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.
- 3,8222,751Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish producer... more
- 3,5682,866Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American... more
- 2,9372,603Elizabeth Koshy (born March 31, 1996) is an American actress, YouTube personality and... more
- 1,7601,920Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), known online as Markiplier, is an American YouTube... more
- 2,2102,234Ethan and Grayson Dolan (born December 16, 1999), collectively known as The Dolan Twins, are... more
- 1,4001,637Seán William McLoughlin (born 7 February 1990), better known through his online pseudonym... more
- 1,2401,573Safiya Nygaard (born July 16, 1992) is an actress, comedian, and writer, who first gained... more
- 9141,285Daniel Robert Middleton (born 8 November 1991), better known through his online pseudonym... more
- 1,1451,471Colleen Mae Ballinger (born November 21, 1986) is an American YouTuber, comedian, actress,... more
- 2,3962,173David Dobrik (born July 23, 1996) is an American YouTuber from Slovakia. He has received over... more
- 2,0891,943Dude Perfect is an American sports entertainment group which routinely uploads new video... more
- 1,6321,604Emma Chamberlain (born May 22, 2001) is a lifestyle vlogger whose self-titled YouTube channel... more
- 1,1111,389Alia Lia Shelesh (born October 22, 1992), better known as SSSniperWolf, is an Enormously... more
- 1,2081,796Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username Superwoman, is a Canadian YouTube personality,... more
- 1,5021,595Lannan Eacott (born December 14, 1994) is a YouTube gamer known as LazarBeam who initially... more
- 9631,433Rhett James McLaughlin (born October 11, 1977) and Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal III (born June... more
- 1,0771,196Tal Fishman (born December 27, 1996), commonly referred to as his online alias, Reaction Time,... more
- 2,2252,536James Charles Dickinson (born May 23, 1999), also known as James Charles, is an American... more
- 1,2011,410Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet... more
- 6911,167Ryan Higa (born June 6, 1990), also known as nigahiga (), is an American comedian, YouTuber,... more
- 7651,143Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki (born August 11, 1993) is a Canadian YouTuber and crafter known for... more
- 8401,394Alex Wassabi (born March 28, 1990) is an American YouTuber best known for his channel Wassabi... more
- 648876Rosanna Pansino (born Rosanna Reardon) is an American YouTuber, baker, actress and author. She... more
- 445881Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.In... more
- 621890Wen Jie Huang (born January 9, 1986) better known as Wengie, is a Chinese Australian YouTube... more