Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla
Channel: Smosh Shtick: Web-based sketch comedy Subscribers: More than 22 million Earnings: $8.5 Million a Year
Comedians like Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, who are childhood best buddies, have turned laughs into some serious bucks through their sketch comedy.
The duo proves that comedy sells as they’re one of five in the top 10 who make people laugh for a living along with Fine Brothers, Rhett & Link, Lilly Singh a.k.a. Superwoman, and Roman Atwood. They have inspired a lot of people to make parody videos of movies, video games, and most popular television shows, but none of them are as successful as them.
They have managed to earn more than $8.5 million in a year along with the movie deal for Smosh and a Nickelodeon show. The duo now runs 5 Youtube channels including Elsmosh (Smosh en Espanol).