Morning, a kind of talk show for the platform that went on to huge success.
Their laid-back style and family-friendly ways have also been synonymous with financial success – as evidenced by the whopping $17.5 million they banked in 2021.
Unspeakable – $28.5 million
A huge windfall has come to this YouTuber, who has been on the scene for ages, as he sold his catalog of videos for a whopping price – which could mean he will drop back down in the rankings in 2022.
Nastya – $28 million
Anastasia Radzinskaya and her parents, another money-making child star, actually have six different channels, some more educational and some more fun.
Whatever they do, it works, as she brought home $28 million in 2021 using her mix of informative and relaxing videos that parents can show their kids.
Ryan Kaji – $27 million
Ryan’s World started out as a toy review and unboxing channel, but times are changing, and as it’s become one of YouTube’s most popular channels, it’s become more of an educational platform, with episodes focused on academic challenges and learning in a fun way. It all stars Ryan Kaji, its young child star, although he doesn’t feature for entire episodes to avoid burning out.
Meanwhile, his channel is gaining momentum, with revenue for 2021 topping $27 million, ensuring Ryan will likely be able to relax most of his days.
Perfect Guy – $20 Million
What started as a bunch of friends trying crazy tricks until they nailed them on camera has grown into a huge operation that brings in $20 million a year and continues to outdo each other on the madness of his stuff.
They just released a full documentary on how they got here, which in itself is a testament to the channel’s success. Here are another 10 years of crazy blows.
Logan Paul – $18 million
Jake Paul’s older brother, Logan is also full of machismo and controversy, having offended viewers throughout his career. However, his viewing figures continue to rise, as do his huge earnings, showing that the Paul family is a force to be reckoned with.
Arrest of Preston – $16 million
Arsement (who is quite a name, we have to say) is the head of his gaming channel PrestonPlayz which has gained a huge following by playing family titles and moving further and further away from gaming.
Her energetic style and accessible content have earned her an army of fans and, in 2021, a handbag to match.
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Written by Max Freeman-Mills.