The popular social media platform, YouTube offers users all kinds of content, from educational vlogs to entertainment videos. YouTube has also created vast wealth for a lot of YouTubers globally. A YouTuber is an individual or people that make videos on YouTubers and some of them regard the video sharing platform as their main source of income. In 2019, the whole world was attacked by covid 19, which left many people jobless. If you ask YouTubers, they will tell you that they made the most money during that time when everyone was at home under lockdown. This article lists the richest YouTubers in 2021, with Dude Perfect being the richest.
10. Antony Padilla and Ian Hecox (Smosh): $15 Million
Antony Padilla and Ian Hecox own the Smosh YouTube channel. It is the oldest YouTube channel so far, which began in 2005. This duo is amongst the wealthiest YouTube content creators in 2021, with $11 million and 24 million subscribers. Ian and Antony have been producing parodies and some iconic video game music films. Smosh duo also has numerous continuing web series that have garnered approximately 7 billion views and have won several awards.
9. Lilly Singh: $20 Million
Lilly Singh is a Canadian comedian, video producer, and singer. Her YouTube channel “IISuperwomanII” is listed among the most prominent channels in 2021, with 14 million subscribers. Lilly is also ranked amongst 2021 richest YouTubers. As her channel name suggests, she is a Superwoman because she surpassed $10 million in 2021. Lilly has been in the industry since 2010, and her videos have garnered more than 2 billion views. She has also featured in films like Bad moms, Fahrenheit, Dr Cabbie, etc., which has earned her extra income in 2021.
8. Jake Paul: $22 million
Jake is listed amongst the wealthiest and most prominent people in 2021 who earned handsomely on YouTube. He is a younger brother to Logan Paul. In 2021, this YouTuber earned $11.5 million for his content on YouTube, which promoted him to the list of 10 richest YouTubers in 2021. Jake is a musician, actor and Video producer on YouTube who initially gained acknowledgement on the vine. He began his YouTube career in 2013, and his channel has vastly gained popularity with over 4 billion views on his videos. In 2017, Jake produced a song titled “its Everyday Bro,” which garnered 70 million views within a month but became the 3rd most hated video later. This superstar is hardly 23, and if he keeps away from scandals, he may hold his position as one of the richest YouTubers.
7. Logan Paul: $25 million
Logan Paul is listed the 6th amongst the richest individuals who have earned handsomely on YouTube in 2021. Covid19 pandemic saw many content creators on YouTube vastly creating wealth. His channel has 19 million subscribers and earned him approximately $12.5 million in 2021. Paul had recently committed a suicidal incident. This incident, however, did not affect his career. Many of his followers are afraid that his fame may drop and reduce subscribers if he continues producing disgusting but average videos.
6. Mark Edward Fischbach (Markiplier): $28 Million
Mark Edward was listed amongst the ten richest YouTubers in 2021. He is among you tubers whose channels have many subscribers. Mark’s YouTube channel “Markiplier” has 23 million subscribers, which earned him $12.5 million in 2021. He frequently produces LetsPlay clips and is popularly known for his “over-the-top” clarification style that regularly involves cursing or yelling. Edward loves horror and indie film games that make most of his channel videos cover games like Amnesia, slender or The Dark Descent. Despite being amongst the richest and most prominent YouTubers in 2021, he is also a voice artist featured on many television shows.
5. Jimmy Donaldson (Mr Beast): $30 Million
Jimmy Donaldson is an American celebrity popularly known to his fans as Mr Beast. He is listed among the richest YouTubers in 2021. According to research conducted by Forbes, Mr Beast was the best-paid content creator on YouTube. Jimmy earned 39 million euros in 2021, which made him the best-paid YouTuber. This is the most significant amount YouTube has ever paid before. Mr Beast had 47.8 million YouTube subscribers in 2021, which made his channel the most subscribed channel. His videos are a combination of humor and stunts.
4. Ryan Kaji (Ryan’s World): $32 million
Ryan is the second richest YouTuber in 2021. His YouTube’s channel is Ryan’s World, with 41.7 subscribers. Surprisingly, Ryan is only 9 years old, and his channel had surpassed 30 million subscribers when he was hardly six years. He is listed among the richest YouTubers in 2021, earning $29.5 million at his age. Ryan’s bio is a replica of what he does best because he is crazy about doing fun things like music videos, challenges, skits, science experiments and pretend play. Kaji later turned his content into creative learning videos. These learning videos inspired a lot of children, which made him have more followers.
3. Daniel Middleton (DanTDM): $35 million
Middleton was listed amongst the ten richest YouTubers in 2021. His channel name is DanTDM which has 29.5 million subscribers. In 2021, Daniel had earnings of $11 million. He has made his vast wealth on Minecraft videos. Despite being among the wealthiest YouTubers in 2021, Daniel has also been investing beyond YouTube. He is from the UK, and he has produced numerous comic books and featured in several TV shows like Skylanders Academy and a YouTube ” Red series”. However, most of his money comes from his views on his “Minecraft Videos” and gaming merchandise and sponsorships. He also has another YouTube channel called “MoreTDM,” though it has been dormant for a while.
2. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (PewDiePie): $40 Million
His channel name is PewDiePie, with 96 million subscribers. His channel was among the most subscribed in 2021. Felix is listed among the richest YouTubers in 2021, with $30-$50 million earnings. Felix is a Swedish sporting commentator who is 28 years old. Despite being amongst the richest YouTubers in 2021, his wealth has been declining for the last two years. He is also the book’s publisher, which sold over 112,000 copies. He again presented a web series on YouTube Red called “Scare PewDiePie”.
1. Dude Perfect: $50 Million
Dude Perfect is amongst the wealthiest YouTubers ranked in 2021. They have 43 million subscribers making them the third richest YouTubers. Dude perfect is not a single person but a group of five members. The channel is officially owned by the cotton twins Coby and Cory, but they have been getting great support from their secondary school friends from the beginning. Dude, perfect crew depends on YouTube and has their mobile app named ‘Dude Perfect’ available on Android and iOS. Many of their YouTube clips are sports-centered with elements of humor that have considerably backed the popularity of this YouTube channel. Most of their videos are sponsored by several organizations. Despite that, their clips frequently feature certified celebrities and athletes like Tim McGraw, Tyreke Evans, or Johnny Manziel also aided the rapid victory of the team.
Conclusion about the 10 Richest YouTubers in 2021
Being rich is everyone’s dream and topping the YouTube richest people requires hard work, patience and understanding how the YouTube algorithm works. Since everybody is working extra hard and smart to feature on this coveted list, expect some changes on a yearly basis. It will not be a surprise a few years from now to find an individual in 50th position today topping the 10 richest YouTubers list. It’s also not too late for you to become a YouTuber today and maybe you’ll be on the list a few years to come.
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