YouTube is one of the most used sites of all time hitting billions of active users monthly. This, no doubt, makes YouTubers not only some of the most popular but also some of the richest creators in the world. If you have been wanting to know who are the richest YouTubers then you have come to the right place. Today, we take a look at 25 of the richest YouTubers.
One thing to note is that this list is not entirely accurate as net worth and earnings keep changing often. So, it is quite hard to predict who is the richest YouTuber since YouTubers are not necessarily making their net worth public. Regardless, the YouTubers mentioned here are definitely among some of the richest ones. So, let’s check them out.
List of Most Richest YouTubers:
Well, not much left to wonder here. MrBeast is probably the most richest YouTuber. The idea and concept that he pioneered and popularized made him one of the fastest-growing YouTubers of all time. He decided to make content out of charity. His videos are over-the-top ways to donate a large sum of money to people while creating entertaining content out of it.
His channel currently has over 103 million subscribers with 747 uploads bringing in 17.14 billion views. Mr Beast’s net worth seems to be somewhere in the 50 million dollar range with the upper range estimated earnings being 24 million dollars per year from YouTube. In 2021, it was estimated that he was one of the top 40 creators when it came to earnings.
Jeffree Star is still one of the big names when it comes to the make-up community on YouTube. Despite being surrounded by drama and controversies Star is still one of the most successful YouTubers. Star has around 15.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel with a total upload of 429 videos which has brought around 2.5 billion views.
He is quite active on YouTube and his videos regularly average a million views. It was once estimated that Star’s net worth was around $200 million which made him one of the worlds richest YouTubers. Even if that number seems inflated we can easily guess that the make-up artist is earning a good sum of money not only from his YouTube channel but also from his companies, especially Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
Jake Paul is among one of the most richest YouTubers. It grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and since early childhood, he and his brothers were looking to become famous. Jake started getting noticed on Vines and became one of the most popular creators on the platform. He also started a YouTube channel which started gaining traction during the same period.
He then starred in a Disney show called Bizaardvark which helped him gain some mainstream popularity as well. Jake has always been surrounded by controversies but he kept pumping out content and reinventing himself. Currently, he focuses on his professional boxing career which has been one of his big sources of income. Some estimates put Jake’s net worth around $30 million.
Mark Edward Fischbach or MarkiPlier is one of the most popular names on YouTube. His channel focuses on games. He is a ‘Let’s Play’ star where he plays games and creates content out of it. His personality is funny and quite entertaining. The way he portrays himself in his videos and interacts with his viewers makes him so popular.
If you are looking for a fun YouTuber to subscribe to then you should check out MarkiPlier’s content if you haven’t already. Currently, MarkiPlier has 33.5 million subscribers on his main channel. His videos regularly average millions of views with current total views being around 18 billion. He owns a clothing company called Cloak with fellow YouTuber Jacksepticeye. Some estimates put his net worth to be around $35 million.
Rhett and Link
Rhett and Link are two of the most popular YouTubers who created the series Good Mythical Morning on YouTube. The channel has crossed the 8 billion views mark and currently has over 17.7 million subscribers. People who frequently consume YouTube videos must have come across the Good Mythical Morning channel.
The videos from this channel would often be on the front page of YouTube. The chemistry between Rhett and Link is always fun to watch. This light-hearted series is one of the best ways to pass time. You can binge-watch them easily. Some estimates put their collective net worth to be around $25 million. Their income mainly comes from YouTube. The upper range of their YouTube earnings may be around $2.5 million per year.
Nathan Johnson Graham created the channel UnSpeakable in 2016. The channel currently has 14.3 million subscribers and 671 videos which have brought in around 7.5 billion views making it one of the most successful YouTube channels. How did Nathan achieve so much so quickly? Well, he became viral thanks to his Minecraft gameplays but he has since then branched out and created a bunch of channels dedicated to different types of content.
His main channel is all about unique challenges similar to what you would expect from MrBeast’s channel. His videos are quite popular as well, gaining millions of views routinely. Nathan is a decent businessman who has created a brand around himself. His estimated net worth is somewhere around $30 million.
Kids are one of the largest viewer groups on YouTube. So, kids’ content has become quite popular. There are hundreds of channels dedicated to creating content for kids and toddlers and Like Nastya is one of them. Anastasia Radzinskya the star of the channel is also among one of the world’s richest YouTubers.
That’s because her channel currently has over 100 million subscribers and a total of 708 uploads which have brought in 82 billion views. Yes! It’s huge. The upper limit of her estimated yearly YouTube earnings is tens of millions. Her videos regularly average millions of views. Her net worth seems to be nearly $20 to $30 million. Nastya has multiple channels in multiple languages all bringing in millions of views.
Ryan Kaji is one of the most famous YouTubers when it comes to kid’s content. He has been one of the go-to YouTubers if parents are looking for content suitable for their kids. Ryan has around 33.2 million subscribers on YouTube and has around 2,208 videos uploaded. Currently, the total video views on his main channel are around 52 billion. Ryan’s videos easily get millions of views.
He is one of the youngest and the richest YouTube stars ever. Initially, he did toy reviews and his channel was known for that. It was later rebranded to Ryan’s World to include other types of videos as well. Some estimates put Ryan’s net worth to be around $32 million. Some estimates put it at $100 million which may be a bit inflated.
Dude Perfect is one of the most entertaining channels on YouTube. Their videos go viral easily nowadays. There was a time when you would often see their videos pop up quite often on the trending page. They still do sometimes. Dude Perfect is known for popularizing the trick-shot genre. Their videos mainly consist of them doing insane trick shots one after the other.
Some of them are done on a massive scale. Their videos are easily some of the most binge-able content on YouTube. No wonder they have a huge following. The Dude Perfect channel currently has over 58.2 million subscribers. The current total video views of the channel are around 14.8 billion. Some estimates put the net worth of Dude Perfect to be around $50 million.
Logan Paul is one of the most popular YouTubers and internet celebrities thanks to him and his brother Jake being in the news so often. He is also among the richest YouTubers. Though currently Logan is a professional boxer he got his start on YouTube and Vine. Along with his brother, Logan became one of the most popular creators on Vine and he also gained popularity on YouTube.
Logan is quite an accomplished entrepreneur and entertainer. He has many ventures which bring him millions of dollars in earnings including his professional boxing career. Logan’s current net worth is estimated to be around $45 million. Logan has 23.5 million subscribers on his channel and has total video views of around 5.9 billion.
Preston is one of the YouTubers that became popular due to his Minecraft series on YouTube. It has a total upload of 3,871 on his main channel with a total subscriber count of 20.9 million. His main channel has received over 7 billion views. He has other channels dedicated to gaming. For example, if you want to watch his Minecraft content you can visit the PrestonMinecraft channel.
He also has a channel for Roblox gaming. Preston is very popular. His main channel content is similar to what many popular YouTubers are doing. He comes up with unique challenges and his content is based around that. This type of content is quite popular as his videos get millions of views. Some estimates put Preston’s net worth to be $20 million.
Well, who doesn’t know PewDiePie? After the PewDiePie vs T-Series drama, anyone who didn’t know about him now does. Since he is the most subscribed YouTuber he has to be one of the richest YouTubers. PewDiePie currently has 111 million subscribers on his channel and a total video view of around 28.5 billion. PewDiePie has a very dedicated fan base.
This ensures that his videos reach a couple of millions of views regularly. PewDiePie started becoming popular due to his ‘Let’s Play’ content. He would make videos on popular games. He was the first YouTuber to start doing meme reviews. PewDiePie recently moved to Japan and now resides there with his wife and two dogs. Some estimates put his net worth to be around $60 million.
DanTDM is a gaming content creator on YouTube. He is very popular due to his Minecraft series. He routinely plays games and uploads videos on his main channel. His likable personality along with quality content ensures that his viewers have a lot of fun. If you are looking for the richest YouTuber then Dan is one of the contenders. He surely earns millions from his YouTube channel.
Currently, the DanTDM channel has around 26.2 million subscribers which is huge. Dan has uploaded a total of 3,607 videos on his channel which have brought him around 18.8 billion views. Some estimates put Dan’s net worth at around $35 million. In 2017, it was reported that he had earned around $16.5 million in a year.
Ninja is one of the most popular game streamers in the world. He became quite big on Twitch and YouTube. At one point, he was one of the most subscribed Twitch streamers. Ninja blew up due to his skills in Fortnite. It was a popular game that many people took interest in and Ninja was there to deliver content to them.
Ninja still has a huge following and he has been on many mainstream media shows. He has a good fan base on YouTube as well. Ninja’s channel currently has around 23.8 million subscribers without around 2.4 billion views coming from 1,428 videos. Ninja still uploads regularly on his channel. His estimated net worth is around $25 million.
The gaming niche on YouTube is one of the most popular niches. People are constantly looking for more content for games they like. Evan Fong of Vanossgaming is a YouTuber who has been creating gaming content for many popular games like Fortnite, Call of Duty and PUBG mobile. His content is some of the most fun to watch.
Vanossgaming is quite an entertaining content creator. Besides gaming, Evan is a talented music artist. His first album was quite successful. If you like gaming-related and ‘Let’s Play’ content then Vanossgaming is one of the best channels for this. The channel currently has 25.2 million subscribers with a total of 14.9 billion views coming from 1,591 uploads. Vanossgaming’s net worth is around $25 million.
James Charles is one of the most well-known YouTubers in the beauty and make-up niche. He has been interested in being a make-up artist since childhood and even got a job as a make-up artist in New York. Later, James quit his job and started to focus on his YouTube channel. He started posting make-up tutorials which weren’t an instant hit but they soon found their audience and James started becoming popular in the beauty niche.
Currently, James has 23.9 million subscribers on his channel. His videos receive a good number of views regularly. The current total of video views on his channel is 3.7 billion. Due to his YouTube career and multiple business deals, James is one of the richest YouTubers with some estimates putting his net worth at around $22 million.
Lilly Singh is the first YouTuber on this list of Indian descent. It has been popular on YouTube for many years now. Her OG fans will know that her channel used to be called as ||Superwoman|| when she first started out in 2010. Lilly had a great on-screen presence. She used to create funny videos talking about random things.
Her videos started becoming quite popular with the YouTube audience and she became one of the first YouTube stars. Lilly has now branched out to different platforms and ventures. She even hosts a talk show. Lilly’s channel currently has around 14.6 million subscribers with around 3.48 billion views. Some estimates put her net worth around $22 million.
David Dobrik is one of the internet celebrities that got popular on Vine. After receiving success on the platform David started his YouTube channel where he would upload Vlogs. He is famous for pranking his friends who are popular influencers as well and belonged to a group called the Vlog Squad which had been riddled with controversies.
David was the leader of this group and would often urge his friends to do weird and often edgy/harmful things for views. The format did work as David became one of the most popular YouTubers. His channel currently has 18.2 million subscribers and his videos have received over 7 billion views. David is one of the world’s richest YouTubers with an estimated net worth of around $20 million.
Blippi is a character created by Stevin W. John who had been creating YouTube videos for nearly a decade. He found success with his Blippi character since it was appealing to kids. Blippi is an educator who dresses up in bright clothes and acts all curious and innocent like a child. His videos are meant to be educational content for kids.
Blippi’s channel has over 16.3 million subscribers and his videos have received a total of 13.1 billion views. He is also one of the world’s richest YouTubers. His net worth is estimated to be around $40 million which comes from his YouTube channel as well as the multiple deals he has with other media companies.
Roman Atwood is a popular YouTuber who makes Vlogs. He used to make crazy prank videos which have received tens of millions of views. But there hasn’t been any upload in the Roman Atwood channel for over 6 years now. He has since been creating Vlogs and you can find them on the Roman Atwood Vlogs channel.
Though his Vlogs don’t have millions of views regularly they are still popular. Roman’s Vlog channel has around 15.5 million subscribers. It has gained over 5.4 billion views from a total of 1,727 videos. Roman’s net worth is estimated to be around 14.5 million dollars.
Up next, we have Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji Jr, better known as KSI. He is another popular YouTuber who has recently become a professional boxer as well. KSI is one of the most entertaining content creators. His Sidemen Reacts content along with his music videos on his main channel and reaction-style videos on his ‘JJ Olatunji’ channel earn him millions of views regularly.
KSI has ventured into a lot of different endeavors after receiving Youtube success. Like many YouTubers of his time, KSI achieved success by creating gaming-related videos. Today, some estimates put KSI’s net worth to be around $25 million.
Crash Course is a YouTube channel that is run by the green brothers: John and Hank Green. John and Hank became popular on YouTube for creating Vlogs. They together own a channel called Vlogbrothers where each brother creates a vlog on different days of the week. John Green is a popular author as well who is mostly known for his commercially and critically successful book ‘The Fault in Our Stars’.
Crash Course is a YouTube channel created by the green brothers that focus on creating educational content. Currently, the channel has around 13/7 million subscribers and a total of 1.3 billion views. John’s net worth is estimated to be around $17 million while Hank’s is estimated at $12 million.
Liza Koshy is one of the most famous YouTube stars that have achieved mainstream success as well. She has been on YouTube since 2013 and her main channel currently has over 17.3 million subscribers. It has received over 2.6 billion views. She got her start on Vine but soon moved to YouTube and started creating content on the platform.
She has had a decade-long career in entertainment where she has been part of movies, series and reality TV shows. Her YouTube series Liza on Demand is a popular show that has quite entertaining content. Liza has won multiple awards over the years including 4 Teen Choice Awards. Liza’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million.
Rosanna Pansino has been on YouTube for more than a decade. Her content generally revolves around food and cooking, especially baking. Her cooking and baking-related content is quite popular and made her one of the top YouTubers in the genre. Today, Rosanna has expanded the boundaries of her content niche to include reaction videos and other Vlog-style videos.
Rosanna currently has 13.8 million subscribers on her YouTube channel which has received over 4.1 billion views from 1,018 videos. Rosanna used to be the most richest YouTuber when it came to the food niche on YouTube. Some estimates put Rosanna’s net worth at $12 million.
Let’s end the list with Emma Chamberlain who is a popular Vlogger. If you love watching Vlogs you will enjoy Emma’s channel. Her personality works quite well with the type of Vlogs she creates. Emma has multiple ventures including her own clothing line, a coffee brand and a successful podcast. Her main YouTube channel has over 11.7 million subscribers.
In just 284 uploads her channel has received over 1.5 billion views. Emma is one of the richest YouTubers not only because of her YouTube channel but also because of other ventures she has invested her time and efforts into. Emma’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
How much do YouTubers make?
The pay range for YouTubers varies widely depending on the type of content, geographical locations and other factors. Here’s the basic funda: if you are more likely to make YouTube good revenue you are more likely to earn better ad revenues. But ad revenue isn’t the only source of income that most successful YouTubers have.
Many YouTubers have regular sponsors for their videos while some have multi-video brand deals. In general, it may be hard to guess how much money a YouTuber makes but if you want to make millions of dollars per year you have to generate that much revenue for YouTube. This means you need to get around 20 to 30 million views per month to make over a million dollars per year. But as stated above, these things tend to vary widely.
How much do YouTubers make per view?
The pay range per view varies widely. In general, a popular YouTuber might be able to make $5 per 1000 views which amounts to $5k for every million views. This pay rate is not fixed; it depends on the video length, the video content, the brand-friendliness of the channel and much more.
For every 1000 ad views, a YouTuber can make $18 on average.
So, this was our list of the 25 richest YouTubers. As we mentioned before, this list is not exactly a static one. The net worth estimates are just that, estimates. YouTubers aren’t exactly making their earnings public so it is often hard to gauge how much they are earning and who are the richest YouTubers. But the ones that we did mention on our list are definitely earning millions thanks to their huge YouTube presence. We hope you found some good info from this list.
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