In a world where you can get rich and famous by posting bizarre, hilarious, or downright stupid videos, it's hard to imagine why so many famous YouTubers would quit. From ASMR eating channels to awesome animation channels, you can make some serious cash on YouTube. Be that as it may, plenty of YouTube's biggest stars have called it quits. While some only end up quitting for a few weeks or for a year or so, some have really left the platform for good. Why? Some leave for personal reasons, others have bigger and better ventures to pursue. Let's just be glad they didn't end up in the YouTube Hall of Shame. Whether they've completely retired from YouTube or made a comeback shortly after their announcement, these famous YouTubers have all walked away from the spotlight at some point.
Makeup guru Michelle Phan quit YouTube in 2017, while George Miller, AKA Filthy Frank, AKA Pink Guy, stopped uploading new videos to pursue his music career as Joji. Other YouTube stars who quit YouTube include Shaycarl, SkyDoesMinecraft, and Ray William Johnson. Have they all quit for good? Have some returned? Will some return? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, check out the list of these famous YouTubers who disappeared. And continue to add others to the list as they post their last video - vote up the YouTubers you miss the most.
Roman Atwood announced he'd end his YouTube vlogging in March 2018. However, as of 2019, he continues to upload videos.Roman Bernard Atwood (born May 28, 1983) is an American YouTube personality, comedian, vlogger and pranker. He is best known for his vlogs, where he posts updates about his life on a daily ...more
LeafyIsHere has not uploaded since December 12, 2017, due to lack of motivation to upload.Calvin Lee Vail (born August 18, 1995), known by his YouTube username LeafyIsHere, is an American YouTuber and comedian residing in Seattle, Washington, who makes commentary and reaction videos. ...more
On May 22, 2017, GradeAUnderA stated that due to life issues he would not upload to his channel anymore. On September 20, 2018, he said a season of videos would be coming to his channel. He returned to YouTube in 2019.
Ray William Johnson posted a video in March 2018 announcing he'd be quitting YouTube.Ray William Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and rapper, who is known for his YouTube channel, Ray William Johnson, and ...more
FPSRussia quit posting video in 2017, but has since done a podcast titled Painkiller Already.
Along with Jake Paul, Erika Costell left YouTube in late 2017, only to return and continue posting regularly.Erika Costell (born November 12, 1993) is a model, singer, and YouTuber who is known for her swim, fitness, and lingerie shoots.
Early YouTube sensation KevJumba announced he'd be quitting back in 2014, but has posted some videos in the time since.Kevin Wu (born June 12, 1990) is an American blogger, activist and humanitarian who was best known for being an early YouTube celebrity, comedian and actor known by his YouTube username of ...more
Kingsley announced he'd be quitting YouTube back in 2014. He did a series called Drama King in 2015 for ClevverTV, and has since returned to YouTube.Kingsley is an American YouTube personality, comedian and blogger. He has over 3 million subscribers on YouTube and his videos have been viewed over 330 million times. He has been featured on TV ...more
Announced he was quitting in September 2017, but has since returned and continued to post regularly.Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to significant fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul first came into prominence for ...more
After controversy over one of his videos in early 2018, YouTube dropped Logan Paul, while he also announced he quit in May 2018.Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American actor, director, internet personality, screenwriter, rapper, and white collar boxer. Paul first gained fame through videos shared on ...more
DaddyOFive was really forced to quit, rather than making the choice himself after getting into legal trouble over his videos back in 2017.DaddyOFive is a YouTube channel and online alias of Michael Christopher "Mike" Martin (born 1982), which focused on daily vlogging and prank videos. The channel's videos featured ...more