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.
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.
- 11,2116,221Felix 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... more
- 5,0154,398Seán 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, known... more
- 6,1724,726Mark 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... more
- 5,1635,349David 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
- 3,9344,792Ryan 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 most... more
- 6,5096,884Elizabeth 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
- 3,9704,577Rhett 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 "Internetainers"... more
- 6,3756,762Shane 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 people... more
- 2,1462,339Michael 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
- 3,0993,162Daniel 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 online... more
- 3,3924,614Jenna 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 most... more
- 2,7162,909Lannan 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
- 2,7203,815Smosh 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 animations, and he was... more
- 3,1031,581Dude 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... more
- 2,1112,578Matthew 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 YouTube... more
- 1,7692,337HowToBasic 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 purposely... more
- 783591Nathaniel Peterson (born September 1, 1981), widely known as "Coyote Peterson", is an American YouTube personality and wildlife educator. He is most known for his wildlife videos on YouTube, which... more
- 2,9134,011Safiya 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 on... more
- 1,6471,105Zach 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... more
- 1,019888Olajide William "JJ" Olatunji (born 19 June 1993), better known as KSI (shortened from his online alias KSIOlajideBT), is an English YouTube personality, rapper, comedian and actor. After... more
- 2,1902,907Azra 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 particularly... more
- 2,0472,741Ian Kane Carter (born July 27, 1991), known by his YouTube username iDubbbzTV, is an American YouTuber known for his Kickstarter Crap and Content Cop videos, specifically his ones directed at Jinx,...