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Top 10 highest earning YouTubers of 2018 sees surprising results

Published: 3/Dec/2018 20:09 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 14:41

by Virginia Glaze


This year has been a wild one for YouTube stars across the video platform; From Logan Paul’s serious scandal at the beginning of 2018 to Markiplier’s clothing line release in late October, YouTubers have been in the news for a multitude of reasons, and now, their earnings are taking the spotlight.

This year’s highest-earning YouTubers saw some surprising contestants, aside from the site’s usual fare of social media stars like Jake Paul – who shockingly surpassed his older (and arguably more controversial) brother Logan Paul in terms of revenue.

2018’s top-earning stars included the likes of makeup guru Jeffree Star, who reeled in a reported $18 million through his Jeffree Star Cosmetics line – which, according to, pulls over $100 million in yearly revenue.

Also in the runnings were YouTube group Dude Perfect, gamer Vanoss Gaming, and even child star RyanToysReview, who managed to take the number one spot with a whopping $22 million (thanks to his wide audience and collectible toy line for sale at Wal-Mart).

You can check out a complete list of 2018’s highest-paid YouTubers below. Who are your favorite stars, and did they earn as much as you suspected they had?


#10 – Logan Paul, $14.5 M

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#9 – PewDiePie, $15.5 M

PewDiePie, YouTube

#8 – Jacksepticeye, $16 M

Jacksepticeye, YouTube

#7 – Vanoss Gaming, $17 M

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#6 – Markiplier, $17.5 M

Markiplier, YouTube

#5 – Jeffree Star, $18 M

Jeffree Star, YouTube

#4 – DanTDM, $18.5 M

#3 – Dude Perfect, $20 M

Dude Perfect, YouTube

#2 – Jake Paul, $21.5 M

#1 – RyanToysReview, $22 M,

PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
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The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.