This is a post inspired by the recently published list on Forbes, scheduled to appear on the November 2’nd issue of the financial magazine. I think that most of youtube watchers are already subscribed to almost all the following stars. The new generations are part of the future, so it was obvious for them to consider youtube as the global television of the future and to build their brands there. I assure you it isn’t simple and it wasn’t simple for them to attract so many fans (meaning subscribers) which is what made the advertisers to cut their particular deals with any of them. Even the ultra known adsense platform is a real source if you have these many views on your videos. The following people have to make you to admire them, not to envy, because they had the courage to leave everything for their creations. It is true that not everyone is cut for stardom, or even for a whole bunch of money, but the remedy for this is that you have jobs, and you’re afraid of not losing them, or relaxed for having tomorrow’s bread assured.
Felix Kjellberg, alias “PewDiePie“
He is the leading champion of youtube, with $12 million. He is Swedish, he has an Italian girlfriend with another famous account even if it doesn’t make this top, “CutiePieMarzia“. They both are very reserved with media contacts, no interviews, no paparazzi, with rare visits to Los Angeles YouTube Studios.
Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla alias “Smosh“
The guys from “Smosh” are both from Sacramento, CA, they have five YouTube channels, they made a movie, and they got a beautiful $8.5 million pot this year.
Benny and Rafi Fine, alias “Fine Brothers Entertainment“
They created a video series named “React” which with they won a Daytime Emmy Award. This year they made $8.5 million.
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, singer and composer. She made $6 million, which is not bad after failing to be signed by a major record label. Nice.
Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III alias “Rhett & Link“
They are in their thirties, they worked in corporations before starting their comedic careers on YouTube. They made $4.5 million this year, mostly with sponsored clips for the likes of Toyota, Gilette and others like them.
Olajide Olatunji alias “KSI“
He is an English video game commentator, comedian and rapper.He made $4.5 million this year. I don’t give here more details, since I have attached the Forbes’ article link as well. A lot of words, there.
Michelle Phan is an American make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur who became notable as a YouTube personality. She made $3 million this year, and the guys at Forbes say that she invests almost all her youtube revenues in her business, which is the most admiring. She has her own cosmetic line.
Lilly Singh, alias “ IISuperwomanII“
Superwoman, is not only a Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, rapper, actress, and motivational speaker, she’s also my favorite on this list. She made $2.5 million.
To support my sayings, you have below one of her most comical videos.
Roman Attwood is a prankster and he made $2.5 million this year. He makes what Ashton Kutcher used to, in Punk’d. Not on the very best taste, but with a lot of glow, so he is another YouTube personality.
With $2.5 million, Rosanna Pansino is not at all the last on this top, but on a tie with her above two accounts. She’s American a baker, an actress. She is best known for her nerdy-themed cooking show Nerdy Nummies, one of the most popular baking shows on YouTube.
As you see, I have added their account links, where, if you don’t already know them, you can have a pleasurable experience starting now. Along Lilly Singh, PewDiePie – CutiePieMarzia pair is another favorite. I also like Smosh and how Lindsey Stirling sounds. Not to forget the React account, which was brilliantly made.
You can read the Forbes article, here.
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