Top 10 highest earning YouTubers of 2018 sees surprising results

PewDiePie, YouTube / YouTubers Magazine

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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?


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#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,

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