17. Toby Turner: $3.3 Million
It’s fair to call Toby Turner the hardest working man in YouTube. From vlogs and sketch comedy to animation, podcasts and Let’s Plays, Toby is constantly seeking out new genres and crushing them. Toby’s earnings not only come from his most recent content, but also from his massive back catalogue of work, that is accessed time and time again. Given his success across so many diverse fields of content, it’s no surprise that he’s one of the highest earning stars on YouTube.
16. Tyler Oakley: $4 Million
Host, entertainer, activist, brand — there’s practically no end to the list of descriptors for Tyler Oakley. In a few short years he’s grown from a student posting videos in his college dorm room into an international media sensation. With 6.7 million subscribers, Tyler is earning big bucks from his videos, and with his sellout Slumber Party tour he’s raking in the cash.
15. Ray William Johnson: $4.6 Million
The original top dog of YouTube, Ray William Johnson held the most-subscribed spot for an unprecedented 564 consecutive days. Since that time he’s diversified considerably, producing web series, starring in his first independent film and producing a documentary. Though Johnson handed off the hosting reigns of his signature show =3 off to another last year, he’s still one of the platform’s top earners.
14. Jenna Marbles: $4.6 Million
It’s almost impossible to imagine YouTube without Jenna Marbles. She’s one of the most subscribed and beloved personalities on the platform. While her straight talking feminist approach to comedy has made Jenna a star, it’s her brand deal with Xfinity and her Sirrius-XM radio show that put her over the top in terms of earnings.
13. Vegetta777: $5.3 Million
Is it any wonder this channel is so popular? Combining two of the most prominent and popular YouTube genres, a Spanish-language channel and gaming, this South American Minecraft gamer has cornered a very healthy and lucrative market demographic. You don’t even need the English subtitles; Minecraft is an international language.