These are the top 5 highest-paid YouTubers in the world at the moment.
These highest-paid YouTubers have amassed fortunes on social media, ranging from heavyweight boxers to seven-year-old entrepreneurs. We’re looking at their earnings over the last year.
Social media has proven to be an excellent platform for professionals to share their work, whether art or crazy science experiments. True to this, YouTube has seen and fueled the achievement of creators doing flash animations, travel vloggers, home cooking, and a variety of other things. What’s less well-known is how much all of the views, remarks, subscriptions, and enjoyment are worth and what that means for creators when it’s time to get paid.
If you’re as intrigued as we are, join us to delve into the lives, content styles, and earnings of the stars who made Forbes’ new list of the highest-paid YouTubers.
These are the most well-paid YouTubers right now.
1. Jimmy Donaldson
Several people are addicted to the philanthropist’s grand pranks and even greater charity initiatives. Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast, has over 88.3 million YouTube subscribers after remaking every single set from the Squid Game to organizing a costly game of tag. To put things in perspective, he has spent 50 hours mutilated and has offered grand prizes to everyone willing to sit in a snake-infested bathtub.
With a net worth of $54 million, he is unsurprisingly the highest-paid YouTuber. With this, he has dethroned Ryan Kanji, a 10-year-old toy reviewer who usually ranks first.
2. Anastasia Yuryevna Radzinskaya
Like Nastya began as a toy unboxing channel and has since grown to become one of the world’s most popular children’s YouTube channels. With her 85 million subscribers, the seven-year-old celebrity of the connection shares videos on trying to navigate life at school, spending quality time alone at home, learning about the 5 senses, and other topics. Last year, she made the US $28 million thanks to several lucrative contracts, merchandise lines, NFT collections, and other brand extensions.
3. Logan Paul
Logan Paul, Jake Paul’s older brother, returned this year after the 2017 controversy, focusing on boxing to supplement his income like his younger brother. His exhibition fight against world champion Floyd Mayweather drew much attention even though there was no official winner. Paul has also invested in NFTs and hosts the Impaulsive podcast. He has over 23 million subscribers who watch him talk about Pokemon cards and pay heed to his music, which earned him $18 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
4. Ryan Kaji
Ryan, another young YouTuber who started his career reviewing and playing with dolls at the age of four, now gets to share fun facts, science projects, and fun challenges with his 31 million subscribers on YouTube. He made $27 million from these and branded items and toys found on the shelves of big retailers like Target and Walmart.
5. Rhett and Link
Rhett and Link, a YouTube duo, made the staggering US $30 million somewhere between taste-testing peculiar foods and hosting rap battles. They began with a daily talk show called Good Mythical Morning, covering food patterns and internet meltdowns. The show quickly spawned spinoffs and brand extensions, and special guests, propelling the duo to internet fame and 10 million subscribers. Along with a slew of other initiatives, the most notable was their two-hour Livestream, which sold over 70,000 tickets online for $50 (Rs 3,714) each.