The Best YouTubers Of All Time

Over 35.7K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best YouTubers Of All Time
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Vote up your all-time favorite YouTubers from any genre.
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Most divisive: MatPat

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."

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 most famous 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
    15,022 votes


    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.

  • PewDiePie
    18,101 votes
    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 subscribed channel on YouTube, being surpassed briefly in November and December 2013 by YouTube's Spotlight channel. Holding the position since 22 December 2013, the channel has reached over 34.8 million subscribers, as of February 2015. On 19 July 2014, the channel surpassed RihannaVEVO to become the most viewed channel of all time. Currently, the PewDiePie channel has received over 8 billion video views. Due to his popularity, PewDiePie's coverage of indie games has created an Oprah effect wherein their sales have been posted, and he has raised money for charities through his "Bro Army" fanbase. Aside from his online activities, Kjellberg has made appearances in other forms of media, including radio and television.
  • TheOdd1sOut


    7,636 votes

    Robert James Rallison, known online as TheOdd1sOut, is an American YouTuber, cartoonist, animator, and author. He is known for producing storytime animations on his YouTube channel.

  • Dude Perfect
    6,020 votes
    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, 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 several Guinness World Records. Their YouTube videos have garnered over 5 billion views total and their flagship channel, "Dude Perfect," has over 29 million subscribers as of April 2018. The channel is the 8th most subscribed channel overall and the most subscribed sports channel on YouTube.
  • Markiplier
    11,580 votes
    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 currently based in Los Angeles, California. As of November 2017, his channel has over 8 billion total video views and 19 million subscribers, and is currently one of the Top 25 most-subscribed channel on YouTube. Fischbach specializes in Let's Play videos, commonly of survival horror video games.
  • Zach King
    4,271 votes
    Zach King (born February 4, 1990) is an American Vine star, filmmaker and YouTube personality based in Los Angeles. He is most known for his "magic vines" - six-second videos digitally edited to look as if he is doing magic. He calls his videos "digital sleight of hand". He began posting videos on YouTube in 2008 and in 2013 he started posting videos to Vine. King won the Hewlett-Packard commercial contest in 2010, and got a trip to the red carpet at the London Film Festival. In 2013, he won YouTube's NextUp Creators contest. King and his wife Rachel Holm competed in the 28th season of American reality game show The Amazing Race. They were eliminated during the ninth leg of the race being placed sixth in the overall standings.