Here's a list of the richest YouTubers in 2018

16 October 2018

Have you ever watched a YouTube video with millions of views, and thought..."WTF I could do that!"?

If you're like us, we have kicked ourselves every single day of our lives, for not starting a YouTube channel while we were watching SpongeBob back in the day.

YouTubers these days are making millions per year, just from doing what we do everyday, on camera.

So sit back, because we've made a list of the Top 10 richest Youtubers who will make you feel abosolutely friggin depressed.


10. Lilly Singh (iisuperwomanii) – USD$10.5m

As the only woman on the list - Lilly Singh is one of our favourite YouTubers of all time. She produces sketches, music videos, and a whole range of stuff that have us laughing our effing asses off.

Known by her psydeom 'Superwoman' she has 13 million subscribers and over 1 billion views. Lilly has released a feature film on YouTube Red, made cameos in films like 'Bad Moms' and Disney's 'Bizzardvark'.

9. Smosh – USD$11m

What a throwback! Smosh began with duo Ian Hecox & Anthony Padilla, where the two would produce slapstick and parody videos. Since starting their channel in 2005, they now have over 22.8 billion subscribers, as well as 7 billion views. The two also have a feature length film Smosh: The Movie released back in 2015. 

Anthony Padilla recently left the duo in 2017, starting his own seperate channel. Sad times. 

8. Ryan Toysreview – USD$11m

Imagine... being 6 and earning 11 million dollars. And for what?? OPENING TOYS AND PLAYING WITH THEM. WTF?!

The six-year-old primary school kid literally just opens toys and reviews them, generating 10 million followers and clearly - a worthwhile fortune. 

7. Jake Paul – USD$11.5m

Yep thats right. You love to hate him but hate to love him. The 'It's Everyday Bro' star started out on Vine, creating videos with his older brother, Logan Paul (who is ironically, TWO spots higher than Jake on this list). Jake Paul posts comedy sketches, vlogs, and music on his YouTube account, which has 14 million subscribers. He was a regular on Disney Channels Bizzardvark - but was let go due to his 'bad boy' persona in pop culture. 

6. Felix Kjelberg (Pewdiepie) – USD$12m

Everyone knows what PewDiePie does, but no one actually knows what he does. PewDiePie is a Swedish video game commentator, which basically means he talks while playing video games.

Think no one would be interested in that? Well he has 58 million subscribers on YouTube — officially the most on the platform. PewDiePie has had a series on YouTube Red called Scare PewDiePie, and a book deal called This Book Loves You which sold ovver 112,000 copies. This guy is living the life you wish you were. 

5. Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) – USD$12.5m

Mark Fischback is a beauty blogger.... KIDDING. Known as Markiplier, he also makes gaming videos where he commentates his gaming moves as he does them.

His channel has over 18 million subscribers, in which his videos specialise in survival horror video games. Markiplier has also shown interest in acting, currenly voicing a main role in Cartoon Network Mexico series Villianous.

4. Logan Paul – USD$12.5m

Ahhh. The infamous Logan Paul. The former Vine star has over 17 million subsribers on his YouTube account, where he posts vlogs and comedy vids.

Paul is known to be quite controversial, with recent scandals such as his Japanese suicide incident, and the tasering of dead rats. With YouTube dropping ads from his videos, as well as his YouTube Red Original Series being cancelled, we don't predict Paul staying as high on this list within the next year. 

3. Dude Perfect – USD$14m

DUDE. With 24 million subs, Dude Perfect is channel from twins Cory and Coby Cotton, along with three other of their ex-high-school-basketball-mates. They make videos doing epic sport-related stunts, as well as comedy sketches.

You're probably thinking... how does that make $18,000,000? Well aside from their channel, they have a mobile app, and a TV show on Nickelodeon. 

2. Evan Fong (vanossgaming) – USD$15.5m

Okay, these incomes are getting crazy now. VanossGaming is a twenty-five-year-old YouTuber from Canada. He makes... You guessed it - gaming videos. What sets him apart is his editing. 

He condenses hours of gaming into one video of hilarious vid. Fong has been working on his own video game, as well as music. He also has his own series on YouTube Red called Paranormal Action Squad.

1. Daniel Middleton (dantdm) – USD$16.5m

We're here. We've arrived. Number one. We don't really want to tell you his age as it will make you seriously hate yourself. DanTDM is a professional gamer, particularly on the popular game Minecraft.

Aside from YouTube views, Dan has made his fortune from releasing his own graphic novel, a YouTube Red series, touring, as well as several acting credits.

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