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Top 10 Highest Paid YouTube Stars of 2015

Just about anybody who can link a device that can shoot video to an Internet connection can upload those files onto the website YouTube. Reactions of fans attending a sporting event. A person performing a song or some other kind of entertainment routine. A proud mother showing off the fact that her young child is now able to take steps all on his own. These are just a few of the many types of videos that one could find while searching on YouTube. People who upload these files are, more often than not, not looking to make fortunes through the website. They merely have something that they would like to share with others.

That cannot be said about those who would be considered to be the “stars” of YouTube. For them, posting videos to YouTube is a standard job that is no different than whatever you do at a local office for 40+ hours a week. It may not, depending on your situation and the amount of money that you have stashed away in a bank account, be a stretch to suggest that the highest paid YouTube stars for 2015 actually have better jobs than you or I. Every one of those ten YouTube stars, according to a report posted by Forbes in October 2015, will make over $2 million a year off of their videos.

A woman who has shared her baking experiences with the world. The makeup artist who has become an international sensation. The young man who once thought it would be fun to post videos that featured him playing video games. The leader of a fan base that is known as the “Bro Army.” Every one of them are millionaires because of the website YouTube, and each of them will be able to have the careers and lives of their dreams all because of their Internet videos. Get to shooting, and then get to uploading. You could be the next person to be rich off of YouTube.

10. Rosanna Pansino: $2.5 Million 

Via businessinsider.com

Via businessinsider.com

The star of the “Nerdy Nummies” videos is the first person to check in on the list of the highest paid YouTube stars for 2015. Rosanna Pansino had over 4.8 million YouTube followers as of the posting of this piece. Along with posting videos for her “geeky baking show,” Pansino has also used YouTube to launch her music video and song “Perfect Together.” That song can be purchased by fans via iTunes and Google Play. Pansino announced in 2015 that she would be releasing a cookbook, one that can be obtained via her official YouTube page. Who needs Food Network when you have YouTube?

9. Roman Atwood: $2.5 Million 

Via youtube.com

Via youtube.com

Are you a fan of watching complete strangers getting pranked in different ways? Do you fondly remember the days when Punk’d was a fan-favorite among MTV viewers? If so, Roman Atwood may be the YouTube user that you want to follow from now on. Atwood has earned himself quite the reputation because of the numerous pranks that he has pulled off and showcased on YouTube. Atwood has, as of October 2015, over 7.5 million followers on the website. According to the Forbes story, Atwood has, in the past, had a relationship with Nissan, one that resulted in the YouTube phenom being showcased in a video for the company.

8. Lilly Singh: $2.5 Million 

Via thestar.com

Via thestar.com