In 2006, when YouTube was just a one-year old startup and self-managed channels first emerged on the platform, the top three percent of channels with the most subscribers attracted two-thirds (66.67 percent) of total YouTube views, Bärtl's study shows. "For example, large beauty channels often attract followers for their original beautify tips. You need to consistently upload quality videos with content people find interesting, relatable and engaging. 

On average, YouTube monetization for 1000 views (also known as CPM - Cost Per Mille) ranges from 0.5 to 6 USD based on the location of viewers and the target audience Jenna Marbles' YouTube channel has 17 million subscribers, over 2 billion total views and is the 23rd most subscribed channel. Kaji, who lives in Texas, has amassed nearly 23 million subscribers and now has toy and clothing lines, as well as a show on Nickelodeon and a deal with streaming service Hulu, according to Forbes. 

So, who are the richest YouTubers by net worth?

Purple Moon calculated earnings using software called Sellfy, nicknamed the 'YouTube money calculator', which estimates a person's ad revenue based on their views per month alongside YouTube's average ad payout – which is anywhere between 20p and £3.29 per 1,000 views. As a matter of fact, his popularity seems to be on the rise at the moment since his videos got over 3 billion views in the three years since he started his YouTube channel. /YouTube Forbes estimated that Blippi, whose real name is Stevin John, earned $17 million, racking up 8.2 billion views. 

For example, while the U.S.'s most popular YouTuber, Like Nastya boasts 57 million subscribers, Eswatini's top vlogger, OuSSama MiZani has less than 800. CAN you believe that there’s a six-year-old Russian-American, the star of the “Like Nastya” YouTube channel for kids, who earns a whopping US$7.73 million per month? Ten years later, the top three percent had 90 percent of the total views. 

Felix Kjellberg aka Pewdiepie has one of the biggest followings on YouTube. Two of the top earners are under 10 years old – and they make millions playing with toys for a living. Screenshot YouTube/markiplier Forbes estimated that Markiplier, who has 27.8 million subscribers, earned $19.5 million and amassed 3.1 billion views. 

When ranked by monthly earnings, the kids category comes in at first place. Also on this year's list of highest-paid YouTubers is Dude Perfect at number two. If we use the $100,000 p.a. figure for channel earnings, and deduct YouTube's 45% share, Ms. Kay would have had $55,000 Gross Earnings before expenses. 

Yet another gaming video producer made his way to the list of top ten richest YouTube superstars. Aside from the work he's done in the realm of gaming, the world's most popular YouTuber has also published a book that sold more than 112,00 copies and he hosted a web series on YouTube Red titled Scare PewDiePie. With about 3.3 billion total video views, the net worth of the YouTuber is around $8 million. 

While there are several options for making money on YouTube, it's nearly impossible to make a living without a large following. Twins Coby and Cory Cotton, Garret Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney took home $20 million in 2019, the same as in 2018, but moved up one place in the rankings this year. Plus he sells huge amounts of merch including branded clothing, which he sells from his own website meaning that YouTube doesn't get a cut. 

Known as Markiplier, he also makes gaming videos where he commentates his gaming moves as he does them. Known for giveaways and extravagantly expensive concepts, MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, was one of the most-viewed YouTube creators in 2019 as well. For more on this year's list, head on over to The 2020 YouTube League and check out the top ten list below. 

For the list's purposes, Forbes defines a YouTube Star as someone whose primary form of digital and media revenue comes from YouTube. Currently, the richest man on YouTube has made his fortune on Minecraft videos, although Daniel Middleton, the owner of the most profitable channel on YouTube has also had quite a bit of success outside of the platform. If a channel were able to get its entire fanbase of 1,000,000 to watch two new videos per week it would receive each week: $18 x 1,000 x 2 = $36,000 per week from AdSense alone. 

Dobrik earned an estimated $15.5 million dollars between June 2019 and June 2020, amassing 2.7 billion views. He is considered the pioneer of philanthropic YouTube stunt videos. YouTube was launched in 2005. In those first few years it was primarily a way to watch 1 minute videos of skateboard accidents and stolen Daily Show c... 

Best known as the second half of the Paul brothers, Logan Paul is a controversial YouTube sensation that has turned his online fame into a profitable clothing line and stars in a few television series and movies. Arsement operates several lucrative Minecraft servers, where users pay to access Minecraft worlds he's created and for in-game items; he runs another YouTube channel, PrestonCosmic, devoted to his time playing on his servers. It's estimated that PewDiePie, the world's most popular YouTuber, makes over $6 million a month from merch sales. 

Lilly has released a feature film on YouTube Red, made cameos in films like 'Bad Moms' and Disney's 'Bizzardvark'. MrBeast Net Worth: Also known as Jimmy Donaldson, MrBeast is an American YouTube star who has a net worth of $16 million. Though he lost some support following the controversial video, he still ranks as one of the biggest earners on YouTube. 


According to a recent analysis by social media analytics firm StarStat, CPM on YouTube ranges from $1.3 to $15, depending on the type of video, where the views come from, actual click rates and other factors. 

It's a bizarrely booming genre on YouTube with other kid-targeted channels also making the top ten list. Do you know the top 10 most subscribed YouTubers who have risen in 2016? Here are top YouTube channels that generated highest viewership. Six-year-old Like Nastya makes an estimated million per month 

Following in his big bro's footsteps, Jake Paul is definitely one of the biggest names on YouTube. Smosh began with duo Ian Hecox & Anthony Padilla, where the two would produce slapstick and parody videos. Why having a large and loyal audience is important, however, is that someone with 10,000 subscribers has higher chances to get 1,000 views than someone with 1,000 subscribers. 

Founded approximately 15 years ago and with over 1 billion hours of video watched every day, YouTube is the perfect place to start a video channel and try to monetize it. There's fellow child star Nastya (No. 7), the only woman with the numbers to make the earnings-based list, and newcomer to the list Blippi (No. 8), a 32-year-old with a popular children's educational channel where he sings about aquatic animals and visits children's museums Attracting a slightly older audience are make-up mogul Jeffree Star (No. 10) and comedian David Dobrik (No. 9), the list's third newcomer. A variety of YouTube stats and reports, including Traffic sources, Watch time, and Demographics reports, are available. 

Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, started posting to YouTube in 2012 but has seen his channel soar in popularity over the last two years. "Three hundred hours of video content is uploaded to Youtube every minute, so it's really hard for new channels to get subscribers," she added. Daniel Middleton, also known as DanTDM, is one of the biggest pro gamers on YouTube. 

She produces sketches, music videos, and a whole range of stuff that have us laughing our effing asses off. There are a variety of different ways YouTubers can make money, from ads to creating branded merchandise. Like every other form of earnings, she would have to pay tax on her net YouTube earnings (after YouTube's share and your business expenses were deducted). 

The actual rates an advertiser pays varies, usually between $0.10 to $0.30 per view, but averages out at $0.18 per view. Jake has made headlines alongside fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau for getting married however, it has been reported that their relationship was one big PR stunt , as they weren't legally wed. On average, however, a YouTube channel can earn $18 per 1,000 ad views. 

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It's estimated that PewDiePie, the world's most popular YouTuber, makes over $6 million a month from merch sales. It's a bizarrely booming genre on YouTube with other kid-targeted channels also making the top ten list. Two of the top earners are under 10 years old – and they make millions playing with toys for a living. Following in his big bro's footsteps, Jake Paul is definitely one of the biggest names on YouTube.