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.
- 1Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish producer... more on Wikipedia4,0682,947
- 2Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American... more on Wikipedia3,8243,069
- 3Elizabeth Koshy (born March 31, 1996) is an American actress, YouTube personality and... more on Wikipedia3,1202,808
- 4Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTube... more on Wikipedia1,8742,060
- 5Ethan and Grayson Dolan (born December 16, 1999), collectively known as The Dolan Twins, are... more on Wikipedia2,3522,384
- 6Seán William McLoughlin (born 7 February 1990), better known through his online pseudonym... more on Wikipedia1,4891,749
- 7Safiya Nygaard (born July 16, 1992) is an actress, comedian, and writer, who first gained...1,3281,691
- 8Daniel Robert Middleton (born 8 November 1991), better known through his online pseudonym... more on Wikipedia9631,369
- 9Colleen Mae Ballinger (born November 21, 1986) is an American YouTuber, comedian, actress,... more on Wikipedia1,2191,565
- 10David Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is an American YouTuber from Slovakia. He has received over... more on Wikipedia2,5572,352
- 11Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group which routinely uploads new video... more on Wikipedia2,2232,088
- 12Emma Chamberlain (born May 22, 2001) is a lifestyle vlogger whose self-titled YouTube channel...1,7581,733
- 13Rhett James McLaughlin (born October 11, 1977) and Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal III (born June... more on Wikipedia1,0351,530
- 14Alia Lia Shelesh (born October 22, 1992), better known as SSSniperWolf, is an Enormously... more on Wikipedia1,1661,487
- 15Lannan Eacott (born December 14, 1994) is a YouTube gamer known as LazarBeam who initially...1,6241,741
- 16Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username Superwoman, is a Canadian YouTube personality,... more on Wikipedia1,2941,933
- 17James Charles Dickinson (born May 23, 1999), also known as James Charles, is an American... more on Wikipedia2,4062,703
- 18Tal Fishman (born December 27, 1996), commonly referred to as his online alias, Reaction Time,...1,1331,286
- 19Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet... more on Wikipedia1,2941,502
- 20Ryan Higa (born June 6, 1990), also known as nigahiga (), is an American comedian, YouTuber,... more on Wikipedia7461,250
- 21Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki (born August 11, 1993) is a Canadian YouTuber and crafter known for... more on Wikipedia8191,222
- 22Alex Wassabi (born March 28, 1990) is an American YouTuber best known for his channel Wassabi... more on Wikipedia8951,491
- 23Rosanna Pansino (born Rosanna Reardon) is an American YouTuber, baker, actress and author. She... more on Wikipedia688941
- 24Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.In... more on Wikipedia477942
- 25Wen Jie Huang (born January 9, 1986) better known as Wengie, is a Chinese Australian YouTube... more on Wikipedia670964