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Check Out The Highest Paid YouTubers Of 2020 & Prepare To Be Shook Over How Much Money They Made


Dec. 24 2020, Updated 1:47 p.m. ET

Can you guys believe that 2020 is finally coming to an end?! Yep, we’re just a few days away from the new year now, and now that it’s over, we decided it’s time to take a look at the highest paid YouTubers of 2020.

With most of the population being stuck inside due to the coronavirus pandemic, everyone was streaming videos more than ever this year. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the biggest YouTubers made millions of dollars off of the platform over the last 12 months! From David Dorbik to Jeffree Star to 9 year old Ryan Kaji, here’s the top 10 YouTubers of 2020, according to Forbes Magazine. Prepare to be shook over how much money they made this year!

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10. Jeffree Star

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Star had a total of 600 million views on his videos from June 2019 to June 2020. He has a whopping 16.9 million subscribers, and he made $15 million this year. Besides posting videos that document his daily life, the social media star has also launched his very own beauty company, called Jeffree Star Cosmetics. He also stepped into the music industry and released his own album back in 2009!

9. David Dobrik

With 18.6 million subscribers, Dobrik earned $15.5 million in 2020. And get this — over the last year, his videos got 2.7 billion views! Wow! Dobrik has certainly branched out from YouTube and has become one of the biggest stars in the world — starring in The Angry Birds Movie 2 and hosting Discovery Channel’s reality competition TV show Dodgeball Thunderdome. He is also known for founding the Vlog Squad.

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8. Blippi (Stevin John)


Coming in at number eight, Blippi (A.K.A. Stevin John) made roughly $17 million in 2020. His channel has 27.4 million subscribers and his videos over the last year got 8.2 billion views. The 32-year-old, who dresses up as a kid-like character named Blippi to teach children, launched his channel back in 2014, and has already become wildly popular. He has even released his own merch and offers more educational videos through Hulu and Amazon.

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7. Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya)

At only 6 years old, Anastasia Radkinskaya, who goes by Nastya on her channel, has 190.6 million subscribers. She made $18.5 million this year, and got 39 billion views. Talk about impressive! Her videos feature her and her father playing with legos, doing household chores and more, and according to Forbes, they are “colorful, expressive and don’t feature much advanced language, making them perfect for her global audience of tots.”

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6. Preston Arsement

Preston Arsement

With 33.4 million subscribers, Preston Arsement made $19 million in 2020. From June 2019 to June 2020, his videos got a total of 3.3 billion views. He likes to post clips of himself pranking his friends and family, as well as Minecraft, Fortnite, and Roblox gaming content. 

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5. Markiplier (Mark Fischbach)

According to the outlet, Markiplier (whose real name is Mark Fischbach) made $19.5 million in 2020. He has racked up 27.8 million subscribers on YouTube, and he got 3.1 billion views in the last year. Besides sharing videos of himself breaking down video games, he has also launched his own clothing company, called Cloak, voiced the character 5.0.5 in the Cartoon Network series Villainous and so much more! 

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4. Rhett and Link

Rhett and Link

Rhett and Link are two of YouTube’s longest-standing stars, launching their channel (which is called “Good Mythical Morning”) back in 2012. Together, Rhett James McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln III made $20 million in 2020, and have gained more than 41 million subscribers. Their videos got 1.9 billion views from June 2019 to June 2020. Last year, the duo also bought SMOSH, a sketch comedy YouTube channel.

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3. Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect is a YouTube channel run by five brothers — Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Garret Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney. They have 57.5 million subscribers and in 2020 alone, they got 2.77 billion views on their videos and made $33 million! Their widely popular videos showcase them playing with lightsabers, Nerf Guns, paintballs and more, but that’s not all that they’ve accomplished. Get this — they previously embarked on their own national tour and released a documentary, called Backstage Pass.

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2. Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson)

Mr. Beast

By now, almost everyone has heard of Mr. Beast (A.K.A. Jimmy Donaldson). He made $24 million in 2020, and has 47.8 million subscribers. His videos, which are filled with attention-grabbing and sometimes scary stunts, got 3 billion views over the last year. In the last 12 months, the influencer froze himself in ice, went around a Ferris wheel 1,000 times and constructed the largest Lego tower ever. He is also the co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation, which has raised over $22 million.

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1. Ryan Kaji

Landing the number one spot for the second year in a row is Kaji, who has 41.7 million subscribers and made $29.5 million in 2020. And ready to have your minds blown? His videos got a total of 12.2 billion views over the last year! This November, he became the first YouTuber featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a float based on his superhero alter ego and he has released more than 5,000 Ryan’s World products, including action figures, room decor and more.

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