UPDATED: Check out the most popular YouTubers of 2019!
Much like social media platforms, YouTube has become a Leviathan within the world wide web - and the top channels are making some serious bank. No joke, the most popular YouTubers of 2018 and those of years past are making millions from the video-sharing site. Of course, it's all about having millions of subscribers - and these top subscribed YouTubers really had to make something of themselves to get this far. Once they have, they're simply creating videos, posting them on their channels, popping a couple ads in there, and... voila! Let the money flow in.
From video gamers like PewDiePie to beauty vloggers such as Yuya, the top channels on YouTube consist of virtually anything. Then you have the more typical channels, like those making prank videos, sketch comedy, product reviews, and so much more. You name it, there's a top-ranking channel for it. Even the worst YouTubers are capable of making some dough. So, who are the most popular YouTubers this year? While the most subscribed YouTubers on the list may not be surprising, the amount of money they make surely is.
Check out the best YouTubers of 2018 below and up-vote your favorites to the top. You can also down-vote channels you don't like, and add top channels to the list.
- 7741,291Alex Wassabi (born March 28, 1990) is an American YouTuber best known for his channel Wassabi Productions, which has over 9 million subscribers. He developed a following from Vine. He is from... more
- 7071,022Lachlan Ross Power (born August 25, 1995) is an Australian gamer known for posting Minecraft and Fortnite-related content on his channel CraftBattleDuty, which has earned more than 3.9 million... more
- 8281,200Jenna 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
- 571827Wen Jie Huang (born January 9, 1986) better known as Wengie, is a Chinese Australian YouTube personality, vlogger, singer, and voice actress. As of 2018, her YouTube channel had over 10 million... more
- 332735Evan Fong (born 31 May 1992), better known through his YouTube videos as VanossGaming (or simply Vanoss) is a Canadian video game commentator and internet personality. He produces content on YouTube... more
- 5071,018Trisha Kay Paytas (born May 8, 1988) is an American Internet personality, actress, singer, and songwriter. After moving from Illinois to Los Angeles to pursue acting, she began stripping and doing... more
- 483750Matthew 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
- 5221,125Eleonora Pons Maronese (born June 25, 1996), known online as Lele Pons, is a American-Venezuelan internet personality and actress, most notable for her YouTube videos.... more
- 7701,199Tyler Blevins (born June 5, 1991) is a gamer, streamer, and YouTuber. He has been on teams such as Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Warriors. Games featured on his channels include H1Z1, Fortnite,... more
- 510802Joseph Michael Graceffa (born May 16, 1991) is an American YouTube personality, actor, author, producer, and singer. He runs two active YouTube channels, both named after him. His main channel is... more
- 359796Casey Owen Neistat (born March 25, 1981) is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of multimedia company Beme.... more
- 327519Patrick Brown (born November 25, 1988) is an American Minecraft gamer who posts battles, Let's Plays, and other Minecraft related videos to his PopularMMOs channel for his loyalbase. He created... more
- 284600Huda Kattan (born October 2, 1983) is an American makeup artist, beauty blogger, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the cosmetics line Huda Beauty. Her first product, a series of false... more
- 347560Cristine Raquel Rotenberg (born October 17, 1988), commonly known by her pseudonym and YouTube username Simply Nailogical, is a crime and health statistics analyst, former child actress, blogger, and... more
- 337778Rudy Mancuso is an American actor, producer, internet personality, comedian, musician and singer most notable for his comedic videos on YouTube and previously on Vine. He is managed by John Shahidi... more
- 528855The Fine Brothers, Benny Fine and Rafi Fine, are brothers who are online producers, writers, and directors who are known for their successful React video series, their several timed spoiler series,... more
- 292698Ian 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,...
- 528882Elliott Watkins (born November 23, 1994), better known by his online alias Muselk, is an Austalian YouTuber whose channel features gaming videos for Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, Fortnite, Star Wars... more
- 269648Michael 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
- 263722Tyler Oakley is an American YouTube, television, and podcast personality, and advocate. Much of Oakley's activism has been dedicated to LGBT youth, and social issues including healthcare, education,... more
- 138597Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado (born July 7, 1993), known as Fernanfloo, is a Salvadoran gaming YouTuber. With a total of over 6 billion views, more than 500 videos and 26 million subscribers, his... more
Olajide William "JJ" Olatunji (born 19 June 1993), better known as KSI (shortened from his online aliasKSIOlajideBT), is a British YouTube personality, comedian, actor, rapper and white collar boxer.
After establishing himself on his YouTube channel, which, as of August 2018, has reached over four billion video views and more than 19 million subscribers as the 41st most subscribed channel, he has also become well known for his music. KSI released his debut extended play Keep Up in 2016, reaching number one on the UK R&B Albums Chart as well as charting in several other countries.
- 57595Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis (born April 25, 1990), known by his YouTube channels HolaSoyGerman. and JuegaGerman, is a Chilean YouTuber, comedian, musician, singer, and writer. He has produced a... more
- 3211,026Bryan Quang Le (born November 19, 1996), most commonly known as RiceGum or Rice, is an American YouTuber of Chinese and Vietnamese descent who was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... more
- 5231,554Logan 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 former... more