Since the launch of YouTube in 2005, it has become an effective platform for launching new celebrities. YouTubers, also known as YouTube Personalities, gain popularity with their unique videos shared on this platform. Many YouTubers have made an excellent career out of this. Here is a list of the top 10 YouTubers in the world.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is a 27-year-old youtuber who goes by the name PewDiePie. He has a whopping 54.1 million subscribers and makes close to 15 million dollars. He is noisy, mischievous and silly in his videos. He plays video games and swears up a storm. He has built a lucrative career doing just this and creating a relationship with his subscribers. He was recently in the news for all the wrong reasons when an article in the Wall Street Journal called him anti-Jewish. Since this controversy, the number of subscribers to his channel has increased.
Germán Garmendia (HolaSoyGerman.):
The biggest YouTube star from Latin America is Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis, who is from Chile. He has two YouTube Channels. One channel is called HolaSoyGerman and has 31.2 million subscribers. The second one called JuegaGerman has 18 million subscribers. His net income is around 5.5 million dollars. He is a comedian, musician and a writer. He focuses on video games in the JuegaGerman channel. He wrote a book in 2016 titled “#Chupaelperro” and his next book “Las Cosas Obvias De La Vida” which meant ‘The obvious things in life’ became very successful.
elrubiusOMG is a channel owned by a 27-year-old Spanish boy named Rubén Doblas Gundersen. His channel has 23.5 million subscribers. He is a gamer and focuses on reviews, gameplays and walkthroughs. His subscribers love the sense of humor that he adds to his commentary. His first channel was called elrubius but did not do as well as his second channel, elrubiusOMG. Along with gameplays, he also does vlogs, takes up challenges and answers questions from his fans.
Smosh is a duo of comedy veterans Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla. They started posting videos on YouTube in the year 2005 and soon became one of the most popular channels with a subscriber count of 22.6 million and an income of roughly 7 million dollars. They are well-known for their slapstick comedy videos that imitate pop culture and video games. This duo run a total of seven channels on YouTube.
Evan Fong, who goes by the YouTube name VanossGaming or Vanoss, is a video commentator from Canada. He plays popular games on his channel and collaborates with other YouTubers. Most of his videos are miscellaneous collections of funny moments that feature video clips from his game sessions. His editing skills are excellent and that is exactly what sets him a class apart from other similar YouTubers. Watching his videos is like watching a couple of friends chatting, making jokes and laughing over a gameplay session.
Luis Fernando Flores goes by the YouTube name of Fernanfloo. He was born in 1993 and he belongs to El Salvador. He creates funny gaming videos and posts some strange vlogs too. He launched his channel in 2011 and has gained 20 million subscribers since then. His dog, named Curly, also makes an appearance every now and then in his videos.
Ryan Higa was one of the first few YouTube stars. He goes by the name nigahiga on YouTube. He was born in 1990 and he is of a Japanese descent. Ryan began posting videos on YouTube in the year 2006. He and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi began with lip-synching videos and soon expanded to a range of other comedic videos. However, in the year 2009 YouTube temporarily suspended their account due to copyright issues. YouTube also took down most of their videos. Later nigahiga started composing music. He now produces a range of comedy videos, which also includes videos, sketches and commentaries on pop culture. He is very professional yet very funny, quick and intelligent at the same time. He has 19.3 million subscribers and total views of around 3.3 billion.
This 23-year-old, Mexican beauty vlogger has 17.8 million subscribers to her channel. Her actual name is Mariand Castrejon Castañeda and uses the YouTube name lady16makeup. She was the highest paid beauty vlogger in the year 2015. The next year she, along with seven other YouTubers, associated with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Action Campaign. She commonly posts beauty related videos like hair and makeup tutorials. She also has another YouTube channel where she shares her day-to-day life experiences outside the world of beauty. Her brother Sergio also stars in a few of her videos on her second channel. She has featured in the Vogue magazine once and aired on Mexican television too. She has over one billion views to her videos.
Whindersson Nunes is a 22-yeal-old Brazilian YouTuber, who has 17.7 million subscribers to his channel. He started posting videos at the age of 15 and has been doing brilliantly since then. He is a comedian and a singer. His videos are known for his humor and his shirtless appearances. His videos have over 1 billion views on YouTube. He makes videos on diverse contents like comedy, vlogs, parodies, movie reviews and song writing. His videos almost have no editing or cuts and they are messy. However, this is exactly what has made him famous. Apart from posting videos on YouTube, Whindersson is also an actor and a stand-up comedian.
Samuel de Luque is a Spanish YouTuber, who has around 17.3 million subscribers to his channel. He was born in 1989. His videos feature gameplays of Battlefield, Minecraft, Garry’s Mod, Saint’s Row and many other games. He creates detailed narratives and backgrounds for the game characters, making it sound like a movie. He says that by subscribing to his channel you are willing to risk falling for his madness. He has become popular for his style and madness.