In this modern world, social networking plays a major role in connecting the corners of the world. One of the famous sites today- YouTube, was launched in the year of 2005, and has grown massively since then. It is an American website for video-sharing, and it serves as a platform for mainly individuals, as well as companies to upload content. This website has helped many individuals attain fame. This has been a showcase for talents and a lot of youth follow this site to find videos of their interest. Music, sports, lifestyle, science, education, motivation, philosophy, movies and everything are provided a platform in YouTube. Individuals from around the world can create and publish their own channels that which can be accessed by people from around the world. In this list, most of the top 10 YouTube individuals have one thing in common: their age. They are all around the age of 30 which is just slightly older than the audience which they target.
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Here is the list of world’s Top 10 Most Famous YouTube Stars
10. Rosanna Pansino
Rosanna Pansino is an American female who was born in 1985. She has a cooking show on YouTube which is titled Nerdy Nummies, and is the most popular baking show on the website. She originally wanted to become an actress and was able to appear in episodes of shows like Parks and Recreation. Her career on YouTube is based on her interest in baking which was inspired by her grandmother. The star has uploaded videos about cake, cookie, and cupcake recipes exceeding an amount of a 100. Each video is a tutorial on making nerdy-themed pastries, and usually features famous YouTube personalities like Bethany Mota and Dan Howell. She has approximately 7 million subscribers and an average monthly viewing number of 75 million.
9. Roman Atwood
Roman Bernard Atwood was born in 1983 and is from America. His prank videos were started in 2010, when he decided to pursue his passion of comedy by creating the channel “Sketch Empire” on YouTube. One of his pranks was the Plastic Ball Prank in which he filled his house with plastic balls making the house a massive ball pit. This prank video was used by Nissan in their “WithDad” campaign during their half-time advertisement in the Super Bowl. He has had a few run-ins with the law. He was arrested in March of 2014 during the filming of a prank, but the case was settled on the basis of expression of art and freedom of speech.
8. Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh was born in 1988 in Canada, and she is known by her YouTube username, Superwoman. She began her channel in the year of 2010. Her videos most often are strongly reliant on her heritage including her fictional parents Paramjeet and Manjeet, both played by the star herself. Aside from making comical videos, Lilly Singh also documents meeting celebrities which include Kareena Kapoor, Selena Gomez, and Ed Sheeran. Her social work includes partnering with MEtoWe in 2016 to promote the Rafiki Bracelet which helps raise funds for girls in Kenya to get an education. She is not only popular but also a very influential YouTube star to be featured in this list.
7. Michelle Phan
Michelle Phan is a make-up demonstrator from America. Her channel has more than 8 million subscribers, and more than a billion views. Her fame can be attributed to BuzzFeed featuring two of her makeup tutorials on “How to Get Lady Gaga’s Eyes” in 2009 and 2010. Lancome made Michelle Phan the official video make-up artist for their line after she showed some of their products on her channel.
KSI’s real name is Olajide “JJ” Olatuji, Jr. and he was born in 1993. The videos featured on his channel mainly consist of FIFA gameplay and commentary. He opened his YouTube channel in July of 2009, and his first video was about the FIFA video game franchise. The YouTuber was the center of a controversy after his actions at a Eurogamer event in the year of 2012. In 2015, he was named as “UK’s Most Influential YouTube Creator” by Tubular Labs.
5. Rhett & Link
Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Neal III are a comedy duo. These two started out as engineers, and quit their jobs soon after they graduated from college. Their fame can be tracked rising from the release of the video “The Facebook Song”, which helped establish their presence in the YouTube world. The duo was named #22 of the Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising of Business Insider. In 2014, their YouTube channel was listed in the top 100 YouTube channels on New Media Rockstars.
4. Lindsey Stirling
This YouTube star uploads videos of her choreographed simultaneous dance and violin performances. Her styles range from classical to pop to rock to electronic dance. She obtained a quarter-finalist position on America’s Got Talent season five. Her video of “Crystallize” was the eighth-most watched video on YouTube in the year of 2012. Her YouTube channel has more than eight million subscribers and more than one billion views. She is one amongst the most beautiful and famous YouTube Stars in the world 2017.
3. Fine Brothers
Benny Fine and Rafi fine are known for their React video series, narrative web series, and creating a “Transmedia” sitcom on YouTube called MyMusic. Their React franchise on YouTube was started from the first episode “Kids React”. The two brothers have been sponsored by companies like Ford and even Comedy Central. They have collaborated on videos with other YouTubers such as Smosh and Shane Dawson.
Ian Hecox and Daniel Padilla are the duo that make up the sketch comedy channel. They started posting videos in 2005, and as of 2016, they have over 22 million subscribers and 5.9 billio video views. The duo’s youtube skits include the video series Food Battle and That Damn neighbor. They also have web series. Their most popular video series is based on Pokemon and this young duo is amongst the most popular and renowned YouTube stars around the world.
Felix Kjellberg is known for his “Let’s Play” commentaries on his channel. He is from Sweden, and started his YouTube channel in 2010. The channel has over 48 million subscribers as of 2016, with over 13.5 billion video views. Felix Kjellberg was named as one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” by Time magazine. A unique thing about him is that he refers to his fans as “bros” and the fanbase is called the “Bro Army”. He became the most subscribed user in 2013 after having more than six million subscribers.
This list featured the Top 10 Most Popular and Renowned Young YouTube stars in the World 2017. They are extremely popular on the site and have millions of followers for their channels. The site has provided them with a perfect platform to expose their talents and thoughts to the rest of the world. We can say, with the advancement of technology and with an innovation like YouTube, these stars wouldn’t have been so popular.