Mr Beast tops list of highest earning YouTubers with R813m in 2022

  • A decade ago, dollar billionaire status was mostly reserved for businessmen, movie and sports stars
  • However, content creation is accelerating and some vloggers are making billions
  • Forbes has released the list of the richest YouTubers in 2022, with most of their income coming from advertising revenue raised last year

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In brief News has compiled a list of YouTubers giving celebrities a run for their money.

1. Mister Beast

Mr Beast recreated the Squid Game, bringing in KSh6 billion. Photos: Mr Beast.
Source: Instagram

Forbes reports that the 23-year-old has earned R813 million, which is the highest sum of money a Youtuber has ever earned.

Real name Jimmy Donaldson, he is famous for pulling off incredible stunts, including being buried alive for 50 hours.

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One of his most successful videos hosted his version of South Koren’s hit series, the Squid Game, and he even built replicas of the show’s set.

2. Jacques-Paul

The YouTuber boxer has earned R678 million from his exploits in the ring with professional fighters.

In 2021 he was involved in three fights with two MMA fighters and won it all. One against Ben Askren and two against Tyron Woodley.

3. Markiplar

The social media star is well known for her strong sales of merchandise including hoodies and t-shirts.

Merchandise contributed the bulk of its revenue of R573 million.

4. Rhett and link

The duo are famous for hosting a corny talk show. As their fame and money grew, they launched the Mythical Accelerator initiative through which they intend to invest over R452 million in other YouTubers.

5. Unspeakable

His popularity stems from his videos playing games.

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Next on the list are Nastya, seven, with R429 million and Ryan Kaji, 10, who won R422 million.

Dude Perfect, a group of five known for their stunts, came in eight with 301 million rand.

Logan Paul, Jake’s brother who had an exhibition match against Floyd Mayweather, won R271 million, and Preston Arsement finished the top 10 list with R241 million.

List of the most popular and highest paid TikTok stars in South Africa 2021

In brief News previously reported that similar to YouTube, TikTok has proven to be a great platform where influencers can earn generously.

Over the past few months, several South Africans have joined the platform, and they are already making it big. You may have met some of the influencers if you are already on the app.

Similar to users in other countries like China and India, South African influencers are making their fortunes by sharing their content on TikTok. Primarily, they generate revenue through live streams, brand partnerships, and normal advertising. Below are the top 10 TikTok stars you may need to know about:

Source: News in Brief

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