20 years back, who would have thought that making videos could be so relevant today
(Urghh, if only I knew earlier).
Making videos is so popular these days. With the help of technology, you can watch videos at almost anywhere at anytime. All you need is just a smartphone, coverage and LOTTSS of Data!
These days, they are so may Youtube stars out there. Don’t be shocked but these Youtubes, not only are they super influential, they are super rich as well. PewDiePie, a gaming Youtube has an estimated earning of about $124 million since he started his channel in 2010 (but since he is Swedish and in a 56% tax bracket, less than half of that goes in his pocket, but heyyyy, that is still a lot!).
Top 10 Highest Earning Youtube Stars 2016
1. PewDiePie (https://www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie)
Earned: $15 million Subscribers: 49,756,391
2. Roman Atwood (https://www.youtube.com/user/RomanAtwood)
Earned: $8million Subscribers: 10,152,692
3. Lily Singh (SHE IS DEAD HILARIOUS! LAFF LAFF HER!) (https://www.youtube.com/user/IISuperwomanII)
Earned: $7.5 million Subscribers: 10,296,350
4. SMOSH (https://www.youtube.com/user/smosh)
Earned: $7million Subscribers: 22,474,510
5. Tyler Oakley (FAVE YOUTUBE DIVA!) (https://www.youtube.com/user/tyleroakley)
Earned: $6million Subscribers: 8,087,829
6. Rosanna Pansino (https://www.youtube.com/user/RosannaPansino)
Earned: $6million Subscribers: 7,398,450
7. Markiplier (https://www.youtube.com/user/markiplierGAME)
Earned: $5.5million Subscribers: 15,523,276
8. German Garmendia (https://www.youtube.com/user/HolaSoyGerman)
Earned: $5.5million Subscribers: 30,317,411
9. Colleen Ballinger (She can be freaky sometimes, but funny) (https://www.youtube.com/user/PsychoSoprano)
Earned: $5million Subscribers: 7,359,094
10. Rhett and Link (https://www.youtube.com/user/rhettandlink2)
Earned: $5million Subscribers: 11,545,537
Once again, if only I knew making videos could make me this rich……
Personally, I go way back with Youtube. As an individual who does not have any patience for TV series (still don’t know how some of you could do it), I prefer watching videos on Youtube. Personal fav? Of course it would be Ryan Higa!
(Secret time! One of my ultimate dream is to be a part of their squad. kbye.)
Honestly, I watch various types of channels over Youtube. From short skits by WongFu Production to piano tutorials by OnlinePianist to old school Youtube cover artist AJRafel. I just enjoy watching all of them as long they are short and not lengthy (still can’t appreciate watching tv series guyss). Of course now there are more variety of channels out there and I am happy that the contents are growing. Youtube now also offers the LIVE features, hence, under the courtesy of certain broadcasting channels, you can even watch award shows over Youtube! Amazing isn’t it!
Bottom line, what I am trying to say that being the jock in school is no longer the “coolest” thing anymore. Staying at home and making videos is also considered as cool (not to mention profitable). However, it is important to remember that, it is not an instant success or rise to stardom because it could be a very long journey. Therefore, if you are thinking to post up videos over Youtube, don’t give up! Don’t fret over the view count and consistently post more content on your channel. Who knows, when the time is right, you might be the next PewDiePie 😉