The Top 10 Highest paid Youtube Superstars of 2017

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Here is the list of top highest paid youtubers of all times.

10. Rhett and Link

Earned:- $5 million Subscribers:- 11,545,537top youtubers

Rhett James McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln ‘Link’ Neal III are better known as comedic duo Rhett and Link

The co-hosts of Good Mythical Morning have been making people laugh together since they met in first grade at an elementary school in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

They also do plenty of challenges, like eating a scorpion or the world’s hottest pepper.

McLaughlin, 39, and Link, 38, have built a fan base of their wide-ranging channels that feature episodes like ‘blind taco taste test’ and ‘ridiculous leftover food hacks’.

Both men studied engineering at North Carolina State University, graduating and working in big companies before finally deciding to pursue comedy full-time.

They both now live in Los Angeles and run the production company Mythical Entertainment.

9. Colleen Ballinger

Earned:- $5 million Subscribers:- 7,359,094top youtubers

Colleen Ballinger has made millions of her persona Miranda sings, a tone-deaf singer who believes she is destined for fame.

Miranda has taken 30-years-old Ballinger far, with appearances on Jerry Seinfeild’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.

Ballinger has since just debuted a Netflix series, titled Haters Back Off, that’s based on Miranda’s backstory.

8. German Garmendian

Earned:- $5 million Subscribers:- 30,317,411top youtubers

Although Garmendian may only make the seventh spot on YouTube’s highest earners, Garmendian’s channel is the most subscribed channel in the Spanish language.

The comedian has more than 30 million fans subscribed to his channel, where he also posts videos of his band Ancud.

The Chilean native also released a book – titled #Chupaelperro – and remains so popular a change in his hair color inspires countless articles.

He is also the youngest You Tuber to make the list, making million at the age of 26.

7. Markiplier

Earned:- $5.5 million Subscribers:- 15,523,276top youtubers

Tied for the seventh spot in gamer Mark Fischbach, better known to his fans by his online pseudonym Markiplier.

Markiplier, much like Pew Die Pie, is belonged for the running commentary he gives fans in his ‘Let Play’ video game clips.

Fischbach, 27, was studying to become a biochemical engineer when he decided to dedicate his attention full-time to his increasingly popular YouTube site.

He lives in Los Angeles, has recently announced plans to try his hand at music and acting, even singing with top talent agency WME.

6. Rosanna Pansino

Earned:- $6 million Subscribers:- 7,398,450top youtubers

Pansino’s skills in the kitchen have bought more than $7 million people to her channel, which focuses on recipes inspired by fantasy, sci-fi, comic book, anime, movies, video games, and television shows.


Through her videos viewers can learn how to decorate gingerbread houses, and bake unique creations like Sleeping Beauty Birthday cake or Game of Thrones Dire wolf Bread.

The 31-year-old is now ranking in the kind of money she first only dreamed of when she began to pursue as acting career years ago.

Although she initially started making YouTube videos to get more comfortable in front of the camera, Pansino’s hobby soon turned full-time.

She has since uploaded more than 100 recipes and recently released a cookbook which made the New York Times’ bestseller list.

5. Tyler Oakley

Earned:- $6 million Subscribers:- 8,087,829top youtubers

Tyler Oakley tied for the fifth spot this year, his first time on Forbes list, thanks in part to singing a deal with Ellen DeGeneres to create his own digital talk show.

Oakley’s videos ranks from guessing celebrity abs with Tom Daley, trying stranger toys with Kellie Pickler to interviewing Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama

The 27-year-old, who uploaded his first video in 2007 as a freshman at Michigan State University, also uses his platform to be a prominent advocate for LGBT youth.

The humorist most recently released his first book of essays, Binge, which became a bestseller Binge.

Oakley did a live show tour in 2004, doing skits in his pajamas, and he finished third in the most recent season of The Amazing Race.


Earned:- $7 million Subscribers:- 22,474,510

Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla, both 29, make up the American sketch comedy duo better known by the name of SMOSH.

The childhood friends and Sacramento natives are the veterans of the group, joining YouTube just months after it premiered in 2005.

Both have also developed their first scripted long-form series called Part Timers, posting new episode every week on their channel.

Hecox and Padilla became the first You Tubers to have their own wax figures at Madame Tussauds and their second film, featuring rapper T-pain, will debut on YouTube.

3. Lily Singh

Earned:- $7.5 million Subscribers:- 10,296,350top youtubers

The Canadian’s superwoman channel has received more than 1.3 billion views since it was launched in 2010.

Singh gave up her previous plan of getting a Masters in Psychology and becoming a counselor as her views- and mood- continued to rise.

She has also appeared in YouTube video with James Franco and Seth Rogen and her YouTube Red documentary premiered in Los Angeles iconic Chinese Theater.

2. Roman Atwood

Earned:- $8 million Subscribers:- 10,152,692top youtubers

Atwood’s channel might be making $7 million less PewDiePie, but he still remains You Tuber’s highest paid prankster.

More than 10 million people tune to Atwood’s channel to watch him pretend to spray people with skunks or create an indoor snowstorm in his house.

Atwood, who has also appeared on TBS’s deal with it, also makes income off his personalized merchandise and a sponsorship with brands like Scott toilet paper.

1. PiwDiePie

Earned:- $15 million Subscribers:- 49,756,391top youtubers

Five year ago Swedish gamer Felix Ulf Kjellberg, now 27, dropped out of a competitive industrial engineering program to focus full-time on his YouTube channel PewDiePie.

His parents were livid that he had given up a degree at Chalmers University of Technology to play video games on YouTube full-time, and cut him off.

Felix supported himself early on by working at a hot dog stand, but soon his channel soared to heights no one could have expected.

He is first person to ever reach 10 billion YouTube views, with totals now near about 14 billion, and was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people this year.

Felix’s second video game was downloaded more than 1 million times within 24 hours of being released.