In 2021, YouTubers combined made a total of $300 million, which is a record-breaking payout for the platform. But, who is the richest YouTuber in the world in 2022? The top earner for the past year has broken records with his financial success, pocketing a total of $54 million from his channel. Mr Beast, Markiplier and the Paul brothers are some of the most successful content creators. Read on for more!
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Who is the #1 highest paid YouTuber? According to Forbes, he is raking in more money than Billie Eilish, Kim Kardashian, or Angelina Jolie from his YouTube channels. Read on with Briefly to learn more about the richest YouTubers and how they made their millions.
Top paid YouTubers in 2022
Forbes' calculations include the period from 1 January to 31 December 2021, and the revenue statistics are pretax. Costs for agents, managers, and attorneys are also not subtracted. These projections were made using data from Captiv8, SocialBlade, and Pollstar, as well as "interviews with industry insiders."
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1. Mr Beast - $54 million
Who is Mr Beast? This successful content creator's real name is Jimmy Donaldson. Mr Beast's YouTube earnings accumulated to $54 million in gross income last year, more than any other YouTube creator ever recorded. This 23-year-old is known for his large-scale contests, stunts, and charity endeavours, such as his viral replication of Netflix's "Squid Game," where the winner received a $446,000 reward. His channel has over 88 million subscribers at the time of writing.
2. Jake Paul - $45 million
Jake was he was one of YouTube's most famous names until his brother Logan shared a video in 2017 that was recorded in a Japanese woodland sadly known as a suicide location. Fans criticised it, their advertisers dropped them, and YouTube took both brothers off the air.
The popular media platform has since welcomed Jake back, and he generated $45 million in 2021 from his videos. His uploads focus on marketing his boxing profession, accounting for about 90% of his income.
3. Markiplier - $38 million
Markiplier is still a renowned online personality with 31 million followers at the time of writing. He was born as Mark Edward Fischbach in Honolulu, Hawaii, but is now better known by his screen name and has relocated to Los Angeles. He gained notoriety by capturing himself playing video games like Five Nights at Freddy's.
4. Rhett & Link - $30 million
What began as a quirky daily talk show called Good Mythical Morning has developed into an empire with spin-offs and brand extensions, increasing their views and revenue. In October 2021, they abandoned their family-friendly act by conducting a two-hour, 18+ webcast, for which they sold 70,000 tickets for up to $50 each.
5. Unspeakable - $28.5 million
Nathan Johnson Graham, better known as Unspeakable, runs four different channels with over 20 million subscribers. Most of his content includes footage of Nathan playing Minecraft and other entertaining games.
6. Like Nastya - $28 million
The cutest of all our earners is Anastasia Radzinskaya, aka Like Nastya. In 2021, the youngster made a deal with Spotter, selling the rights to her previous YouTube videos while keeping the rights to any new films she uploads. The American starlet is a Russian immigrant with over 87.5 million followers at the time of writing.
7. Ryan Kaji (Ryan's World) - $27 million
Ryan Haruto Nguyen began reviewing and playing with and reviewing toys online when he was four years old. The former Disney executive Chris Williams is in the process of creating an animated costar for the youngster to keep the brand alive and possibly continue with the show. Ryan's World currently boasts 31 million subscribers across seven different channels.
8. Dude Perfect - $20 million
This popular group of guys consists of the twіn brоthеrѕ Соrу аnd Соbу Соttоn, аlоng wіth Соdу Јоnеѕ, Gаrrеtt Ніlbеrt, аnd Туlеr Тоnеу. Their content focuses on sports but takes a comedic approach. Their videos have accumulated over 3 billion views combined, and Dude Perfect earned themselves the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of viewers and subscribers in just one month.
9. Logan Paul - $18 million
As with his brother, Jack, this boxer struggled with his reputation after posting a tasteless video back in 2017. However, Logan is rehabilitating his public image, selling one of the first celebrity NFT albums for $5 million in February 2021. In addition, his podcast, Impaulsive, has racked up over 100 million views and Logan Paul's YouTube earnings for 2021 amounted to $18 million.
10. Prestonplayz - $16 million
Preston Blaine Arsement, popularly known as PrestonPlayz, is another gamer making money from doing what he loves. Most of his content includes the play-by-play action of Preston on Minecraft. His channel has been successful for nearly five years, boasting over 12 million followers at the time of writing.
The world is constantly changing and anyone these days can make millions from their content creation if they are creative enough. So, who is the richest YouTuber? The entertaining Mr Beast is the highest-paid YouTuber in 2022.
MrBeast is a well-known online personality who has amassed a large following because of his heartfelt videos. On his YouTube channel, the social media sensation has 71.9 million subscribers. As a result, MrBeast's net worth has steadily increased.
Source: Briefly News