Here are the Top 10 highest paid YouTubers of 2017

Forbes recently released a new list of highest paid YouTube, the top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars earned $127 million. Figures are based on data from YouTube, Social Blade and Captiv8, as well as interviews with agents, managers, publicists, producers and lawyers.

Top 10 highest paid YouTubers

#10 Lilly Singh

Earning – $10.5 million

Genre – Comedy

Present Subscribers – 12 million

Lilly Singh or better known as “Superwoman”, was the highest-paid female YouTuber of 2016. This year it’s estimated she made $10.5 million, while last year she made $7.5 million.

Watch this Honest Q&A video from Superwomen below

#8(tie) Ryan ToysReview

Earning – $11 million

Genre – Toys Unboxing

Present Subscribers – 10m

According to Forbes, the 6-year-old Ryan of YouTube’s Ryan ToysReview made $11 million in revenue this year from his YouTube account. The journey started 2 years back, when when Ryan, then simply a 4-year-old fan of toy-review videos, asked his parents why he couldn’t also review toys on YouTube.

Watch this astronomically lucky child review a DIY candy dispenser below:

#8(tie) Smosh

Earning – $11 million

Genre – Comedy

Present Subscribers – 22 million

Smosh is among the oldest channel on YouTube. Started by comedy duo Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla back in 2005, same year when YouTube was launched. However, Anthony Padilla left the Smosh channel in June 2017 to create his own solo YouTube account.

Anthony Padilla videos, ‘why I left Smosh’ got 11 million views on YouTube.

#7 Jake Paul

Earning – $11.5 million

Genre – Comedy

Present Subscribers – 11 million

Jake Paul is a 20-year-old Vine star who later become a YouTube star, after vine shut down. He also had an acting career on Disney Channel, which was later canceled by Disney, following the public complaints from Paul’s neighbors about Paul, drawing massive crowds of screaming fans and setting a bonfire in his empty swimming pool.

Watch this video from Jake Paul explains who he really is

#6 Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie)

Earning- $12 million

Genre – Gaming, Comedy

Present Subscribers – 58 million

PweDiePie is a popular YouTube star who like Smosh started his career in the early day of YouTube with “Let’s Play” videos. But lately Felix has face several controversy over his anti-Semitic jokes, and using the n-word in a gaming live stream.

PwediePie has the most subscriber on YouTube (58 million at the time of writing this post) followed by Germán Garmendia, who has 38 million subscribers.

Watch this video by Game Theorist on how PewDiePie Conquered YouTube

#4(tie) Mark Fischbach (Markiplier)

Earning- $12.5 million

Genre – Gaming

Present Subscribers – 18 million

Unlike other gaming channel on YouTube Mark Fischbach popularly known as Markiplier, started his journey in mid 2012. With his interview with Forbes, Mark said – “I’d had a bad breakup, I was fired, I had a tumor in my adrenal gland,” he said. “It was a series of unfortunate events. As I was recovering, I was so desperate to have something that was under my control.” This year, Mark made $12.5 million from YouTube.

Check out Mark’s interview by Forbes below.

#4 Logan Paul

Earning – $12.5 million

Genre – Comedy, Vlogs

Present Subscribers – 14 million

Logan Paul much like his younger brother Jake Paul (yes, the same guy in #7 position) was a Vine celebrity who later jumped shipped to YouTube after vine shut down. While both brothers are quite popular among teenagers, some consider this duo as the “Villain of YouTube”.

His video, The Fall Of Jake Paul got 142 million views on YouTube

#3 Dude Perfect

Earning – $14 million

Genre – Sports entertainment

Present Subscribers – 24 million

Unlike everyone on the list, Dude Perfect is a group of 5 people (former college roommates and basketball players) Their video consist of trick sports shots like – Ping pong trick shot, and the popular Fidget Spinner Trick Shot. Dude Perfect have broken several Guinness World Records.

Watch Fidget Spinner Trick Shots from Dude Perfect below

#2 Evan Fong (VanossGaming)

Earning – $15.5 million

Genre – Gaming

Present Subscribers – 21 million

It’s true when they say, Gaming genre dominates YouTube ecosystem. Evan Fong, popularly known as VanossGaming, claims that he was not introduced to video games at a young age. He dropped out of university in his second year as his YouTube channel began exploding in popularity. He says he never expected to get paid to play video games. This year he made $15.5 million.

Evan’s most popular video ‘The Toys Escape!’ has 41 million view on YouTube

#1 Daniel Middleton (DanTDM)

Earning- $16.5 million

Genre – Gaming

Present Subscribers – 16 million

Dan Middleton aka DAnTDM is the world’s richest YouTuber of 2017. Much like other YouTubers, Daniel started his YouTube journey during his studies by filming himself playing popular adventure game Pokemon. Today, his video have been watched more than 10 billion times, making him the richest YouTube stars that most people only dream about.

Here is the best of THEDIAMONDMINECART video by him, that has received 40 million views on YouTube


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