Video-sharing is yet to find a better medium since the beginning of YouTube in 2005. With the number of daily users currently floating around 13,000,000,000 and still growing, it’s rare to lack audience for good quality videos. And the interesting story is: anyone can make a free account, start sharing videos and most importantly, start earning money. Many YouTubers now depend on making videos to earn for a living, with some of the most popular YouTubers fiercely competing for spots on the list of the richest YouTubers, earning millions of dollars monthly.

What kind of video does one need to share? All the wealthiest YouTubers are making videos of what they enjoy most doing, including playing video games and reviewing toys. One big secret is patience and good content quality.

Top 10 Richest YouTubers of 2018 – Let’s quickly look at a countdown list


10. Lilly Singh – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $10.5 million

Subscribers: 13 million

YouTube Channel: IISuperwomanII

Singer Lilly Singh is a Canadian vlogger and a comedy video producer on YouTube. She has the credit to the popular superwoman YouTube channel with a current record of over 2 billion views since 2010. Aside from being a YouTube superstar, Lilly Singh has starred in various films such as “Bad Moms” and “Dr. Cabbie” and has recently grown more attention in her acting career which is highly anticipated to go well. But her fortune as of date is on YouTube.

9. Smosh – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $11 million

Subscribers: 23 million

YouTube Channel: Smosh

Smosh is the oldest YouTube channel to make this list, registered since 2005. Smosh is consists of two comedians: Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox focused mainly on parodies and video-game music videos. The duo has won serial awards from their numerous ongoing web series which has a credit of some 7 billion views, though they have had major setbacks. In 2017, Anthony Padilla pulled out from the team and currently has his own YouTube channel.

8. Ryan ToysReview -Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $11 million

Subscribers: 14 million

YouTube channel: Ryan ToysReview

Ryan is the first child YouTube superstar. Only seven years old, Ryan made the most viewed videos on YouTube. He began making YouTube videos in March 2015, with focus on reviewing kid’s toys. As of June 28, Ryan’s channel has a total of 22.6 billion views. His mom recently left her job as a high school chemistry teacher to work fulltime on Ryan’s YouTube channel. Thanks to her efforts in growing a child millionaire.

7. Jake Paul – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $11.5 million

Subscribers: 15 million

YouTube channel: Jake Paul

Jake Paul gained his first online recognition on Vine. He is a musician, an actor and YouTube video producer. His song “Its Everyday Bro” released in 2017 threw more light to success on YouTube after receiving 70 million views in one month. Though older than his elder brother Logan on YouTube, the channel has a credit of more than 4 billion views and he’s estimated to sit stronger on the list of the richest YouTubers for quite some time.

6. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $12.5 million

Subscribers: 63 million

YouTube channel: PewDiePie

The 28 years old Swedish gaming commentator owns the most subscribed YouTube, making him the world’s most popular YouTuber and currently rated one of the richest celebrities on the Internet. Though he’s assumed to have gone beyond his prime time as his net worth has declined in two straight years, Felix Kjellberg’s YouTube earning is estimated at between $30 and $50 million.

5. Logan Paul – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $12.5 million

Subscribers: 17 million

YouTube channel: Logan Paul Vlogs

One of the newest YouTubers to make tremendous success, the 22-year old Logan Paul caught the public eye with the recent Japanese suicide incident. And his popularity has plummeted ever since despite records of a controversial behavior, with a record of 3 billion views in 3 years. Logan is focused on mediocre videos which he presents in a daredevil style. Some think his success would be hard to maintain after a while, but in the meantime, he’s at his peak and blazing for the top of the list alongside his brother Jake.

4. Mark Edward Fischbach – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $12.5 million

Subscribers: 20 million

YouTube channel: Markiplier

Mark Edward is another video game producer on our list of top 10 richest YouTubers of 2018. His focus is on LetsPlay videos and he likes horror and indie video games. Mark is remarkably known for his style of commentary which involves cursing and yelling. He is also a voice actor and has starred on several TV shows aside from running one of the most popular YouTube channels.

3. Dude Perfect – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $14 million

Subscribers: 31 million

YouTube channel: Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect consists of 5 members; the Cotton twins Coby and Cory and their high school friends. The team’s focus is mostly on sports activities and they always feature professional athletes which made their success swift. Aside from running one of the most subscribed YouTube channels, the crew has their own mobile app available on Android and iOS platforms where users can access their videos.

2. Evan Fong – Richest YouTubers

Earnings: $15.5 million

Subscribers: 23 million

YouTube channel: VanossGaming

Born in Canada in 1992, Evan Fong is sitting just a million dollar away from Daniel, despite having more number of subscribers. And he is the second YouTuber on our list earning money from playing video games. Unlike the current richest YouTuber, Evan covers various game genre and widely known for his premium video editing style. He co-authored Paranormal Action Squad, a computer-animated series and has also worked as a creative director on a video game. Evan who has recorded almost 10 billion views created the video gaming channel in September 2011.

1. Daniel Middleton – Richest YouTubers

Estimated Earnings: $16.5 million

Subscribers: 19 million

YouTube channel: DanTDM

If you used to think that playing video games is a waste of time, you need to think again. Daniel Middleton is currently the richest man on YouTube because he makes Minecraft videos. He’s 27 years old and from the United Kingdom. Though his entire success is not only on YouTube, Daniel has published many comic books and have starred in a number of TV shows aside from owning the most profitable YouTube channel where he makes his biggest fortune.