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The World’s Highest-Paid YouTube Stars

Meet the highest paid Youtube stars – Forbes has compiled a list of the highest-paid YouTube stars of 2015, and the results aren’t all that surprising. The list includes comedians, dancing violinists, and beauty vloggers who attract millions of viewers online. Who made the cut?

1. Felix Kjellberg – $12 Million a Year. Channel: PewDiePie – Subscribers: 41 million
PewDiePie is playing video games with ridiculous commentary.

2. (tie). Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla – $8.5 million.
Channel: Smosh – Subscribers: 21 million
The comedy duo posts sketches and lip-sync videos, and they even have their own store.

2 (tie). Benny and Rafi Fine – $8.5 million.

Channel: Fine Brothers Entertainment – Subscribers: 13 million
Benny and Rafi Fine are best known for their successful React video series.

3. Lindsey Stirling – $6 Million.
Lindsey Stirling
Channel: Lindsey Stirling – Subscribers: 7 million
Lindsey Stirling creates incredible music with her violin.

4.(tie). Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III – $4.5 million.

Channel: Rhett & Link – Subscribers: 3 million
Rhett and Link are best known for making hilarious local-style ads for real companies.

4. (tie). Olajide Olatunji – $ 4.5 Million.

Channel: KSI – Subscribers: 10 million
The British video game commentator played EA Sports’ line of FIFA video games and used YouTube to launch his music career.

5. Michelle Phan – $3 Million a Year.

Channel: Michelle Phan – Subscribers: 8 million
Michelle is famous for her make-up tutorials, and has a makeup line with L’Oréal.

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