Britain’s Daniel Middleton, 26, is the world’s highest-paid youtuber in 2017, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list.

With $ 16.5 million, he leads the list of the top ten YouTube channels in the period. There was a tie in the fourth and eighth position (see below).

The members of the group of this third edition of the ranking share the fact that they are young. Or very young, in the case of a little boy named Ryan: at age six, he earned $ 11 million with a channel on which he comments on children’s toys.

In addition to the age very close to its audience, YouTube millionaires have in common some themes of predilection, especially games and comic numbers.

See the top ten YouTubers of 2017:

1st: Daniel Middleton (DanTDM) – US $ 16.5 million

The 26-year-old Briton launched his game channel, DanTDM, in 2012. Also known as TheDiamondMinecraft, he earned about $ 54.3 million in 2017.

2nd: Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $ 15.5 million

The 25-year-old Canadian also owns a gaming channel, VanossGaming(or Vanoss). With his comic footprint, he earned about R $ 51 million this year.

3rd: Dude Perfect – $ 14 million

Who makes the Dude Perfect are the American twins Cory and Coby Cotton. They play the channel with three high school friends who played basketball. The channel theme on YouTube is a joke involving sports and humor. In 2017, the play earned about $ 46 million to the quintet, calculates the “Forbes”.

4th: Mark Fischbach (Markplier) – $ 12.5 million (draw)

5th: Logan Paul – $ 12.5 million (draw)

At age 22, American Logan Paul started at Vine (another social network). Usually make comedic videos. Along with his younger brother, Jake Paul (see two positions below) , appeared on TV shows. In 2017, it took $ 41 million and tied with Mark Fischbach in fourth place in the ranking of millionaire youtubers.

6th: Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) – $ 12 million

Aimed as the world’s highest-paid youtuber by “Forbes” in 2015 and 2016, the Swedish Felix Avrid Ulf Kjellberg lost positions. He owns the PewDiePie channel, in which he posts videos with comments (sometimes obscene) on video games while playing.

Earlier in the year, Disney severed its ties with Kjellberg after he was accused of anti – Semitism for videos of his that contained Nazi and discriminatory references to Jews . Already in August, the Swede revealed that he would make more Nazi jokes . The decision was made after the clash in Charlottesville, where far-right and anti-racist groups clashed. In 2017, its turnover was estimated at around R $ 40 million.

7th: Jake Paul – $ 11.5 million

At age 20, Jake Paul was only a little less successful (or $ 1 million, to be exact) than his older brother, Logan Paul. Still, the youngest was around $ 38 million in 2017. In addition to comedy videos, he likes musical numbers.

8th: Smosh – $ 11 million (draw)

The duo Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla have the Smosh channel , which plays parodies of games and other humorous productions. They took about R $ 36 million.

8th: Ryan ToysReview – $ 11 million (tie)

10th: Lilly Singh – $ 10.5 million

With her Superwoman channel , the 29-year-old Canadian makes comedic numbers, talks to musicians, actors, etc. Always good-humored (and well-connected), it frequents names like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In 2017, he grossed about $ 35 million and completed the top ten of “Forbes” on the list of youtubers.