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The Best YouTubers Of All Time 

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With YouTube increasingly showing up in the headlines, some of the best YouTubers in the business are crossing over into the mainstream. Whether due to success or controversy, popular YouTubers are becoming more influential in the media world. What are the best YouTube channels? Vote below to help decide.  

The biggest YouTubers produce an incredibly diverse range of content. Some of the funniest people on YouTube have had viral success with comedic videos. Jenna Marbles first emerged with a viral video titled "How to Trick People into Thinking You're Good Looking," and now produces weekly videos that range in topic and tone.

PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, has been one of the biggest YouTubers in the game for years and produces gaming videos, as well as comedic content. Other YouTubers with the most subscribers include Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Nigahiga, Smosh, Liza Koshy, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, and Lilly Singh.

Some of the biggest YouTubers have appeared in recent headlines across the world. Logan Paul made headlines for a controversial video featuring footage of a suicide victim. Trisha Paytas became a trending topic across the UK for her brief stint on Celebrity Big Brother

Out of this eclectic cast of characters and creators, who are the best YouTube personalities? Vote up your favorite YouTube stars and vote down the worst YouTubers. (You know, the ones you think are the most annoying YouTubers.) Feel free to add anyone you feel is missing. And for more on your favorite YouTubers, check out this list on the best YouTube stars under 25.

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MrBeast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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YouTuber who is known for his MrBeast channel. He has gained widespread popularity there for his video series Worst Intros on YouTube, as well as his frequent gameplay videos.

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PewDiePie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish producer of Let's Play videos on YouTube. Since 15 August 2013, PewDiePie's channel has been the most ...more

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Jacksepticeye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Seán William McLoughlin (born 7 February 1990), better known through his online pseudonym Jacksepticeye (or simply Jack), is an Irish producer, game commentator, and internet personality, ...more
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David Dobrik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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David Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is an American YouTuber from Slovakia. He has received over 5,000,000 subscribers on his main YouTube channel and was previously part of a collaborative channel ...more
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Rhett and Link is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Rhett James McLaughlin (born October 11, 1977) and Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal III (born June 1, 1978), better known as Rhett & Link, are an American comedy duo. Self-styled as ...more
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Shane Dawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, writer, comedian, actor, director, musician, and media personality. He was one of the first ...more
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Liza Koshy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Elizabeth Koshy (born March 31, 1996) is an American actress, YouTube personality and comedian. She stars as Violet Adams in the Hulu original television series Freakish (2016–present). Among ...more

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Markiplier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTube personality. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is ...more

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Ryan Higa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Ryan Higa (born June 6, 1990), also known as nigahiga (), is an American comedian, YouTuber, and actor. He is known for his comedy videos on YouTube. Higa's YouTube channel, nigahiga, was the ...more
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Safiya Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Safiya Nygaard (born July 16, 1992) is an actress, comedian, and writer, who first gained fame while creating video content for BuzzFeed. Also widely known as a beauty vlogger, she has starred ...more

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Jenna Marbles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Jenna N. Mourey, more commonly known by her pseudonym Jenna Marbles, is an American entertainer and YouTube personality. Her channel currently has over 14 million subscribers, making it the 7th ...more

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Vsauce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Michael David Stevens (born January 23, 1986) is an American educator, comedian, speaker, entertainer, editor and Internet personality, best known for creating and hosting the popular education ...more

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#29 of 60 The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2019 #40 of 58 The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018 #24 of 31 The Best Family YouTube Channels

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DanTDM is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Daniel Robert Middleton (born 8 November 1991), better known through his online pseudonym DanTDM (formerly The Diamond Minecart), is an English YouTube personality and professional gamer. His ...more

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#8 of 98 The Best Gaming Channels on YouTube #4 of 99 The Best 'Minecraft' Channels on YouTube #11 of 60 The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2019

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The Dolan Twins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Ethan and Grayson Dolan (born December 16, 1999), collectively known as The Dolan Twins, are an American comedy duo who rose to prominence in May 2013 on the video sharing application Vine. ...more
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LazarBeam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Lannan Eacott (born December 14, 1994) is a YouTube gamer known as LazarBeam who initially gained a following for his Madden challenge videos. Especially popular are his videos featuring tiny, ...more

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TheOdd1sOut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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MatPat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Matthew Robert "Matt" Patrick, also known by screen name MatPat, is an American internet personality, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known as the creator and narrator of the ...more

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Reaction Time is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Tal Fishman (born December 27, 1996), commonly referred to as his online alias, Reaction Time, is a YouTuber who specializes in reaction videos where he reacts to popular videos on the Internet ...more
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Colleen Ballinger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Colleen Mae Ballinger (born November 21, 1986) is an American YouTuber, comedian, actress, singer and writer. She is best known for her Internet character Miranda Sings, posting videos of the ...more

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Every YouTube Star Colleen Ballinger Has Dated #37 of 105 The Greatest Vloggers of All Time #36 of 50 The Most Beautiful Female YouTubers

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AzzyLand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Azra Bajrami (born February 23, 1991) is a YouTube and Instagram star known for her video game-centric content on her channel AzzyLand, which includes gaming videos and cosplaying. She's ...more

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Emma Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Emma Chamberlain (born May 22, 2001) is a lifestyle vlogger whose self-titled YouTube channel has accumulated more than 3.1 million subscribers through vlogs, lookbooks, DIYs, hauls, and more. ...more

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Smosh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.In 2002, Anthony Padilla had created a website named "smosh.com" for making flash ...more

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Dude Perfect is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group which routinely uploads new video content to various YouTube channels. The group consists of twins Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, ...more
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HowToBasic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
HowToBasic is an Australian YouTube comedy channel that is part of the Fullscreen network, with over 13 million subscribers. The creator of the videos does not speak or show his face, and ...more

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#6 of 129 The Best YouTube Entertainment Channels, Ranked #10 of 60 The Best Australian YouTubers

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Lilly Singh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best YouTubers Of All Time
Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username Superwoman, is a Canadian YouTube personality, motivational speaker, and comedian. She has also taken part in rapping and film acting. After ...more

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