Who runs the world? YouTubers! Everyone is glued to their channels, scrolling through their content. And with Covid-19 confining people indoors with only YouTube and Netflix to entertain themselves with , viewership has soared, with top-earning stars garnering millions of views per video. Even as other sectors struggle, business on YouTube is booming. Forbes noted that its list of top 10 highest-paid YouTubers secured an estimated US$211 million from June 2019 to June 2020 – a whopping 30 per cent jump from the year before. But some stars would rather things go back to normal, despite Covid-19 making them a mint: “I just can’t wait until we can go back outside,” said nine-year-old Ryan Kaji to Forbes , who topped the magazine’s list for the third year in a row . Let’s take a look at exactly how much these stars banked in 2020. Why Sasha Obama is the most ‘badass’ first daughter America has ever seen 10. Jeffree Star (Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr), US$15 million, 16.9 million subscribers Eccentricities, controversies and a heap of talent – that’s Jeffree Star for you. First a singer, make-up artist and YouTuber, and now the owner of a make-up line that he sells direct-to-consumer, the beauty star is making loads of money through his business venture; his earnings through the make-up line are more than what the artist makes on YouTube. The popular Conspiracy Collection, launched last year, reportedly sold one million eye shadow palettes in 30 minutes. 9. David Dobrik, US$15.5 million, 18 million subscribers The 24-year-old YouTuber first saw success when he starting making videos on Vine. He began his YouTube journey in 2015 and, over the past few years, he has gone to extreme lengths to entertain his followers, from marrying his best friend’s mum as a prank and later amicably divorcing her, to shaving someone’s entire body. His empire today includes corporate sponsorships with brands like EA, Bumble and SeatGeek. 8. Blippi (Stevin John), US$17 million, 27.4 million subscribers This American children’s entertainer and educator is probably the only YouTuber creating kids’ content on the list. His videos consist of nursery rhymes and educational songs and videos. His channel has accumulated over 8.2 billion views so far and he is also making money off a full-scale merchandise line at big-box retailers. 5 blinged-out trainers to buy now – just like Kylie Jenner’s 7. Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya), US$18.5 million, 190.6 million subscribers With her videos being released in seven different languages, six-year-old Nastya is one of the world’s fastest-growing creators. Her expressive videos, which usually feature her playing with her dad or doing chores, use simple language that appeal to tots around the world. She is also hugely popular on TikTok with three million followers. 6. Preston Arsement, US$19 million, 33.4 million subscribers In 2019, Preston Arsement was one of the highest-paid YouTube stars on the planet. He earned US$14 million that year – and his fortune has only increased. Although he started out creating content of the video game Minecraft, he has since branched out to several other gaming-focused YouTube channels. He earns a bulk of his revenue from the Minecraft servers that he runs for seven figures annually. Markiplier (Mark Fischbach), US$19.5 million, 27.8 million subscribers Markiplier has made his mark on the world with his ultra-popular video game analyses. The owner of the 14th most subscribed channel on YouTube with over 7 billion total video views, he specialises in gameplay commentary videos, or “let’s play” videos, about indie, survival horror and action video games. Alyssa Dezek, Malaysia’s 12-year-old YouTuber earning up to US$100k a month 4. Rhett and Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III), US$20 million, 41.8 million subscribers Together, the duo runs the entertainment company Mythical that began with Good Mythical Morning , a comedy, variety and talk show, back in 2012. By February 2019, Rhett and Link paid US$10 million to acquire Smosh, a sketch comedy YouTube channel with 100 employees. Their videos garnered 2 billion views on YouTube in the past year, bringing in some US$11 million in estimated revenue from YouTube’s ad-share programme. 3. Dude Perfect, US$23 million, 57.5 million subscribers The world can’t get enough of watching Coby and Cory Cotton, Garret Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney play with lightsabres, Nerf guns, and paintballs. The group behind the YouTube channel Dude Perfect also released a documentary, Backstage Pass, that led to a national tour that earned about US$6 million. Their channel has 2.77 billion views. Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, the TikTok stars you can’t take anywhere 2. MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson), US$24 million, 47.8 million subscribers Undoubtedly YouTube’s biggest new star, MrBeast has won hearts and views with eccentric stunts like freezing himself in ice, riding a Ferris wheel 1,000 times and constructing a massive Lego tower. His extravagant giveaways and hugely expensive concepts – like his special holiday episode containing a US$600,000 fireworks show – definitely help, too. 1. Ryan Kaji, US$29.5 million, 41.7 million subscribers Aside from making millions, the nine-year-old star of the channel “Ryan’s World” was also the first YouTuber featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a float based on his superhero alter ego. His videos reviewing toys gets billions of views. He started making videos when he was only three years old. This article originally appeared on Luxurylaunches. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . 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