A Look into some of Youtube’s Highest Earners

Katie Dodshon

Katie Dodshon

July 04 • 3 minute read

It is no secret that there is a LOT of money in the Youtube business if you’re as successful as some of the stars out there. We’re taking a look at some of the most popular Youtube stars who have built their career around Youtube, making their millions and living their best life.

Turns out, the highest earning Youtuber out there is not what you’d expect. Ryan ToysReview is a seven year old boy from Los Angeles, California, who has made a huge $22 million through his toy reviewing videos. “Ryan loves Toys. Toys Review for kids by a kid! Join Ryan to see him play with toys and review toys for kids! Ryan will also love doing fun and easy science experiments for kids!” is Ryan ToysReview’s Youtube Bio, proving the popularity of this channel has came from children and parents alike.

Ryan’s channel began back in 2015, when he was just 4 years old, reviewing toys and enjoying joining in the fun of making videos similar to what he enjoyed to watch on Youtube. Since then, Ryan’s channel has racked up a whopping 30,320,169,572 views. Due to the popularity of his channel, Ryan now has a show with Nickelodeon named ‘Ryan’s Mystery Playdate’, which first aired in April 2019.

Jeffree Star is another Youtube phenomenon whose career has been massively built around Youtube. After first coming on the scene on MySpace, Star created his Youtube channel back in 2006, to share makeup tutorials and music. Since then, Star has became a makeup guru and launched Jeffree Star Cosmetics from popularity of his channel.

Since Jeffree Star’s Youtube channel was created, the channel has had 1,755,025,478 views with 15 million people subscribed. Now famous among many social media networks, especially Instagram, it is no surprise that Jeffree Star earned a huge $18 million through this channel.

Of course, brothers Jake and Logan Paul have both made a killing from their individual channels. Jake Paul is the youngest of the pair and also ranked as the second highest earning Youtuber on Forbes 2018 list. Jake’s channel features comedy and lifestyle videos, racking up a total of 5,950,630,967 views since creating the channel back in 2013. Just last year, Jake Paul went head to head in a boxing match with another Youtuber KSI, in which 800,000 people forked out $10 to view. Not only does Jake Paul earn his money through Youtube, he has now launched his own clothing line – we’re seeing a running theme with these Youtube stars…

Logan Paul, despite his controversial content giving him a setback in 2018, Logan Paul has still managed to climb up the Youtube ladder and make himself millions. After filming in a Japanese forest, near to what appeared to be a body hanging from a tree, Logan Paul faced backlash and had his Youtube account suspended for 3 months for violating Google’s policies. Despite this, he is still in the rankings for one of the highest earning Youtube stars. His account was created in 2015 and he has racked up 4,537,184,893 views since then. With 19 million subscribers, even after his controversy, it is no surprise Logan Paul is up there on the highest earning list.

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