Forbes has released this year’s list of top earners on Youtube. Some new names have been added to the annual list, with gamers, stunt men, and make-up artists.
Here’s the complete list for this year:
10. VanossGaming (Evan Fong)
Total Earnings: $11.5 million
Evan Fong, more known online as “VanossGaming“, gathered a total of 1.5 billion views for the past year. He’s known for his videos on titular games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Minecraft.
9. DanTDM (Daniel Middleton)
Earnings: $12 million
DanTDM is famous for his Minecraft and Fornite gameplays, which has long been one of the most popular ones on Youtube. His worldwide audience pushed him to do a live tour to fans across the globe.
8 – 7. It’s a tie!
Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) and PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg)
Earnings: $13 million
Tied at the 7th and 8th place are content creators Markiplier and Pewdiepie.
Mark Fischbach, commonly known online as Markiplier, is known for his “Let’s Play” videos, where he provides on-screen commentary to games as he plays them.
Tied with him is Pewdiepie, who remains to be a crowd favorite even after all these years of controversies.
He was once the top-earning star on the platform. Recently, he announced that he is taking a break from Youtube due to burnout and fatigue. He’s best known for his Minecraft series.
6. Preston (Preston Arsement)
Earnings: $14 million
Preston is one of the newcomers on this year’s list. He got his start making Call of Duty gameplay videos and his content quickly gained traction.
5. Jeffree Star
Earnings: $17 million
Jeffree Star was once an aspiring musician on MySpace, although he has clearly moved on from his music endeavors and found a following doing make-up tutorials.
4. Rhett and Link
Earnings: $17.5 million
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal were two of YouTube’s first stars. They host Good Mythical Morning, a popular daily show, where they taste-test odd food combinations like Cheetos-flavored Pop-Tarts and Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes.
3. Anastasia Radzinskaya
Earnings: $18 million
This 5-year-old Russian star became one of the fastest creators on the platform to grow her channel. It’s because of the videos in seven languages that feature her playing with her dad.
She’s the face of the “Like Nastya Vlog,” which has 42.8 million subscribers.
2. Dude Perfect
Earnings: $20 million
Dude Perfect is composed of five friends in their 30s, Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Garret Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney. They specialize in intricate trick shots, play sports, perform stunts and break the Guinness World Records.
1. Ryan Kaji
Earnings: $26 million
An eight-year-old Youtube icon dominates this year’s list of highest-paid stars on the platform. Ryan Kaji was only 3 years old when he began to unbox toys in front of the camera.
Now, he’s matured to conducting science experiments and even branched out beyond the platform. He has a line of more than 100 toys, clothing items, a show on Nickelodeon, and a deal with Hulu. His channel has over 23.1 million subscribers.