Youtube, a video sharing platform has gained mass momentum among millennials. Created in 2005 by three ex-employees of Paypal Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim it is now the largest video sharing platform in the world with 2 billion active users.
Started by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim Youtube was initially aimed to be a dating platform. Youtube is a great source of income for content creators and through Advertising revenue and Channel memberships, YouTubers can gain good wealth. Many YouTubers are earning well through this platform and the 10 highest paid YouTuber in 2020 are:
At the age of 9, Ryan Kaji became the highest-paid YouTuber of 2020 with a worth of $29.5m. Ryan belongs to Texas and he and his family own 9 Youtube channels, Ryan’s World is the most popular. The child influencer has 41.7m subscribers and 12.2bn views on his youtube channel, ‘Ryan’s World’.
He reviews toys and games on YouTube and makes unboxing videos.
MrBeast aka Jimmy Donaldson is the second YouTuber highest-paid YouTuber of 2020 with a worth of $24 million and 47.8 million subscribers. The American Youtuber is renowned for his expensive stunts and giveaways. Jimmy started his career on Youtube at the age of 13 under the handle “MrBeast6000”.
Dude Perfect is a group of best friends consisting of twins Cory and Coby Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler “Ty” Toney. Their videos are mainly based on comedy stunts tricks and sports. They often upload videos of friendly duels and battles between the group members. Dude perfect has estimated earnings of $23 million
Rhett and Link
Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III popularly known as Rhett and Link. The self-styled Internetainers host the YouTube series Good Mythical Morning, a comedy and talk youtube series. Good Mythical Morning is an American Youtube series created and hosted by Rhett and link. The series is comedy themed and talk show.
The estimated earnings of the duo are $20 million.
Markiplier (Mark Fischbach)
Mark Edward Fischbach aka Markiplier is a 31-year-old Youtuber, gamer-commentator, actor, and comedian. With an estimated earning of $19.5 million, the Youtuber has over 14.1 billion total video views and over 27.3 million subscribers.
Preston Blaine Arsement, a 26-year-old American YouTuber posts a variety of content on his channel. The Youtuber generally posts prank and challenges videos and also has a channel Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite boxing content.
6-Year-old Russian-American YouTuber Anastasia runs several youtube channels with her parents. The little YouTuber owns several channels including Like Nastya, Like Nastya Vlog, and Like Nastya Show. With estimated earnings of $18.5 million her Youtube channel is the sixth most-viewed channel on YouTube as of October 2020 and also the single most-viewed channel owned by a YouTuber.
Blippi (Stevin John)
Stevin John better known as Blippi is a child educator and entertainer on various platforms. The American YouTuber dress as a child-like colorful character wearing a blue and orange dress. Stevin John has an estimated earning of $17 million.
David Julian Dobrik is a very successful youtube personality. Before vlogging on Youtube in 2015, he gained fame on the video-sharing platform Vine.
Dobrik’s vlog channel had 18 million subscribers and 7.7 billion views with a worth of $15.5 million.
Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. better known as Jeffree Star is a popular beauty vlogger. He earns around $15 million from Youtube but his income is not restricted to youtube. He is also an American entrepreneur, makeup artist, founder, and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics.