Since it’s launch in 2005, YouTube has been making some very interesting people famous and RICH! We have seen many online personalities become household names. Their personal stories and segments have become staples in the lives of regular people like you and I and somehow a whole other era of stardom has arrived for good.
I mean, some of these people make MILLIONS just being themselves – can you say instant fame without acting classes. Children and adults alike are making successful business’ off of themselves on YouTube alone – cha ching – sign me up!
DanTDM – $16.5 million
DanTDM otherwise known as ‘Daniel Middleton’ to his family has earned the top spot as the most wealthy YouTube star based on pre-tax earnings. At just 27 years old, Daniel has made his spot as ‘the’ minecraft superstar online. He is now selling merchandise in stores and has even hosted a world tour with sold out audiences. This blue-eyed smartie has made his spot in the world with his quick humour and love of all things gaming.
VanossGaming – $15.5 million
Evan Fong is one awesome CANADIAN – at just 25 years old he’s managed to master the art of making montages of what usually seems like hours of playing and condenses them into a few short minutes for his subscribers. His comedic bits help with the entertainment aspect of his channel too – super entertaining to watch and let’s face it, no one really loves to watch hours upon hours of game play anyhow. This kid is yet another master at the art of YouTube engagement. Did I mention he often wears an owl mask.
Dude Perfect — $14 million
The Dude Perfect team consists of twins Colby and Corey Cotton and their sports obsessed friends. The channel focuses sports tricks and comedy they also make parody’s of common stereotypes concerning sports related subjects. They even have a Nickelodian show too! I guess combined they should technically have not made the list, but kudos to them for making a team effort while bringing in the dough.
Logan Paul – $12.5 million
Perhaps one of the most well-known YouTube stars is Logan Paul. He has managed to make a brand with his own name and has fans from all walks of life. If you don’t already know who this is – now you do. With over 14 million followers on his personal YouTube account this guy is on fire! He’s since become an actor and mainly posts reaction videos – guess people love a good reaction! BTW his brother ‘Jake Paul’ rakes in a mere 11.5 million too – talk about famous family genes!
…and the award for the YOUNGEST millionaire goes to…
Ryan ToysReview – $11 million
Imagine for a second being 6 years old and raking in a whopping 11 MILLION DOLLARS!! To top it all off, getting every single toy you could ever dream of? Well, that’s exactly what Ryan from Ryan ToysReview does for a LIVING! This little tot has his life set and he hasn’t even graduated from middle school yet….amazing!