The list: Highest-earning YouTubers
We’re all going to hell in a handcart, so why not spend a few minutes watching that handcart being unboxed by a millionaire brat? Behold, a new list by Forbes magazine of the best revenue self-generators on Google’s YouTube. (Jacksepticeye, an Irish video gamer from Athlone, came eighth with €14 million over the year to June 2018.)
5 Jeffree Star. Who? What? How? This cosmetics creator hauled in $18 million from make-up tutorials.
4 Daniel Middleton. The Minecraft gamer fell three places from the top spot, but given he pulled in an estimated $18.5 million, up $2 million, he probably won’t mind.
3 Dude Perfect. The five dudes behind the US sport and stunts channel retained third spot with $20 million.
2 Jake Paul. The Paul brother who didn’t show the body of an apparent suicide victim in a wood on one of his videos earned $21.5 million, while the one who did (Logan) fell six places to $14.5 million.
1 Ryan ToysReview. The seven-year-old daily toy critic has generated $22 million on a YouTube channel set up by his parents. That US college education must almost be paid for by now.