The popular question that is in the mind of most YouTube beginners is How much do YouTubers make? For a start, everyone wants to know what’s in it for them, how profitable can vlogging and making YouTube videos be? Well, in this post we have covered the top ten YouTubers in the world. This will give you an idea of how much these richest YouTubers make and how that can be you too.
When you are a master at your craft, it becomes so much easier to earn a fortune from your skill. As a YouTuber and basically in vlogging, you need to have and master the relevant skills, you need to understand the trends, the new features you can add to your editing, and lots of other stuff.
Did you also know that by vlogging, you can be rated on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world? Clearly, your net worth and channel subscribers have to be upbeat for that to happen.
The total earnings of all the top ten richest YouTubers in the world are roughly $300 million. This gives you a headstart on how lucrative being a YouTuber can be. The earning rate on YouTube is also far above that of TikTok videos currently.
Some of the YouTubers on the current Forbes list of the ten highest-paid YouTubers have not always been there. Some make it to the list and soon afterward get replaced by other skillful YouTubers.
Some of the richest YouTubers in the world as we have outlined in this post have maintained a position on the list for quite a while. By reading through this post, you will be able to understand how you too can be rated as one of the wealthiest YouTubers in the world.
Who Is The Richest YouTuber In The World?
The richest YouTuber and also the highest-paid YouTuber in the world is Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as Mr. Beast. He is a 23-year old YouTuber that makes a great fortune from his YouTube channel. Mr. Beast has an estimated net worth of $54 million which is very impressive considering that he earned that much from creating YouTube videos majorly.
How Do Creators Make Money On YouTube?
There are different ways that a vlogger can make money on YouTube. Some popular YouTubers like Ryan’s world with an estimated net worth of $28 million, have maintained a position on this list by raking millions through different streams but yet under YouTube.
Below are some of the ways you can get paid higher on YouTube;
- Selling Merch
- Exploring opportunities in other industries
- Joining the YouTube partner program
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling your back catalog to third parties like a spotter.
- Partnering with brands and sponsors through your influence
- Licensing your content for use outside of YouTube
Top Ten Richest YouTubers In The World
If you are still wondering how much YouTubers make, you can take a sneak peek at the highest-paid YouTubers in the world.
Estimated Earnings: $54 million
Channel Subscribers: 88.7 million
Mr. Beast or Jimmy Donaldson as we have already mentioned is the world’s richest YouTuber. Mr. Beast streams his income from a lot of sources like running multiple YouTube channels, selling merch, and other business ventures.
He also owns an app where can place orders on branded sandwiches and burgers through different restaurants. Mr. Beast is a philanthropist and raises funds for charitable foundations.
Estimated Earnings: $45 million
Channel Subscribers: 20.4 million
Jake Paul is another successful YouTube personality. He is not only a content creator on YouTube but also a professional boxer.
His career in sports and vlogging earned him a position on the Forbes list of richest YouTubers in the world. Thigh Forbes noted that a major part of his net worth streams from his boxing earnings.
Estimated Earnings: $40 million
Number Of Channel Subscribers: 111 million
PewDiePie is one of the richest YouTubers in the world with a net worth estimated to be about $40 million. Also, he is currently the Highest-paid YouTuber in the world based on Forbes rating due to the number of his channel subscribers.
There may be other YouTubers that you expect to be on this list but they are not, probably because most of their channel viewers are not premium subscribers on YouTube.
Estimated Earnings: $38 million
Channel Subscribers: 31.7 million
As of 2020, Markiplier had earned just 17.3 million, but just this year, he has nearly doubled his earnings, making his net worth to be estimated at $38 million. He is a social media stalwart that deserves a rating among the richest YouTubers in the world.
His earnings on YouTube are driven by his Merch sales and a large number of views on his Unus Annus Series. He is also a gamer, podcaster, and TV personality.
Rhett and Link
Estimated Earnings: $30 million
Channel Subscribers: 17.4 million
These are the two highest-paid YouTubers in the world that run lots of lucrative ventures. Some of their popular shows include: “Mythical Kitchen” – a cooking show, and “Good Mythical Morning” – a family-friendly talk show. Their comedies are nerd-centric and have largely boosted their brand.
Estimated Earnings: $28.5 million
Channel Subscribers: 12.9 million
Nathan Graham or Unspeakable as he is professionally known is another skillful YouTuber that has raked over $28.5 million from creating YouTube videos.
He is a master of Minecraft that creates outlandish and wild stunts. The explosion of his income was driven mainly by the sales of his back catalog to Spotter.
Estimated Earnings: $28 million
Channel Subscribers: 31.5 million
Ryan Kaji widely known as Ryan’s world is a child YouTuber. He is currently 10 years old and has been creating YouTube videos for six years in counting. He has now outgrown his initial audience and is exploring different opportunities.
He earns this much on YouTube by licensing out the animated co-stars that have featured in his videos. He is also selling Merch and is a representative for brands like Walmart and Target. Ryan’s world is a very successful YouTube even at a young age.
Estimated Earnings: $28 million
Channel Subscribers: 86 million
Like Nastya is a Russian YouTuber with the birth name Anastasia Radzinskaya. She was born with cerebral palsy yet she keeps inspiring other physically and mentally challenged persons to bring out the best in them.
She raked in millions from YouTube by creating video series, selling her back catalog, selling merch, and even releasing an NFT collection alongside Gary Vaynerchuk, a celebrity businessman known by the moniker Gary Vee.
Estimated Earnings: $20 million
Channel Subscribers: 57 million
Dude Perfect is a Texas-based comedian that performs stunts and trucks from the “Jackass” playbook. He recently published his tricks book with how-tos and step-by-step guides on do-not-try-at-home stunts.
His revenue streams from his sales of Merch make him one of the richest YouTubers in the world.
Estimated Earnings: $18 million
Number Of Channel Subscribers: 23.3 million
Logan Paul is one of the highest-paid YouTubers in the world. He is also a boxer and popular podcaster which continues to increase his rating among the richest YouTubers in the world. His videos span multiple channels and contents.
As we have seen from the above details, the richest YouTuber in the world is Jimmy Donaldson or Mr. Beast as most persons know him. YouTube teaches a lot of skills asides from the earnings you can make from it.
On YouTube, you can perfect your editing and professional skills by constantly creating quality content and videos. It also gets you focused on the recent and relevant trends you can advantage of by adding to your videos.
Most of these high-earning YouTubers did not rise to fame after their first video with constancy and resilience. You too can become one of the richest YouTubers in the world.