Ask somebody from this generation what they do for entertainment – YouTube is the answer. It has become the one-stop platform for movies, music and casual entertainment. And it is all possible because of the wonderful creators the platform has attracted. While some may look down upon them, the reality is that they make a ton of money. The basic source of revenue on YouTube is through views that is the amount of clicks they generate. Apart from that, creators earn from sponsorships for promotions on their channel and for some they also earn by selling their own merchandise.
Here in this blog, we’ll list down the Top 10 richest YouTuber of 2017 based on their channel performance (estimated yearly earning as per SocialBlade).
Pewdiepie is the most subscribed and viewed YouTuber on the platform and for a long time he did not have any competitors. He creates a variety of videos for his audience be it gaming, reaction, rants and more. Apart from his channel earnings, his gaming videos are also sponsored. He is bound to make it to the list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2017 with the estimated yearly channel earnings in the range of $533.1K – $8.5M.
You may not have heard of Dude Perfect but you might have seen some of their popular videos at one point or another. They showcase themselves as a sports and comedy channel but are mostly famous for their crazy trick shot compilations and they seem to be doing well from it. Apart from what they earn from their channel, they have a partnership with Nickelodeon and most of their videos are sponsored. Their estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $504.4K – $8.1M.
Markiplier has been on YouTube for a while now and has uploaded a massive amount of content onto the platform. He has built one heck of a fanbase and a reputation of being one of the nicest gamers on YouTube. Markiplier is also associated with many different mainstream ventures such as Scare Pewdiepie, Smosh The Movie and the TV Show Villanious which is being aired on Cartoon Network. All of this has led him into the list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2017 with an estimated yearly channel earnings in the range of $403.9K – $6.5M.
Jackspeticeye is yet another gamer on the list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2017. He and Markiplier have achieved a similar amount of views for this year from their channel and are good friends as well.They even started uploading videos in the same year, so it’s cool to know that they are earning in similar amounts. He has had some side income from ventures such as voicing a character for a game called Pinstripe and he was also featured in a Disney show as well. His estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $493.7K – $7.9M.
DanTDM is undoubtedly the biggest kid-friendly gamer on the platform with a whopping subscriber base of 16 million. On a daily basis from this channel you can expect a Minecraft video or a random Let’s Play. He has garnered over 2.35 billion views on these videos alone. He also has a second channel called MoreTDM which has been inactive this year. Apart from his channel revenue he earns from gaming sponsorships, merchandise, his own comic book and he got featured in a TV Show called Skylanders Academy. His estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $608.6K – $9.7M.
Logan Paul is one of the biggest vloggers of all time right now and you shouldn’t be surprised to see him on this list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2017. It’s difficult to avoid him as he has garnered over 2.2 billion views for this this year which is immensely impressive for a vlogger. He attracts young audience and his views are mostly on the climb. His estimate yearly channel earnings is in the range of $877.8K – $14M.
You might not know many YouTube channels that specifically focus on Minecraft but as it turns out, Minecraft is very popular among the YouTube audience. Some of the Minecraft channels haven’t grown much but the ones that are big are still growing strong. PopularMMOs is sitting at 12 million subscribers with consistent views which is huge as compared to other channels. So it’s safe to say that Minecraft is one trend that keeps on giving back. His estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $474.8K – $7.6M.
Jake Paul is another big YouTuber that makes it to the list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2017. He has a huge subscriber base of 11 million subscribers to whom he showcases comedy videos, acting, action sports, and crazy adventures. He has acquired substantial and consistent views this year with the estimated yearly channel earnings in the range of $797.1K – $12.8M.
So this channel isn’t particularly a channel that most of you guys watch as it’s believed that most people don’t watch toy reviews. But Ryan Toys Review has proved them wrong with it’s huge subscriber base of 9 million and consistent views. Apart from what he earns from the channel revenue, a lot of the earnings come from toy sponsorships which could be a number that is double of the channel revenue. His estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $1.8M – $28.7M.
Most of the YouTubers on this list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2017 is either gamers or vlogger but you have to agree that people use YouTube for all sorts of things. 5-Minute Crafts is one such unique channel where they showcase valuable life hacks. Their channel growth has been consistent as people know what to expect from their videos. It’s commendable how this channel has grown over a span of one year. It’s estimated yearly channel earnings is in the range of $1.2M – $18.8M.
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