YouTube is one great platform to make money online. Just within a decade of its launch, there are people all over the world spending hours on YouTube looking for songs and videos on daily basis. In fact, YouTube has been one of the greatest part of the today’s internet that people can’t live without.
This online video platform was first started by the team of three- Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. Within a year, the site was able to host one-million hit videos published by people all around the world. It was then sold to Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, which surely can be considered a good bargain.
YouTube being the most used video platform ranks among the most visited websites on the internet and because of its monetizing features, people are more addicted to it. In fact, there are people who’ve left their job to pursue a career as a YouTuber and making money to sustain their living. These people have been able to rank themselves as elite in the world of video blogging making over 6 figures with contents that go viral every once in a while.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 richest YouTubers in the world today.
10. RealAnnoyingOrange, Net Worth: $3.4 million
With its start in 2009, RealAnnoyingOrange has been able to garner over a billion of visitors and currently ranks at ten in terms of net worth. Dane Boedigheimer started his channel that has grown upto four million dollars in just five years through video blogging. This channel has also went on to feature as a part of Cartoon Network today because of its appealing nature.
The YouTuber of RealAnnoyingOrange is said to have a net worth of $3.4 million which he made through several promotions and endorsements of funny elements in his videos.
9. UberHaxorNova, Net Worth- $3.5 million
At number 9 with $3.5 million in total, UverHaxorNova is one of the most followed channel on YouTube. The channel features several pranks and video game commentary which have garnered over three billion views today.
The channel also features several animations and cartoon characters related to video gaming and has taken most of its earning to charity.
8. RayWilliamJohnson, Net Worth- $4 million
Ray William Johnson has a net worth of $4 million with over 3 billion views in his channel on his name. He vlogs on several animated comedy in his channel and is watched more than 99% of regular television programs in US. His web series ‘Equals 3’ has been one the most viral YouTube videos while he also has announced of his retirement from video-making in 2015.
7. TobyGames, Net Worth- $4.2 million
Online gamer and professional YouTuber, Toby Joe Turner is known for his YouTube channel TobyGames. He features several games like Minecraft and Slender in his channel while also runs few other channels like Tobuscus that features animated series. His net worth is currently estimated to be at $4.2 million.
6. JennaMarbles, Net Worth- $4.3 million
Probably the richest female YouTube star, Jenna Marbles has garnered over five billion views in her channel. She vlogs about several social situations in topics like ‘What your Bra Mean’ or ‘How to Annoy People’ while also does commentary on the same. With over $4.3 billion in net worth, she also has a dog name Mr. Marbles which features together with her sometimes.
5. BluCollection, Net Worth- $4.8 million
BluCollection is a channel run by an unknown man who have been making over $4.8 billion in net worth. The channel has been viewed by around two billion people which features about toys. Specially famous among children, the channel makes money through promotion, endorsement and branding of several toy companies.
4. DisneyCollectorBR, Net Worth- $5 million
Often cited to be the sister of BluCollection, DisneyCollectorBR is another toy channel run by a female. There are reports that claim that BluCollection and DisneyCollectorBR are run by husband and wife as the background in all the videos are similar. Whatever it be, this channel has been making its name among the list of most lucrative ones and currently sits in this list as the fourth richest YouTuber with a estimated net worth of $5 million.
3. Smosh, Net Worth- $5.7 million
Run by Anthony Padilla and Ian Andrew Hecox, YouTube Channel Smosh is one of the most popular channels. Making over $5.7 million dollars to be placed as the third richest YouTuber, Smosh is known for their web-comedy. The duo features in several ‘nerdy pursuits’ while also showcase their gaming comedy talent.
2. Yogscast (formerly BlueXephos), Net Worth- $6.7 million
Placed second in the list of richest YouTubers in the world, Yogscast was previously known as BlueXephos and is run by Lewis and Simon. The duo has been able to garner over four million views in their channel since its launch and they feature ‘Mincraft and multiplayer comedy gaming’. If that’s not interesting to you, nothing is.
This duo mostly play indie games and bring out their humor and comedy talents to bag a whopping $6.7 million through their videos.
1. PewDiePie, Net Worth- $12 million
The richest YouTuber in the world, PewDiePie has grown his YouTube channel to make over $12 million. With a staggering six billion views in his channel, Felix Ulf Kjelberg is one of the most watched person on YouTube who jokes about different things and does video game commentary. He also overtook Smosh as the most subscribed channel in 2013 and has been making a lot out of his career as a YouTube star.
We don’t exactly know about how much these rich YouTube stars have been making along the years. But, on an average of around $5 in CPM and views from countries like UK, US and Canada, they have turned their video blogging fortunes to wealth. Not only have they made a name for themselves, they’ve been making their living and most of them have dropped their studies to become a full-time YouTube star.
These richest YouTube stars produce stress busters and why should not be they paid for working hard to let people enjoy and kill of their time with laughter!