How much money do the worlds highest earning Youtubers earn? 2



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For the first time in history, Forbes, who is renowned for their rich-lists and business achiever lists, has released the top ten Youtubers by earnings online and the numbers might just shock you we think.  It is a career path that many over 60s might look at and roll their eyes, considering it something you do before you get a job to pass the time, but these numbers tell a very different story.

Youtube is clearly the path to riches and brand creation for some folks, and as the fastest growing search tool on the Internet is sure to create a few more millionaires in the years ahead.  It is interesting to note that most are under 30 and a similar age to their own communities.

So who are they and how much do they earn?

1.  PewDePie – or a guy most people don’t know the name of Felix Kjellberg, has a following on Youtube of 40 million +  people.  He is renowned for his gaming-tirades which he records and distributes through the Youtube channel that is said to make $12.5Million pre-tax.

2. and 3.   Smosh and Fine Brothers who have tied for second position on the list, each making $8.5 million

4.  Lindsay Stirling, the dancing violinist who has notched in at number 3 with $6M in earnings (see the video below)

5.  Rhett & Link, aka Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III, are comedians who are said to have made $4.5M in the last year.

For more see Forbes



Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. It’s nice to see someone actually making money from YouTube, Bec. The last I read on the subject of YouTube royalties was a set of figures provided by an Indie label (a bit over a year ago) to the effect that they received $0.00175 per stream, i.e., $1,750 for every million plays.

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