Going popular on youtube is one thing and being the highest paid is another. This is a journey dreamt by millions but covered by few. Here are the 6 highest paid youtube accounts you must know about if you are gaga over youtube.
1. ROMAN ATWOOD
Earned – $8 million
Subscribers – 12,882,307
Atwood is the highest paid prankster on youtube. He is perhaps most famous for a prank where he tried to convince his girlfriend into thinking he had killed their three-year-old son.
Earned- $7 million
Subscribers – 22,724,681
Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla, both 29, make up the American sketch comedian duo better known by the name of SMOSH. There are various series within the Smosh channel, from parody sketches like ‘Masterchef Millennials’ to the ‘Big What If’, ‘Ever Blank Ever’ and even one dedicated to Pokemon.
Their first feature-length film, Smosh: The Movie, is currently streaming on Netflix.
Earned – $15 million
Subscribers – 56,158,290
Five years ago, Swedish gamer Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg, now 27, dropped out of a competitive industrial engineering program to focus on his youtube channel PewDiePie. Felix supported himself early on by working at a hot dog stand, but soon his channel soared to heights no one could have expected.
4. LILY SINGH
Earned – $7.5 million
Subscribers – 11,948,392
What first started as a method to help deal with depression has made Lily Singh a multi-millionaire. The Canadian’s superwomen channel has received more than 1.3 billion views since it was launched in 2010.
She has also appeared in youtube videos with James Franco and Seth Rogen and her youtube Red documentary premiered at Los Angeles’ iconic Chinese Theatre.
5. TYLER OAKELY
Earned – $6 million
Subscribers – 7,928,357
Oakley’s videos range from guessing celebrity abs with Tom Daley, trying strange toys with Kellie Pickler, to interviewing Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. The 27-year old, who uploaded his first video in 2007, also uses his platform to be a prominent advocate for LGBT youth.
Earned – $5.5 Million
Subscribers – 17,857,378
Mark Fischbach, 27, was studying to become a biomedical engineer when he decided to dedicate his attention full-time to his increasingly popular youtube site. And this gamer has certainly opened doors for himself since then. He is a Honolulu native who lives in Los Angeles, he has recently announced to try his hand at music and acting, and even singing with top talent agency WME.
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