There is no denying the success of YouTube. In its first full decade, the video sharing platform has completely revolutionized the idea of being a video content creator.

Overnight, stars have been born, and the platform doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Here are 10 self-made individuals that have the most subscribers on YouTube. This list will not include popular music artists and their Vevo channels or known celebrities.

1. PewDiePie – 56 million subscribers

PewDiePie is still the undisputed king of YouTube.

From his humble beginnings as a video game content creator, to his more modern vlogging style, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg has conquered YouTube and it doesn’t appear that anyone will catch him anytime soon.

2. HolaSoyGerman – 32 million subscribers

German Alejandro Garmendia Aranis is a singer, musician, writer, and comedian from Chile. He has rapidly grown his audience over the years and continues to dominate YouTube.

3. elrubuiusOMG – 24.9 million subscribers

Like PewDiePie, Ruben Doblas Gundersen is a gamer, reviewer, and comedian that comes from Spain.

It isn’t surprising to see another gamer listed so high because many of the top YouTubers produce content related to video games.

4. Smosh – 22.7 million subscribers

Smosh is a name that will be recognized by most. The channel was originally created by best friends Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla.

The duo is known for their hilarious comedy sketches and they even starred in a movie about them.

5. Fernanfloo – 22.5 million subscribers

Luis Fernando Flores is a gamer and a sketch comedian from El Salvador. The majority of his audience comes from Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.

His daily videos tend to get more views than those made by PewDiePie. While he still has a long way to go before he catches PewDiePie, he is already showing that he can compete him on metrics alone.

6. Whinderssonnunes – 21.3 million subscribers

Whindersson Nunes Batisa is a comedian and a vlogger. He is also the undisputed king of YouTube in Brazil.

His channel continues to grow in popularity and he has a firm grip on YouTube’s Portuguese-speaking audience.

7. VanossGaming – 20.9 million subscribers

Evan Fong, who goes by the online name VanossGaming, has made his living delivering video game commentary.

A lot of Fong’s success has come as a result of his hilarious style. He often mixes jokes in with his commentary and invites special guests to take part in his videos.

8. Dude Perfect – 20.5 million subscribers

Have you ever seen videos of people doing trick shots? They are extremely famous on YouTube.

Dude Perfect has perfected the trick shot genre. Their videos often involve a group of guys doing insane stunts.

Since exploding on YouTube, the Dude Perfect squad has starred in commercials, started their own TV show, and their channel has been viewed more than 2 billion times.

9. Nigahiga – 19.8 million subscribers

Ryan Higa, like so many other YouTubers, rose to fame in the comedy genre. His channel originally gained popularity through his “How To Be” series which played up on common stereotypes associated with certain labels.

Higa’s YouTube career hasn’t been spotless though. In the past, he has been hit with copyright issues.

10. Yuya – 18.6 million subscribers

Mariand Castrejon Castaneda rounds out this list. She is a popular beauty vlogger from Mexico. In 2015, she was listed as the highest paid beauty vlogger in what is considered to be an extremely lucrative video genre.

While there are many other beauty vloggers out there, she continues to dominate the genre and doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

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