Over the years YouTube has emerged as a go-to place for creative content. The video sharing platform has managed to draw millions and millions of users who flock to consume the content shared on the site. From educative, to comedy, to interactive, to intriguing, to even daring videos that keep the viewers on edge and yearning for more. And with that the platform has cultivated and moulded less known people to become YouTube stars. In the process, these YouTubers have created names for themselves and gained millions of subscribers, who come back to view videos they post. Thus, YouTube has become sort of their daily jobs, earning them more money that most people in formal employment.
Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group from Frisco, Texas which routinely uploads videos to YouTube. The group consists of twins Cory and Coby Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney, all of whom are former high school basketball players and college roommates at Texas A&M University. The members of the group hold many Guinness World Records. The most popular content created by Dude Perfect consists primarily of videos depicting various trick shots and stunts cut together with upbeat music mixed in. The group also regularly uploads videos of “battles,” where the individual members of Dude Perfect compete against one another in a good-natured game or contest usually featuring elements and creative spins on different sports and a unique set of rules.
2. Logan Paul
$11,688 per minute of YouTube video
Logan Alexander Paul is an American internet personality, actor, boxer, director and musician. Paul first gained fame through videos shared on former Internet video service Vine, later moving to Facebook and YouTube after the platform’s shutdown. Paul’s television and film work includes guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Weird Loners, and roles in films The Thinning and The Space Between Us. He has been the subject of much controversy and legal issues, including an outcry after he filmed a suicide victim and posted the footage on his YouTube channel.
3. Jeffree Star
$10,077.99 per minute of YouTube video
Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.) is an American Internet celebrity, beauty YouTuber, makeup artist, model, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter. He is the founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. By 2006, Star had become the most followed person on MySpace. He frequently used the platform to promote his music career.
4. Jake Paul
$8,511.14 per minute of YouTube video
Jake Joseph Paul is an American actor, Internet personality and YouTuber who rose to fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul first came into prominence for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.
$6,538.51 per minute of YouTube video
Evan Fong, is a Canadian internet personality, video game commentator, and music producer. He is best known under his online pseudonym VanossGaming (often shortened to Vanoss), where he posts montage-style videos on YouTube of him and other creators playing various video games. Aside from this, he produces music under the name Rynx, and served as a creative director for the video game Dead Realm, and as a voice actor for the YouTube Premium series Paranormal Action Squad. He has been recognized as a central figure in the subculture of video game commentary, with publications attributing his massive popularity to his sense of authenticity.
6. Ryan ToysReview
$5,204.92 per minute of YouTube video
Ryan ToysReview is a children’s YouTube channel. The channel features Ryan Kaji, along with his mother (Loann Kaji), father (Shion Kaji), and twin sisters (Emma and Kate). Usually, his channel releases a new video every day. The channel is a mash-up of personal vlog and ‘unboxing’ video, a blend of innocent childhood antics and relentless, often overwhelming consumerism.
$3,319.71 per minute of YouTube video
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber, comedian, and gamer–commentator known for his YouTube video content, which mainly consists of Let’s Play videos and comedic formatted shows. His channel is the most subscribed and viewed channel operated by a single individual. Kjellberg’s most noted YouTube content is his Let’s Play commentaries, traditionally of horror video games and Minecraft, although he often produces other forms of comedic content. His content has been praised as genuine and unfiltered, but also received as abrasive, and in some cases met with controversy. Due to his popularity, his coverage of indie games has created an Oprah effect, boosting sales for titles he plays.
$1,487.74 per minute of YouTube video
Daniel Robert Middleton, known online as DanTDM (formerly The Diamond Minecart), is a British YouTube personality, professional gamer, and author. His online video channels have covered many video games, mainly the popular game Minecraft. His channel has been listed among the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom. He has earned several Kids’ Choice Awards as well as set Guinness World Records for his gaming and presenting.
$1,393.41 per minute of YouTube video
Mark Edward Fischbach, known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTuber. Fischbach is primarily known for his playthroughs of indie and horror games. Markiplier has been known for his sensationalized video game commentary, involving yelling, screaming, cursing, and even crying during his Let’s Play videos.
$1,075.57 per minute of YouTube video
Seán William McLoughlin, better known as Jacksepticeye, is an Irish YouTuber and actor, best known for his vlogs and comedic Let’s Play series. McLoughlin has been critical of the changing algorithms and policies at YouTube, voicing his dissatisfaction. McLoughlin has participated in charity fundraisers that have raised millions of US dollars for charity.