Most Subscribed YouTubers in 2021

From the day it appeared, more than 14 years ago, YouTube became a nice way in which people watch videos. Year after year, the numbers keep on growing. Its growth is only similar to the one of Google and other apps. Together with YouTube, there grew and appeared a new generation of young people. These persons discovered they could make wealth out of uploading videos. Today, their name is YouTubers. In this guide, readers can get to know more about the Top 10 Most Subscribed YouTubers.

These young persons have built a solid audience over the years. These fans love being able to connect and talk to the people they follow. Uploaders, then, pay a lot of attention to their feedback. For example, they know exactly what the public wants when uploading a video. YouTubers sell themselves. It doesn’t matter if it’s really who they are or not. In this guide, readers can find more about the most famous ones.

Top 10 Most Popular YouTubers In 2021

There’s no limit to where social media, and especially YouTube can get. Thousands of people have subscribed to the content they like. Most of them focus on certain people. These became famous and are earners of fortunes. They became some of the most subscribed YouTubers. Would you like to know who they are? Follow this list to get to know about the top 10 YouTubers in 2021.


#1 PewDiePie: Amazing Fun Popularity

109 million
Subscribers:
109 million
Specialization:
Comedy
Earned:
$30-50 million
Account Creation Date:
2010
Total Videos on the Channel:
4 305
Total Video Views:
27,119,778,828

This content creator is named Felix and comes from Sweden. He has been doing videos online for more than a decade. His period of fame appeared in 2010. During that year, this man got more than 60,000 subs. From there, PewDiePie went up. By 2013, he had reached an impressive amount of 2 million. After that, a professional contract with a Studio was obtained. In this way, he started monetizing his career. This man focuses on making comments while he plays different games. His fans enjoy his reactions above all. His remarks focus on humor and to make viewers laugh.



Not everything has been bliss for this young man, though. Some years ago, he made some comments that offended Jewish people. It attracted a lot of negative data for him. So, millions of fans abandoned his YT channels. Also, some big companies like Disney stopped to pay him for his content. Still, Felix is publishing on the platform. His channel is active and has more subs than ever. This content creator mostly plays horror games, showing which steps to take while he’s scared. This makes his viewers laugh and come back for more. His net worth is truly big, as his space has earned millions of dollars with paid ads.

#2 Kids Diana Show: Every Child's Favorite Show

75.6 million
Subscribers:
75.6 million
Specialization:
Children entertainment
Earned:
$2.8-$44.7 million
Account Creation Date:
2015
Total Videos on the Channel:
829
Total Video Views:
52,816,746,428

Kids Diana Show is a favorite for millions of children and parents all over the world. It has over 52 billion total views and 75.4 subscribers. With that, the channel now stands among the most successful YouTube channels in 2021. And it is available in 9 languages, including German, Japanese, Russian, and Portuguese. The show focuses on 6-year-old Diana as she plays with her friends and family (especially Roma, her brother). Here, she does several interesting things like singing, playing games, making funny videos, etc. Time spent here is always fun and exciting.



Career-wise, Diana enjoys continuous growth. The channel started as a family get-together time: Diana, Roma, and their parents. However, many people seemed to fall-in-love with their spirited and fun-filled content. Soon, family playtime became a global playground for children. It is not only kids that love this channel but several companies too. Recently, the famous Pocket. Watch with Diana signed a deal to produce and sell an anime series and game, "Love, Diana." The most famous YouTube video is "Diana and her Barbie car," with over 1 billion views. Ultimately, the channel generates between $2.7 to $44.7 million annually.

#3 Like Nastya: Fun Place for Kids

71.1 million
Subscribers:
71.1 million
Specialization:
Children entertainment
Earned:
$3.7 - $59.7 million
Account Creation Date:
2016
Total Videos on the Channel:
552
Total Video Views:
54,401,727,088

When it comes to learning with fun, Like Nastya is a place to go. The road was not always smooth for the Ukraine-born star. At a tender age, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors feared that she might lose her speech in later years. Not long after that, her parents sold their companies and started the YouTube channel. The show is originally Russian and English, but it is produced in several other languages. Those include English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, and more. Hence, the contents are consumed by children all over the world. And it tops the list of most-viewed YouTube channels with 54 billion views.



In each video, 7-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya is featured with her father (and sometimes friends). Together, they play games, sing, tell stories, go shopping, and so on. The videos are usually captivating and entertaining from start to finish. At the same time, it teaches basic lessons for children to learn: healthy living, pets care, safety, etc. The show evolved from unboxing toys to traveling tours and now playtime. However, no matter the contents, the quality is always great and interesting. Over time, the audience increased. And it is now many children's favorite show.

#4 Vlad and Niki: The Children's Play-Mates

63.7 million
Subscribers:
63.7 million
Specialization:
Children
Earned:
$2.3 - $37.3 million
Account Creation Date:
2018
Total Videos on the Channel:
333
Total Video Views:
45,003,302,784

The Vashketov brothers (Vladislav and Nikita) host the Vlad and Niki show. They are mostly featured playing in their toy-full playground. Often, they come up with several exciting games and adventures. That also makes them fun to watch. Plus, their videos inspire togetherness and sharing in the minds of young viewers. The show has partnerships with several firms, especially Haven Global and Underscore Talent. With these, they intend to push their brand to a larger international audience. Added to their YouTube fortune, the siblings have a gaming app for children. And they popularly review and advertise brands of toys.



From their crib in Dubai, Vlad and Niki is a sensation to children across the globe. The channel started in 2018 and has seen a fast rise to the top. Now, it transmits in 13 languages and has 44.7 billion total views on its main channel. In the U.S. alone, it records more than 293 million views per month. The franchise has won several honors and recognitions, including the prestigious creator award. The contribution of the kids' parents, Sergey and Victoria, is also remarkable. Together they run 15 channels for the several languages of the show. Their most popular video is "Magic Little Driver rides on Toy Cars and Transform cars for kids."

#5 Dude Perfect: Sports For Everybody

55.8 million
Subscribers:
55.8 million
Specialization:
Sports
Earned:
$50 million
Account Creation Date:
2009
Total Videos on the Channel:
259
Total Video Views:
12,771,711,045

These men come from the USA and make sports-related content. The squad is made up of two twin brothers, and then 3 of their friends. They went to college together and played basketball on the same team. The team has even broken some Guinness records. For example, the squad is the most-watched in the field of sports worldwide. Sportsmen have a nice relationship with their subs. They answer texts, especially queries about their performance. This way, the bunch makes everybody feel as if the spectators were there. The gang feature competitions, tricks, and more.



All in all, their YouTube videos are related to the basket, football, and golf. As a gang, they are experienced in these sports. So, they are able to record great videos by themselves. Their presence in many different social media platforms is good. For example, they have millions of followers on Facebook and Twitter. These men claim that they are super competitive. This personality trait has been the one that made them very popular. For example, the first video that became a hit was one of them competing against one another. They made playful shots, and their fans loved it! It went viral soon, and from there, Dude Perfect never stopped.

#6 MrBeast: The Big-Money Game Show

54.8 million
Subscriber:
54.8 million
Specialization:
Comedy, Gaming, Entertainment
Earned:
$29.5 million
Account Creation Date:
2012
Total Videos on the Channel:
703
Total Video Views:
9,425,353,312

Created in 2012, MrBeast gradually rose to the spotlight. The defining moment was in 2017 when a video post, "Counting to 100,000," grossed tens of thousands of views within a few days. Since then, the channel has experienced an ever-increasing audience. Now, it has over 54 million subscribers and is managed by Jimmy Donaldson (a.k.a MrBeast) and his 30-man team. The content make-up changed over time. Early on, the show focused on reviewing popular YouTubers. However, nine years after its creation, it specializes in rolling out challenges and giving big-money rewards.



Donaldson famously produces attention-grabbing content. He curates several exciting games and rolls out eye-catching prizes to winners. Also, he sometimes tries some impossible challenges, like when he tried to stay under-water for 24 hours. And as a result, he keeps his viewers entertained and enjoys an increasing audience. MrBeast show has sponsorship benefits from several companies. And in turn, the brand gives out a lot of the money to charity and donations. The channel has bagged several awards, including the Streamy Awards' Breakout Creator and Annual Shorty Awards' YouTuber of the Year.

#7 Badabun: Mexico's Entertainment Guru

44.2 million
Subscribers:
44.2 million
Specialization:
Entertainment, Comedy, Reality-TV
Earned:
$29 million
Account Creation Date:
2014
Total Videos on the Channel:
7,000
Total Video Views:
17,140,624,016

Badabun started in 2010 as a failed project of six law students from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. They had the intention to create an internet app that answers questions on legal issues. In later years, they wrote a series of trending articles. And that began their journey to fame. Fast-forward to 2016, they already had a YouTube channel with over a million subscribers. Now, in 2021, they are among the most famous in the world. Badabun's content is hilarious and is sometimes in the form of a reality show. They often discuss trending issues and hot topics.




Badabun's fame also comes with a huge chunk of controversies surrounding it. The Mexican show is often criticized by celebrities, fans, and YouTubers on several issues. They include intimidation, laboral bullying, plagiarism, false claims, the use of click baits, homophobia, etc. In 2019, Juan De Dios (a renowned YouTuber) made a 37-minute video with some former team employees of Badabun. They accused the show's crew of making up stories and relationship gists to get more audience. In all of these, the entertainment hub gets more popular every year. And they now rank among the most popular YouTube channels in the world. The series, "Exposing Infidels," is its famous collection. There, actor Lizbeth Rodriguez interviews couples and tests their faithfulness to each other.

#8 Germán Garmendia (JuegaGerman)

43.4 million
Subscribers:
43.4 million
Specialization:
Comedy
Earned:
$6.8 million
Account Creation Date:
2013
Total Videos on the Channel:
1 812
Total Video Views:
12,483,921,701

Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis is a content creator from Chile. Besides his JuegaGerman account, he has another one called HolaSoyGerman. He is a content creator, entertainment writer, and comedian. He's also done music and production work with his band, Ancud. He rose to fame in 2014 and won the "Icon of the Year" Award at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Millennial Awards. JuegaGerman is the second-most-subscribed Spanish-speaking YT channel. He uploaded his first vid in 2011 and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2014 to grow his online career. To date, he has over 10 billion total views.



A visit to his YT account will reveal a snippet of what viewers can expect from JuegaGerman. Some of his best playlists include Minecraft lets plays, Useless Things to Buy on the Internet, WhatsApp Horror Stories, and vlogs. He also features lots of jokes, silly skits, and entertaining gaming vids. He seems to have an affinity for Minecraft, although he has also played Resident Evil, Roblox, Clash Royale, the Sims, and Pokemon Go, among others. Some of his vlogs feature him in costume, performing scripted comedic sequences. He interacts with his community and followers, often posting polls for people to respond to.

#9 Whindersson Nunes Batista

42.2 million
Subscribers:
42.2 million
Specialization:
Comedy
Earned:
$1.7 million
Account Creation Date:
2013
Total Videos on the Channel:
389
Total Video Views:
3,774,459,291

Whindersson Nunes Batista is a 25-year-old comedian from Brazil. Besides doing comedy, he also sings. However, it was his playful approach to entertainment and life that brought him more followers on social media. Nuns Batista had the most-subscribed channel in Brazil, but he was surpassed in 2018 by Canal KondZilla. Today, Nunes Batista has the 20th most-subbed account on YT. His content has garnered over three billion total views and counting. He was 15 years old when he decided that he wanted to try posting videos on social media. It took a few years for him to gain traction, and his parody Alô vó, tô reprovado is what catapulted his success.



Despite his account getting hacked in 2013, Nunes Batista created a new one and gained his followers back. His comedic content includes things like parodies, vlogs, movie reviews, skits, and songwriting videos. He uses a playful approach to talk about his daily life and his childhood. His editing is simple and no-frills, but his personality still shines through. One of his most well-known vids is an Adele parody. It appears that Nunes Batista is on a bit of a break right now, as his latest string of videos came out two months ago.

#10 Felipe Neto: Hilarious Entertainment for Everyone

41.4 million
Subscribers:
41.4 million
Specialization:
Comedy, Entertainment
Earned:
$4.6 - $27.6 million
Account Creation Date:
2006
Total Videos on the Channel:
2,400
Total Video Views:
12,298,147,045

Felipe is a 33-year old Brazilian-Portuguese and a sibling to this popular YouTuber, Luccas Neto. Felipe Neto's channel is a famous hub for hilarious reviews on celebrities, trends, and general entertainment. He also plays several fun computer games and makes rib-cracking jokes in the process. Typically, the content is produced in only the Portuguese language. There are also no sub-channels dedicated to other languages. Hence, the space is mostly common among Brazilians and Portuguese-speaking subscribers. Felipe's videos contain only safe content. It is also quite understandable, and everyone can relate to it: children, youths, and adults.



The award-winning comedian consistently produces quality content. Among his numerous awards are MTV Video Music Brazil in the web star category (2010) and the YouPix vlogger and entertainer of the year (2011 and 2012). Also, he won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (Brazil) for Favorite Male YouTuber in 2017. He was named among Times Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential people of 2020. Felipe Neto is not just an accomplished entertainer. He is also an actor and an author with four publications.

Top 10 Most Subscribed YouTubers in 2021

Name Subscribers Earned Specialization Creation Videos
1. PewDiePie 109M $30-50M Comedy 2010 4 305
2. Kids Diana Show 75.6M $44.7M Children entertainment 2015 829
3. Like Nastya 71.1M $59.7M Children entertainment 2016 552
4. Vlad and Niki 63.7M $37.3M Children 2018 333
5. Dude Perfect 55.8M $50M Sports 2009 259
6. MrBeast 54.8M $29.5M Comedy 2012 703
7. Badabun 44.2M $29M Entertainment 2014 7 000
8. Germán Garmendia 43.4M $6.8M Comedy 2013 1 812
9. Whindersson Nunes Batista 42.2M $1.7M Comedy 2013 389
10. Felipe Neto 41.4M $27.6M Comedy 2006 2 400

FAQ Section

Who Is The Most Famous Youtuber In The World?

As said before, PiewDiePie is one of the most subscribed YouTubers in the globe. Especially in terms of subscribers. There are also other personalities. One of them is Felipe Neto, who comes from Brazil. He is linked to pop culture and social media. He mostly talks about events and news for 60 seconds.

Another very big star is Rubén Douglas or El Rubius. With just 28 years old, he has built an empire around him. He is truly wealthy — this money he made recordings of him while gaming. Yet, during the last 6 months, he did not produce anything new due to anxiety attacks.

Who Is The Most Popular Youtuber In The USA?

Dude perfect tops every other YouTuber. With their focus on sports, they are giants in YouTube. These boys are only topped by the Swedish Felix.

Yet, there are others who are also famous in this North American country. One of them is Vanoss. He’s been active since 2011. His focus is games like GTA, Garry’s Mod and others. This boy plays these with his friends.

Another leader in the field is Vegetta. Coming from Spain, he is also a gamer. He not only gives fun to the viewers. Also, he creates a story for each of the past times he shows.

Who Are The Richest Youtubers?

It’s not that easy to know how much each of these YouTubers makes. Their numbers are not public, so Forbes calculates it with the data they have. In addition, their money flux changes all the time.

Finally, YouTubers are earners of money from their videos, sure. But most of them also have other sources. Those include merchandising, touring, appearing on tv and many more.

With some estimations, PewDiePie is the richest YouTuber. He makes $16 million a year. Smosh, Lily Singh, and Roman Atwood follow him. Each of them has around $13 million on a yearly basis. Finally, Rosana Parsino also appears on this wealth review.

Who Are The Fastest Growing Youtubers?

Some of the influencers in this top 10 became so real fast. While some others took years to get to stardom, these YouTubers were able to grow their accounts in few years.

One example is German Garmendia. This guy is from Chile and started not so long ago. Also a gamer, he gets to talk about other things too. Everyday themes or Internet news are his things. His channel went from 500 subscribers to 10,000 in less than a month. Today, German’s a star.

Nunes Batista is another man in the same situation. He is from Brazil, and he made a lot of parodies. Nune is also new in making movie reviews. These made him gain millions of followers in just 2 years.

The Final Word

There’s no doubt social media grew a lot in the last few years. With it, there appeared many personalities. Particularly in video streaming apps. In this one, people create their own channels with their content. If it’s engaging enough, it will get millions of subscribers. That’s the case of the persons mentioned in this guide. Most of them post materials related to social media and pranks. Yet, some others like talking about everyday topics. This shows that it is possible for anyone who tries hard enough. Get some inspiration from the success of these 10 stars.

Published: April 24, 2019Updated: April 12, 2021

Matt Robinson

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