We all could remember the days when YouTube was launched. We all were excited because we had the first opportunity to watch a large number of videos at one place. When the YouTube appeared, that was a true revolution! Nobody could assume that this platform would produce many internet stars we know today. The only content we were able to see on YouTube was TV content. After some time, people started to upload their videos.
What did YouTube bring to the world? The answer is the freedom of expression! Every person in the world has the opportunity to show something to the world. People who have some qualities (singers, actors, comedians) can show their skills on YouTube. The YouTube is the right place for them. Simply, you don’t have to be on the TV to be noticed and to build a career.
If you create a YouTube channel, you will find your audience easily. Since there are more and more people on this platform you need to have something unique. To put it another way, you need to have something that will separate you from the crowd. You must be a YouTube star! But, what makes you star? Is there a magical recipe for becoming a YouTube star? YouTube star is a person who has a lot of subscribers and who earns a lot of money. In case you don’t know, they earn huge amounts of money from advertisements. More subscribers you have more money you earn.
Here is the list of the highest paid YouTube stars in 2017:
5. Felix Kjellberg
You must have heard of this guy. He was the first man to break down the barriers and earned a big amount of money on YouTube. Felix is Swedish video game commentator who makes very funny reviews of video games. He has 59,609,029 subscribers and he earned $12 million in 2017.
4. Mark Fischbach & Logan Pau
The 4th place belongs to Mark Fischbach and Logan Pau. Mark is focused on gaming. People like to play games but also like to watch other people playing games. Mark has 19,299,343 subscribers. Logan Pau makes comic reaction videos. He has 15,751,744 subscribers. As a result, both YouTube stars earned $12.5 million in 2017 each.
3. Dude Perfect
According to the amount of earned money, this YouTube channel is in the third place on this list. Cory and Coby Cotton made the channel Dude Perfect which turned out to be a smart decision. They have 25,445,027 subscribers and they earned $14 million in 2017. Congratulations!
2. Evan Fong (VanossGaming)
The second place belongs to Evan Fong. He makes funny games reviews. It seems that everything on this list is about the combination of comedy and games. Maybe that is a recipe for success. As a matter of fact, Evan has 22,156,103 subscribers and he earned $15.5 million in 2017.
1. Daniel Middleton (DanTDM)
Daniel Middleton is obsessed with the game Minecraft. He records game tutorials every day. That brings him to the first place on this list. His channel has 17,423,283 subscribers which generated $16.5 million last year.
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