UPDATED: January 30, 2023

If his name was Mr. Beast, it was likely that he would be massive. In 2021, the 23-year-old’s videos were seen 10 billion times, earning him more money than any other YouTuber.

MrBeast has made history by being the highest-paid creative on YouTube, and he is moving toward becoming one of the highest-paid artists in the world. 

In 2021, YouTuber earnings will reach a record-breaking $300 million. The main driver of the gain is probably a rise in YouTube views and ad revenue.

So, to get as rich as them, do you need to learn how to win at blackjack? Do you perhaps need to open your channel? Find out what the top 5 YouTubers have done so far.

1. Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson) – $54,000,000 

Due to the increase in clientele, his income in 2021 is about twice as large as it was in 2020. One of the most important businesses of 2021 is MrBeast Burger, an app and menu that connects clients with 1,600 partner restaurants around the nation that serve burgers bearing the MrBeast name. 

Before his 90 million subscribers on YouTube, MrBeast advertises the burgers. He split the takeaway sales equally with the restaurants. According to reports, the company has reportedly sold more than 5 million sandwiches to date. 

2. Jake Paul – $45,000,000

Paul's return to our list is primarily a result of the $21.5 million he earned last year. He engaged in three high-profile MMA fights in 2017 against Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Yes, Paul won the top prize in each category. 

Paul has always been the kind to stir things up, making him a great candidate for a boxing career, a sport with no shortage of controversial individuals. 

Before he made a film in December 2017 at a suicide hotspot in a Japanese forest, Logan was well-known on YouTube. 

It upset them that many of their supporters were insulted and that it was in poor taste. As a result, the amount owed to the creators increased as YouTube's ad income decreased.

Jake's boxing career, which now provides for around 90% of his earnings, has caused him to reduce the frequency with which he posts on YouTube now that they can make money from advertisements again. 

3. Markiplier – $38,000,000

As a rare example of a social media celebrity, Markiplier can turn his fame into actual cash. Products based on his Unus Annus series have been so successful that his income has doubled since we last reported on him. 

Early in 2019, after the two collaborated on the videos, they were taken down from YouTuber Ethan Nestor's Darling channel. Markiplier hopes that a career in reality TV will help him find a new identity. 

After turning his 2019 podcast adaptation of the post-apocalyptic thriller The Edge of Sleep into a 2021 television series, he came up with the latter idea. He hopes to pitch the show concept to a streaming provider like Netflix or Hulu later this year. 

Due mainly to his videos in which he plays terrifying games like Five Nights at Freddy's, Markiplier is a popular YouTuber (31 million followers).

4. Rhett and Link – $30,000,000

Viewership and revenue for the duo's daily vlog have soared thanks to the success of their numerous offshoots and brand extensions. One of the better shows is Mythical Kitchen, hosted by Josh Scherer, in which he prepares mythical dishes. 

The show has gained 1.8 million dedicated viewers in only two years. Mythical Accelerator, a $5 million fund, aims to finance up-and-coming YouTube stars. 

A settlement was reached in 2021, with Jarvis Johnson receiving compensation lost to time. 

Even more so, they turned down a fan's request to reschedule their October family-friendly event in favor of an R-rated live webcast for which they sold as many as 70,000 tickets for as much as $50 each. 

5. Unspeakable – $28,500,000

Given how pervasive the pixelated video game Minecraft has become among today's youth, Unspeakable feels compelled to address the phenomenon. 

More than 20 million people subscribe to his four YouTube channels, where he posts gameplay videos of games like Minecraft and others. 

Authentic alligators were included in the original film, with a room full of them. Eleven years ago, he began using his name, Nathan Graham, to submit videos to YouTube. 

It's unspeakable, yet it's sold. Spotter bought a bunch of YouTube movies last year, hoping the sudden influx of cash would propel the firm forward more quickly than waiting for the movies to start bringing in money from ads. 

Spotter, one of the leading independent YouTube video makers, has made arrangements with Unspeakable and other channels. 

With the help of funding from industry peers, we were able to host the international premiere of Unspeakable in New York.