With 1,300,000,000 daily users, YouTube offers instant access to one of the largest audiences on the Internet to all video content producers. The best part is, that you can create your own channel for free and start uploading videos today.
However, it is worth noting that success doesn't come overnight and all of the highest-paid YouTubers had to work hard to get to where they are now. Another fascinating fact is that most of the people frequently mentioned in these discussions are under 30 years old. So let's have a look at the top ten richest YouTubers in 2020.
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Who said that gaming is a waste of time? Currently, the richest man on YouTube has made his fortune on Minecraft videos, although Daniel Middleton, the owner of the most profitable channel on YouTube has also had quite a bit of success outside of the platform.
Daniel is from the United Kingdom and this British guy who was born in 1991 has published several comic books and starred in a number of TV shows (such as Skylanders Academy) and a YouTube Red Series, but the majority of his income still comes from the views he gets on his Minecraft videos, including gaming sponsorships and merchandise. He even has a second channel called MoreTDM though which was not active in recent years.
Despite having 4 million more subscribers than the DanTDM channel, Evan Fong's fortune is currently a million short of being the largest among YouTubers. Fong's videos don't necessarily cover a single gaming genre, and they are highly praised for its distinctive video editing style.
In 2015 Evan worked as a creative director on a video game titled the Dead Realm and he also co-authored a computer-animated series called Paranormal Action Squad. The VanossGaming channel was created in September 2011 and in the last seven years, it has attracted 9.3 billion views. Evan also runs a music YouTube channel, but it isn't nearly as popular as his gaming channel. Oh, Evan was born in 1992 in Canada, he is even younger than Daniel.
The Dude Perfect group has 5 members, and the Cotton twins Cory and Coby are the core of this team, but their three high school friends have been a part of the project from the beginning. Besides running one of the most subscribed channels on YouTube the Dude Perfect crew also has their own mobile app just named in Dude Perfect which is available on iOS and Android. And they have built a partnership with Nickelodeon and have a TV show called The Dude Perfect Show.
Most of their YouTube videos are centered around sports activities and they all contain elements of comedy that have significantly contributed to the popularity of the Dude Perfect YouTube channel, and most of their videos are sponsored. The fact that their videos often feature professional athletes and celebrities such as Tyreke Evans, Johnny Manziel or Tim McGraw also contributed to the swift success of the crew.
Yet another gaming video producer made his way to the list of top ten richest YouTube superstars. Mark Fischbach mostly produces LetsPlay videos and is known for his over the top commentary style that often involves yelling or cursing.
Mark likes indie and horror video games and for that reason most videos on his Markiplier YouTube channel cover games such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent or Slender: The Eight Pages. In addition to being one of the most popular YouTubers in 2020, Mark is also a voice actor who appeared on several TV shows.
The vlogger who caught the public eye with the recent Japanese suicide incident hasn't lost much of his YouTube subscribers despite his controversial behavior. As a matter of fact, his popularity seems to be on the rise at the moment since his videos got over 3 billion views in the three years since he started his YouTube channel. However, this may only be a fluke and his popularity may plummet if he continues to produce shocking but mediocre videos.
His daredevil style has launched this 22-year old to YouTube stardom, but as time passes it will be hard for Logan to maintain this level of success.
Felix Kjellberg is the owner of the most subscribed channel on YouTube and he is only 28 years old. The Swedish gaming commentator is probably one of the richest Internet celebrities because his net worth is estimated at between $30 and $50 million.
However, he seems to be past his prime, and for the second straight year, Felix's annual income is declining. Aside from the work he's done in the realm of gaming, the world's most popular YouTuber has also published a book that sold more than 112,00 copies and he hosted a web series on YouTube Red titled Scare PewDiePie.
Jake Paul is Logan Paul's younger brother, who is an actor, a musician, and a YouTube video producer who first gained recognition on Vine. He's been on YouTube since 2013, and in the subsequent years, videos on his channel collected over 4 billion views.
His song 'It's Everyday Bro' which was released on May 30. 2017 had 70 million views in a single month, but it later went on to become the third most disliked video on YouTube. Jake is only 22 and if he manages to avoid scandals and controversy he may stay among the richest YouTubers for the years to come.
YouTube's first child superstar is only seven years old. His videos don't offer much else other than what the channel's name suggests. Ryan opens toys and he plays with them, that's it. But he managed to get 14 million subscribers in over three years.
New videos are uploaded to the channel every day, and so far Ryan's most popular video 'Huge Eggs Surprise Toys Challenge' has gathered 1.3 billion views. The Ryan ToysReview channel has had an effect on the toy industry that can be compared to the effect PewDiePie has had on the gaming industry. The best thing is that the popularity of this YouTube channel will continue to grow, for some time, at least.
This is by far the oldest YouTube channel on this list since the duo of slapstick comedians Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla joined the platform back in 2005. Over the years they have produced some iconic video-game music videos and parodies.
Smosh also has a number of ongoing web series that have attracted nearly 7 billion views and they have won numerous awards. In 2015 Smoosh: The Movie, was released, featuring Hecox and Padilla as themselves, but the film received only mild critical acclaim. Anthony Padilla stopped working on Smosh videos and started his own YouTube channel in 2017.
The Canadian vlogger, comedy video producer, and singer Lilly Singh is the face behind an enormously popular YouTube channel called Superwoman. There is very little doubt that Lilly is indeed a superwoman because in 2020 her estimated earnings will surpass the $10 million mark.
This incredibly talented and beautiful Canadian has been producing YouTube videos since 2010, her videos have collected over 2 billion views. In addition to being a YouTube superstar, Lilly has also made appearances in feature films like Dr. Cabbie, Fahrenheit 451 or Bad Moms., to mention a few. Hopefully, her acting career will be as successful as her YouTube videos.
Young stars are born every day, but reaching the heights of the top ten highest-paid YouTubers requires patience, hard work and most of all a stroke of luck. The world's largest video sharing platform offers great opportunities for young people who want to share their skills, thoughts, and ideas with the rest of the world, but it also demands a lot of creativity and dedication. Interested in making money on YouTube? Check our tips and trick about How to Make Money on YouTube. Have started your YouTube channel already? Use our YouTube Money Calculator to estate how much money can you earn on YouTube.
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