The 10 highest paid YouTube stars raking in millions each month
YouTube sensation PewDiePie is raking in a massive $A11.2 million dollars each month from his online videos, according to a new report.
The Swedish gamer topped a list of the YouTube's highest earners based on figures collected on merchandise sales and revenue from views on the platform by marketing firm Purple Moon.
The advertising data was compiled using a tool which estimates a YouTuber's ad revenue based on their monthly views and the average ad payout from the platform – usually between $A0.37 to $A6 per 1,000 views.
Merchandise figures were determined after analysing data from thousands of YouTubers using selling products on the Sellfy online store.
Here is a list of the top 10 YouTube earners and their monthly take:
1. PewDiePie - $11.2 million
The 29-year-old Swedish video-game personality has the platform's highest number of followers, with nearly 100 million people subscribed to his YouTube channel.
PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, is most famous for making comedy videos of himself playing different video games.
He has been the centre of controversy in recent times, with Disney ending its partnership with the YouTuber after he made anti-Semitic jokes in some of his content.
The man allegedly behind the Christchurch massacre also referenced PewDiePie during the livestream of the mosque shooting.
2. Dude Perfect - $A5.1 million
It turns out filming trick shots are highly lucrative with YouTube's biggest sports channel, Dude Perfect, the second highest earners in the world.
The account is the brainchild of a group of friends who were former high school basketball players and college roommates at Texas A&M University
Members Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney are filmed performing difficult trick shots across a variety of different sports.
The channel has more than 44 million subscirbers.
3. VanossGaming - $A3.8 million
Canadian internet personality and video game commentator VanossGaming, real name Evan Fong, rose to fame for sharing montage-style videos of him and other creators playing various video games.
The 27-year-old dropped out of university to focus on his YouTube channel, which now has more than 24 million subscribers.
His most popular videos focus around Grand Theft Auto 5 and Call of Duty Black Ops3.
4. DanTDM - $A3.6 million
Daniel Robert Middleton, better known online as DanTDM, is a British YouTube personality, professional gamer and published author.
The 27-year-old has more than 22 million subscribers on his account, which has a heavy focus on the videogame Minecraft.
He released a graphic novel called Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal in 2016 based on characters from his YouTube channel - the novel reached the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover graphic books in Japan for 11 weeks.
5. JuegaGerman - $A3.4 million
Chilean YouTuber, comedian and writer German Alejandro Garmendia Aranis boasts more than 36 million followers to his channel.
The 29-year-old's channel consists of personal vlogs, commentary on popular video games and comedy skits with other popular YouTubers.
6. Markipilier - $A3.1 million
Mark Edward Fischbach, known online as Markiplier, has more than 24 million subscribers on YouTube.
The 30-year-old American specialises in animated content and sensationalized video game commentary.
He has also collaborated with celebrities such as Jack Black and Jimmy Kimmel.
7. Collins Key - $A2.95 million
Collins Key is a former finalist on America's Got Talent who found YouTube fame for his content which includes pranks, life hacks and food art.
The 23-year-old American has over 19 million subscribers.
In 2017, he became the first digital creator to develop and produce six weeks of content for The Disney Channel.
8. Atta Halilintar - $A2.36 million
Indonesian Muhammad Attamimi 'Atta" Hililnatir became the first YouTuber in Southeast Asia to get more than 10 million subscribers, with 18.5 million people now following his channel.
Often seen wearing his trademark headband and sunglasses, the 24-year-old posts vlogs, interviews, celebrity house tours and rap videos.
9. jackspticeye - $A2.36 million
Sean William McLoughlin, better known as Jacksepticeye, is an Irish YouTuber with more than 22 million subscribers.
The 29-year-old's content includes daily gameplay videos as well as live action and sketch comedy videos.
10. Smosh - $A2.2 million
Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.
The channel has close to 25 million subscribers and once boasted the most-viewed video of all time before it later removed for copyright infringement.
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