Unless you are living in a cave or fighting extraterrestrials on a distant planet, you must have heard about You tubers. Who are Youtubers you ask? Well, put it this way – if you make videos for YouTube then you are a ‘YouTuber’.
YouTube is fast replacing cable television, not only it is free, but all the major networks have their respective channels on YouTube as well. YouTube has a channel for every interest and genre and these YouTubers fuel this engine with their entertaining and engaging content.
Most popular YouTubers
Let’s talk about these creative geniuses, who are dominating YouTube with their popular videos about pranks, video games, cooking, comedy sketches, fashion, DIYs, and much more. Let’s familiarise ourselves with these young ignited minds who are currently ruling YouTube.
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On the top of the list is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg a.k.a. PewDiePie, a 27 yr old Swedish YouTube. He has over 54 million subscribe (and counting), who love to see him play video games with his constant comic commentary.
Given his exponentially growing fan base, he is adding 16000, subscribers on a daily basis. YouTube even honored him with a Ruby play button, of which he is the sole recipient in the world. It is estimated that his total earning from YouTube is $124million (since 2010).
Another famous and very popular star is Lily Singh a.k.a. Superwoman, an Indian descent YouTuber (now a celebrity), who has bagged over $7 million from her career as a YouTuber and in endorsements. This young dynamic Canadian star is conquering YouTube with her comedy sketches, parodies, and Rap Songs.
She loves to inspire her viewers and just so as it happens has even written a book about it “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life”. Her popularity amongst the youth has landed her some Hollywood flicks which includes her own documentary: A trip to Unicorn Island’, Apart from being a full-time YouTuber she has been appointed by UNICEF as a Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2017.
In 2010 she posted a video, “How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking.”, and Jenna Nicole Mourey a.k.a. Jenna Marbles; has not looked back since. With a master’s in sports psychology and counseling, she is one of the top ten YouTubers with over 17 million subscribers to her channel.
The book ‘Girl Online’ sold over 78k copies in its first week which is comparatively five folds greater than the romantic erotica ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’. The reason ‘Girl Online’ and its two sequels become best sellers in the UK for secondary school students is cause it was written by a very famous YouTuber – Zoella – Zoe Elizabeth Sugg, a fashion and beauty blogger, who has about 12 million subscribers on her channel.
Rosanna Pansino, another name on the top YouTubers list. Her creative and fun culinary skills have made her a host of the popular YouTube cooking show Nerdy Nummies, which Pansino calls the original Geeky Cooking Show.
Her art in the kitchen has brought her over $7 million. Her creativity fuelled cooking is inspired by Sci-fi, anime, fantasy, comic books, and TV shows. This Halloween tries one of her recipes and you are sure to win hearts.
FBE – Fine Brothers Entertainment
The Fine brothers – Benny and Rafi Fine are considered to be the first YouTube stars as they started on YouTube in June of 2007. They own a react channel where kids, teens, elders react to viral subjects. This new and engaging concept has made the duo over $10 million and also proud owners of a full-service production company.
Another comedy duo on YouTube, Ian Andrew Hecox, and Daniel Anthony Padilla is the creator of channel Smosh. Their slapstick comedy sketches and parody videos have helped them diverse into seven channels adding a total of over 22 million subscribers to their channels.
Who knew listening to a tone-deaf person sing can actually be so much fun. Colleen Ballinger’s online persona Miranda Sings is one such character who is loved by all, adding millions of subscribers to her YouTube family. Apart from making many appearances on comedy and talk shows, Ballinger has since landed a show on Netflix called ‘Haters Back Off’ which is carved around her online character Miranda Sings.
Mark Edward Fischbach’s video game clips “Let’s Play” with his running commentary have won Markiplier, over 16 million subscribers, and a spot in the top YouTubers list.
YouTube’s highest-paid prankster is young star Roman Atwood making over $7million, thanks to his pranks.
These are just a few names from the talent herd, who now have become stars or may say ‘Youtube Celebrity’. They are inspiring millions to utilize the free platform and make a name for themselves.
So, my final word to you is: “I have a story to tell, have the creativity and know-how to operate a video camera then viola! There’s your chance to be a YouTuber”.