The Highest Earners On YouTube In 2021 | See How Much These Content Creators Earn In A Year
- Some Are Still Only Children And They Earn Millions From The Platform
- These Creators Get Paid Huge Amounts Of Money For Their YouTube Content
The Top Earners On YouTube Collect Huge Sums In 2021
Not many people know that YouTube is the second biggest social media platform in the world and is second only to Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook/Meta.
The Google owned tech company has over 2.2 billion monthly active users and rakes in just under $20 billion per year thanks to the great content from their top users.
But YouTube doesn't keep all the revenue and in fact they pay channel owners considerably for their top content.
Let's see how well they pay their top 10 creators.
2021 Earnings: $16 million
Date Joined YouTube: July 4, 2012
Main Channel: Preston
Subscribers: 18.8 million (at Jan 2022)
27-year-old Preston runs a number of YouTube channels but he mostly known for PrestonPlayz and Preston.
As the name suggests the YouTuber is known for his streaming of a number of video games and predominantly the world's most popular game, Minecraft.
2021 Earnings: $18 million
Date Joined YouTube: October 18, 2013
Main Channel: Logan Paul
Subscribers: 23.3 million (at Jan 2022)
One half of the famous YouTube brothers, Logan and Jake Paul, Logan returns to the top 10 after a scandal back in 2017 pushed both of the brothers out of the top earners list.
2021 Earnings: $20 million
Date Joined YouTube: Mar 17, 2009
Main Channel: Dude Perfect
Subscribers: 57 million (at Jan 2022)
For those who have seen them, it is undoubtedly one of the most addictive channels on YouTube.
Dude Perfect are a group of five best friends who complete the most outrageous types of stunts and trick shots for our entertainment.
2021 Earnings: $27 million
Date Joined YouTube: March 17, 2015
Main Channel: Ryan's World
Subscribers: 31.4 million (at Jan 2022)
World famous toy reviewer and previous number 1 has dropped to number 7 for 2021.
Ryan Kaji started his YouTube channel, Ryan's World, at just 4 years old in 2015, where he would review and play with the latest toys that the big toy brands would send him.
A simple business model that has had mind blowing results.
Ryan is now 10 and owns and runs a multi-million dollar empire.
2021 Earnings: $28 million
Date Joined YouTube: Nov 14, 2017
Main Channel: Like Nastya
Subscribers: 85.8 million (at Jan 2022)
It's surprising how many kids are the highest paid on YouTube!
This time it's Russian born 7-year-old Nastya who has raked in $28 million last year alone for her kids based content.
2021 Earnings: $28.5 million
Date Joined YouTube: May 1, 2016
Main Channel: Unspeakable
Subscribers: 12.9 million (at Jan 2022)
A new entry into the top 10.
Nathan Graham aka Unspeakable is a channel that dedicates itself to this hugely succesful 3D open platform game that has taken over the world.
4Rhett And Link
2021 Earnings: $30 million
Date Joined YouTube: Jun 5, 2006
Main Channel: Good Mythical Morning
Subscribers: 17.4 million (at Jan 2022)
The story of Rhett James McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln 'Link' Neal III really does show the power of YouTube and the impact it can have on your life.
The former school buddies started the channel Good Mythical Morning on January 3, 2011 in North Carolina where the duo talked about their life and personal opinions on current affairs.
2021 Earnings: $38 million
Date Joined YouTube: May 26, 2012
Main Channel: Markiplier
Subscribers: 31.6 million (at Jan 2022)
Markiplier (real name Mark Edward Fischbach) is a great example of how many opportunities can come your way if you become successful in one particular niche.
Like so many succesful YouTubers he started out streaming videos of him playing video games whilst giving his hilarious commentary.
But that's not why the 32-year-old is on the YouTube rich list.
2021 Earnings: $45 million
Date Joined YouTube: Sep 19, 2013
Main Channel: Jake Paul
Subscribers: 20.4 million (at Jan 2022)
He was never going to be out of the list for long and 2021 is where Jake Paul came back with a bang.
Paul had previously been on the YouTube richlist back in 2018 with earnings of $21.5 million but he caused controversy in 2017 with a video he filmed at a Japanese forest that was a suicide spot.
After a huge backlash YouTube demonetized his account.
1MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson)
2021 Earnings: $54 million
Date Joined YouTube:Feb 20, 2012
Main Channel: MrBeast
Subscribers: 88.3 million (at Jan 2022)
MrBeast aka Jimmy Donaldson earned more in 2021 than any YouTuber has ever earned from the platform in a single year.
With over 10 billion views, which is double from his channel in the previous year who knows what Donaldson may achieve in 2022.
YouTube Keeps Growing
YouTube's revenue in 2010 was $800 million. In 2021 it was $19.7 billion.
And it shows no sign of stopping.
The platform's reach continues to grow all over the world as the second largest social media company continues to provide entertainment for anyone.
With this global dominance comes more opportunity for content creators and there is no doubt that more creators will make this top 10 in years to come.
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