Top 10 Richest Youtubers In The World 2018
Before reading about the details of the current highest earners on YouTube, you have to understand some basic things. So before diving into the list of the top 10 richest YouTubers in the world, let’s check some short interesting details;
Who is a YouTuber and what is the role or major job of a YouTuber?
YouTubers are people or persons who have YouTube channels for the purpose of sharing information or providing something which is being described and shown in the video. A YouTuber is known as a content creator or the person who produces and makes videos on YouTube. A YouTuber can also be compared and likened to a vlogger as they are no major differences between them. A YouTuber is a person that owns and runs a vlog on YouTube.
A Vlog be can referred to a video channel which is being operated online for either tutorial, information or entertainment purposes. A vlog is a video blog for a layman to understand. While a blog provides written content for its visitors to read and assimilate; a video blog provides and shows information in a way that the idea of the message can be seen physically or graphically in pictures or in a moving motion which is in the form of a video.
As you know, YouTube is the number one video streaming website in the world. It is owned by the Big G which is popularly known as Google (Alphabet Inc). It was firstly and originally created and made in the year 2005 with the sole aim and objective of creating videos, producing videos and making videos for large and different audiences. YouTube also happens to be one of the most visited websites in the world as a large number of people visit YouTube for many purposes. Some people visit YouTube to learn new things such as tutorials on how to sew, make graphic designs, open a blog, watch football highlights, watch a live video and others. YouTube has a lot of YouTubers who run various YouTube channels. On a single day, tens of thousands of videos are being uploaded to YouTube.
Although there is competition over the spot of the number one video streaming site but as at now, there has been no other video streaming site that has been able or successful to dethrone YouTube as the apex video streaming site in the world.
Who Is The Richest YouTuber In The World?
On the issue of the richest YouTubers in the world, YouTube produces millionaires and through its revenue policy and monetization; YouTube helps people achieve their dreams of hitting the goldmine. There are many people currently earning with the help of their YouTube channel or vlog on YouTube, but in this write-up, we will be looking at the top ten persons who happen to be the richest and most successful in terms of finance and wealth made, acquired and attained by the aid of YouTube.
A large number of people has been able to make cool money on YouTube with the help of sponsored videos, paid videos, affiliate marketing, Video monetizing platform known as Google AdSense, Placement of Adverts, digital and brand marketing on their YouTube vlog or YouTube channel.
In considering and placing the richest YouTubers in the world in an order of hierarchy, we examine and look into some key things which should be taken important in placing the highest earners on YouTube. The things to be scrutinized and examined are the number of subscribers on the YouTube profile or YouTube channel of each person listed, the average number of views on his or her YouTube channel, the actual number of streams generated by each video on the YouTube channel, the number of followers on the social media platform (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, snapchat) of each YouTuber, level of popularity, the net worth of the YouTuber, the total number of assets which the YouTube vlogger has, the number and amount of money he or the made from any sponsorship and endorsement deals.
Top 10 Richest Youtubers In The World 2018
His real name is Daniel Robert Middleton, born on the 8th of October 1991, and just like every other YouTuber or vlogger out there, DanTDM happens to create his own videos himself. His YouTube channel is one of the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom (UK) and it holds a strong authoritative feature as his channel is listed among the list of the world’s most popular YouTube channel. Daniel Middleton spends his time playing games, yeah, he is a game expert and a gaming professional. His online videos are tutorials on gaming, tips on how to learn to play a particular game or how to win a particular stage in any game.
Daniel Middleton hit limelight when he made some videos of Pokémon and Minecraft and Boom, his channel became the centre of attraction in no little distant time. A look and a peep on his YouTube channel which tell you why he tops the Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars; DanTDM has a total of 16,000,000 (sixteen million subscribers) and has made more than 10,000,000,000 (ten billion views) on all his videos. Whenever he makes a video and hits the publish button, 16 million people over the world will get notified of the video. DanTDM is the richest YouTuber and the highest earning YouTuber, having made an estimate of $16.5 million (about GB£12.2 million) in the year 2017 alone and that catapulted him to the first spot on this list.
2. EVAN FONG (VanossGaming)
Evan Fong, a Canadian from Toronto is another young man who has been making money on YouTube. Born on the 31st of May 1992, Evan Fong popularly known as VanossGaming has been using his online presence and internet personality to produce and create video content relating to playing video games online. Currently, as at March 2018, Evan Fong’s YouTube channel is rated as the 21st most subscribed YouTube channel with a number of 22.5 million subscribers and 8.9 million views on YouTube. His estimated earnings are $15.5m (£11.6m).
3. DUDE PERFECT
Next on the list is a group known as Dude Perfect. Dude Perfect is an American sports group who are into entertainment. They don’t operate on a single YouTube channel but they upload every new video made to many YouTube channels and outlets. The groups are made of up five people of which a set of twins belong.
The members are:
Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton
The members of this group are all former high school basketball players at Texas A & M University in the United States of America. Dude Perfect channel on YouTube holds the spot of the 7th most subscribed channel with a total number of 24 million subscribers and also the most subscribed sports channel on YouTube. These set of guys do sport-related stunts and tricks as they upload videos of how they (the group members) compete and battle each other and contest against themselves. They have made an estimated amount of $14m (£10.5m). Asides that, the group receive endorsement deals and they have worked with a convincing number of notable sports companies and brands such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Serena Williams, Chris Paul, Manchester City, Seattle Seahawks, the U.S Olympic Team and a host of others.
Real Name is Mark Edward Fischbach, he was born on the 28th of June, 1989. Mark Fischbach is better known by the name Markplier, he is a known and influential YouTuber in America but he originates from Honolulu, Hawaii. Markplier’s Vlog on YouTube which has over 9 billion total video views and 19 million subscribers is currently ranked among the top 25 most-subscribed channels on YouTube. The Los Angeles, California based YouTuber happens to specialize in Let’s Play videos, a commonly of survival horror video games. His estimated earnings are $12.5m (£9.3m).
- Twitter Handle Followers: 5.5 million followers
- Facebook Page Likes: 3 million-page likes
- Instagram Handle Followers: 5.5 million followers
- YouTube Channel Subscribers: 16.9 million subscribers
- Estimated Earnings: $12.5m
5. LOGAN PAUL
Born on the 1st of April 1995 in Westlake, Ohio in the United States of America, Logan Alexander Paul is an American personality and actor. At a tender age of 10, Logan Paul was already making videos for a YouTube channel or vlog known as Zoosh and by the time he became 19, he has a decent rate of followers on his YouTube channel. As at February 2018, his total views were 3.32 billion for the two vlogs which he operates and handles online (374 million [TheOfficialLoganPaul] 3.584 billion [total]). In 2017, Logan Paul won the Male Web Star at the Teen Choice Awards and also won the Comedy Web Star at the Teens Choice Awards. His estimated earnings are placed at $12.5m (£9.3m).
A.K.A Felix Kjellberg is a video producer and his nationality is Sweden. Since, 15th of August till now, this YouTube influencer has been the vlogger or YouTuber with the most number of subscribers on YouTube. As at March 2018, he has a total number of 61.7 + million subscribers on YouTube and has a total of 17.4+ billion streams. His estimated earnings are $12m (£9m).
7. Jake Paul
Jake is an actor and a younger brother to Logan Paul. Born on the 17th of January 1997, he hails from Clevland but was brought up with his brother, Logan Paul, in Westlake, Ohio. He has a total of 13+ subscribers and a total video view of 2+ billion views. In 2017, he won the Social Media Star at the Radio Disney Music Awards and in the same year, he won the Choice Music Web star and the Choice YouTuber at the Teen Choice Awards. His estimated earnings are $11.5m (£8.6m).
8. RYAN TOYSREVIEW
Ryan is a six-year-old YouTube star, he opens a new toy every day as his channel releases a video every day of Ryan opening and unwrapping different gifts and he reviews them. Ryan began making YouTube videos in 2015 and by 2016 to 2017, he has made in a total of $11m. He has a big fanbase with 12.9 million subscribers and a total video view of 20.1 billion as at March 23rd, 2018. His estimated earning revenue is $11m (£8.2m).
Smosh area group of YouTubers who makes comedy videos on their YouTube channel. The founders are Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla. Their YouTube channel which is the 19th most subscribed channel on YouTube has over 7 billion video views and 22.8 million subscribers. The group was dissolved after Padilla left to pursue a solo career, leaving Ian Hecox as the only active member of the Smosh team. Their estimated earnings are $11m (£8.2m).
10. LILLY SINGH
Canadian YouTuber, Lilly Singh appears to be the only woman on this list of the richest Youtuber in the world. Born on the 26th of September 1988 in Scarborough, Toronto. Lilly Singh is a Vlogger, YouTuber, author, writer and an influential YouTube personality. She is better known by her YouTube username, Superwoman. Her online social media presence is ever active with 7.3m Followers on Twitter, her YouTube channel has more than 12 million subscribers and 2.4 billion video views, she has more than 3 million page likes on Facebook. Her estimated earnings are $10.5m (£7.8m).
That’s all about Top 10 Richest Youtubers In The World 2018.
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