Top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars of 2018, according to Forbes.

From controversial brothers to a toy-loving 7-year-old boy, here is the list of highest-paid YouTubers.

 

As we wait for a complete list of top 2019 Youtube earners, lets re-visit 2018 top earners

2018 Forbes list of YouTube's top-earning stars, took into account Youtubers video advertising profits, merchandise deals and other sources of revenue.

The list includes controversial brothers to a toy-loving 7-year-old boy, here is the list of 2018 highest-paid YouTubers, according to Forbes.

 

10. Logan Paul – $14.5 million

 

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul may have started out on the now-dead app Vine, so it wasn't surprising when he hopped mediums and became extremely successful creating weekly vlogs.

 

His outrageous videos filled with hilarious pranks and sometimes death-defying stunts has generated a die-hard following. 

 

After posting a controversial video, where he filmed himself in a Japanese forest near what appeared to be a body hanging from a tree. YouTube said the images violated its policies and suspended Logan Paul.

 

Paul's account was marked with a "strike," which lasts for three months and can mean a loss of ad revenue from videos and from links to crowdfunding and merchandising websites. The now-23-year-old apologized for posting the insensitive content. Despite the turmoil, he ended up as YouTube's 10th highest earner of 2018. 

 

9. PewDiePie – $15.5 million

Felix Kjellberg aka Pewdiepie has one of the biggest followings on YouTube. The pro gamer has been creating comedic videos since 2010 and has almost 100 million subscribers on his channel. 

With a clothing line and advertisement deals, we're not surprised to learn that he has amassed a small fortune in less than 10 years. 

 

8. Jacksepticeye – $16 million

 

The most popular YouTuber in Ireland is the energetic and often foulmouthed video game commentator Jacksepticeye – whose real name is Sean McLaughlin, Forbes reports. The 28-year-old has broken into the mainstream and currently has over 20 million YouTube subscribers.

 

7. VanossGaming – $17 million

 

Another international gamer has made the list of YouTube's highest paid stars, Forbes reports. Canadian Evan Fong – aka VanossGaming – plays mainstream games like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed. The 26-year-old creates compilations of his video game commentary for his more than 23 million subscribers.

 

6. Markiplier – $17.5 million

 

Adding to the legion of gamers on the highest-paid list is American YouTube star Markiplier. The 29-year-old, whose real name is Mark Edward Fischbach, is known for his "Let's Play" videos, in which he provides on-screen commentary to games as he plays them, Inside Edition reported. Markiplier appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2014 to show the world what he does. 

 

5. Jeffree Star – $18 million

 

Star first gained fame on MySpace and joined YouTube in 2006, sharing homemade music videos and makeup tutorials. The 33-year-old has since has become a makeup mogul and launched Jeffree Star cosmetics, which sells $100 million worth of products annually, Forbes reports.

 

4. DanTDM – $18.5 million

 

Daniel Middelton was 2017 top-earner on YouTube, Forbes reports. The British gamer not only plays on-camera for his more than 20 million subscribers, but he also makes money on his tour and merchandise line, according to Forbes.

 

3. Dude Perfect – $20 Million

 

Clocking in at over 36 million subscribers, the five-man sports crew known as Dude Perfectspecializes in intricate trick shots, and made $20 million doing so, Forbes reports. Their "ping pong trick shots" and "real-life trick shots," in which they turn everyday activities into complex maneuvers, are among their most popular videos. 

 

2. Jake Paul – $21.5 million

 

The younger brother of controversial YouTuber Logan Paul, this 21-year-old is also on the list of top social media influencers. Jake Paul became popular for his role as Dirk on the Disney Channel series "Bizaardvark." He is also well-known for his YouTube channel, which has over 17 million subscribers.

In August, more than 800,000 people shelled out $10 each to a watch a pay-per-view boxing match on YouTube in which Paul went head-to-head with fellow YouTuber KSI, CBS Sports reports. Neither star is a professional boxer.

 

1. Ryan ToysReview – $22 million

 

The No. 1 earner on YouTube in 2018 was not your average millionaire — far from it. He's a 7-year-old boy named Ryan who reviews toys for other kids.

Last year, it was reported Ryan made $11 million from his YouTube channel, coming in at number 8 on Forbes' 2017 list, but the toy critic is moving on up. His YouTube channel has attracted a huge following of parents and children who watch Ryan test out new toys and share his thoughts on them.

Ryan, whose last name has not been made public, first started reviewing toys in 2015 when he was just 4 years old. On his channel, Ryan's parents write: "He loves Cars, Trains, Thomas and friends, Lego, Superheroes, Disney toys, open surprise eggs, play doh, Pixar Disney cars, Disney Planes, monster trucks, minions, playtime at the fun, family fun adventure and so much more!"

Ryan's family says the child star was inspired by watching other kids and programs on YouTube and wanted to join the fun.

His most-watch video to date featured huge Easter eggs and a bouncy house, and has amassed over 1.6 billion views. His YouTube  channel has over 25 billion views in total and 17 million subscribers. Forbes reports he now has his own line of collectibles selling at Walmart.