From pranksters and video gamers to a makeup guru, the world's highest earning YouTube influencers collectively made $180.5 million this year, according to the latest Forbes estimates.
That's up 42 percent from a year ago, when the top earners collectively made $127 million. Notably, this year's list is made solely of male YouTubers. (Only a handful of female influencers have cracked the top 10 in previous years.)
Here are Forbes' 10 highest paid YouTube stars of 2018.
Logan Paul, who's most known for his pranks, reaction videos and outrageous skits, makes money off of his videos, brand deals and merchandise.
Felix Kjellberg, PewDiePie's real name, is a Swedish YouTuber who remains one of the most followed stars despite controversy.
Seán William McLoughlin, known for his gameplay videos and sketch comedy, has made money off a Disney series and live-streaming on Twitch.
Evan Fong, known as VanossGaming online, is a video game commentator who makes money, in part, through live-streaming.
Mark Fischbach, who goes by Markiplier on YouTube, shares gaming videos, original comedy sketches and animated parodies. He makes his money through brand deals and his clothing line.
Jeffree Star is best known for his makeup tutorials and reviews. He also owns his own makeup company Jeffree Star Cosmetics.
Daniel Robert Middleton, most known for his Minecraft gameplay and reaction videos, also profits off his own branded merchandise.
Tyler Toney, Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Cody Jones and Garrett Hilbert perform sport-related tricks and comedy sketches and sell their own merchandise.
Jake Paul, known for his pranks and reaction videos, sells his own merchandise and has even broken into the music industry.
Ryan often stars alongside his parents and twin sisters as they unbox and review toys and blog about family life. Ryan has a toy and clothing line sold at Walmart and Target.
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