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The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018  

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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. 

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PewDiePie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Shane Dawson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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) 3 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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David Dobrik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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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#1 of 36 The Best YouTubers Who Started On Vine #7 of 68 The Best Celebrity Podcasts, Ranked #1 of 92 The Greatest Vloggers of All Time

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The Dolan Twins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Dude Perfect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Emma Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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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Markiplier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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LazarBeam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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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James Charles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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James Charles Dickinson (born May 23, 1999), also known as James Charles, is an American internet personality, makeup artist, and model known for being the first male CoverGirl spokesperson. ...more

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Jacksepticeye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet celebrity, beauty YouTuber, makeup artist, model, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter. The founder and ...more

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Safiya Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Reaction Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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) 15 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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SSSniperWolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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Alia “Lia” Shelesh (born October 22, 1992), better known as SSSniperWolf, is an Enormously popular YouTube gamer who specializes in Call of Duty gameplay videos as well as anime and video game ...more

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#21 of 153 The Best Gaming Channels on Youtube #2 of 42 Which YouTube Star Would Be The Perfect Girlfriend? #17 of 58 The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2019

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Lilly Singh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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LaurDIY is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki (born August 11, 1993) is a Canadian YouTuber and crafter known for her YouTube channel LaurDIY. As of June 27, 2019 her YouTube channel has over 9 million ...more

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Rhett and Link is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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DanTDM is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Jenna Marbles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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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Rosanna Pansino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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Rosanna Pansino (born Rosanna Reardon) is an American YouTuber, baker, actress and author. She is known for the cooking series Nerdy Nummies, one of the most well-known baking shows on YouTube. ...more

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Lachlan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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Lachlan 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

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Wengie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
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Wen 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

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Wassabi Productions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018
Alex 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

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