Youtube is the biggest video streaming company in the world providing a platform for millions of people to create and share content easily all the while making money for the content they create.
Here are the highest paid Youtube stars of 2016
10. Colleen Ballinger (Estimated $5 Million/yr)
Colleen has 3 youtube channels personal YouTube channel, PsychoSoprano, and a vlog channel, Colleen Vlogs. Her total Youtube channel views have surpassed 2 billion. In 2016 Colleen got her very own Netflix series called “Haters Gonna Hate” which has been renewed for a second season.
9. Rhett and Link (Estimated $5 million/yr)
Rhett and Link are an Internet comedy duo consisting of Rhett James McLaughli and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III. They are know for there viral videos, comedy songs, ten-episode TV series Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings for IFC. They also have a daily morning talk show called “Good Mythical Morning”
8.German Garmendia (Estimated $5.5 million/yr)
German(26) is a Chilean Youtuber best know for his Youtube channels HolaSoyGerman and JuegaGerman which have over 45 million subscribers. He is the first Youtuber to obtain 2 diamond play buttons.
7. Markiplier (Estimated $5.5 million/yr)
Mark Edward Fischbach (27), known by his online pseudonym Markiplier. As of January 2017, his channel has over 6.3 billion total video views,15.9 million subscribers, and is the 20th most subscribed channel on YouTube.
6. Tyler Oakley (Estimated $6 million/yr)
Mathew Tyler Oakley (27), known as Tyler Oakley, is an American YouTube and podcast personality, author and activist dedicated to LGBT youth, LGBT rights. Tyler has over 8 million subscribers and over 600,000,000 views.
5. Rosanna Pansino (Estimated $6 million/yr)
Rosanna M. Pansino is an American baker, actress, and YouTube personality. Her Youtube channel Nerdy Nummies has over 7.5 million subscribers and over 1.7 billion views.
4. Smosh (Estimated $7 million/yr)
Smosh is a sketch comedy duo consisting of Ian Andrew Hecox (29) and Daniel Anthony Padilla(29) commonly called Anthony. As of December 2016, the Smosh channel has over 22 million subscribers and 6 billion video views.
3. Lilly Singh (Estimated $7.5 million/yr)
Lilly Singh (28) is a Canadian YouTube personality,actress, comedian, and vlogger. She is better known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII. Since Lilly began her channel in October 2010, her videos have gained over 1.6 billion views, and her channel has amassed over 10.5 million subscribers.
2. Roman Atwood (Estimated $8 million/yr)
Roman Bernard Atwood (33) is an American YouTube personality, vlogger and comedian with two Youtube channels one for vlogs and the other a prank channel. His prank videos have gained over 1.39 billion views and a total of 10.1 million subscribers. Altogether he has a total subscriber count of 20.3 million subscribers.
1. PewDiePie (Estimated $15 million/yr)
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg better known by his online name PewDiePie is a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer, best known for his Let’s Play commentaries and vlogs on YouTube. PewDiePie (27) is the most subscribed channel on Youtube and has reached over 51 million subscribers as of December 2016 it has reached over 14 billion video views.