18 most popular YouTube stars in the world curated by Nathan McAlone (see Business Insider Article for details). Feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Luis Fernando Flores ? is a YouTube star from El Salvador known for his gameplay videos and wacky antics.
Ryan Higa, who goes by the username NigaHiga, was one of the first major YouTube stars. Higa produces a variety of comedy videos.
Yuya is a Mexican beauty vlogger. She posts makeup, hair, and other beauty tutorials, and even has a secondary channel where she talks about her day
Whinderssonnunes, Whindersson Nunes, is a Brazilian YouTube star who does comedy and vlogs, and he often appears shirtless.
Samuel de Luque is a wildly popular Spanish YouTuber who has become known for his voiceovers of gameplay videos for Minecraft, Saint's Row, and Battlefield.
One of the most recognizable stars on YouTube. Her channel features comedic videos about being a young millennial woman.
Mark Fischbach, better known as Markiplier, is a YouTuber focused on gaming.
Dude Perfect is a channel from twins Cory and Coby Cotton and three other "best buddies" from Texas A&M.
Olajide William Olatunji (KSI)
Fine Brothers Entertainment (FBE)
Brooklyn natives Benny and Rafi Fine are the two online producers/writers/directors who created the successful React video series
Epic Rap Battles (ERB)
The Epic Rap Battles of History is a video series created by Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Dave McCary, and Maker Studios.
Seán William McLoughlin is a 27-year-old Irish game-based YouTube star. He calls himself the "most consistently energetic videogame commentator on YouTube".
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These are the 18 most popular YouTube stars in the world — and some are making millions
From comedians to gamers to beauty vloggers, these YouTube stars have generally built their followings outside of the control of media giants.