YouTube’s millionaires: Here Are the World’s Highest-Paid YouTube Stars

YouTube has come across in the recent times as a major video sharing medium. It a billion dollar industry which has seen a great impetus since its inception in 2005 with its first video of the co founder Jawed Karim playing with elephants in a zoo. From the weirdest videos to informative videos, from music videos to television show’s videos, from short films to stand up comedies- YouTube has seen it all. YouTube has evolved with the passing time and has become the hub of marketing and social media interactions.

YouTube has seen to the rise of many stars. Some people have ventured into movies, some into television shows or into the music industry and it is all with the help of the popularity and coverage that YouTube has provided them with. There are some YouTube stars who own their own channels and earn more than some of the most prominent movie stars. With the help of pre video advertisements and sponsorships, most of the companies earn millions of dollar from YouTube videos. You can market almost any of your merchandise through the YouTube videos and gain a better reach to the targeted audience. Here is a list of top 10 highest earning YouTube users and how much money they are making

Felix Kjellberg
Felix Kjellberg

1 Felix Kjellberg
Channel: PewDiePie
Subscribers: 4000000
Shtick: Playing video games and making jokes
Yearly Income: $12 Million per Year

 

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla
Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla

2 Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla
Channel: Smosh
Subscribers: 2100000
Shtick: Live-action comedy sketches
Yearly Income: $8.5 Million per Year

 

Benny and Rafi Fine
Benny and Rafi Fine

3. Benny and Rafi Fine
Channel: Fine Brothers Entertainment
Subscribers: 1300000
Shtick: Reacting to things
Yearly Income: $8.5 Million per Year

Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling

4. Lindsey Stirling
Channel: Lindsey Stirling
Subscribers: 700000
Shtick: Playing the violin – really, really well
Yearly Income: $6 Million per Year

Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III
Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III

5. Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III
Channel: Rhett & Link
Subscribers: 300000
Shtick: Comedy sketches
Yearly Income: $4.5 Million per Year

6.  Olajide Olatunji
Channel: KSI
Subscribers: 1000000
Shtick: Hip-hop
Yearly Income: $4.5 Million per Year

7. Michelle Phan
Channel: Michelle Phan
Subscribers: 8 million
Shtick: Makeup tutorials
Yearly Income: $3 Million per Year

8. Lilly Singh
Channel: Superwoman
Subscribers: 700000
Shtick: Comedy sketches
Yearly Income: $2.5 Millionper Year

9. Roman Atwood
Channel: Roman Atwood Pranks
Subscribers: 700000
Shtick: Pranks
Yearly Income: $2.5 Million per Year

10. Rosanna Pansino
Channel: Rosanna Pansino
Subscribers: 500000
Shtick: Cupcake wizard
Yearly Income: $2.5 Million per Year