It’s the era of “Generation C” – a consumer culture that describes people who deeply cares about creation, curation, connection, and community. It is not related to age, rather a mindset and attitude. Youtube has this embedded in its core comprising of 80% of such millennials. Over the years, Youtube has revolutionized the way we watch videos and connect to any content. Besides being a one-stop video platform, which bridges the gap between providing top-notch entertainment and education to its viewers at absolutely no cost, it also emerged as the second most popular search engine in the world. Offcourse, Youtube has evolved as a huge website, it also has become the ultimate opportunity channel for fame and earning tons of money out of it. Ask somebody from this generation what they want to do for entertainment – “Become a YouTuber” is the answer! The basic source of revenue on YouTube is through ‘views’ which implies to the number of clicks they generate. Besides, creators can also earn from sponsorships for promotions on their channel and for some, they also earn by selling their own merchandise.
(Based on the Channel Performance)
Here’s our list of Top 10 Richest Youtube Stars
1. PEWDIEPIE – 58M Subscribers (Precisely 58,654,941)!
Pewdiepie a.k.a Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is a Swedish online comedian and video producer. At the age of 28 years, he tops the list of the Youtube Millionaires with estimated yearly channel earnings of $533.1K – $8.5M. It is undoubtedly the most viewed and subscribed channel on the platform and stands undefeated in this respect. He is known for creating various kinds of videos for his audience ranging from gaming, rants, reactions, and so much more. Besides his channel revenue, his gaming videos are also sponsored. Apart from his channel earnings, his gaming videos are also sponsored.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie
2. DUDE PERFECT – 24M Subscribers (Precisely 24,988,251)!
DUDEPERFECT is an American entertainment group channel on Youtube consisting of twins Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney, who are all former high school basketball players and college roommates. The group has successfully broken several Guinness World Records, earning the place of the 13th most subscribed channel and fourth most subscribed sports channel. Although they showcase themselves as a sports and comedy channel but are mostly famous for their crazy trick shot compilations. Most of their videos are sponsored and along with their partnership with Nickelodeon, their estimated yearly channel earnings are in the range of $504.4K – $8.1M.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/corycotton
3. MARKIPLIER – 19M subscribers (Precisely 19,076,497)!
Markiplier a.k.a. Mark Edward Fischbach is an American Youtube personality with an estimated yearly earnings of $403.9K-$6.5M. Currently, the channel charts as one of the Top 25 most-subscribed channel on YouTube, specializing in Let’s Play videos, commonly of survival horror video games. Mark is also associated with many different mainstream ventures such as Smosh – The Movie, Scare Pewdiepie, and the TV Show – Villanious that is aired on Cartoon Network. Currently, with a huge fan base, he certainly is among the top 10 richest Youtubers of the year!
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/markiplierGAME
4. JACKSEPTICEYE – 17M subscribers (Precisely 17,389,510)!
Jacksepticeye a.k.a. Seán William McLoughlin is yet another popular gamer on Youtube achieving similar subscriber numbers for the year as Markiplier. Jack began working on his channel since 2012, in which he posted gameplay videos, although his first video posted on the channel was a voice impression of Solid Snake, a character from the Metal Gear video game series. He gained mass popularity when he was mentioned in a PewDiePie video in the year 2013. McLoughlin has an estimated yearly channel earnings are in the range of $493.7K – $7.9M putting him in the top 10 richest Youtubers list of 2017!
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/jacksepticeye
5. DANTDM – 17M subscribers (Precisely 17,122,647)!
DanTDM a.k.a. Daniel Middleton is a well-known English YouTube personality and a professional gamer. His online channel covers many video games, particularly the very popular game, Minecraft. On a daily basis, a subscriber can expect a random “Let’s Play” video or a Minecraft video, on which he has obtained over 2.35 Billion views. He has achieved several Kids’ Choice Awards as well as set Guinness World Records for his gaming and presenting. He got featured on a TV Show – Skylanders Academy and earns from gaming sponsorships, merchandise, and his own comic book besides the channel revenue. In 2017, Middleton topped the Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars, earning $16.5 million in one year. His estimated yearly channel earnings are in the range of $608.6K – $9.7M.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDiamondMinecart
6. LOGAN PAUL – 14M subscribers (Precisely 14,912,790)!
Currently, Logan Paul is one of the most popular vloggers with an estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $877.8K – $14M.he has managed to garner over 2.2 Billion views on his videos this year making it too hard for the viewers to avoid him on Youtube! Besides vlogging, Logan also branched out into acting. He started by making a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a role in the comedy film Weird Loners. His film work also includes the dystopian science fiction YouTube Red film The Thinning and the adult comedy Airplane Mode. He sports his own brand called ‘Maverick’ named after his Parrot.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8rbF3g2AMX70yOd8vqIZg
7. POPULARMMOS – 14M subscribers (Precisely 14,912,790)!
PopularMMOs run by Patrick Julianelle is again another gaming video channel on Youtube focussed on Minecraft. Patrick is mostly known for his unique series and comical commentary with his wife, Jen. Some of his original creations include Mob Battles, Epic Proportions, Minecraft Mini Games, Mod Battle, and Minecraft Mods VS Maps. The estimated yearly channel earnings are in the range of $474.8K – $7.6M.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/PopularMMOs
8. JAKE PAUL – 12M subscribers (Precisely 12,580,142)!
Jake Paul is another Youtube Star making it to the Top 10 Richest list of 2017. He is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to significant fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul is also known for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series – Bizaardvark. With a fanbase of 12M subscribers, Jake showcases action, comedy, acting, sports and crazy adventure videos. With ample and consistent views in 2017, he has estimated yearly channel earnings in the range of $797.1K – $12.8M.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/user/JakePaulProductions
9. RYAN TOYS REVIEW – 10M subscribers (Precisely 10,476,424)!
Ryan ToysReview is focussed on toy review videos like Cars, Playdoh, Cars, and many more. All the toys that are used in the video go to charity. He has gained much media attention for his influence on mostly babies to small children. Besides the returns from the channel, a lot of the earnings come from toy sponsorships which are sometimes double the channel revenue. The channel has gained over at least 10,000,000 dollars in revenue making it one of the most financially successful YouTube channels of all time. His estimated yearly channel earnings are in the range of $1.8M – $28.7M.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGJGhZ9SOOHvBB0Y4DOO_w
10. 5-MINUTE CRAFT
While the entire list of TOP 10 Richest Youtubers 2017 is ruled by gamers or vloggers, 5-Minutes Crafts come out as an exception that has proven to be of great utility for the audience. It is an unique channel where they showcase valuable life hacks and it has grown ever since. The channel’s estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $1.2M – $18.8M.
Want to Subscribe? – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC295-Dw_tDNtZXFeAPAW6Aw
Hence, with the world of Youtube expanding exponentially, it is calling more and more people to try their career as a successful Youtuber and showcase their talents! And, to top it off – if you are good at what you do, YouTube will in fact pay you. All you have to do is work regularly on your content and be persistent with it. So go ahead try out the new Youtube stardom trek and be a star!