YouTube is a popular online video sharing platform that was created in 2005. Today, several millions of people use the platform. Lots of channels on the platform have several millions of subscribers. Some of these channels belong to popular brands. In this post, I shall be focusing on the top 10 YouTubers in the world.
This list recognizes only individuals who found fame as a result of their activities on YouTube. As a result, channels belonging to known brands such as record labels and music artists were not considered for this list. The individuals on this list went from unknown to superstars as a result of their activities on YouTube. The list includes vloggers, video game commentators, makeup artists and so on.
Top 10 YouTubers
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Number of Subscribers: 107 million
Top on this list is none other than PewDiePie with over 107 million subscribers. His real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Jkellberg. He was born in October 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden. PewDiePie is popular for video game commentary but has also expanded his content to the commentary of internet memes and viral videos.
He opened his now-popular YouTube in 2010 and began posting videos of horror and action video games. The channel grew rapidly as people started noticing him. Within 2 years, the channel had reached over 2 million subscribers. In 2013, PewDiePie had the most subscribers of all YouTube channels. It held on to the top spot until it was displaced by in 2019 Indian record label, T-Series.
PewDiePie is currently the second most subscribed channel on YouTube with 107 million subscribers. The channel currently has over 26 billion views. Visit PewDiePie channel through here.
Channel: Kids Diana Show
Number of Subscribers: 64.8 million
Eva Diana is a young Ukrainian born on the 16th of March, 2014. Her YouTube channel is Kids Diana Show. The channel is dedicated to Diana’s activities with her family and friends. The channel was launched in 2015 and has grown to become one of the top channels on YouTube. Her channel’s early videos focused on children’s songs, toy reviews, learning the English language, and vlogging.
Kids Diana Show is currently the 12th largest YouTube channel globally and the most-subscribed YouTube channel in Ukraine. The channel currently has over 60 million subscribers and 34.6 billion views. It is the 3rd most viewed YouTube channel globally. The channel is said to average 2.8 billion views per month. To visit Kids Diana Show channel, click here
Channel: Like Nastya and several other channels.
Number of Subscribers: Like Nastya channel has 61.7 million subscribers currently.
3rd on this list of top 10 YouTubers is Russian-American YouTuber, Anastasia Radzinskaya. She was born on the 24th of January, 2014 in Krasnodar Krai, Southern Russia. She and her parents run several YouTube channels dedicated to children. Some her channels are Like Nastya, Like Nastya Vlog, and Like Nastya Show.
Her biggest channel, Like Nastya, is currently the 10th most subscribed YouTube channel in the world. The Like Nastya channel which also happens to be her first channel was created in January 2016. It started as a toy unboxing channel but later transformed into a channel showcasing visits to amusement parks in different countries.
The channel currently has about 59 million subscribers and over 40 billion views. Currently, Anastasia is the 3rd highest paid YouTuber in the world earning about $18 million annually. This is the link to Anastasia’s main channel (Like Nastya).
Vlad and Nikita Vashketov
Channel: Vlad and Nikita
Number of Subscribers: 54.2 million
Vlad and Nikita Vashketov are two young brothers who own the Vlad and Nikita channel on YouTube. The channel was created in 2018. It mostly features the Russian-American brothers and sometimes their mother as they play and engage in other activities. The channel has over 54 million subscribers and is currently the 13th most subscribed YouTube channel globally. It has received over 25 billion views so far.
Apart from the Vlad and Nikita channel, their parents also run 14 other channels about the brothers in 11 languages. Click here to visit their main channel.
Channel: Dude Perfect
Number of Subscribers: 53.6 million
Dude Perfect is a group made up of twins Cory and Coby Cotton, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, and Tyler “Ty” Toney. The group members are all former college roommates at Texas A&M University. Their channel is the 2nd most-subscribed sports channel on YouTube. Overall, the channel has the 12th highest number of subscribers.
The channel was created in 2009. Its first video showing the group performing trick shots at Tyler Toney’s ranch was posted on the 9th of April, 2009. The video received over 200,000 views within a week. That laid the foundation for the success the group has achieved with its channel. The channel now has over 11 billion YouTube views.
To visit the Dude Perfect channel, click here.
Number of Subscribers: 44.3 million subscribers
Jimmy Donaldson is popularly known as MrBeast online. He is an American YouTuber famous for his expensive stunts and philanthropy. His date of birth is May 7, 1998. Donaldson currently has 8 channels on YouTube, the biggest of them being the MrBeast channel.
He started posting videos on YouTube in 2012 when he was just 13 years old. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that his videos began to gain attention. His videos typically feature stunts that would most likely catch your attention.
Apart from stunt videos, he also makes videos about donating cash to Twitch streamers, usually backed by sponsors. He also posts videos about his philanthropic activities. You can check out his main YouTube channel through here.
Number of Subscribers: 43.4 million
Badabun Network is a Mexican audio-visual production company. It was founded in 2010 by 6 students from the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Baja California. The group tried their hands on several projects until they struck gold in 2014 when they created a YouTube channel.
The channel reached 1 million subscribers in December 2016 and 5 million at the end of 2017. Today, the channel is one of the top most-subscribed Hispanic channels on YouTube. It currently has over 43.4 million subscribers. Click here to visit the channel.
German Alejandro Garmendia Aranis
Channel: HolaSoyGerman and JuegaGerman.
Number of Subscribers: HolaSoyGerman has 41.7 million subscribers. JuegaGerman has 41.6 million subscribers
Germendia is a Chilean singer, songwriter, comedian, and video producer. He was born on the 25th of April 1990. He found fame in 2011 after uploading videos to his HolaSoyGerman channel on YouTube. Later, he started a second channel, JuegaGerman in 2013 where he uploads videogame playthroughs, reaction videos and other types of content. He also has a 3rd channel named HolaSoyGerman2.
Of the 3 channels, only the second channel JuegaGerman is currently active. The HolaSoyGerman channel has 41.7 million subscribers while JuegaGeraman currently has 41.6 million subscribers. Germandia is a big star in the Hispanic world. He recently moved to Los Angeles with the hope of breaking into Hollywood. He wants to write and act in movies, possibly direct movies too.
Whindersson Nunes Bastia
Number of Subscribers: 41 million
Brazilian comedian and singer, Whindersson Nunes Bastia is the 8th top YouTuber in the world. He is famous for his YouTube videos which he started uploading in 2013. Whindersson was born on the 5th of January, 1995.
In 2013, Whindersson created a YouTube channel named Whinderssonnunes and began uploading different types of content on it. The videos range from vlogs to parodies, to songwriting, to movie reviews. The channel soon became a hit, reaching 10 million subscribers on the 14th of June, 2016.
Currently, the channel is the 2nd most subscribed channel in Brazil with over 38 million subscribers. The channel’s over 360 videos have received more than 3 billion views. Click here to visit Whindersson’s YouTube channel.
Number of Subscribers: 39.7 million
Felipe Neto Rodrigues Vieira was born on the 21st of January, 1988. He is a popular YouTuber in Brazil with over 37 million subscribers. Neto is an actor, vlogger, writer, and manager. His YouTube channel named felipeneto currently has over 39 million subscribers. It was created in 2010.
At the initial stage, his channel was focused on celebrity talk, movies, criticising daily activities in comic ways, and so on. Currently, the channel is focused on general entertainment. Neto’s channel became the first YouTube channel in Brazil to reach 17 million subscribers. It remains to date one of the biggest YouTube channels in Brazil and the world. Check out his YouTube channel by clicking here.
Conclusion (Top 10 YouTubers)
The individuals discussed in this post are currently the top 10 YouTubers in the world. They were all unknown figures who found fame and popularity through their activities on YouTube. They are now popular figures whose video updates on YouTube are followed by their millions of followers. As expected, they make lots of money from their YouTube channels and some of them have even expanded in other things.