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DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 – making £12.3m this yr, based on Forbes journal.

The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, began off making movies of himself enjoying Minecraft and Pokemon.

He is obtained greater than 16 million subscribers and has had greater than 10 billion views of all his movies.

The YouTuber, whose actual title is Dan Middleton, didn’t characteristic within the high ten listing final yr.

DanTDM on stage

DanTDM’s current dwell tour included a present on the Sydney Opera Home – which grew to become the second fastest-selling present within the venue’s historical past.

He began posting movies, which have been aimed on the under-10s, whereas working in Tesco.

Again in November, Dan informed Newsbeat that he wasn’t ready for the celebrity he obtained from being a YouTuber.

He stated it is intense being a job mannequin for younger individuals and is one thing he is nonetheless studying about.

Lilly Singh

Picture caption Lilly Singh is the one lady on the listing

Solely 4 of final yr’s high 10 are within the 2017 listing.

Final yr’s winner, PewDiePie, has fallen to sixth place.

He was accused of utilizing the N-word in a video in January, and dropped by Disney in February over allegations of anti-semitism.

The one lady within the high 10, Canadian Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman), is in 10th place with £7.8m.

Zoella, who final month apologised following a backlash over the value of her £50 creation calendar, didn’t make the listing.

This is the listing in full

1 Daniel Middleton $16.5m (£12.3m)

DanTDM on stage

Picture caption DanTDM was once referred to as The Diamond Minecart

2 Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $15.5m (£11.6m)

Evan Fong

Picture caption Evan Fong is one other gamer who’s a newcomer to the listing

three Dude Good – $14m (£10.5m)

Dude Perfect

Picture caption With 24 million subscribers, Dude Good is a bunch of ex-high faculty basketball gamers who do sport-related stunts and methods

four Markiplier – $12.5m (£9.3m)


Picture caption Actual title Mark Fischbach, gamer Markiplier rises three locations this yr

four Logan Paul – $12.5m (£9.3m)

Logan Paul

Picture caption 22-year-old Logan made his title as a Vine star earlier than migrating to YouTube

6 PewDiePie – $12m (£9m)


Picture caption PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, continues to be the YouTuber with essentially the most subscribers

7 Jake Paul – $11.5m (£eight.6m)

Jake Paul

Picture caption Jake Paul is 2 years youthful than – and two locations beneath – his brother Logan

eight Ryan ToysReview – $11m (£eight.2m)

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Ryan’s channel consists of him opening toys and reviewing them. Ryan is six-years-old.

eight Smosh – $11m (£eight.2m)

Ian Hecox from Smosh

Picture caption Ian Hecox is now the one member of comedy channel Smosh, after his collaborator Daniel Padilla left in June

10 Lilly Singh – $10.5m (£7.8m)

Lilly Singh

Picture caption Lilly Singh drops from third in final yr’s listing

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