Top subscribed YouTube channels [2019] | Overview and list of the most subscribed YouTube channels

Ever wonder what the top channels on YouTube are, and how much money these Top YouTubers make? YouTube revolutionized online video-sharing and since its release in February 2005, the video-sharing platform grew exponentially to the point of becoming the second most visited site on the Internet today. Top YouTubers are compensated generously, and rightfully so - people on top of the YouTube rankings are highly capable of generating over 1 million views within a very short period of time.

In this article, we’ll be listing the top 8 YouTubers currently and provide you with some insight on how much these YouTubers can earn, based on two main statistics - total video uploads and total video views.


Top 8 YouTubers (in no particular order)

Before diving into our list of the top 8 YouTubers, it's important to note that all of the values below are estimated and taken from various YouTube money calculators on sites like socialblade.com and influencermarketinghub.comThe earnings displayed below for each YouTuber includes only YouTube advertising revenue; any revenue earned outside of this is not accounted for.

[1] PewDiePie

Total views: 20 billion | Subscribers: 86 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $46.5 million
  • Average Earning per video: $12,401

Felix Kjellberg, better known as “PewDiePie”, is a Swedish YouTuber and video game commentator who rose to YouTube stardom through his highly unique and entertaining video game commentaries. After dropping out of university in 2010, Kjellberg started his YouTube channel - after just 2 years, his channel surpassed one million subscribers.

[2] HolaSoyGerman

Total views: 3.8 billion | Subscribers: 38 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $14 million
  • Average Earning per video: $8,900

HolaSoyGerman is a comedian, writer, and top YouTuber of Chilean descent. As of January 2019, his main YouTube channel is the #1 spot for Most Subscribed Channel in the Spanish language. At just 28 years of age, HolaSoyGerman has amassed a flabbergasting 35.1 million subscribers and 3.8 billion total views on his channel. The majority of his videos are commentaries on his everyday life - while on the surface this may sound simple, his unique personality pairs perfectly with the camera.

[3] Dude Perfect

Total views: 7.2 billion | Subscribers: 39 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $10,000,000 - $25,000,000

A channel with over 39 million subscribers and 7.2 billion views in total, Dude Perfect is a YouTube channel created by five Texas A&M alumnis in 2009. The group is made up of twin brothers Coby and Cory Cotton, and their friends Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney. Dude Perfect is well-known for creating videos with jaw-dropping trick shots and hilarious stunts with catchy background music.

[4] fouseyTUBE

Total views: 1.5 billion | Subscribers: 10 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $3,900,000
  • Average Earnings per video: $26,600

Yousef Erakat, better known as "Fousey" from his channel FouseyTube, is one of the most popular YouTube personalities ever, with parodies, vlogs, and pranks as a staple to his YouTube content. Erakat started his YouTube career initially as a fitness YouTuber, then gradually diversifying his content with parodies and pranks.

[5] whinderssonnunes

Total views: 2.8 billion | Subscribers: 34 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $8,700,000
  • Average Earnings per video: $24,132

Whindersson Nunes, better known as his YouTube moniker “whinderssonnunnes”, is a top Brazilian YouTuber who held the title for “most subscribed channel in Brazil”, only being surpassed by Canal KondZilla in early 2018. Currently, his channel has over 34 million subscribers and 2.8 billion views.

[6] Fernanfloo

Total views: 6.8 billion | Subscribers: 32 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $15,700,000
  • Average Earning per video: $29,000

Fernanfloo is a 24-year-old YouTuber from El Salvado who started his channel in 2011 and at the time of this writing, has over 32 million subscribers and 6.8 billion total video views. As an avid gamer, videos on Fernanfloo’s YouTube channel consist mainly of in-game commentaries of himself, mixed in with his amiable personality and unique humor.

[7] Felipe Neto

Total views: 6 billion | Subscribers: 30 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $14 million
  • Average Earning per video: $8,900

Felipe Neto is a Brazilian YouTuber with over 30 million subscribers and 6 billion views on his channel, felipeneto. Most of Neto’s videos are filmed in typical vlog format, with him speaking his opinion and discussing celebrity news and events while providing humorous insight on any topic of discussion.


[8] VanossGaming

Total views: 10 billion | Subscribers: 24 million

  • Total estimated earnings: $22 million
  • Average Earning per video: $23,210

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Evan Fong started his YouTube channel in 2011 and in similar fashion to the YouTubers on this list, he dropped out of university to focus on his YouTube career full time. Being the creator of the YouTube channel VanossGaming, Fong has amassed over 10 billion views and 24 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, catapulting him to YouTube stardom at the young age of 26. Fong’s channel mainly features videos of him and his friends playing games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Dutywith a montage-style to his videos. If you’re into gaming, make sure to check out his channel here.


To wrap up

The road to creating a successful YouTube channel is one that not only requires an excessive amount of time and effort, but also luck and timing. Despite the fact that there are millions upon millions of channels on YouTube, there are distinguishing factors that are present in every successful YouTube channel - original content and effective audience acquisition. We'll be writing more about this topic on a separate write-up, so be sure to check it out as soon as it's published!

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