YOUTUBE’s highest-paid stars of 2021 have been revealed – with 23-year-old creator MrBeast racking up a staggering £39million.
The platform is proving to be a lucrative business for video producers, with the top ten earners raking in a whopping £218 million between them last year.
American star Jimmy Donaldson, known to fans as MrBeast, has earned a fortune of £39 million in 2021 according to Forbes, making him the highest-paid YouTuber on the planet.
In fact, this is the biggest payday a Youtuber has ever made.
Thanks to his bizarre stunts that earned him more than 10 billion views, MrBeast overtook 10-year-old toy reviewer Ryan Kaji, who topped the list two years earlier.
The influencer even set up his own real-life version of the Squid Game – giving the winner a £340,000 prize.
In second place is Jake Paul, whose top-flight bout with UFC stars earned him £32m last year.
It’s his first time making the list since 2018 after the star’s popularity declined when his brother Logan posted a video shot in a Japanese forest known as a suicide spot. .
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And in co-placement is game creator Markiplier, who has made a delicious £27 million by creating a successful merchandise franchise.
By wearing hooded t-shirts and other items tied to his Unus Annus Series, he has seen his income double from 2020.
The fourth-highest earners in 2021 are the hosts of the favorite daily talk show Good Mythical Morning, Rhett and Link, at £22m.
Following them is the latest entry of the Top 10 Unspeakable, whose Minecraft videos and sale of the rights to his latter category to the business Spotter have earned him £20 million.
In sixth place is seven-year-old Russian star Nastya, who started out as a toy unboxer before turning to vlogs and music videos to earn £20m last year.
But the world’s most famous toy reviewer has dropped to seventh, with Ryan Kaji earning £19m – followed by humorous joke Dude Perfect sliding from third to eighth with a £14m take in. last.
And it’s a return to the top 10 for controversial blogger and boxer Logan Paul, who last made the list in 2017. He’s already raked in £13m in 2021.
Topping the list at number 10 is Preston Arsement, whose Minecraft-themed video has earned him a single day salary of £11m.
But it’s no surprise that their income has skyrocketed as more people use YouTube than ever before, with 2.3 billion users worldwide last year.
Highest paid YouTube users in 2021
FIRSTLY – MrBeast, £39 million
MONDAY – Jake Paul, £32 million
THE THIRD DAY – Markiplier, £32 million
4TH – Rhett and Link, £22 million
THURSDAY – Can’t speak, £20 million
SIX – Nastya, 20 million pounds
SEVEN – Ryan Kaji, £19 million
EIGHTTH – Dude Perfect, 14 million pounds
NINTH – Logan Paul, 13 million pounds
TENTH CARD – Preston Arsement, £11m
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