With more than four billion videos viewed each day, YouTube is the hottest place for advertisers to get their brands seen the world over. And it’s also home to some of the internet’s savviest entrepreneurs, whose talent and watchability have not only made them famous but stinking rich as well. These lucky people, for example, are all among YouTube’s top earners, based on their estimated annual salaries from the site as computed by Social Blade.
20. Michelle Phan – $22,000 – $360,000
Makeup artist Michelle Phan began uploading content in 2006, and ten years later she’s sitting pretty with 8.6 million subscribers. But while her yearly YouTube earnings, which are estimated to be anywhere from $22,000 to $360,000, are impressive enough, Phan can expect to make even more cash these days thanks to a deal with L’Oreal and through her very own website Ipsy.
19. Toby Turner – $28,000 – $440,000
Toby Turner found fame through the renowned “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” video, and he has carried his channel “Tobuscus” straight to the bank. In fact, the comedian’s ear for trends combined with his expertise in search engine optimization have landed him 6.3 million subscribers and estimated yearly earnings of between $28,000 and $440,000. Not bad at all.