PewDiePie Named World’s Top-Earning YouTube Star

By Staff  |  10/16/2015


Forbes released its first ever list for the "World's Top-Earning YouTube Stars" recently, and topping the list is PewDiePie.

The 25-year-old, real name Felix Kjellberg, is best known playing video games and offering expletive-heavy commentary, helping him garner nearly 40 million subscribers to his Youtube channel... and racking in nearly $12 million over the last year.

The list consists of 12 others, including DIY filmmakers—directors, producers, actors and more, who have built huge followings through Youtube.

Below is the full list, via

1. PewDiePie: $12 million
2. Smosh & Fine Brothers (TIE): $8.5 million
4. Lindsey Stirling: $6 million
5. Rhett & Link and KSI (TIE): $4.5 million
7. Michelle Phan: $3 million
8. Lilly Singh, Roman Atwood & Rosanna Pansino (TIE): $2.5 million