Its that time of year where Forbes has released the top ten YouTube channels that have made the most money in 2019. These are estimated earnings, not actual earnings, as Forbes uses data from sites like Captiv8, SocialBlade, Pollstar and interviews with industry leaders to get these figures. These channels not only earn money from advertisements on their content, but also merchandise they sell, brand partnerships and other things like affiliate income all total up to help these YouTuber’s earn millions of dollars.
- Ryan Kaji – $26 Million
- Dude Perfect – $20 Million
- Anastasia Radzinskaya – $18 Million
- Rhett and Link – $17.5 Million
- Jeffree Star – $ 17 Million
- Preston Arsement (Preston Arsement) – $14 Million
- PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) – $13 Million
- Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) – $13 Million
- DanTDM (Daniel Middleton) – $12 Million
- Vanoss Gaming (Evan Fong) – $11.5 Million
YouTube is the modern day gold rush. Five of the top ten channels are video game related channels.
All earnings estimates are from June 1, 2018, through June 1, 2019. Figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings estimates are based on data from Captiv8, SocialBlade and Pollstar, as well as interviews with industry leaders.