Which YouTubers Have the Most Subscribers?
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- March 10th, 2015
YouTube subscription counts are always fluctuating, but once a ‘Tuber reaches the 10 million+ zone, it becomes more and more difficult to be surpassed in numbers by their peers — a fact exemplified by PewDiePie’s long-held reign.
Taking out the YouTube topic channels, VEVO, and TV show overflows, we’ve compiled a list of the current top YouTubers based on subscriber count alone. Sure, we all know who’s #1, but who else is right up there with him?
10.5 million subscribers
ElRubiusOMG is a Spanish YouTuber who does all sorts of Gameplays from Minecraft to horror to whatever else he might be into at the time. You’ll also find occasional vlogs and Chatroulette montages on his channel, but you may have to understand Spanish to get the most out of videos from this gamer (though others say his videos are just as worth watching even if you don’t).
11. Ray William Johnson
10.8 million subscribers
If you know YouTube, you know Ray William Johnson. Most well known for his Equals Three series in which he critiqued and discussed viral videos from the week, RWJ has mostly moved on to pursuing projects in traditional media, but his channel still posts videos featuring other people, and as of recently, occasionally he makes an appearance as well.
10. Sky Does Minecraft
10.9 million subscribers
No username is more descriptive than Sky Does Minecraft because, well, that’s exactly what the channel is. Sky (okay, real name Adam) doing Minecraft videos. And apparently doing them quite well, based on this subscriber count.
11.4 million subscribers
VanossGaming is a channel run by Evan Fong, mainly featuring comedic gameplay commentaries.
11.7 million subscribers
The Fine Brothers are two of the busiest YouTubers in the business, having expanded their projects recently to include a Nickelodeon TV series based on their REACT series and an upcoming feature film, while still producing comedic content across their multiple YouTube channels.
7. ERB (Epic Rap Battles of History)
11.8 million subscribers
While Epic Rap Battles of History ranked number one on NMR’s Top 100 YouTube Channels list, in terms of subscriber count, they still have a few channels to beat. The ERB channel itself is pretty self-explanatory — epic rap battles between major historical or fictional characters — and it’s every bit as hilarious as it sounds. And so are the creators behind it.
12.3 million subscribers
Machinima is a company and MCN that offers a wide variety of content on its YouTube channel — everything from geeky movie news to gameplays to VFX-heavy web series such as Super Power Beat Down and Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
5. nigahiga (Ryan Higa)
13.9 million subscribers
Ryan Higa (aka nigahiga) has been making videos almost since the start of YouTube, formerly focusing mainly on funny lip sync videos, many of which were removed later due to copyright claims. Now, he mainly does a variety of comedy and parody videos and has also spent some time foraying into short films, as well as vlogs and behind-the-scenes videos on his second channel.
14.8 million subscribers
JennaMarbles (Jenna Mourey) was second on our Top 100, and not too far off from that in terms of subscribers. Jenna’s videos are interesting in that pretty much all that’s changed about them over the years is the quality of production, where she’s living, and how many dogs she has around. Mostly known for comedic vlogs, she also occasionally comes out with comedy songs, though always just one video a week on “Wednesdays” (Thursdays).
19.9 million subscribers
Smosh is a long-running channel by Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla featuring comedy skits, music parodies, vlogs, and so much more. What started as them basically just being teens goofing off has grown into a full-fledged empire, and they now have eight channels in addition to this one as well as a movie in development.
21.4 million subscribers
HolaSoyGerman (Germán Aranis) is a Chilean YouTube comedian who ranks as #2 in subscriber count, trailing far behind PewDiePie but with an impressive count of over 21 million subscribers. He aspires to be an actor in Chile, but for now, his YouTube videos are certainly giving him a lot of notability and experience.
35.1 million subscribers
What is there even to say about PewDiePie? This gaming vlogger has millions more subscribers than anyone on YouTube, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be dethroned anytime soon. No one is surprised by this, though we’re curious to see exactly how long Felix will hold on to this title.