2015 marked the 10 year anniversary for the popular video sharing website, YouTube. Who would have ever thought it would grow to become one of the most widely used sites in the world? It has also become a huge source of income for people, earning some millions of dollars each year! Here is the list of the highest earning YouTube celebrities.
If you use YouTube often then at some point you’ve probably come across one of this pranksters video’s. Roman Atwood is worth $2.5 million from his channel which has over 8 million subscribers. A lot of his earnings come from ads, selling merchandise, and partnering up with Nissan.
This self-taught chef has made herself a decent living by teaching many people how to bake tons of delicious goodies like cupcakes. Rosanna Pansino is worth $2.5 million thanks to her YouTube channel. She will likely be worth even more now that she has also published her very own cookbook!
Lilly Singh, also known on YouTube as Superwoman, is a singer and stand-up comedian. She is worth $2.5 million but not just from her YouTube channel alone, she had a lot of success from her 27 city tour in 2015.
Michelle Phan is a self taught makeup artist who has earned fame and fortune by teaching millions of YouTube viewers how to apply makeup like Hollywood stars. Her $3 million earnings come from her ads, cosmetics line, and her monthly makeup subscription service.
This YouTube star used his internet fame to launch his career in music. Having 11.5 million subscribers and a hip-hop single “Lamborghini” has earned him $4.5 million.
Rhett And Link
These comedians left their life working in corporate America to begin their new career in comedy on YouTube. Having over 4 million subscribers and sponsorships with major brands like Wendy’s and Gillette, Rhett and Link have earned themselves $4.5 million.
This talented violinist found her fame from sharing videos of herself dancing and playing the violin at the same time. Lindsey Stirling once struggled to sign with major record labels and now everyone wants to have her! Needless to say, her success has earned her $6 million.
These smart and clever brothers have been very successful in their React YouTube series. The two film the reactions of kids, teens, and the elderly, to things like old technology and viral videos. Their entertaining series has earned them $8.5 million.
These guys are childhood best friends who have made a living with their YouTube channel based on Pokemon games. Ian and Anthony are comedians who have become very popular from their skits online. From their 5 YouTube channels, one of which has 22 million subscribers, and their full length feature film released last summer, this talented duo has earned $8.5 million.
Almost every teen knows who PewDiePie is. To them, he is more famous then most celebrities we know. He has earned himself $12 million from his YouTube channel which consists of him playing video games and sharing his walkthroughs online.