YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH THE TOP 5 HIGHEST PAID YOUTUBERS OF 2016 GET.
5. Rosanna Pansino $ 6 million (R81 million)
Subscribers: 7, 400, 051
Total Views: 1, 721, 472, 737
One of a few non-comedians on this list, Pansino is the host of 'Nerdy Nummies', a baking/cooking show in which edibles are made to resemble people, places, and things from video games, TV, manga, and pop culture in general. Such is her popularity that Pansino was encouraged to write 'The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook', which made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers list in November 2015.
Padilla and friend Ian Hecox came to the world's attention via their website, smosh.com, launched in 2002 to facilitate the pair's Flash animations (which were popular at the time) and a series of 'lip-sync theme song' videos. Their place on this list can be attributed to the January release of 'Part Timers', an online sitcom-drama based on Hecox's first job at Chuck E. Cheese, and July 2015's 'Smosh: The Movie', a feature-length film starring the pair along with other YouTube stars.
Subscribers: 10, 309, 823
Total Views: 1, 568, 292, 549
Rounding out the top 3 is Canada’s own Superwoman, whose series of skits, in which the comedian plays a variety of roles (including fictitious versions of her Punjabi parents), have earned her awards, talk-show appearances, and even her own line of lipstick.
In spring 2015, Singh took her variety-show act on the road with 'A Trip To Unicorn Island', a song, dance, and comedy showcase that made stops in such places as Dubai, UK, Australia, and the States.
Subscribers: 10, 153, 333
Total Views: 2, 752, 866, 607
What started out as a vlog of journal entries soon gave rise to another YouTube channel comprising of some of the funniest pranks on the net that have earned the Ohio native over 1.39 billion views. Atwood has since gone from the cyber world to the fashion world, launching his own merchandising line, Smile More. As it went with 'America's Funniest Home Videos' so it went with Roman, as scurrilous claims have been made by the "prank" community (yes, there's such a thing) denouncing his videos and calling them staged. His claim of the #2 spot, however, proves these accusations have done little to tarnish his reputation.
Subscribers: 49, 783, 026
Total Views: 13, 843, 879, 484
Now while your average 17 year old these days is in the studio trying to become a rapper of some sort or even just laying around at home playing video games all day. Well Felix does the latter, only he gets paid ridiculously for it. The 17-year-old Swede, who made a name for himself with his 'Let's Play'-style video-game commentaries, has run the most-subscribed channel on YouTube since 2013, with a current tally at just under 50 million.
The divisiveness of his popularity seems generation-based, with younger users drawn to his enthusiasm and candor and older generations unable to see how his videos have become so popular.