In a list published by Forbes recently, eight-year-old Ryan Kaji stands on top for his channel ‘Ryan’s World” with $26 million in earning.
Previously, Ryan topped the Forbes' 2018 top YouTube earners list as well.
Second place on the list is held by Dude Perfect with $20 million in earnings, while Anastasia Radzinskaya holds the third spot with $18 million.
Here’s the complete list:
1. Ryan Kaji - $26 million
2. Dude Perfect - $20 million
3. Anastasia Radzinskaya - $18 million
4. Rhett and Link - $17.5 million
5. Jeffree Star - $17 million
6. Preston Arsement - $14 million
7. PewDiePie - $13 million
8. Markiplier - $13 million
9. DanTDM - $12 million
10. Vanoss Gaming - $11.5 million
We can tell by the list how popular gaming content is on YouTube as the former 5 spots are taken by gaming channels. Although PewDiePie doesn’t solely broadcast gaming content, he still gained popularity on the social media site through his gaming videos.
According to YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki, the number of channels that have more than a million subscribers have boosted by 65% along with an increase of channels earning up to six figures yearly.
You might be surprised how Ryan Kaji has earned millions just by unboxing toys but it isn’t as easy as it seems.
YouTubers have to work extra hard to make distinct and engaging content daily. And although to many it might seem like a piece of cake, it requires great dedication, storytelling ability, presenting capabilities, understanding of trends and editing skills to make videos that would actually become popular. While most of us can put in that effort it still won’t guarantee results.
The pressure on YouTubers to constantly push good content is a lot as well. Only recently, PewDiePie announced that he is going to quit YouTube due to the ongoing demand for new content and controversies that have led to him suffering from burnout.
This can lead to him losing his ranking on YouTube as going MIA for even a few days can cause a channel to lose big numbers of subscribers and of course money.
PewDiePie’s example is just for anyone wondering if becoming a millionaire out of YouTube is an easy task. It takes a lot of work and sweat.