This Years Highest paid YouTubers

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People usually think that being a Youtuber isn’t a real job. Youtubers are thought to not make a lot of money, but little do people know that Youtubers can make millions of dollars in a year.

The eight-year-old, Ryan Toys Reviews tops the list of highest paid YouTubers. Ryan made $22 million and has more than 17 million subscribers on his YouTube account, where Ryan makes videos of him reviewing toys. Ryan’s most watched video included huge Easter eggs and a bouncy house, getting him over 1.6 billion views. Ryan’s parents made his channel in 2015, his videos have gotten almost 26 billion views altogether. Last year, Forbes’ 2017 list said that he made $11 million from his YouTube channel, which doubled this year and is most likely going to increase in future years. Ryan now makes his own toys which are being sold in Walmarts. According to Forbes, all Ryan’s money came from advertisements that played in between his videos, except for $1 million. The amount of money that Ryan makes doesn’t include taxes or any types of fees.

“I didn’t think that a kid smaller than me was making that much money,” sophomore Kristina Regmi said.

The second most paid Youtuber is Jake Paul. Paul made $21.5 million, has more than 17 million subscribers and over five billion views. Before Paul became a Youtuber he made Vine videos, which were six seconds long. Paul gained even more fame a couple of years later where he played the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel show “Bizaardvark.” Paul then became a Youtuber and gained even more fame and supporters. In August more than 800,000 people paid money to watch him and fellow YouTuber, Deji Olatunji, fight in a boxing match. Paul won the fight and said that there would be a rematch soon and that he was happy to have taught Olatunji a lesson.

Dude Perfect comes in third on the list, the group has over six billion views and 36 million subscribers. The group consists of twins Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney, which are all former high school basketball players and college roommates at Texas A&M University. They made a total of $20 million. Many of their “ping-pong trick shots” and real-life trick shots,” videos almost all the time go on trending. They turn activities that people do every day into a more exciting and fascinating way.

The fourth most paid Youtuber is Daniel Middleton, better known as DanTDM on YouTube. Middleton is a British gamer who brought in about $18.5 million, has over 20.6 million subscribers, and 13.9 billion views. Not only does he make money from gaming, but he goes on tour and has a merchandise line. Middleton plays a lot of games in his videos but mainly posts about Minecraft.

Jeffree Star holds the fifth spot on the top paid YouTubers. Star first gained his fame from Myspace, which is a social media website that was created in 2003. Star made $18 million in 2018 and his YouTube channel has over 11 million subscribers and one billion views. Star published music videos and makeup tutorials in his early years of YouTube. Star has since made Jeffree Star cosmetics, which sells $100 million worth of items per year.

The sixth most paid Youtuber is the 29-year-old Markiplier or Mark Edward Fischbach, who posts gaming videos. Fischbach made $17.5 million, has over 22 million subscribers and over 10 billion views. Markiplier is known for his “Let’s Play” videos, which he lets viewers comment on-screen as he’s playing games. Fischbach was on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2014 to talk about his career and how he juggles his personal life and gaming life.

Evan Fong who is an international gamer is seventh of the list. Fong is better known for his YouTube name VanossGaming. Fong made $17 million, has over 23 million subscribers and over 10 billion views. Most of his videos are him playing popular video games and collaborating with other YouTubers, while he makes funny comments.

The eight most paid Youtuber is Jacksepticeye or Sean McLaughlin, who is 28 years old and the most popular Youtuber in Ireland. McLaughlin made $16 million, has over 20 million subscribers and over 1- billion views. Most of his videos are of him commentating while he plays games.

PewDiePie is ninth of the list, having made $15.5 million and having over 74 million subscribers and over 19 billion views. PewDiePie, otherwise known as Felix Kjellberg, has gotten a lot of hate for making racist and anti-Semitic videos in 2017. Kjellberg was caught laughing in a video of two men holding up a sign saying, “Death to all Jews,” and used the n-word in his live stream.

Tenth on the list is Logan Paul. Paul made $14.5 million, has over 18 million subscribers and over four billion views. Before his fame on YouTube, he made videos on Vine. Early this year, Paul posted a video of a person hanging in a forest in Japan. Paul was penalized by losing ad revenue, got suspended from YouTube for violating the policies, and Youtube shut down his merch links which were in his videos. In August, he had a boxing match with YouTuber, KSI. The fight ended with a tie and they both agreed to do a rematch.

“I didn’t think that a lot of YouTubers made a lot of money,” sophomore siryet Girma said.

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