$70.5 million. That’s how much the top ten Youtube personalities raked in, in 2016. Let’s be real, we all wish that we could get paid to be ourse;ves. Everyone has at least dreamed of making it the Kim K way…er, maybe not JUST like that but you get it. There are “celebrities” out there who literally get p[aid to breath. Things like sharing a story online for posting a photo of themselves on IG get these folks a fat check from this or that company or brand.

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It must be a real dream to collect a check (or multiple) just for logging in. Now, let’s be real-there is certainly a whole lot more work when it comes to marketing yourself and your product but most folks would rather be theoi own boss, wouldn’t ya say?

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Well, A Few Folks Are Doing Just That

We have listed 2016’s top earning Youtube stars to give you an idea of not only the potential of earnings to be made off being a viral hit but the variety of people and personalities that can make it. There are really some “from the bottom to the top” tales of regular, passionate people like you or I who made it big by being themselves and that’s what’s up.

#10, Colleen Ballinger

Worth: $5 Million

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Check her channel out at Miranda Sings, where she has 7,931,579 followers to date. This quirky Youtube star is not only beautiful and certainly, talented but she is a brilliant comedian. Her parody style character who just can’t seem to get it right, is like no one you have ever met before, she’s better.

#9 Rhett and Link

Worth: $5 Million

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#8 German Garmendia

Worth: $5.5 Million

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Catch this Youtube personality on his channel at HolaSoyGerman or on his second channel over at JuegaGerman.

With A combined 50 million or so subscribers, this guy is not only the youngest on the list and as the only Latin American who made the list, this Chilean comedian is the face of the most subscribed, spanish-speaking channel on Youtube!