Who are the highest paid YouTube stars right now?
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(Pocket-lint) – There’s no question that YouTube can sometimes feel like a new frontier – much like traveling the West in search of golden veins, starting a YouTube channel might not earn you anything in the long run or, if you have the right mix of content and personality, it could see you hitting hard. Like, really big.
Some of the most successful YouTubers in the world are getting millions of views per day, and thanks to referrals, ad revenue, and appearances that can translate pretty directly into really, really heavy paychecks. Here are some of the top earners on YouTube, in case you need some more persuasion.
Ryan Kaji – $ 26 million
Ryans World started out as a toy review and unboxing channel, but times change and as it has grown into one of YouTube’s most popular channels, it has grown into more of an educational platform, with episodes centered around school challenges and learning in a fun way. It all stars Ryan Kaji, her young child star, though he doesn’t appear for entire episodes to avoid running out.
His channel is raking it in, with 2019 revenue exceeding $ 25 million ensuring Ryan will likely be able to relax for most of his days.
Perfect guy – $ 20 million
What started out as a bunch of friends trying crazy stuff until they nailed it on camera has grown into a massive operation that makes $ 20 million a year and continues to outdo itself on how its stuff can go crazy. .
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 insane clichés.
Nastya – $ 18 million
Anastasia Radzinskaya and her parents actually have six different channels, some more educational and some more fun.
Whatever they do, it works, as she made $ 18 million home in 2019, using her mix of informative and relaxing videos that parents can show their kids.
Rhett and Link – $ 17.5 million
Starting life on YouTube with comedy skits and great personalities, Rhett and Link were in a tight spot when they created Good Mythical Morning, a hugely successful sort of talk show for the platform.
Their laid-back style and family-friendly mannerisms have also been synonymous with financial success – as the massive $ 17.5 million they banked in 2019 clearly shows.
Jeffree Star – $ 17 million
Jeffree Star is probably the first controversial character on this list (if you’re happy to gloss over the potential dangers of children in front of YouTube channels making huge sums of money). The singer and makeup artist has been making huge sums on YouTube in recent years, while occasionally drawing criticism for her callousness.
Preston Arsement – $ 14 million
Arsement (which is quite a name we have to say) presents their PrestonPlayz gaming channel which has gained huge following by playing family-friendly titles and moving further and further away from gaming.
Its energetic style and accessible content have earned it an army of fans and, in 2019, a handbag to go with it.
PewDiePie – $ 13 million
One of the original big names on YouTube, PewDiePie went through quite a bit of controversy in its day, regarding its language and behavior, but still ranks high on the top earner list thanks to its enduring appeal.
Markiplier – $ 13 million
Markiplier digs his toes into all kinds of video content, but his real heart is gameplay comments and let’s play, and that still makes money – $ 13 million in 2019, nothing less.
Daniel Middleton – $ 12 million
Better known as DanTDM, Daniel Middleton has parted ways with gameplay videos to offer reaction videos, commentaries and skits, and shows no sign of letting go, having won over $ 12 million last year.
Mr Beast – $ 12 million
Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson has been on the YouTube scene for quite a while. He started on YouTube in 2012 and then started to grow exponentially when he started doing stunts like recording by counting to 100,000.
After becoming famous on YouTube (and nearly 40 million subscribers), Mr. Beast began creating all kinds of videos of him giving thousands of dollars to random people online and “last to leave” challenges that pitted him against each other. players to each other for the promise of a large sum of money. price. The result is a lot of views and a lot of wins too.
Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $ 11.5 million
Vanoss Gaming is a monster of the YouTube gaming world, and its founder Evan Fong is reaping the rewards with over $ 11 million in revenue last year. If high-energy gameplay videos are your bag, its back catalog seems virtually endless at this point.
Vlad and Niki – $ 6 million
Vlad and Niki is a popular “made for kids” channel that features the antics of two young brothers. These children are seen playing, traveling and acting for their audience of over 45 million subscribers.
The videos not only get millions of views but are also available in several other languages. Their parents run 15 different channels with the boys appearing in 11 languages.
Jacksepticeye – $ 3 million
Seán McLoughlin aka Jacksepticeye is an Irish YouTuber known for his funny Lets Play videos. Jacksepticeye owes some of his early success to a mention in a PewDiePie video that won him thousands of followers in a matter of days, but he went to great lengths to earn the rest.
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He might not be the biggest winner on this list, but he’s certainly popular in the gaming arena.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on .