The Highest Paid YouTube Stars

Zach Drapala aka Ghostrobo ($1 million)

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Zach’s YouTube channel is 100% devoted to gaming and includes live video streams as well as pre-recorded videos of popular games with his fun and delightful commentary. Founded in 2010, he’s seen tremendous growth over the past 8 years and even features his younger brother, Noah in many of his videos.

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Michelle Phan ($3 million)

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With over 7.5 million subscribers, Phan is known for her make-up and hair tutorial videos.She also launched her own lifestyle-video network and co-founded a subscription-based makeup delivery service known as Ipsy.

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Colleen Ballinger ($5 million)

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Known as Miranda Sings, Colleen uses her alter-ego to rise to the top. Her channel landed her a Netflix series for two seasons called “Back off Haters!” and she recently went on her first stand-up comedy tour.

Rhett and Link ($5 million)

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While this comedy duo is a little old for the normal YouTube star demographic, they are still wildly popular for their hilarious ads for real companies. They also host their own morning talk show “Good Mythological Morning.”

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