Most Subscribed-to YouTube Channels Of All Time


The popular video sharing platform that launched in early 2005 is making profitable returns for some of its most popular creators, who are reportedly earning millions of dollars a year. With hundreds of hours of content uploaded to the site every minute and a billion hours of content consumed daily, YouTube has become a hub of creativity, entertainment, and education. The video hosting service is saturated with music, audio recordings, movie trailers, short films, vlogs, tutorials, and more, and its user-base is growing every day. Users who upload videos can earn revenue on their content by hosting advertisements powered by Google’s AdSense. But who are the top YouTubers and just how much are they making off of their content? The numbers may shock you.

  1. PewDiePie– With over 54 million subscribers and an estimated salary of $15 million, 27-year-old Felix Kjellberg holds the top spot for most subscribed-to YouTube channel of all time. PewDiePie’s channel was recently the subject of controversy when he was accused of making anti-Semitic messages in his videos. This cost him his business ties with YouTube and Disney, but the channel continues to grow as PewDiePie establishes himself as an independent creator.


  1. HolaSoyGerman– Coming in at number two is Latin America’s biggest YouTube personality, Germán Garmendia. Garmendia is a musician, singer, writer, and comedian whose entertaining videos earn him an estimated $5.5 million. In addition to HolaSoyGerman, Garmendia also owns a video game channel named JuegaGerman, which has 18 million subscribers. The Chilean YouTube star first became famous because of his viral video called “Las Cosas Obvias De La Vida,” which translates to “The Obvious Things In Life.”


  1. ElRubiusOMG– With a whopping 23.5 million subscribers, Ruben Doblas Gundersen is the most popular Spanish YouTuber. The 27 year old makes gaming videos that are accompanied by comedic commentary and entertaining, insightful reviews. Gundersen is also known for authoring a book titled Troll in 2014. Although it’s not known exactly how much he makes, we can speculate it’s likely in the millions.


  1. Smosh– Ian Hecox and Daniel (Anthony) Padilla are the brains behind this YouTube channel that boasts 22.6 million subs. The comedy duo provides hilarious commentary on pop culture and video games in parody videos. Smosh’s roots began when Padilla made flash animations on back in 2005 before joining with Ian to create content on YouTube. The pair’s popularity quickly grew, and they became one of the first YouTube sensations ever. Now, running 7 other channels, Ian and Anthony make an estimated $7 million.


  1. VanossGaming– Evan Fong is a 24 year old YouTube star from Canada who makes tons of video game-related videos. While his goofy personality keeps his 20.2 million subscribers entertained for hours, Fong is probably most well known for his editing skills. His ability to condense hours of playtime footage into montages of just the funniest moments is what makes his content funny, unique, and addicting. Vanoss also frequently collaborates with other YouTubers or gamers as well. It’s not known exactly how much money Vanoss makes off of his gaming channel, but with over 20 million subs, we can only guess it’s up there with Smosh!


Have you heard of any of these YouTubers, and if so, have you watched their videos? Let us know your thoughts about the most popular YouTube channels of all time!

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