PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is not the highest paid You Tuber but he is certainly the most popular with over 77million subscribers. He was originally known for his gaming commentary and was even the subject of a South Park episode in 2014 where he voiced himself. In 2017 PewDiePie uttered a racial slur during a live-streamed outburst and after an investigation by the Wall Street Journal showed anti-Semitic messaged in his videos, Disney cut ties with him.
ElRubiusOMG, real name Ruben Doblas Gundersen is a Spanish You Tuber known for various gaming genres, from horror to indie but also gets more personal in some of his vlogs in which he reveals more about himself rather than just videos on games alone.
German Garmendia is a Chilean You Tuber whose original channel HolaSoyGerman has over 35million subscribers. He is Latin America’s biggest You Tube star being a gamer, comedian and performer as well as a member of Chilean alternative pop-rock band Ancud.
Fernanfloo, also known as Luis Fernando Flores from El Salvador is known for including his dog in his usually wacky You Tube videos. In addition to his popular You Tube channel he also has an Apple gaming app called Fernanfloo.
Vegetta777, also known as Spanish 28-year-old Samuel de Luque Batuecas “loves unicorns” and “lives with a killer goblin” if you believe his You Tube bio. Vegetta777 is best known for his Minecraft videos but has also played more violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Rainbow Six and Resident Evil.
Canadian Evan Fong was the second highest paid You Tuber last year and is know for his video series “Funny Moments” in which he skilfully edits together past videos. He also has a series of animated videos which get anywhere up to around 10million views per video.
Markiplier, real name Mark Fischbach is based in Los Angeles and was the fourth highest paid You Tuber in the world last year. He has been tied to controversial figure Logan Paul and is best known for his comedic take on gaming videos such as original comedy sketches and animated parodies.
Rezendeevil, also know as Pedro Afonso Rezende is a 21-year-old Brazilian You Tuber who won the Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Gaming in 2016 and for Trendy Guy last year. He is mostly known for playing video games such as Minecraft and Resident Evil.
Jacksepticeye is a 27-year-old from Ireland, real name Sean William McLoughlin and is “the most consistently energetic video game commentator on You Tube” according to his channel bio. He became popular after famous You Tuber PewDiePie mentioned him in one of his videos.
UK professional gamer Daniel Middleton, formerly known as The Diamond Minecart is mostly known for his Minecraft videos. He has an online store where his fans and viewers can buy his own merchandise range and last year, he was the highest paid You Tuber in the world.