Top 10 Richest YouTubers In The World – Get Ready To Be Flabbergasted

Top 10 Richest YouTubers In The World - Get Ready To Be Flabbergasted

Written by Animesh Prasad

The journey on which Animesh embarked to become an engineer ended up with him turning into a content writer. As he progressed to his final year, he realized engineering isn't really his forte and pursued his love for writing. He has a deep interest in finance and loves traveling.

June 5, 2021

When YouTube was created back in 2005, who would have thought that 16 years down the line this platform would change the lives of the people. Today it has become our one-stop solution for all free-video needs. Whether you want to watch shows, vlogs or news; whether you want to learn a new recipe or learn to game; everything is available on YouTube. Chances are that anything and everything that you can possibly think of is present in a video on YouTube. With 1,300,000,000 daily users, YouTube offers immediate access to the largest audience on the internet. This is the reason it is capable of providing a full-time opportunity to many people out there. Some of these people have generated massive wealth and fame through this platform. The biggest YouTubers today are as popular as the top Hollywood stars. They are megacelebrities and household names. In this post, let’s check out some of the richest YouTubers in the world.

The numbers above show the unbelievable statistics of YouTube which are real. Now that we know the power and impact of this gigantic platform, let’s see who is the world’s richest YouTuber at present and who all are the toughest contenders for this position. 

Methodology | Richest YouTubers In The World

Now before we rank these YouTubers, it is essential that we explain the method adopted. It is necessary to explain the method because if tomorrow Elon Musk were to upload a few videos then technically he would be the richest YouTuber in the world. So our main criteria for ranking these YouTubers was that they should be full-time YouTubers. Next, we took their net worth, earnings, subscriber count and total views into consideration. 

Top 10 Richest YouTubers In The World

So are you ready to get started? Well, here’s the list in descending order. 

Jeffree Star

Net Worth: $200 Million

2020 Earnings: $15 Million

Subscribers: 16.5 Million

Total Views: 2.5 Billion

This celebrity has a ‘star’ in his name itself. Coincidence? Maybe not. Jeffree Star is the highest net worth YouTuber. His net worth is five times the net worth of the second-richest YouTuber ever. 

Jeffree Star has had a huge social media following since the days of MySpace. Back then he had a blog about beauty, fame and life in general. After that, he tried to pursue a music career that did not go very well. In 2014, he started his own cosmetics brand. The YouTube channel was then launched to promote his brand. It started with make-up tutorials and now has a life of its own. Jeffree Star Cosmetics now earns an estimated $100 million a year.

Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePiE)

Net Worth: $40 Million

Subscribers: 109 Million

Total Views: 27 Billion

PewDiePiE rose to fame because of his commentary on video games. He recorded his gaming sessions and commented on his experiences which were very well received by the audience. His hilarious reactions are enjoyed thoroughly by the incredibly huge fan base. 

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The life of Felix wasn’t easy. His initial days were hard when he struggled to support himself. However, things worked out in the end. In 2012, Felix had 5 million subscribers. Today, he is the most subscribed individual user channel on YouTube. Also, he is the third-most subscribed channel. His influence is so big that when he plays any game, it immediately boosts the game’s sales. With a net worth of $40 Million, he is second on the list of richest YouTubers in the world.

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Mark Fischbach (Markiplier)

Net Worth: $35 Million

2020 Earnings: $19.5 Million

Subscribers: 28.8 Million

Total Views: 15.4 Billion

Markiplier name comes by combining two words – Mark and Multiplier. He joined YouTube in 2012 and started off doing sketch comedy. In his so far journey, he has started several YouTube channels, collaborated with well-known personalities and went on to gain the title – ‘most generous billionaire’. 

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Daniel Middleton (DanTDM)

Net Worth: $35 Million

Subscribers: 29.3 Million

Total Views: 18.5 Billion

Fourth on the list of richest YouTubers in the world is Daniel Middleton. He started his first YouTube channel in 2010 which was dedicated to Pokémon. Around the end of 2012 and the start of 2013, he started another gaming channel named – TheDiamondMinecart, focusing mainly on Minecraft. Then he went on to star in a web series. Recently he has also launched his own best-selling graphic novel.

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Ryan Kaji (Ryan’s World) | Richest YouTubers In The World

Net Worth: $32 Million

2020 Earnings: $29.5 Million

Subscribers: 45 Million

Total Views: 61.3 Billion

Ryan Kaji is one of the youngest YouTube stars, in addition to being one of the richest YouTubers in the world. He started his channel in 2015 and was only four years old when he began starring in videos. This channel also features his parents and sisters. His family also changed their surname, Guan, to his on-screen surname, Kaji. Initially, the channel was called Ryan Toys Review but has since been renamed Ryan’s World

These were the top 5 richest YouTubers in the world. The next 5 in the list are mentioned below.

  • Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III (Rhett and Link)

Net Worth – $34 Million

  • Dude Perfect

Net Worth – $30 Million

  • Evan Fong (Vanoss Gaming)

Net Worth – $25 Million

  • Tyler Blevins (Ninja)

Net Worth – $25 Million

  • James Charles

Net Worth – $25 Million

These were the top 10 richest YouTubers in the world. With this, we come to the end of our blog. Keep reading!

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