YouTube has totally changed the face of entertainment worldwide and created some huge stars along the way. It seems so simple right, just record yourself doing something cool, post it online, and next thing you know you’re in YouTube Rewind, right? Well, there’s actually a lot more hard work that goes into being a YouTuber, but the rewards can be incredible. So here is a List of Top 5 Richest YouTubers 2022, Some of the richest new celebrities from the past decade have come from YouTube; but just how much do the biggest youtubers make? Today I’ve put together a list of some of the highest earning YouTubers around right now. Keep in mind that these numbers are based on Ad Revenue alone, as most big youtubers sell merch, do brand deals and way more.
List Of Top 5 Richest YouTubers 2022
KSI is one of the biggest YouTubers to come out of England, with a respectable 20 plus million subscribers. He made a name for himself through FIFA videos and rap music, having actually worked with some big names in UK hip-hop. Along the way he picked up vlogging, and even had a boxing match with American YouTuber Logan Paul, earning an estimated $11 million. With money like that, it’s no wonder KSI casually bought a gold iPhone X while walking around a mall in Dubai, coming in at a cool 40 thousand dollars. But that’s chump change compared to some of the massive purchases this UK YouTuber has made. In March of 2019, KSI unveiled his 500-thousand-dollar custom made chain modelled after the Dragon Ball Super character Beerus. The chain contains over 2,000 stones and took 550 hours of craftsmanship to make by one of the best jewelers in London. According to Social Blade, between his two channels, KSI likely makes between 1.2 and $3.2 million annually. Sure is a long way to come from recording yourself playing FIFA.
Probably one of the most controversial Youtubers in the world, or ex- controversial as he now claims, Logan Paul turned his success on the now defunct app Vine into a YouTube empire before the age of 22.Between starring in movies, hosting a YouTuber Olympics, having the number one podcast in the world and the largest non-professional boxing match in history, Logan has proven himself to be an incredibly resourceful businessman, and his hard work has more than paid off. The American YouTuber lives in a gorgeous 6.6 million-dollar mansion in Encino, California, with 7 bedrooms, a full gym, and a huge podcasting studio inside. Logan also put $225 thousand into converting a regular old yellow school bus into his signature cool bus. While he obviously has a ton of money coming in from brand deals, touring, and his hugely popular Maverick merch, Logan Paul’s channel likely brings in between 666 thousand and $1.8 million a year. Not bad for a kid from Ohio.
From Disney channel to YouTube multi-millionaire, the younger brother of Logan Paul, Jake Paul, made a name for himself and was able to break out from his older brother’s shadow.Jake’s channel grew from nothing to 5 million subscribers in a matter of 6 months, a feat which, at the time, had never been done before, as he likes to remind people in his infamous song “It’s Everyday Bro”. The hugely popular documentary series made by Shane Dawson on the young, American YouTuber shows that he’s branched out from YouTube into getting paid the big bucks to do speaking engagements at massive business conventions around the world. Combine that with his hugely popular music career and wildly successful merch lines, and Jake Paul is definitely pulling in the big bucks. Jake has a liking for buying nice cars, such as his 132-thousand-dollar Tesla Model X and 350 thousand-dollar Lamborghini Hurracan being the crown jewels on his prized collection. While most of his money comes in through his merch line, his 19 plus million subscriber YouTube channel grosses between 1.3 and $3.4 million a year. Who’s the big brother now?
Imagine going from being a sub 1k YouTube channel, to one of the 3 most well-known gaming channels on the planet. Well, thanks largely in part to an incredibly short shoutout from PewDiePie, that’s exactly what JackSepticEye was able to do. The Irish YouTuber has amassed a massive audience of nearly 23 million subscribers and counting, frequently collaborating with the other big gamers of the famous trio, Markiplier and PewDiePie. The generous Irishman doesn’t like to spend his money to flex, and prefers to use his influence to raise money for various charities, raising millions of dollars over the years for causes like mental health awareness, providing clean water to 3rd world countries, and famously raising $225 thousand dollars for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention during a single 8 hour charity livestream. His YouTube channel earns an estimated 3 to $8 million a year from ads alone. That’s money that’s being put towards a whole lot of good in this world.
The second Brit to make our list, DanTDM has become a pillar of YouTube since starting his channel way back in 2012. Against all odds, the English gamer has manage to captivate audiences for years, consistently pulling in millions of views with every new upload and garnering an audience of over 21 million. Back in 2014 Business Insider did a piece on Dan and estimated that he earns between 213,000 and $21,300,000 annually; that’s a pretty big range for a guess. However today our most accurate data shows that the British gamer brings in between 3.4 and $9.1 million dollars annually from his YouTube channel alone. If you take into account his merch lines and brand deals, it looks like Business Insider wasn’t too far off.