Who do you think are the top earners on youtube?

Have you ever been curious how people get paid from Youtube videos?

Here’s how it works: Have you ever tried to watch a video on Youtube but before it plays you need to watch a commercial? That’s called a pre-roll. Every 1000 times a pre-roll advertisement is shown, Youtube gets paid some amount of money. The amount can vary but typically Youtube is paid between $20 and $25 for every thousand ad views. This is called a CPM. This is exactly how CelebrityNetWorth makes money as well, except our CPMs are nowhere near $25, because we think pre-roll commercials are really annoying.

When a Youtube channel has enough followers, the owner of the account can apply to become a member of their Partner Program. Youtube Partners earn a cut of the CPM earned off the videos in their channel. Youtube takes 45% of whatever the partner channel earns. The CPM price can vary quite a bit, but typically a Youtube Partner ends up earning a roughly $5-7 CPM. That means, for every 1000 times an advertisement is shown on their channel, the Partner could earn $7 (and Youtube would take the remaining ($18). Sometimes they earn way more, sometimes way less. Assuming a Partner’s video has one million views and every single viewer watched a pre-roll advertisement, the Partner would earn $7000 (1 million divided by 1000 * $7). That’s a very rough example. In reality, for a variety of reasons, Youtube would never show a pre-roll on every single video view. For example, many ads are only targeted at people in the United States. Other times, YouTube won’t show a pre-roll to someone who just got one. A pre-roll that is viewed all the way through without skipping obviously pays much more. A pre-roll that advertises the next Iron Man movie pays more than a small banner ad for a domain name company…

  • #30: TheDiamondMinecart – $1.4 million (1.01b views)
  • #29: Potemi926 – $1.6 million (655m views)
  • #28: Vegetta777 – $1.6 million (1.1b views)
  • #27: WhiteBoy7thst – $1.7 million (609m views)
  • #26: TheLonelyIsland – $1.7 million (1.4 billion views)
  • #25: Sxephil – $1.7 million (1.27b views)
  • #24: FreddieW – $1.8 million (1 billion views)
  • #23: SpeedyW03 – $2 million (943m views)
  • #22: TheBajanCanadian – $2 million (817m views)
  • #21: HolaSoyGerman – $2 million (1.3b views)
  • #20: TheWillyRex – $2 million (838m views)
  • #19: Tobuscus – $2 million (1.02b views)
  • #18: TheFineBros – $2.2 million (1.9b views)
  • #17: AdamThomasMoran – $2.2 million (703m views)
  • #16: SkyDoesMinecraft – $2.3 million (2.1b views)
  • #15: BoyceAvenue – $2.3 million (1.4b views)
  • #14: Nigahiga – $2.3 million (1.8b views)
  • #13: ERB – $2.4 million (1.1b views)
  • #12: CaptainSparklez – $3.2 million (1.5b views)
  • #11: CollegeHumor – $3.3 million (2.7b views)
  • #10: RealAnnoyingOrange – $3.4 million (2.1b views)
  • #9: UberHaxorNova – $3.5 million (1.3b views)
  • #8: RayWilliamJohnson – $4 million (2.7b views)
  • #7: TobyGames – $4.2 million (1.7b views)
  • #6: JennaMarbles – $4.3 million (1.5b views)
  • #5: BluCollection – $4.8 million (1.78b views)
  • #4: DisneyCollectorBR – $5 million (2.6b views)
  • #3: Smosh – $5.7 million (3.4b views)
  • #2: BlueXephos – $6.7 million (2.4b views)
  • #1: Pewdiepie – $7 million (5.4b views)


  • naeem ansari
    Posted at 23:08h, 03 March Reply

    how i will know that my youtube video are getting earnings? plzz tell me?

    • Brandon LeClair
      Posted at 10:31h, 04 March Reply

      click on the analytics tab in your video manager.

      • Johnny Derpp
        Posted at 17:58h, 09 May Reply

        so basically, i need not pay anything to earn form youtube right?

  • jack
    Posted at 07:55h, 20 April Reply

    hi why is syndicate not one of them

  • Omar Alex
    Posted at 19:47h, 10 May Reply

    What about popularmmos?! He’s my fav.

  • Kai Bland
    Posted at 13:38h, 10 July Reply

    What about Ali A

  • Jennifer Mördaren
    Posted at 02:10h, 29 July Reply

    do they get paid per month or something else?

    • Chris Joshua Cardozo
      Posted at 05:29h, 30 July Reply

      i think thats for a year, and yes they can be paid for a month

  • Katlynn
    Posted at 19:30h, 06 September Reply

    What about eleventhgorgeous

  • hassan
    Posted at 07:03h, 04 October Reply

    can some one please advise me how to register with youtube and get paid every after i upload a video and my viewers reach the required limit

  • Ashley226
    Posted at 18:02h, 14 October Reply

    What about xgamer#epic he’s so awesome he’s better than pewdiepie subscribe to him my name is Ashley from UK

  • Ashley123
    Posted at 18:21h, 14 October Reply

    Xgamer#epic should be on this list he’s an awesome youtuber sub to him

  • Ashley123
    Posted at 18:23h, 14 October Reply

    What about superminecraft boy

  • another_observer
    Posted at 06:54h, 20 March Reply

    Check it out And please subscribe

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