Who Are The World’s Highest-Paid YouTubers 2021?
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Who Are The World’s Highest-Paid YouTubers 2021?

November 21, 2021 Share

From comedians to gamers to vloggers of all kinds, YouTubers have harnessed the video-sharing platform to build their followings and brands from nothing more than a video camera and a solid internet connection. 

YouTube doesn’t gain everyone’s fortune but large amounts of successful YouTubers proved that being one can pay off. Individuals today have acquired knowledge visually now more than ever. 

In fact, the Youtube community gain a whopping 5 billion video watches every day and with that sort of audience, some people would be crazy to not get involved in creating online content. However, the competition to get noticed is fierce. 

Well-known names like PewDiePie, Shane Dawson, and Smosh have racked up millions of subscribers over the years by uploading videos on YouTube and forming seemingly personal relationships with their fans. 

The biggest YouTubers today are mega-celebrities and household names. In fact, earnings directly from YouTube are becoming a smaller and smaller percentage of their actual net worths. 

The richest YouTubers make more money from launching their own product lines, music labels, and other spin-off businesses using their giant follower base as free marketing. 

From comedians to gamers to vloggers of all kinds, YouTubers have harnessed the video-sharing platform to build their followings and brands from nothing more than a video camera and a solid internet connection. 

But one thing for sure is that YouTube has become the de-facto launchpad for the next generation of celebrities, personalities, and big stars.

Here are a few of the worlds highest paid Youtube sensations in 2021:


pEWDEWPIE |World's Highest-Paid YouTubers 2021?

– Net worth: $40 million

– Age: 32

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber known primarily for his Let’s Play videos and comedic formatted videos and shows. PewDiePie has the most subscribers on Youtube so far with 110 million dedicated followers. He has been the most subscribed profile for the past 5 years with an annual income of $3 million

Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect | World's Highest-Paid YouTubers 2021?

– Net worth: $30 million 

– Age: between 32 -34

Dude Perfect is an American sports and comedy group headquartered in Texas. The group consists of twins, Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney. 

All of them were a part of a friendship group back in university and joined together to create the second-highest-ranking sports channel on Youtube. They do put their focus on sports but also invest in gaming and comedy style videos. Dude Perfect has an estimated annual income of $15 million.

Jeffree Star 

Jeffree Star | World's Highest-Paid YouTubers 2021?
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– Net worth: $200 million 

– Age: 36

Jeffree Star is an American entrepreneur, a Youtuber and the founder and CEO of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. After nearly going bankrupt, Jeffree used his life savings to start his beauty line – Jeffree Star Cosmetics. While a lot of his success started from Youtube, his channel mostly consists of make-up and beauty reviews, try-ons and product launches.

He used YouTube to promote himself and his brand. Jeffree Star Cosmetics now earns an estimated $100 million a year. He also made $18 million off YouTube alone in 2018. His personal annual income is estimated at $20 million a year

Ryan Kaji

Ryan Kaji | World's Highest-Paid YouTubers 2021?

– Net worth: $32 million 

– Age: 8

It’s almost unimaginable that a child would be the highest-paid Youtuber in the world. He commenced his channel by making videos purely of himself unboxing toys and playing with them. His videos have had a huge impact on the toy industry and advertising companies have flocked to Kaji for exposure. 

Ryan’s World started on YouTube in 2015. Before too soon, his mom quit her job and worked on Ryan’s World full-time. They currently run nine YouTube channels. These channels cover toy reviews. They also cover DIY science experiences and Ryan participating in various challenges. 

Ryan’s World has a branded clothing and toys line. It launched with Walmart in 2018 and has made over $250 million in 2020. He also signed a deal for a television series with Nickelodeon and Amazon. In 2020 the child star made an annual income of $29.5 million.

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