YouTube is the largest platforms for content creators. It functions on this innovative concept of allowing content creators to upload videos to send their message to the world. YouTube is the new way of sharing content which has changed the way we communicate.
You do not need to be a celebrity to gain recognition on this platform. Becoming big on YouTube is possible for anyone. YouTube is one platform that can make you go from rags to riches.
The site has become a legitimate platform to generate good income and become famous. You can find content related to anything from games, music, education, to science on YouTube. High- quality content is highly valuable on this platform. It can gain you thousands of subscribers and millions of views. The platform has built the lives of many creators from it early days. We have made a list of the biggest stars from YouTube in 2018. These people have become a household name thanks to YouTube.
10. Michelle Phan
Michelle Phan is one of the most popular and successful stars out of YouTube. Michelle came from a humble beginning and went on to build a company. She is a YouTube, makeup guru. At only 29, her channel has more than 8 million subscribers and 1.1 billion lifetime views though recently she hasn’t been very active. Her fame has been attributed partly to the media company Buzzfeed. She did two videos for them in 2009 and 2010. She is also Lancôme’s official video makeup artist. The company is one of the sources of her millions.On 2013 Loreal Paris launched a new cosmetic line which was called as em by Michelle Phan. She dedicated the brand to her mother. In 2015 Michelle made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 lists.
Net Worth: $50 million
YouTube channel name: Michelle Phan
9. Felix Kjellberg
PewDiePie also known as Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is the undisputed king of YouTube. Now 27, Felix dropped out of college to concentrate on YouTube. He wanted to play video games on YouTube instead of studying the industrial engineering program at the Chalmers University of Technology. PewdiePie was the first channel on YouTube to get 10 billion YouTube views. Times magazine named him as one of the most influential people in the world. He even released a book called This Book Loves You, which was in the New York Times bestseller list. Felix calls his fans as the “Bro Army” and is known for his humorous commentary on video games. He has collaborated with many YouTubers, and his girlfriend is also a famous YouTuber.
Net Worth: $20 million
Subscribers: 55 million
YouTube channel name: PewDiePie
8. Lilly Singh
Canadian Youtuber of Indian origin Lily Singh is one of the biggest stars out of this platform. Her videos are usually humorous, and she does impersonations of her parents. Lily’s videos are relatable to brown and young people. She has over 1.3 billion views on her YouTube channel Superwoman. Lily gave up perusing a Masters in Psychology degree to do YouTube full time. She created the channel when she was depressed, and her goal with the channel was to make people laugh. Superwoman grew fast with time due to her comedy skits, and music videos.
She has even earned millions from sponsorships from make-up companies like Smashbox. Lily has collaborated with many prominent YouTubers. She has traveled the world conducting shows and meetups. Lily has also appeared in YouTube videos with Seth Rogen and James Franco. Some of her most famous videos are ‘Types of People You’ll See On Halloween’ and ‘What Clubbing Is Like’. She made around $7.5 million in 2016 according to Forbes. Her channel has the total of 1.8 billion views. She had recently released a book called “How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.”
Net Worth: $9 million
Subscribers: 11 million
Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla are the proud owners of the widely successful channel called Smosh. Both Ian and Daniel are 29 and are childhood friends. Their channel is known for sketch comedy. Hecox and Padilla have around 6 billion video views on their channel. Smosh has enjoyed the status of being the most subscribed YouTube channel on three different occasions. Ian and Daniel became the first YouTubers to have their own wax figures at the Madame Tussauds. Smosh has increased their level of creativity and the scale of their projects in the recent years. They have started including more actors in their projects and are making more video gaming content videos, and sketches. Their feature film is now available on Netflix and is called The Movie.
Net Worth: $11.8 million
Subscribers: 22 million
6. Tyler Oakley
Tyler Oakley is a 27-year-old YouTuber who has become one of the richest YouTubers on earth because of the deal with Ellen DeGeneres to create a digital talk show of his own. Tyler is an American YouTuber, humorist, podcast holder, author, and artist.He uploaded his first video in 2007 as a freshman at the Michigan State University. He used his YouTube channel to advocate for LGBT youth. Tyler is found posting about various topics like queer politics,r politics, comedy, and humor. He is openly gay and is one of Forbes’ 2017 30 under 30.
Net Worth: $8 million
Channel: Tyler Oakley
Subscribers: around 8 million
5. Rosanna Pansino
Rosanna Pansino host one of the most popular cooking shows on YouTube known as Nerdy Nummies. Rosanna calls it the Geeky Cooking Show. Her cooking skills have got her 7 million viewers. Her recipes are inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, and video games. Rosanna is also an actress along with a talented baker. She was starred in the animated YouTube series Broken Quest. In 2016 Rosanna guest starred in the Disney series Bizaardvark.
Net Worth: $9 million.
Channel: Rosanna Pansino
Mark Fischbach is the owner of the gaming channel Markiplier. Mark hails from Honolulu, Hawaii. He was studying to be a biomedical engineer when he decided to work on YouTube because of its growing popularity. His channel opened new doors for him. He recently started his music and acting career. But, his YouTube channel is still earning him millions. Mark has 7 billion total views on his YouTube channel.
Net Worth: 9 million.
Subscribers: 17 million
3. German Garmendia
German Garmendia is one of the wealthiest YouTubers around. He has the most subscribed Spanish speaking YouTube channel in the world. German is an actor, writer, comedian, and musician. German has two popular channels HolaSoyGerman and JuegaGerman. He is known for his comedy sketches and has around 30 million fans subscribed to his main channel. German also posts videos of his band Ancud on HolaSoyGerman. He has also published a book which has been very successful. He is only 26 which makes him one of the youngest YouTubers on this list. He has also given his voice for the Spanish version of Ice Age: Collision Course.
Net Worth: 9 million.
Subscribers: 31 million
Subscribers: 19 million
2. Colleen Ballinger
Colleen Ballinger has won many hearts with her YouTube persona Miranda Sings. Miranda Sings is a tone-deaf singer who thinks that she is destined to be famous. Her comedy skits display Miranda Sings’ diva-like behavior. She is known for her one-woman comedy act. She has appeared on the Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Colleen has also participated in many fundraisers and charity events. She has also appeared on the Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
Net Worth: 8 million.
Channel: Miranda Sings
Subscribers: 5 million
1. Roman Atwood
Roman is the biggest prankster of YouTube. He makes only a few million less than PewDiePie. Roman has around 10 million loyal subscribers who wait for his prank. Roman is also a YouTube personality, comedian, and vlogger besides being a professional prankster. He has done some pretty unbelievable pranks like creating an indoor snowstorm in his house and pranking his girlfriend by making her think that he killed their three-year kid. Roman took his pranks to the big screen with the feature film Natural Born Pranksters. He also appeared on TBS’s Deal With It. Most of his income comes from merchandise and sponsorships from brands. His channel has around 1.4 billion views in total. He has received two Diamond Play Buttons for his two channels making him the second YouTube after Germán Garmendia to accomplish it.
Net Worth: $3.5 million
YouTube channel name: RomanAtwood
If you have the talent, and creativity maybe you can be included in this list one day. Technology is now making fame achievable to ordinary people. The YouTube phenomenon has made superstars out of regular people.