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The Highest-Paid Stars on YouTube

Being deemed a “celebrity” typically meant you worked in the industry as either an actor, musician, or pro athlete. However, social media has changed how the world consumes entertainment. 토토픽 The various mediums, such as YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, and other apps have created a sub-culture of influencers who have risen up as some of today’s biggest stars.


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10. Logan Paul

net worth: $19 million

Logan Alexander Paul is an American YouTuber, internet personality and actor known for his YouTube video content. Logan Paul rose to fame doing comedy sketches and pranks on Vine with his younger brother, Jake Paul.

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Logan Paul upped his YouTube and Facebook presence. He quickly became a success with his viral and controversial videos.

Even though Logan Paul was thrown off YouTube’s Google Preferred program for his abhorrent “Suicide Forest” video, he still stands on top in the YouTube world because of his merchandise sales.

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9. PewDiePie

net worth: $30 million

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber and comedian, known for his YouTube video content, which mainly consists of Let’s Play videos and comedic formatted shows.

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He has the second most subscribers on YouTube with 100 million dethroned from the top spot after 1,920 days. T-Series an Indian record label and production company eclipsed him recently with 109 million subscribers.

PewDiePie embroiled himself in controversy over racial and anti-Semitic jokes, and Disney-owned Maker Studios ended up parting ways with him as a result. While PewDiePie defended his content and said comments on it were taken out of context, he did admit that the jokes were offensive.

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8. Jacksepticeye

net worth: $16 million

Seán William McLoughlin, better known as Jacksepticeye, is an Irish YouTuber and actor, best known for his vlogs and comedic Let’s Play series. As of April 2019, his channel has over 11.5 billion views and over 23 million subscribers, and is ranked the most-subscribed channel in Ireland.

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He started out with simpler videos, showcasing gameplay, before switching things up to the high-energy “Let’s Play” style he’s famous for today.

Jacksepticeye has blown up this year, with more than 10 billion views and more than 22 million subscribers. His channel’s size easily makes him the most popular YouTuber in Ireland.

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7. VanossGaming

net worth: $20 million

Evan Fong, is a Canadian internet personality, video game commentator, and music producer. He is best known under his online pseudonym VanossGaming, where he posts montage-style videos on YouTube of him and other creators playing various video games.

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VanossGaming surged to popularity for his gaming montages, collaborating with other YouTubers and personalities to meld authentic review commentary with hilarious moments.

In addition to running a gaming channel, VanossGaming makes and produces hip-hop tracks under the name Rynx.

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6. Markiplier

net worth: $24 million

Mark Edward Fischbach, known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTuber. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

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He’s well known for his over-the-top reactions during Let’s Play style videos.

Markiplier teamed up with Jacksepticeye to create the sleek comfort clothing line for gamers called “Cloak”, and he has signed multiple brand deals reaching into the millions of dollars.

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Before YouTube, Markiplier was actually a civil engineering student. He switched over to biomedical engineering before dropping out entirely to start his YouTube channel. As they say, do what you love.

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5. Jeffree Star

net worth: $75 million

Jeffree Star is an American Internet celebrity, beauty YouTuber, makeup artist, model, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter. He is the founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics.

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After the fizzle of his music career, Jeffree Star moved into makeup. He formed his own makeup line in 2014 Jeffree Star Cosmetics which reported $100 million in sales.

Not just a beauty mogul and entrepreneur, Jeffree Star is a YouTuber, also vlogging his daily life, reviewing makeup products, and doing beauty tutorials.

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4. DanTDM

net worth: $30 million

Daniel Robert Middleton, known online as DanTDM, is a British YouTube personality, professional gamer, and author. His online video channels have covered many video games, mainly the popular game Minecraft. His channel has been listed among the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom.

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In just seven years, he built up a following of over 22 million people and raked in over 15 billion views. His Minecraft channel ranks as one of the top-viewed YouTube channels in the United Kingdom, even in the world.

In 2016, DanTDM published a graphic novel called DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal which was on The New York Times bestseller list for 11 straight weeks.

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3. Dude Perfect

net worth: $20 million

Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group from Frisco, Texas which routinely uploads videos to YouTube. The group consists of twins Cory and Coby Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, all of whom are former college roommates at Texas A&M University.

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This group of friends from Texas banded together to make sports entertainment videos. The members of Dude Perfect are all former high school basketballers and met at Texas A&M University where they were roommates.

Aside from holding multiple Guinness World Records through their cool sport-stunt style of content, Dude Perfect has rocketed to over 45 million subscribers on their main channel.

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2. Jake Paul

net worth: $19 million

Jake Joseph Paul is an American YouTuber, Internet personality, actor, and musician who rose to fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. He first came into prominence for playing the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

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Jake is known for his over-the-top prank videos. He runs a YouTube influencer program called Team 10, and his team even lives together on a large property called the Team 10 House.

All the members of Team 10 feature prominently in his videos, and former members have accused Jake Paul of abusive treatment, plus nonconsensual and dangerous pranks .

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1. Ryan ToysReview

net worth: $16 million

Ryan’s World is a family friendly children’s YouTube channel featuring Ryan Kaji, who is eight years old as of October 2019, along with his mother, father, and twin sisters. Usually, the channel releases a new video every day.

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Fast-forward to today. This kid’s most-viewed video has almost 2 billion views, and he’s now the highest-earning YouTuber, according to Forbes.

He earned 423 times the average American’s annual salary ($51,960 in 2018 ). Ryan ToysReview has over 21.5 million subscribers, leading to sponsorships and partnerships like his own line of toothbrushes and toothpaste by Colgate.

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