2015’s Highest YouTube Earners
I really want to be happy for these men and women, but I also really want to make the perfect paper airplane out of my college degree. While you’re trying to hold off on eating a proper meal until you get paid, you can read up about the richest YouTube folks out there. From baking, to playing a violin, to talking while playing video games, these people have used their…um…talents….to rack up millions of dollars.
Bless the Internet.
Rosanna Pansino – $2.5 million
Rosanna Pansino is attractive, and she bakes. And that is enough for her to have five million subscribers and to have made more than $2 million this year. I would like to be her partner and eat everything she bakes and get the same paycheck, too.
Roman Atwood (Roman Atwood Pranks) – $2.5 million
Roman Atwood likes to prank people (like pretending to blow up his son) and his seven million subscribers want to see more of that; most of them parents who regret having children.
Lilly Singh (IISuperwomanII) – $2.5 million
Lilly Singh likes to entertain her seven million subscribers with comedy sketches and Q&A’s. And she’s Canadian, so she won’t even rub it in your face that she makes more than you.
Michelle Phan – $3 million
Michelle Phan is all about makeup, and her eight million subscribers get to watch her weekly makeup tutorials because no one wants to be ugly. Hooray for society and its high standards.
Olajide Olatunji (KSI) – $4.5 million
Olajide Olatunji is a video game commentator (that’s a thing) and a comedian, and all that adds up to ten million subscribers and a bunch of money.
Rhett McLaughlin & Charles Lincoln Neal III (Rhett & Link) – $4.5 million
At almost four million subscribers, Rhett & Link have reeled in plenty of cash with comedy sketches, including rap battles. My rap career hasn’t quite made me that much money yet.
Lindsey Stirling – $6 million
Lindsey Stirling is a hot American violinist. Seven million subscribers agree with that statement, and her skills have brought her in six million dollars. Not bad, Stirling.
Benny & Rafi Fine (Fine Brothers Entertainment) – $8.5 million
The Fine Brothers have 13 million subscribers, and are most known for their “Kids React” videos. They should see how I react when I learn that’s what it takes to make a few million these days.
Ian Hecox & Anthony Padilla (Smosh) – $8.5 million
Smosh has been doing it for a while, with 21 million subscribers to their name. They do comedy sketches, have their own store and even released a movie that is being used to torture prisoners of war.
Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) – $12 million
PewDiePie has close to 40 million subscribers, and has racked up millions in cash by solely talking while playing video games. That’s it, pretty much.
Via eBaum’s World