Together, The 10 best-paid YouTubers made a combined $300m (£218m) in 2021, the US magazine estimated.
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During the pandemic, lots of traditional entertainment media had a difficult time adjusting. Movies were delayed, soap opera schedules were altered and video game releases were postponed.
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Stokel-Walker said: " YouTube was developed as something that would shake up the media industry and get rid of gatekeepers. It was going to democratise how our society and entertainment industry looks.
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YouTube, like many other modern media platforms, is dealing with and harmful Content - however this doesn't seem to have affected its creators' abilities to attract advertisers and sponsors to their channels.
Here is the full Top 10 .10. Preston Arsement
Preston Arsement grew his community largely thanks to videos centred around Minecraft, although he runs several channels on the website.9. Logan Paul
The controversial boxer and vlogger was last in The TopContent ='JJ Lin'> 10 in 2017. He earned $18m (£13m) in 2021.8. Dude Perfect 7. Ryan Kaji
In 2021, his blend of toy reviews, educational videos and family vlogs helped him earn $27m (£19m).6. Nastya
The seven-Year -old Russian has nearly 90 million subscribers on YouTube.
She started as a toy unboxer but now her vlogs and music videos are growing in popularity and her earnings have risen to $28m (£20m) in 2021.5. Unspeakable
A new entry, the Minecraft player has been uploading to YouTube for a decade.4. Rhett and Link
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With more boxing plans in the pipeline for 2022, it would be no surprise to see him keep his place among YouTube's elite on next Year 's list.1. MrBeast
YouTube's top earner is a creator who uses stunts and pranks to delight his audience.