YouTube is one of the most popular and powerful online video sites of the world. We watch YouTube videos on a daily basis and it is prevalent in our day-to-day lives. YouTube was first launched in the year 2005 and since then it has provided a platform to numerous people to launch their careers and become famous overnight. It also gives you the opportunity to make a living by monetizing your skills or talents. It has been seen that every minute videos worth of seventy-two hours is being uploaded from all over the world. Below is the list of top five richest YouTube stars.
- PewDiePie:($15,000,000) This Swedish gamer whose original name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg took number one spot with an impressive net worth fifteen million dollars. His channel has about fifty million subscribers. He is the top richest YouTube star and is the first one to reach a staggering amount of ten billion views. Kjellberg’s videos gained success from the funny commentary that he provided on his video games in a box on the top corner of the screen along with the reactions of what is happening.
- Smosh: ($12,000,000) The duo of Daniel Anthony Padilla and Ian Andrew Hecox grabbed the second position of the top five richest YouTube stars list with a net worth of twelve million dollars. Their channel has twenty-two million subscribers. They first started making videos of duo lip syncing songs to power rangers and mortal combat. Gaming videos, short skits, “pokemon theme music video, etc. are various things that are featured in their channel. Both of them became the first YouTubers who have their wax statues at Madame Tussauds.
- Roman Atwood: ($8,000,000) At position number three, Atwood’s channel making videos worth of eight million dollars emerged to be the highest paid prankster. More than ten million people tune into his channel and has over million subscribers. This YouTube personality is a Vlogger and a comedian is known for his famous prank videos. In the year 2016, he produced his film named “Natural Born Prankster.” Roman’s daily vlogs and films have put himself on the list of the top five richest YouTube stars.
- Lily Singh:($6,000,000) This Indo-Canadian YouTuber is known for her super funny and highly energetic videos basically based on current issues. One of the most popular video of Lily is “How Girls Get Ready.” She first started her YouTube channel by uploading videos on how to overcome depression. Her channel received two billion views with ten million subscribers. Lily’s videos earned about six million dollars. With her various skills in acting and rapping, she won few awards such as the MTV fandom award and the Streamy award. Her YouTube name is “SUPERWOMAN.”
- Tyler Oakley: ($6,000,000) Last but not the least, the 5th ranking YouTuber has eight million subscribers and his wealth is estimated to be six million dollars. He uploaded his first video in the year 2007. This YouTube personality has his own digital talk show where he has interviewed Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. Binge, his first book of essays, became a bestseller Binge. In 2014, he did a live show tour.