It is amazing how certain individuals would sit in front of a camera, record a video, post it on the internet and get millions of views, and in the process earn huge money from it. The cool job right? Well, that is the world we live in today, the social media platform that has made it possible for these individuals to do such is YouTube. Since the introduction of the subscribe button on the website in 2005, viewers who are interested in a particular content can subscribe to a channel that fits their specification and stay connected to similar contents from that channel owned by their favorite famous YouTubers.
Have you ever wondered why after or before watching a video on YouTube, you are asked to subscribe to the channel? It is because unlike other social media platforms that deal with likes and followers, YouTube deals with subscribers. The higher the subscribers, the higher the influence and fame these YouTubers gain. Today we’ll take a look at 10 of these talented minds on YouTube who we believe stand out from the rest.
10 Famous YouTubers with Unrivalled Influence
Felix Kjellberg ( PewDiePie)
Felix Kjellberg is a Swedish YouTuber born on October 24, 1989, in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the owner of the most subscribed to channel on YouTube, PewDiePie. His channel ranks number one on the list of most subscribed channels on YouTube with 70,103,931 subscribers and boasts of 19,122,606,674 views on his videos. Felix is a comedian and game lover, which is precisely what his channel portrays. The channel is notably known to contain video game commentaries and comedic content.
PewDiePie became the most subscribed channel on YouTube for the first time when it overtook Smosh on August 15, 2013, but dropped down to the second spot in November 2013, when YouTube’sSpotlight claimed the number one spot. But in the same month, PewDiePie reclaimed its spot as number one and has remained in that spot till date.
Bhushan Kumar is the son of Gulshan Kumar, founder of the Indian music record label and film production company Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, better known as T-Series. Ever since the murder of his father, Bhushan Kumar and his Uncle, Krishan Kumar have assumed ownership of the company. Thanks to his efforts, the company’s YouTube channel, T-Series was created on March 13, 2006, but started uploading videos in 2010. T-Series is the second most subscribed to channel on YouTube with 69,550,014 subscribers, and it holds the record for the most number of views on YouTube, recording 52,893,072,481 views. The channel’s content consists of music videos and movie trailers.
Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis who is best known as Garmendia is a Chilean comedian, writer, and YouTuber, born on April 25, 1990, in Santiago, Chile. He is the founder of two eminent YouTube channels, HolaSoyGerman and JuegaGerman. His first channel, HolaSoyGerman boasts of 34,805,122 subscribers and 3,676,795,747 views and recently dropped a spot to rank as number 10 on the list of most subscribed to YouTube channels, but it is the most subscribed Spanish speaking YouTube channel.
His second channel, JuegaGerman is more active but ranks as 18thon the list of most subscribed to YouTube channels with 30,266,724 subscribers and has 8,161,523,592 views. His video contents are categorized as comedy, humor and video blog. When he gained 57 million subscribers between his two channels, he was rewarded with a Diamond Play Button, which then made the Chilean the first YouTuber with two Diamond Play Buttons. He has a third channel named HolaSoyGerman2 and has over 3 million subscribers and over 30 million views on the channel.
Making it on the list of our top famous Youtubers, Garmendia is also a singer, and a member of the band called Ancud. He and the band have released a number of songs which are available on Spotify and also on YouTube. His book ChupaElPerro was released on April 28, 2016, in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries.
Next on the list of top famous YouTubers is Whindersson Nunes, a Brazilian YouTube star, singer and comedian, born on January 5, 1995, in Palmeira do Piauí, Brazil. He owns the YouTube channel Whinderssonnunes which currently ranks as 12th on the list of most subscribed to channels on YouTube. It has 32,397,108 subscribers and views of over 12,663,759,949 on its channel. It used to be the most subscribed YouTube channel in Brazil until it got overtaken by Canal KonZilla earlier in 2018.
Nunes married his longtime girlfriend, Luisa Sonza on February 28, 2018, in a Catholic Church in Alagoas, Brazil.
Rubén Gundersen (El Rubius)
Rubén Doblas Gundersen is a Spanish YouTuber, born on February 13, 1990, in Mijas, Spain, to a Spanish father and a Norwegian mother. His parents got divorced when he was still little which made him spend most of his childhood days in Bergen, Norway. He speaks Spanish, Norwegian, and English fluently. The 28-year-old has a Spanish and Norwegian nationality and resides in the Spanish capital, Madrid. He is the founder of the YouTube channel, elrubiusOMG. His YouTube channel ranks as 13th on the list of the most subscribed YouTube channels. His channel has 32,049,388 subscribers and views of 17,049,144,119.
These numbers might place him 13th in the overall list of most subscribed to YouTube channels but they are good enough to ensure he is ranked number one on the Spanish list, a spot he has held since late 2012. Making it on the list of famous YouTubers, Gundersen’s channel is also listed as the second most subscribed Spanish speaking YouTube channel. The contents of his channel are gameplays and vlogs.
Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado (Fernanfloo)
Salvadoran YouTube personality, Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado was born on July 7, 1993, in San Salvador, El Salvador. He is popularly known as the founder of the YouTube channel Fernanfloo which sits in the 17th position on the list of YouTube channels with the highest subscribers. His channel has 30,359,006 subscribers and 7,177,741,088 views and is the most subscribed to channel in El Salvador. His number of subscribers is higher than the population of his country. His channel contents are populated with games, comedies and animations. Since he started making gameplay on Twitch earlier this year, he has stopped posting videos on his channel.
Felipe Neto Rodrigues Vieira is a popular Brazilian YouTuber, writer and manager. He was born on January 21, 1988, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has a YouTube channel called Felipe Neto, which has 27,172,889 subscribers and 5,120,840,748 views. His channel is more of an all-around entertainment channel. It is the first YouTube channel in his home country to get a million subscribers.
Felipe has a younger brother named LuccasNeto, whose YouTube channel is also self-titled and channel ranks 46th most subscribed YouTube channel. The channel deals in entertainment as well.
Evan Fong (VanossGaming)
Evan Fong is a Canadian video game commentator and YouTube personality. It would be of no surprise that Evan’s YouTube is primarily based on gaming owing to his gaming personality. He was born on May 31, 1992, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a Chinese father and a Korean mother. He is a high school graduate but like some of his colleagues, Evan dropped out of college so he could focus on making and posting videos on YouTube. On September 15, 2011, he created his YouTube channel named VanossGaming. With 7 active years of managing his YouTube channel, he has 23,826,953 subscribers and 10,105,421,384 views. The subscriber’s figure places him on the list of most famous YouTubers with his channel ranking 29th on the list of most subscribed channels.
Anthony Padilla is an American internet personality and actor, he was born on September 16, 1987 in Sacramento County, California. He used to co-own the YouTube channel Smosh until he decided to step down from his position as a partner to pursue his desire to run an independent venture. He is the initial brain behind Smosh, he first created a website called Smosh.com in 2002 before collaborating with his close friend Ian Hecox to create a channel on YouTube in 2005, where they would post comedy videos. Smosh has 23,663,796 subscribers and 7,799,158,887 views as it ranks number 30 on the list of most subscribed YouTube channels.
Padilla is also an actor and has featured in Smosh: The Movie as himself. The movie also starred his former co-founder of Smosh, Ian Hecox. The pair also provided voiced in the 2016 animation film, Angry Birds.
Mariand Castrejón Castañeda (Yuya)
Yuya, as she is widely known, is the only female that makes it to the list of top 10 famous YouTubers with unrivalled influence. She is a Mexican YouTube star and writer, born on March 13, 1993, in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Yuya is the creator of the YouTube channel named Yuya providing content on makeup and style. She is the most famous YouTube star in her category and only the second most popular YouTuber in her home country. She created her YouTube channel in 2009, shortly after winning a make-up contest organized by YouTube. Her YouTube channel has 22,555,202 subscribers and views of 2,315,418,051 standing at number 35 on the list of most subscribed YouTube channels.
She is also a businesswoman and a make-up artist, she has a makeup collection which she released in October 2017 and a perfume brand named True, which she released in 2015. Yuya has a brother named Sergio Castañeda, who is also a YouTube star and her boyfriend, BetoPasillas, is equally a YouTuber.