The American video-sharing website YouTube has been around since 2005 when it was started by a group of former PayPal employees. What started as a simple upload, view, rate, and share affair has since become one of the top ways any ol’ Joe Schmo can earn a living—an exceptional living, at that.
It’s through producing videos like makeup tutorials, documentation of their daily life, music videos, and comedic satires that everyday people of all ages (you’ll see) are raking in the actual, real-life cash in the six-figures. You can even watch videos of people playing video games—instead of playing them yourself. What a brave new world it is, folks!
So you can stay up on who’s hot out there in cyberspace, here are 25 of the top YouTubers (and how much they’re worth).