You’d Never Guess How Much These YouTube Stars Earned This Year

Given the recognition and brand partnerships that come their way, being a YouTube star today is equivalent to being a Hollywood A-Lister or a superstar athlete. And with millions of fans and hits on their videos, these YouTubers are minting money.

Forbes just released the list of 2018’s top-earning YouTube stars, and the moolah they earned will leave your jaws on the floor.

10. Logan Paul

Making $14.5 million in 2018, Logan Paul of the ‘Paul brothers’, features 10th on the list of the highest earning YouTube stars of 2018. Despite his exit from YouTube’s Google Preferred program wherein he was asked to leave due to his filming in Japan of apparent suicide, he still came out on top as loyal fans continued to subscribe to his page.

Logan Paul in one of his videos 

9. PewDiePie

Probably one of the most popular YouTubers in India, especially after his sarcastic ‘tiff’ with T-Series, this Swedish gamer is the most followed YouTuber with 72.5 Million followers. Making about $15.5 million a year, advertises shell out up to $450,000 for a sponsored video!

PewDiePie in a video. 

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8. Jacksepticeye

Usually criticised for his use of foul language, this video gamer still rises to the top as the most popular YouTuber in Ireland. Earning $16 million this year, Seán McLoughlin even decided to do a series for Disney and is developing exclusive content for live-streaming platform Twitch.

Jacksepticeye sharing his love for pizza. 

7. Vanoss Gaming

Gamer Evan Fong uses his wit to keep his fans interested as they watch him play mainstream games like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. This Canadian YouTube Star made $17 million this year.

Evan Fong at a Gala. 

6. Markiplier

Mark in a video.

Mark Fischbach started his YouTube channel in 2012 when his life hit rock bottom. He broke up with his girlfriend, had been laid off from his desk job and had an adrenal-gland tumour removed, which surgeons discovered when they went to take out his appendix. He says:

"“A whole bunch of things happened that made me feel like I didn’t have any control in my life, so I had to do something.”" - Markiplier 

This PS4 gamer has 22.4 million YouTube subscribers and has earned $17.5 million this year.

5. Jeffree Star

Famous since the Myspace era and responsible for some of the greatest drag looks, Jeffree Star has reinvented himself as a beauty mogul. This make-up artist made $18 million this year and has now co-founded Jeffree Star Cosmetics - which sells an estimated $100 million-plus of eye shadow, lipstick and highlighters annually.

Jeffree Star is doing alright. 

4. DanTDM

Daniel Middleton in his video. 

This British gamer who specialises in MineCraft has been playing on-camera since six years and earned $18.5 million this year. With a following of 20.7 million sbscribers , Daniel Middleton also sells merchandise and books out his tours.

3. Dude Perfect

The crew of Dude Perfect. 

Dude Perfect is a YouTube channel with a five man army- Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney. This sports crew specialises in intricate trick shots and made $20 million in 2018.

2. Jake Paul

Jake Paul in Shane Dawson’s video. 

The other Paul brother earned a career-best income from his thriving merchandise business. He made $21.5 million this year alone. With over 3.5 billion views on his rap video, this YouTuber is riding on success.

1. Ryan ToysReview

Believe it or not, this seven-year-old is the highest earning YouTube star of 2018. Ryan is just your average kid who likes to review his toys. With 17 million followers, Ryan made $22 million this year! He will probably be one of the first seven-year-olds who is able to pay for a college education himself!

Ryan’s Toys Review 

(Source: Forbes)

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