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Top 20 Richest YouTubers in the World

Being a full-time YouTuber is now among the highest-paying jobs in the world, and the richest YouTubers in the world are the real-life proves to back this fact. When YouTube launched back in 2005, no one would’ve guessed that it would become a so salient part of everyone’s lives.

Although not everyone is able to make huge gains from the platforms, some of them have got really massive ones. There are multiple ways they generate revenue from their YouTube channels, most of which are from ad earnings and promotions.

We have gone through the list of hundreds of highest-earning YouTubers in the current time and calculated their net worth. From vloggers to reviewers, comedians, and every sort of full-time YouTuber was a part of our list. We didn’t take personalities like Bill Gates, John Green, etc into consideration because the major source of their wealth isn’t from YouTube.

We are only talking about full-time YouTubers here whose majority of wealth and fame has come from YouTube only. Most of them have now risen outside of the platform as well due to the fame they received on the world’s biggest video streaming platform.

So, let’s quickly move to the list of the Top 20 Richest YouTubers in the World in 2021.

1. Jeffreestar (Jeffree Star)

Jeffree Star is currently the richest YouTuber in the world with more than 16.2 Million subscribers on the platform. Apart from YouTube, Jeffree also has a Cosmetics line that earns him more than $100 million every year. He also had a music career earlier and joined YouTube to promote that only.

Before becoming a full-time YouTuber, Jeffree used to do multiple make-up and modeling jobs. He also joined Myspace where he blogged about life, beauty, fame, and gained a massive audience.

Jeffree Star posted his first YouTube video in 2009, and now he has 412 videos on the channel. During this time, he has earned it all. In 2018 only, he earned $18 million from YouTube only.

  • Earnings in 2020: $15 Million
  • Net Worth: $200 Million

Visit Jeffree Star on YouTube

2. Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect comprises Cory Cotton, Coby Cotton, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, and Garrett Hilbert. All of them are former college roommates who studied at Texas A&M. They started the YouTube channel in 2009 and started posting stunts and trick shots. They also used to have healthy games and contests amongst each other.

The first video was about trick-shots performed at Tyler Toney’s ranch. After that, they also filmed a video Sky Ranch and sponsored a child for Compassion International for every 100,000 views the video had.

Fast-forward to 2021, Dude Perfect now has over 56.9 Million subscribers and 277 videos on their YouTube channel. When their videos started going viral, ESPN contacted them and featured their videos. They now have countless collaborations and endorsements to add to their earnings.

  • Earnings in 2020: $23 Million
  • Net Worth: $50 Million

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3. PewDiePie (Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg)

PewDiePie is a Swedish YouTube who might also be the most popular YouTuber in the world with over 111 Million subscribers. He also has 4,458 videos on his channel where he plays games, reacts to other videos, roasts people, and provides hilarious reactions.

Before joining YouTube, Pewd sold Photoshop art, worked as a harbor captain, and on a hot dog stand. His high school interests were art and gaming. After earning enough, he bought a computer, started playing games, and posted the gameplay on YouTube.

Back then, there weren’t many big gaming channels. This helped PewDiePie rule the platform with his videos, and he gained 5 Million subscribers by 2012 only. In 2018, PewDiePie got into a rivalry with T-Series, which is an Indian Music Studio.

Although T-Series dethroned him as the most subscribed channel on YouTube, Pewd’s popularity skyrocketed through the roof, and he is still the most subscribed individual channel on the platform.

  • Earnings in 2020: $24 Million
  • Net Worth: $40 Million

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4. DanTDM (Daniel Middleton)

DanTDM’s YouTube channel was earlier known as TheDiamondMinecart which he started in 2012. On this channel, he primarily played Minecraft. He also holds the Guinness World Record for most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel.

Before this, he used to play Pokemon and CS: GO in 2009. He renamed the channel DanTDM in 2016. He also wrote a book named Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal in the same year which became the New York Times Best Seller for hardcover graphic books for almost three months.

DanTDM has also starred in a web series called Creates a Big Scene which premiered on YouTube Red. He currently has 25.7 Million subscribers and 3,547 videos on his channel.

  • Earnings in 2020: $18 Million
  • Net Worth: $35 Million

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5. Ryan Kaji (YT Channel: Ryan’s World)

Ryan’s World is probably the most popular YouTube channel among kids. The channel features videos of Ryan Kaji reviewing toys, DIY science experiences, and completing various channels. Ryan’s mom had quit his full-time job to work on this channel. Earlier, it was called Ryan ToysReview but they later renamed it.

The family currently runs nine YouTube channels. They also have Spanish and Japanese channels. Most of the toys Ryan reviews are donated to charity, friends, and family. Ryan’s World also has a branded clothing and toys line which is also named “Ryan’s World.”

This line was launched in 2018 exclusive to Walmart and has made over $250 million only in 2020. It is now available in other stores as well. Apart from this, Ryan also has a deal with Amazon, and Nickelodeon for a television series.

  • Earnings in 2020: $29.5 Million
  • Net Worth: $32 Million

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6. Markiplier (Mark Edward Fischbach)

Markiplier has a YouTube channel with 30.5 million subscribers and 3,060 videos where he posts comedy sketches and video game commentary. He joined YouTube in 2012 and started doing sketch comedy where he played every character in the sketch. This is how he got the name which is a mix between Mark and Multiplier.

After that, YouTube banned his Adsense account, and he had to create another channel called MarkiplierGAME where he focused on Let’s Play videos. By 2018, he gained more than 20 million subscribers on this channel.

He also created another channel called Unus Annus with Ethan Nestor in 2019 that they deleted after a year. Markiplier also has a massively successful podcast called “Distractible.”

  • Earnings in 2020: $19.5 Million
  • Net Worth: $28 Million

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7. Ninja (Richard Tyler Blevins)

Ninja is a full-time YouTube star who is also known as a pro-gamer. He never graduated from high school, and never went to college. Instead, he started playing Halo 3 professional and started streaming it.

He had played for Cloud9, Team Liquid, Renegades, and Luminosity Gaming. He also used to play PUBG and Fortnite on Twitch. Currently, Ninja has over 23.9 million subscribers and 1,5303 videos.

Apart from YouTube, Ninja also streams on Twitch and is a Facebook Gaming partner. He also joined Mixer and left Twitch in 2018 but then Mixer shut down in 2020, and Ninja returned.

  • Earnings in 2020:
  • Net Worth: $25 Million

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8. Logan Paul

Logan Paul is the elder of the Paul brothers duo and has 23.2 million subscribers, and 721 videos on his channel. He started making YouTube videos when he was ten years old for a channel called Zoosh. In 2013, he started his own channel, and also started posting on “Vine.”

He was the most popular creator on Vine in 2015. Now, Logan Paul has also started participating in boxing matches. He fought against KSI, whom you’ll meet down this list. He also had the infamous boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in 2021 where he bagged approximately $10 million.

Logan Paul also acts in various TV shows and writes the screenplay. He regularly appears at boxing, MMA shows, and also appeared on WWE Wrestlemania 37.

  • Earnings in 2020: $16 Million
  • Net Worth: $25 Million

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9. Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson)

Mr. Beast might be the most generous YouTube creator who regularly holds real giveaways, and donates a major portion of his earnings. He started posting videos on YouTube when he was 13 years old that were about other YouTube stars’ wealth and gameplays.

He has now become a philanthropist and regularly does challenger videos that give away thousands of dollars in donations. Recently, Mr.Beast posted a video based on the popular Netflix series Squid Game which tool $3.5 million to create, and he gave away the cash prize of $623,000 to the winner.

Mr.Beast currently has 85 million subscribers and he has posted 716 videos. He also has a gaming channel that gained 10 million subs in the first year only. He had also hired his friends to help him run the channel.

  • Earnings in 2020: $24 Million
  • Net Worth: $25 Million

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10. Rhett & Link (James McLaughlin & Charles Lincoln)

The Rhett & Link YouTube channel with over 4.99 million subscribers and 342 videos. James and Charles dub themselves as “Internetainers” and are massively popular for creating and posting the YouTube series “Good Mythical Morning.”

This series got the name from a day when Rhett and Link were caught writing swear words on their desks, and there weren’t allowed to go to recess and had to stay inside. They were given coloring books that had mythical creatures in them.

James and Charles met in the first grade in an elementary school in North Carolina. They also made a documentary about this meeting and named it “Looking for Ms. Locklear.” Currently, they have five YouTube channels, and also own “Smosh.”

  • Earnings in 2020: $20 Million
  • Net Worth: $24 Million

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11. Vanoss Gaming (Evan Fong)

Vanoss Gaming has over 25.6 million subscribers and 1,471 videos. Evan Fong is a music producer, video game commentator, and DJ. He drop out his sophomore year to focus on his YouTube channel. He performs and produces music as Rynx.

In October 2019, he released his first album, and then released a remixed version in July 2020.

Vanoss Gaming got his name VANOS which is a variable valve timing system produced by BMW. He regularly posts montage-style videos and plays games with other creators on his channel.

  • Earnings in 2020: $15 Million
  • Net Worth: $23 Million

Visit Vanoss Gaming on YouTube

12. Jake Paul

Jake Paul is a YouTuber-turned boxer with more than 20.4 million subscribers and a 4-0 record. He is the younger brother of Logan Paul who is also a YouTuber and boxer. Jake started his content creation career in 2013 on Vine and started posting on YouTube in 2014.

Jake started Team 10 in 2018 and released a single named “It’s Everyday Bro.” The song hit 91st rank on the Billboard Hot 100. He started his boxing career in 2018 with a TKO in the first round against another YouTuber AnEsonGib.

He is known to give interesting challenges to his opponents. Jake’s most prominent win came against the former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in August 2021.

  • Earnings in 2020: $19 Million
  • Net Worth: $22 Million

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13. James Charles

James Charles started his YouTube channel in December 2015 where he started posting makeup tutorials, fashion videos, etc. He also started a clothing line called Sisters Apparel, and makeup collection. In 2021, James has over 24.4 million subscribers and 370 videos on his channel.

James has had a tough past where he got bullied in High School. He started doing makeup after helping his friend do hers for a dance at school. He then taught himself professionally and started creating tutorial videos.

In 2016, James Charles became the first male ambassador for CoverGirl and worked alongside Katy Perry. He is also extremely successful on Instagram.

  • Earnings in 2020: $14 Million
  • Net Worth: $22 Million

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14. Preston (Preston Blaine Arsement)

Preston Arsement, also known as PrestonPlayZ has a YouTube channel with 18.5 million subscribers and 3,792 videos. He has been on YouTube for almost ten years now. He started at TBNRfrags, and then changed his name to PrestonPlayZ in 2012.

Currently, his channel’s name is Preston where he plays games, do challenges, pranks, and vlogs. He runs five YouTube channels, and all of them are very successful. Preston’s wife BriannaPlayZ also has a YouTube channel with over 3 million subscribers.

Preston also has other members of his family running successful YouTube channels. They frequently appear in his videos as well.

  • Earnings in 2020: $14 Million
  • Net Worth: $20 Million

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15. Lily Singh

Lily Singh is a Canadian YouTube star having Indian origin, and she is probably the most popular female YouTuber on our list. She started her YouTube channel in 2010 where she posted videos under the name IISuperwomenII.

The inspiration behind this came from her childhood belief that she could do anything. She also has a degree in Psychology from York University. In 2011, she start SuperwomanVlogs which is now known as Lily Singh Vlogs.

In 2017, Lily Singh had also won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite YouTube Star and her fourth Steamy Award. Currently, Lily Singh has 14.7 million subscribers and 844 videos.

  • Earnings in 2020: $11.5 Million
  • Net Worth: $20 Million

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16. Like Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya)

Like Nastya is a Russian YouTube star with 83 million subscribers and 645 videos. Anastasia was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, and doctors believed that she would never speak or talk. However, God had different plans for here.

Her family started the Like Nastya YouTube channel in 2016, and her palsy had vanished by then. They started unboxing toys, reviewing them, and also showed their travels and trips to amusement parks in different countries.

Anastasia’s family used their savings to support the YouTube channel initially. Now, they live in Florida, and the channel earns enough to support them for years.

  • Earnings in 2020: $18.5 Million
  • Net Worth: $20 Million

Visit Like Nastya on YouTube

17. Blippi (Stevin John)

Blippi is a former loadmaster in the US Air Force who is now a full-time YouTuber. He now has a YouTube channel with 14.3 million subscribers where he posts education videos for kids. His videos amass billions of views and are among the most popular videos for kids.

Stevin got the idea after he saw his nephew watching low-quality videos on YouTube. He started in 2014 and did all the work himself. His blue and orange beanie cap and his blue shirt which turned him into Blippi are a trademark now.

Currently, his videos, toys, and accessories form the major portion of his earnings. He is massively popular among kids.

  • Earnings in 2020: $17 Million
  • Net Worth: $20 Million

Visit Blippi on YouTube

18. KSI (JJ Olatunji)

KSI is the third YouTuber-turned boxer on this list. He has had boxing matches against both the Paul brothers. He had defeated Logan Paul in his second fight, and his fight against Jake was a majority draw.

Apart from boxing, KSI has a very successful YouTube channel with 14.4 million subscribers and 1,132 videos. He posts gaming commentary videos, Vlogs, reactions, and many other types of videos on his channel.

KSI started on YouTube in 2008 as JideJunior and then registered his current account as KSIOlajideBT in 2009. He used to post gaming commentary videos of FIFA on this channel.

  • Earnings in 2020: $8 Million
  • Net Worth: $16 Million

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19. David Dobrik

David Dobrik is a Slovakian YouTube star with 18.3 million subscribers and 529 videos on his channel. Before YouTube, he also had a very successful career on Vine with more than 1 million followers before the app shut down. He started his YouTube channel in 2015 where he posted comedy videos based on real-life situations.

David also posted semi-scripted skits that quickly got popular among fans. He also started another channel in 2016 called David Dobrik Took where he posted challenge videos and blooper reels.

He started his third channel in 2018 called Views Podcast where he posted the video version of his podcast Views with Jason Nash.

  • Earnings in 2020: $12 Million
  • Net Worth: $15 Million

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20. Roman Atwood Vlogs

Roman Atwood has a very successful YouTube channel with 15.5 million subscribers and 1,694 videos. He has been creating videos since he was in high school. He also created a series of DVDs named Nerd Herd. Roman sold them to the Warped Tour in 2006.

In 2016, Roman started posting prank videos that went viral and helped him to rise to fame. He was only the second YouTube to receive more than one Diamond Play button. He had hit the 10 million subscribers mark on both of his YouTube channels.

Roman’s pranks led to a movie named Natural Born Pranksters, and he also has his own line of merchandise.

  • Earnings in 2020: $10 Million
  • Net Worth: $14.5 Million

Visit Roman Atwood Vlogs on YouTube

Quick Overview: Top 20 Richest YouTubers in the World in 2021

  1. Jeffree Star– Net worth of $200 Million
  2. Dude Perfect- Net worth of $50 Million
  3. PewDiePie- Net worth of $40 Million
  4. DanTDM- Net worth of $35 Million
  5. Ryan’s World- Net worth of $32 Million
  6. Markiplier- Net worth of $28 Million
  7. Ninja- Net worth of $25 Million
  8. Logan Paul- Net worth of $25 Million
  9. Mr. Beast- Net worth of $25 Million
  10. Rhett and Link- Net worth of $24 Million
  11. Vanoss Gaming- Net worth of $23 Million
  12. Jake Paul- Net worth of $22 Million
  13. James Charles- Net worth of $22 Million
  14. Preston- Net worth of $20 Million
  15. Lily Singh– Net worth of $20 Million
  16. Like Nastya- Net worth of $20 Million
  17. Blippi- Net worth of $20 Million
  18. KSI- Net worth of $16 Million
  19. David Dobrik- Net worth of $15 Million
  20. Roman Atwood- Net worth of $14.5 Million

These are the richest, highest-grossing, and most popular YouTubers in the world right now.

This list might make you feel like quitting everything and start working on that lucrative career of a YouTuber. However, it isn’t as easy as it appears currently. You will have to put in a fair share of work in the right direction.

If you are consistent, creative, hard-working, and realize how to offer value to your audience, you might end up in these types of lists someday.

Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.
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