For folks with talent, skills, creativity, knowledge, experience and intelligence, YouTube is probably the best platform to share it with the rest of the world. While doing so, one can also expect to make a decent amount of money. Talking about the most popular YouTubers, these people are no less than celebrities.
It is also worth mentioning that several of these YouTubers earn millions via their respective YouTube channels. The revenue primarily comes from ads, but one can also earn through paid promotions, selling branded merchandise, launching their own range of products, etc. To better understand the earning potential, here’s a quick look at some of the richest YouTubers in the world (2021).
Ryan’s World (Ryan Kaji) – Started in 2015, Ryan’s World channel is primarily focused on toy reviews. Ryan also takes part in various challenges and shares his experience with DIY science experiments. Ryan also has his own toys and clothing business. Ryan’s World has more than 30 million subscribers. Net worth is estimated to be around $32 million.
DanTDM (Daniel Middleton) – A channel primarily focused on gaming, Daniel started out as PokemanDanlvl45 in 2009 and TheDiamondMinecart in 2012. In 2016, the channel name was changed to DanTDM, which continues even today. Daniel has also written a book named Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal, which turned out to be a bestseller. DanTDM currently has more than 25 million subscribers. Net worth is estimated to be around $35 million.
Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) – Started in 2012, Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) made his career on YouTube doing sketch comedy. His was a unique concept, as he used to play every character that was there in the selected sketch. That’s how he got the name Markiplier, which is a combo of Mark and multiplier. Mark currently has close to 30 million subscribers. His net worth is estimated to be around $35 million.
PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) – An internet sensation, PewDiePie is the second most subscribed channel on YouTube. It will be the number one, if we count only individual YouTubers. PewDiePie currently has 110 million subscribers. This is more than the population of several countries. PewDiePie gained popularity on YouTube after he started sharing his experiences of playing video games. However, the channel now covers a broader range of topics. PewDiePie net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.
Jeffree Star – A top-rated makeup artist, Jeffree Star has several years of experience in this domain. In the past, he had also worked as a model. Jeffree started out with MySpace and has been active on YouTube since 2006. He currently has more than 16 million subscribers on his channel. Most of his YouTube videos have more than a million views. In comparison to his YouTube earnings, Jeffree makes much more from his cosmetics business. His overall net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.