20 Richest YouTubers by Net Worth
When YouTube was created back in 2005, who would have thought that it would go on to shape politics, create a new kind of job and give us Justin Bieber? For the Canadian singer, YouTube was really just a platform for kicking off his career but for others YouTube has become a career in itself: one that can be very lucrative indeed. So, who are the richest YouTubers by net worth?
All figures in US dollars.
20. Trisha Paytas
Net worth: $4 millionBeing a YouTube content creator was one of those jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago. Struggling to get her acting career off the ground, Trisha Paytas started her first YouTube channel in 2007. It was originally dedicated to director Quentin Tarantino but soon started to focus on fashion, lifestyle and relationship advice. Another channel followed in 2014, while Trisha continues to act, star in reality shows and sing. Money Inc. puts her net worth at $4 million.
19. Liza Koshy
Net worth: $4 millionLiza Koshy’s originally posted her videos on Vine and by the time that platform closed down in 2017, she had more than 5 million followers. However, she had already started a YouTube channel too. Here her comedic videos — often about serious issues — gained her more than 10 million followers faster than anybody else. She has branched into Hollywood movies and TV shows and Wealthy Gorilla says that she has a net worth of $4 million.
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18. The Dolan Twins
Net worth: $5 millionThe Dolan Twins are proof that creating YouTube content can be one of the highest-paying jobs for Generation Z. Ethan and Grayson Dolan started out by posting comedy videos on Vine but YouTube had been great for their pockets too. Between them, the brothers are worth $5 million, according to Naibuzz.
17. Germán Garmendia
Net worth: $9 millionNot all YouTube stars post their videos in English. Germán Garmendia is from Chile and is one of the biggest Spanish-language YouTube stars. Known mostly for comedy videos, he also has a band and posts their music videos on YouTube. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has $9 million to his name.
16. Jake Paul
Net worth: $11.5 millionJake Paul first shot to fame on Vine, where he started posting videos when he was sixteen. This landed him a role in the comedy series Bizaardvark. After he left the series, he started focusing on YouTube, where his videos are mostly vlogs and prank videos that have landed him in hot water numerous times. Business Insider says that he has a net worth of $11.5 million.
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15. Shane Dawson
Net worth: $12 millionShane Dawson started posting on YouTube in 2008 and is one of the platform’s first stars. Back then his work was mostly comedy. A channel focusing on conspiracy theories followed in 2015 and one that features docu-series in 2017. According to Business Insider, he has a net worth of $12 million.
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14. Roman Atwood
Net worth: $12 millionRoman Atwood has two YouTube channels: one featuring vlogs and one featuring prank videos. His pranks led to a movie called Natural Born Pranksters and he also has his own line of merchandise. Techie + Gamers says he has a net worth of $12 million.
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13. James Charles
Net worth: $12 millionJames Charles is living proof that male make-up gurus don’t necessarily have to do drag queen make-up. The controversial beauty YouTuber and make-up artist even became CoverGirl’s first male spokesmodel when he was just seventeen years old. According to Wealthy Gorilla, he has a net worth of $12 million.
Net worth: $14 millionWouldn’t it be great to retire at 40 and spend your days playing video games? While British YouTuber Ali-A – or Alastair Aiken — technically hasn’t retired yet and still has more than a decade to go before hitting 40, he does spend his time playing video games while filming himself. His videos featuring running commentary while playing Call of Duty and other games have earned him a net worth of $14 million, according to Naibuzz.
Net worth: $15 millionNinja a.k.a. Tyler Blevins shattered Twitch’s record for largest concurrent viewing audience by and individual and then broke that record again a month later. On YouTube, he’s mostly known for streaming Fortnite. Along with the money he makes from streaming, he has some lucrative sponsorship deals. Celebrity Net Worth puts his fortune at $15 million.
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10. Lilly Singh
Net worth: $16 millionLilly Singh has definitely been doing it right. The Canadian star, who also goes by the name Superwoman, started posting comedy videos on YouTube in 2010. She has collaborated with a host of famous personalities, including Seth Rogen, one of the wealthiest Canadian actors. She also has her own TV show and is considered one of the most powerful people in comedy. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lilly has $16 million to her name.
9. John Green
Net worth: $17 millionFor John Green, creating content for YouTube is really just a very lucrative sideline. He and his brother Hank have several YouTube channels, including an educational series. However, John’s day job is being a best-selling, award-winning writer of novels like The Fault in Our Stars. Celebrity Net Worth says he has a fortune of $17 million.
8. Logan Paul
Net worth: $19 millionLogan Paul first started making a name for himself on Vine but also started his YouTube channel in 2013. He has also had some acting roles in TV series like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and has collaborated with Dwayne Johnson. Like his younger brother Jake, however, Logan has been involved in quite a few controversies during his career. Still, Wealthy Gorilla says that he has a net worth of $19 million.
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Net worth: $20 millionDo it right and being a social media influencer can be one of those jobs in Canada that pay over $400k a year. VanossGaming is the pseudonym of Evan Fong, who has definitely been doing it right. He started out by creating gaming videos on YouTube and has since become involved in creating video games. The Canadian YouTube star is also a music producer and, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $20 million.
6. Dude Perfect
Net worth: $20 millionDude Perfect consists of twin brothers Cory and Coby Cotton as well as Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and Tyler Toney. The former college roommates started out by posting viral videos of trickshots. Their sports-related videos have gained them a massive following, a mobile app, a TV show and collaborations with some of the biggest names in sports, including the richest female athlete of 2019, Serena Williams. Dude Perfect’s own net worth is $20 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla.
5. Ryan Kaji
Net worth: $22 millionRyan Kaji is not only one of the richest YouTube stars but also one of the youngest. He was only four years old when he began starring in videos on his own YouTube channel, which also features his parents and sisters. The channel was called Ryan Toys Review but has since been renamed Ryan’s World. Eight-year-old Ryan now has his own line of toys, an app and a TV series. WikiNetWorth puts his net worth at $22 million.
Net worth: $24 millionMarkiplier, whose real name is Mark Fischbach, has a YouTube channel popular for his over-the-top playthroughs of video games. He’s also collaborated with several other YouTubers and celebrities and has a few acting credits to his name. Well on his way to become one of the most generous millionaires, Markiplier has raised huge amounts of money for charity, through fundraising streams and other endeavours. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has $24 million to his name.
Net worth: $30 millionPewDiePie is the pseudonym of Felix Kjellberg, who started his YouTube channel in 2019 by posting gaming-commentary videos. He later branched into comedy, music and vlogs too and now has the most subscribed and viewed channel by an individual. The Swede’s influence is so big that when he plays an indie game, it immediately boosts that game’s sales. According to Wealthy Gorilla, his net worth is $30 million.
Net worth: $30 millionDanTDM — or Daniel Middleton — started his first YouTube channel, which was dedicated to Pokémon, in 2010. In 2013 he started another gaming channel aimed at children between the ages of five and ten and focusing mainly on Minecraft. He went on to star in a web series and to create his own best-selling graphic novel. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he now has a fortune of $30 million.
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1. Jeffree Star
Net worth: $50 millionYou can try celeb beauty tips or you can listen to the experts: Jeffree Star, for instance. Jeffree has had a social media following since the days of MySpace, where he had a blog about beauty, fame and life in general. He had a music career for a while and then, in 2014, started his own cosmetics brand. A YouTube channel featuring make-up tutorials followed, basically to promote his brand. The channel took on a life of its own and now Jefree is worth $50 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla.