Playing video games is an amazing pastime, especially when there are thrilling first-person shooters such as Valorant. Many gamers have found themselves progressing to lucrative gaming careers, and it’s all thanks to YouTube subscribers.
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1. Mr. Beast – $30 million per Year
At the tender age of twenty-four, Mr. Beast, alias Jimmy Donaldson, has already amassed an incredible fortune from his gaming career. He has been posting videos of himself playing games since the age of eleven. He now has 100 million subscribers who love to watch him playing his favorite games such as League of Legends.
2. PewDiePie – $53 million
One of the most successful YouTube gamers is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known to his followers as PewDiePie. His channel was launched in 2010 from his home in Gothenburg. PewDiePie has recently reached 105 million followers. He specializes in horror games and provides entertaining commentaries.
3. Markiplier – $38 million
Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach hails from Hawaii, but is now based in California. Loud and ebullient, Markiplier’s gaming skills, on-screen disguises and wild commentaries have made him one of YouTube’s highest paid gamers. He loves playing horror games such as Five Nights at Freddies.
4. DanTDM – $35 million
Ten years ago, Daniel Middleton from Great Britain started making videos about Minecraft. His entertaining gaming style made him a star YouTube performer, especially amongst young followers aged from around five years old. His videos now include Rocket League, the super fast soccer game for crazy cartoon cars.
5. Jacksepticeye – $25 million
Sean William McLoughlin from Ireland is the inspiration behind this popular, high-earning gaming channel. He has built a steady list of almost 29 million subscribers. One of his earliest successes was with Minecraft, but he now enjoys playing the Viking saga, God of War.
6. VanossGaming – $25 million
Evan Fong of Canada launched VanossGaming on YouTube back in 2011. Now aged thirty, Evan still loves playing action games such as Call of Duty. 25.7 million subscribers enjoy watching his videos, which usually feature good-humored battles with his friends.
7. Juegagerman – $12 million
This popular channel belongs to Alejandro Garmendia Aranis who resides in Chile. With over 40 million subscribers to entertain, JuegaGerman makes a particularly high number of entertaining videos. They feature his commentaries on games such as the Walking Dead.
8. Fernanflu – $6.8 million
Fernanflu’s real name is Luis Fernando Flores Alvarado. He lives in El Salvador and has a regular following of almost 37 million subscribers. They love his humor as he plays a variety of games including Fortnite and Resident Evil 2 Remake.
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