Top 10 highest-paid Youtubers

Marian Osman, Staff Writer

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 number one most paid Youtuber is Ryan ToysReview who is eight years old. Ryan made $22 million and has more than 17 million subscribers on his YouTube account, where Ryan makes videos of him reviewing toys. His most watched video was a video that included huge Easter eggs and a bouncy house, getting him over 1.6 billion views. His parents made his channel in 2015, and his videos have gotten almost 26 billion views all together. 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, because he made his own toys, which are now available in Walmart. According to Forbes, which is an American magazine, 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. Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul who is a controversial Youtuber. Paul made $21.5 million, has more than 17 million subscribers and over five billion views. Paul used to make vlogs every single day but took a break and now makes videos. 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.” He then became a Youtuber and gained even more fame and supporters. In August more than 800,000 people paid money to watch him and Deji Olatunji have a boxing match. Both are Youtubers and not professional boxers. Paul won the fight and said that there would be a rematch soon, and that he was happy to have taught Olatunji a lesson.

The third most paid Youtuber is Dude Perfect, which have 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. He is known by his YouTube name DanTDM and is a British gamer. DanTDM made $18.5 million, has over 20.6 million subscribers, and over 13.9 billion views. Not only does he make money from gaming, but he goes on tour and has a merchandise line. He makes videos about a lot of games, but mainly makes them about Minecraft.

The fifth most paid Youtuber is Jeffree Star. Star first gained his fame from Myspace, which is a social media website that was created in 2003.  Star made $18 million and his YouTube channel has over 11 million subscribers and over 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 Markiplier who is another gamer. He made $17.5 million, has over 22 million subscribers and over 10 billion views. He is 29 years old and his real name is Mark Edward Fischbach. Markiplier is known for his “Let’s Play” videos, which he lets viewers comment on-screen as he’s playing games. He was on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2014 to talk about what he does and how he does it.

The seventh most paid Youtuber is Evan Fong who is another international gamer. He is better known for his YouTube name VanossGaming. He 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. He made $16 million, has over 20 million subscribers and over 1- billion views. He is 28 years old and his real name is Sean McLaughlin and is the most popular Youtuber in Ireland. Most of his videos are of him commentating while he plays games.

The ninth most paid Youtuber is PewDiePie. He made $15.5 million, has over 74 million subscribers and over 19 billion views. PewDiePie has gotten a lot of hate for make racist and anti-Semitic videos in 2017. He 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 livestream. He’s a Swedish creator and his real name is Felix Kjellberg.

The tenth most paid Youtuber is Logan Paul. He is the older brother of Jake Paul who is second on this list. Paul maked $14.5 million, has over 18 million subscribers and over four billion views. Before his fame he made videos on Vine, just like Jake Paul. Early this year, Paul posted a video of a person hanging in a forest in Japan. He lost ad revenue, got suspended from YouTube for violating the policies, and Youtube shut down his merch links which were in his videos. He apologized many times for posting that type of content. In August, he had a boxing fight with KSI who is another Youtuber, and Jake Paul fought KSI’s younger brother. The fought 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.