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The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018

Updated September 5, 2019 131.6k votes 11.1k voters 135.2k views58 items

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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  • 1
    PewDiePie
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    2,947
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    Shane Dawson
    3,824
    3,069
    Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Liza Koshy
    3,120
    2,808
    Elizabeth Koshy (born March 31, 1996) is an American actress, YouTube personality and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Markiplier
    1,874
    2,060
    Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTube... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Dolan Twins
    2,352
    2,384
    Ethan and Grayson Dolan (born December 16, 1999), collectively known as The Dolan Twins, are... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jacksepticeye
    1,489
    1,749
    Seán William McLoughlin (born 7 February 1990), better known through his online pseudonym... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Safiya Nygaard
    1,328
    1,691
    Safiya Nygaard (born July 16, 1992) is an actress, comedian, and writer, who first gained...
  • 8
    DanTDM
    963
    1,369
    Daniel Robert Middleton (born 8 November 1991), better known through his online pseudonym... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Colleen Ballinger
    Colleen Mae Ballinger (born November 21, 1986) is an American YouTuber, comedian, actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    David Dobrik
    2,557
    2,352
    David Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is an American YouTuber from Slovakia. He has received over... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Dude Perfect
    2,223
    2,088
    Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group which routinely uploads new video... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    emma chamberlain
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  • 13
    Rhett And Link
    1,035
    1,530
    Rhett James McLaughlin (born October 11, 1977) and Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal III (born June... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    SSSniperWolf
    1,166
    1,487
    Alia Lia Shelesh (born October 22, 1992), better known as SSSniperWolf, is an Enormously... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    LazarBeam
    1,624
    1,741
    Lannan Eacott (born December 14, 1994) is a YouTube gamer known as LazarBeam who initially...

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  • 16
    Lilly Singh
    1,294
    1,933
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  • 17
    James Charles
    2,406
    2,703
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    Reaction Time
    1,133
    1,286
    Tal Fishman (born December 27, 1996), commonly referred to as his online alias, Reaction Time,...
  • 19
    Jeffree Star
    1,294
    1,502
    Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Ryan Higa
    746
    1,250
    Ryan Higa (born June 6, 1990), also known as nigahiga (), is an American comedian, YouTuber,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    LaurDIY
    819
    1,222
    Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki (born August 11, 1993) is a Canadian YouTuber and crafter known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Wassabi Productions
    Alex Wassabi (born March 28, 1990) is an American YouTuber best known for his channel Wassabi... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Rosanna Pansino
    Rosanna Pansino (born Rosanna Reardon) is an American YouTuber, baker, actress and author. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Smosh
    477
    942
    Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.In... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Wengie
    670
    964
    Wen Jie Huang (born January 9, 1986) better known as Wengie, is a Chinese Australian YouTube... more on Wikipedia