This is how much the top YouTubers made in 2016

Hint: It's a lot

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While names like Zoella and Tanya Burr are filtering into your daily vocabulary, you'll probably be shocked to hear they don't make it into Forbes' list of wealthiest YouTubers - but rather the likes of PewDiePie, Lilly Singh and Tyler Oakley make up the top 10.

Seeing as vlogging, blogging and creating YouTube videos is fast becoming a career of choice, with the awesome Zoe Sugg taking over the November cover of Cosmopolitan, it's no surprise the top YouTubers are raking in the cash. That said, we didn't realise quite how much cash.

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According to Forbes, Felix Kjellberg - better known as PewDiePie - raked in a massive £11.7million thanks to his 49.6million subscribers, advertising deals and collaborations in 2016, making him the wealthiest YouTube content creator of the year.

The rest of the top 10 is as follows:

  1. Felix Kjellberg (AKA, PewDiePie) – £11.7million
  2. Roman Atwood – £6.2million
  3. Lilly Singh (AKA, ||Superwoman||) – £5.9 million
  4. Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla) – £5.5million
  5. Tyler Oakley and Rosanna Pansino – £4.7million
  6. Mark Fischbach (A.K.A. Markiplier) and German Garmendia – £4.3million
  7. Rhett & Link and Colleen Ballinger (AKA, Miranda Sings) – £3.9 million

OK so if you need us between now and this time next year, we'll be dusting off our old video camera and wondering how a tripod works...

From: Cosmopolitan
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