One of the most thrilling things about living in the twenty-first century is witnessing all the drastic technological and cultural changes taking place. Despite being quite young, the Internet has undoubtedly played a significant role in this phenomenon since the rapid changes taking place in modern society are best illustrated on the Web than anywhere else in the world.
According to Socialnomics, more than a billion unique users per month will join YouTube and watch some of the most successful YouTubers out there. As one easily understands, in a more fair and balanced economical society these numbers would be even higher.
But what makes YouTube so special and popular? To begin with, anyone can launch a video channel on YouTube and post regular updates that are entertaining, informational, or just promote your website. So, only eleven years after launching, YouTube has become the absolute indicator of a performer or celebrity’s popularity, and in many cases can predict a film’s success from the number of views its trailer gets. More impressively, YouTube has produced its own superstars—everyday people who have become rich and/or famous exclusively through the site—with some of them making millions annually thanks to their success. We’re not even exaggerating! These are 10 Most Loved and Successful YouTubers.


10. Bethany Mota (9.9 Million Subscribers)
Bethany Mota is a YouTuber from California who posts videos about her biggest passion: fashion and style. She started her stellar online career by uploading videos about outfit ideas, makeup and hair tutorials, recipes, and DIY ideas. After her immense success on YouTube, she ended up on Dancing with the Stars, where she reached the finals, which shouldn’t surprise anyone, especially after taking into account how her channel has nearly 10 million hard-core subscribers who would probably vote for her no matter what.
9. Zoella (10.4 Million Subscribers)
Zoe Elizabeth Sugg is an English fashion and beauty vlogger who goes by the YouTube nickname Zoella. To get an idea of how huge this young lady has become, back in November 2014, her debut novel broke the record for highest first-week sales for a first-time novelist since Nielsen BookScan began compiling such records in 1998. Yep, she even broke J. K. Rowling’s records.
8. Markiplier (12.4 Million Subscribers)
Mark Edward Fischbach might just be another name to you, but his YouTube channel under the pseudonym Markiplier has attracted more than 12 million dedicated subscribers and more than 4 billion views. What does Fischbach do that he has so many fans, you ask? Well, he plays survival horror and action video games and sometimes comments on them, while having fun! Not bad, huh?
7. Ray William Johnson (10.6 Million Subscribers)
Ray William Johnson is an American comedian, writer, and rapper, who is probably better known for his YouTube channel and web series, Equals Three. As of April 2016, the channel has reached more than 3 billion views and almost 11 million subscribers, making it one of the most viewed channels on YouTube.


6. El Rubius (17.5 Millions Subscribers)
El Rubius is a Spanish YouTuber whose channel primarily consists of gameplay and video blogs. His channel is currently the fourth most subscribed to and the second most successful in Spanish, with more than 17 million subscribers and 3.5 billion views.
5. TheFineBros (13.8 Million Subscribers)
Benny Fine and Rafi Fine are the guys behind The Fine Brothers YouTube channel and the creators of the extremely successful React series. In React’s various iterations (Kids React, Teens React, Elders React, and YouTubers React), TheFineBros show viral videos to subjects and film their reactions. Many consider TheFineBros to be two of the first YouTube stars because they have been creating online content since 2004. Their channel has more than 14 million subscribers.
4. Smosh (22 Million Subscribers)
Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla are the American Web-based sketch-comedy duo known as Smosh. Their channel has attracted more than 21 million subscribers and has attained an incredible 5.4 billion views. The good news for fans is that they are currently expanding to include others to handle animated, foreign-language, and gaming videos, while—as you may have noticed—their sketches already include more actors.
3. TheDiamondMinecart (10 Million Subscribers)
Daniel Middleton, widely known as TheDiamondMinecart, is one of the most popular British YouTubers. He’s known for uploading many videos (he has nearly two thousand videos and counting), and his channel has more than 10 million subscribers. He is considered by many to be the “king” of Minecraft on YouTube.


2. Ryan Higa (16 Million Subscribers)
Ryan Higa, also known by his YouTube username Nigahiga, is a Japanese-American YouTuber and comedian. His hilariously funny videos have been viewed over 2.6 billion times and as of April 2016, his YouTube channel has reached over 16 million subscribers.
1. PewDiePie (43 Million Subscribers)
YouTube personality PewDiePie is a Swedish comedian and the undisputed king of YouTube. With more than 43 million subscribers, he’s by far the most famous and rich YouTuber in the world. Back in 2014 his channel surpassed Rihanna’s Vevo account on YouTube to become the most viewed channel of all time. As of April 2016, his channel had received over 11.5 billion views.

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