Forbes has released a list of the richest YouTubers in the world for 2020. The estimated income of these YouTubers is calculated in the last year, from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020. This income estimate is the amount before deducting taxes and other costs such as paying agents, managers, and lawyers.
This year’s list is not much different from 2019. Young YouTuber, Ryan Kaji, still remains at the very top with an income of 29.5 million US dollars from his YouTube channel. Then, there was the new name Jimmy Donaldson, or better known as Mr. Beast, which immediately rose to second place.
Meanwhile, the name of the gaming YouTuber PewDiePie, who last year entered the top 10, must be absent from this list because he is taking a break from activities on YouTube.
Summarized from Forbes, Wednesday (23/12/2020), the ten YouTubers with the most revenue in 2020 earned a total of 201 million US dollars. This number increased from the previous year which was only 162 million US dollars. So, who are the YouTubers who are included in the Forbes version of the richest YouTubers this time? Here’s the list.
1. Ryan Kaji
This year, Ryan Kaji is back in first place in 2020’s richest YouTuber with an estimated income of 29.5 million US dollars. Ryan, who is often referred to as the “child influencer” first made the video in March 2015 after watching another toy review channel.
Although still 9 years old, Ryan is currently known to run nine Youtube channels. Ryan’s World is the most popular with 41.7 million subscribers and 12.2 billion views.
Ryan’s most popular video, Huge Eggs Surprise Toys Challenge, has been viewed more than 2 billion times.
2. Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson)
Jimmy Donaldson or more popularly known as Mr. Beast, became a new star in Forbes’ richest YouTuber ranks. This year, he is expected to earn up to 24 million US dollars. Jimmy’s video content combines action scenes and humor. Total views from Mr. Youtube channel.
This beast had already reached 3 billion views. In the last 12 months, the man who has 47.8 million subscribers on his YouTube channel has taken several actions, from freezing himself in the ice, circling the Ferris wheel 1,000 times, and building the biggest Lego tower ever.
3. Dude Perfect
The Dude Perfect, which consists of five friends, has dropped one notch to third. Their opinion this year is estimated at 23 million US dollars. However, when compared to 2019, Dude Perfect channel revenue has increased by 3 million US dollars.
This Dude Perfect Youtube channel usually presents sports video games done in a unique and comedic way. Their videos have seen up to 2.77 billion views, according to Forbes.
The canal containing the twins Cory and Coby Cotton, and their best friends, Garret Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney currently has 57.5 million subscribers.
4. Rhett and Link
Rhett and Link are the names of two comedians who guide the Youtube channel “Good Mythical Morning”. Rhett aka Rhett James McLaughlin and Link aka Charles Lincoln III, still remain in fourth position as YouTubers with the highest income, which is estimated at US $ 20 million.
This number increased by 2.5 million US dollars from 2019. The channel “Good Mythical Morning” which features comedy content has 41.8 million subscribers. Their videos have been viewed up to 1.9 billion views.
Currently, “Good Mythical Morning” has a growing fan base. Even fans are willing to pay 10 to 20 US dollars per month for access to exclusive content.
5. Markiplier (Mark Fischbach)
In 2020, the Markiplier channel, or Mark Edward Fischbach’s full name, managed to climb several rankings from the previous year. He creates a lot of gaming content , comedy in the form of sketches, to parodies in the form of animation. It is estimated that he has earned an estimated income of 19.5 million US dollars.
This income has doubled from their income in 2019. Currently, videos on the Markiplier channel have been viewed up to 3.1 views and have 27.8 million subscribers.
6. Preston Arsement
This year, the Preston Arsement canal is still in sixth position, the same as last year. The YouTube channel which was previously known as Youtube PrestonPlayz this year is estimated to earn up to 19 million US dollars. This income has increased from last year. He became popular on YouTube after creating a lot of Minecraft content.
According to Forbes information, Preston operates several Minecraft servers which add to his income. Other Minecraft players are willing to pay to access the Minecraft world and the game items it creates. The channel currently has 33.4 million subscribers and its videos have been watched by 3.3 billion views.
7. Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya)
Nastya, the owner of the Youtube Like Nastya Vlog channel this year, had to go down four places from the previous year. The canal, which is owned by a six-year-old boy whose full name is Anastasia Radzinskaya, is estimated to have generated US $ 18.5 million. This number is down from 2019.
The channel, which has been attended by 190.6 million customers, usually features Nastya’s activities with her father, playing Lego to doing household chores. Since debuting on the same list last year, Nastya has grown. Now he’s a popular kid on TikTok with 3 million followers and will launch his own program next year.
8.Blippi (Stevin John)
Stevin John, owner of the Blippi channel, is the only adult creating children’s content on this list. The Blippi Canal is estimated to have successfully pocketed an estimated revenue of about 17 million US dollars. This 32 year old man first launched his YouTube channel in 2014.
He plays the character Blippi who wears bright clothes like a child. Blippi’s video content is intended to educate children, for example learning about colors, numbers, shapes, and so on. The Blippi channel currently has 27.4 million subscribers and its videos have been shown 8.2 billion times.
9. David Dobrik
David Dobrik YouTuber from Slovakia is included in Forbes’ list of the richest YouTubers this year. His income is estimated at 15.5 million US dollars. David did things to make his audience laugh. In fact, even the most unexpected.
His YouTube channel has 18 million followers with video views reaching 2.7 billion times. Recently, Dobrik has been concentrating on moving his activities to TikTok. He also became popular there and managed to gather 24.7 million followers.
10. Jeffree Star
Beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star is in position 10 on the Forbes list of 2020 richest YouTubers. Jeffree is estimated to have made $ 15.5 million in the past year. This number has decreased when compared to 2019.
This decline is the result of a number of controversies that befell him. From racist behavior to allegations of sexual harassment he denies.
In addition, he was also involved in a feud for years with fellow YouTuber, James Charles. The controversy consequently affected Jeffree’s business where a major retailer, Morphe, decided to stop selling Jeffree Star’s products.