YouTube has become the de-facto launchpad for the next generation of celebrities, personalities, and big stars.
Well-known names like PewDiePie, Shane Dawson, and Smosh have racked up millions of subscribers over the years by uploading videos on YouTube and forming seemingly personal relationships with their fans. From comedians to gamers to vloggers of all kinds, YouTubers have harnessed the video-sharing platform to build their followings and brands from nothing more than a video camera and a solid internet connection.
To get a closer look into which stars rule YouTube, we looked at the SocialBlade rankings to see which channels have the most subscribers. We focused on independent YouTube creators, disregarding YouTube channels from music artists and record labels, multi-channel networks and those without a face to the name.
DanTDM — 23.4 million subscribers
Los Polinesios — 23.4 million subscribers
Carry Minati — 23.9 million subscribers
Ninja — 23.9 million subscribers
AuronPlay — 23.9 million subscribers
Toys and Colors — 24 million subscribers
Kimberly Loaiza — 24.1 million subscribers