List of YouTube personalities

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YouTube personalities, often referred to as YouTubers, are people or groups who are popular because of their videos on YouTube. Some YouTube personalities have corporate sponsors, who pay for product placement in their clips or production of online ads.

YouTube personalities

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Aaron Yonda
Matt Sloan
blamesocietyfilms Chad Vader – Day Shift Manager [1]
Adam Montoya SeaNanners Known for his extensive Let's Play videos as well as cooperation with other gamers such as Felix Kjellberg and Mark Fischbach. [2]
Adrian Van Oyen (Holt) AdrianVanOyen Public prank videos. [3]
Alex Day nerimon Has had top 40 hits after vlogging on YouTube. [4]
Alexa Goddard AlexaMusicTV British R&B singer who charted in the UK Top 40 after promoting herself through YouTube [5][6]
Alexis Jordan Alexisjordan1 Singer-songwriter, actress and first season contestant on America's Got Talent; Signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label through her exposure on her YouTube channel. [7]
Alfie Deyes PointlessBlog, PointlessBlogTv, alfiegames Vlogger, comedian, Let's Player [8][9][10]
Amelia Baggs silentmiaow Featured on a CNN health blog [11]
Amber Lee Ettinger barelypolitical known as Obama Girl from the video I Got a Crush... on Obama And stars in many BarelyPolitical episodes [12]
Amy Walker Amiablewalker Most notable for her video, "21 Accents" and mastery of world accents. [13][14][15]
Ana Gomes Ferreira anafree known as Ana Free a singer-songwriter from Portugal. [16]
Andrew Gunadie gunnarolla, dietgunnarolla, Team Andrew Better known as gunnarolla on YouTube. Canadian internet personality, musician, and video producer. [17]
Andrew Huang Songstowearpantsto, Team Andrew Canadian musician, internet personality, and video producer. Most widely known for his song challenges. [18][19][20][21]
Andy McKee AndyMcKee A fingerstyle guitarist who is signed to the US-American record label Candyrat Records. [22]
Angie Miller AngieKristineMiller Christian singer who was made known for her covers and coming in third place on American Idol. [23]
Angry Grandpa TheAngryGrandpaShow, GrandpasCorner Known for videos of him violently raging and reacting to various pranks and events [24]
Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox smosh, IanH, askcharlie, AnthonyPadilla, ElSmosh, ShutUpCartoons, SmoshGames Known as Smosh. The second most subscribed YouTube channel, with over 15,100,000 subscribers as of 2 January 2014. [25]
Arin Hanson egoraptor, GameGrumps Animator, voice actor, actor, and video game pundit known for his animations (such as the Awesome Series, Sequelitis, and Girlchan in Paradise!!) and co-creating the Let's Play series, Game Grumps. Member of musical comedy group Starbomb. [26]
Austin Mahone AustinMahone Pop singer who built large online following during 2011. [27]
Aziz Shavershian 7zyzz7 Australian internet personality, known for uploading bodybuilding videos of himself. [28][29][30]

B

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Baba Ali ummahfilms Known for the Reminder Series and Ask Baba Ali Series. [31][32]
Bachir Boumaaza athenewins Video gamer and social activist who is widely referred to by his online pseudonym "Athene." [33]
Ben Breedlove OurAdvice4You, BreedloveTV, TotalRandomness512 Known for dealing out relationship advice to his peers in Vlogs. [34][35]
Ben Going boh3m3 Known as boh3m3 [36]
Bethany Mota Macbarbie07 Known for haul videos, makeup/hair tutorials, recipes, and do it yourself [37][38]
Blimey Cow blimeycow, blimeycowvlog, BigHeadKidVideos, jordanmichaeltaylor,

Amy Taylor

Comedy trio known for videos relating to Christianity, homeschooling, music, relationships, and social media. [39][40][41][42]
Bo Burnham boburnham, mahnrubob Comedian, comedic singer, musician, songwriter, and actor. [43]
Bobby Miller BuzzFeed, SoulPancake, MTV Networks, Next New Networks, Youtube Filmmaker, Comedian, Actor [44][45][46][47][48]
Bradley Colburn theRadBrad "Let's Play"-style video game walkthroughs [49][50]
Brandon Hardesty ArtieTSMITW Movie scene impersonator. [51]
Brooke Brodack Brookers Actress, Editor, Director. Known for her "Crazed Numa Fan" and "Chips" videos. [52]
Bunny Meyer grav3yardgirl Her vlogs focus on fashion, make-up, lifestyle and paranormal occurrences. Her most famous web series, "Does This Thing Really Work?", tests out 'As seen on TV' products where she uses and them reviews them in a video. [53]

C

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Caitlin Hill TheHill88 [54]
Camille and Kennerly Kitt CamilleandKennerly Identical twin duet harpists known for their acoustic and electric harp covers. Also called the Harp Twins. [55][56]
Canal do Otário OtarioAnonymous, CanalDoOtario, CanalDoOtario3 A Brazilian activist vlogger. Known by his work against misleading advertisement, freedom of speech and government propaganda. [57][58][59][60][61][62]
Caspar Lee dicasp, morecaspar South-African born vlogger, popular for his interviews with other YouTube personalities such as Zoe Sugg [63]
Catherine Wayne boxxybabee, ANewHopeee, bodaciousboxxy Popular for her comedic YouTube videos under the pseudonym "Boxxy". Fights between her supporters and her detractors lead to an "online war". [64][65][66]
Cenk Uygur TheYoungTurks Journalist and political commentator, host of the "Largest Online News Show in the World." [67]
CGP Grey CGPGrey Makes rapid fire instructional videos, The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained being his first to go viral [68][69]
Charice Pempengco charice Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube; currently set to join the cast of Glee for its second season [70]
Charles Trippy CTFxC Star in the Internet reality show, Internet Killed Television. Also does skits on his original channel. [71]
Charlie McDonnell charlieissocoollike, charlieissoboredlike, CharlieAtE3 A British vlogger and singer/songwriter. Member of the Chartjackers team, Chameleon Circuit and Sons of Admirals. [72][73]
Chris Crocker itschriscrocker An openly gay blogger who became notable for creating the Leave Britney Alone! video. [74]
Christiaan Van Vuuren ChristiaanVanVuuren Gained notable popularity after starting to record videos from within quarantine. [75][76][77]
Christina Grimmie zeldaxlove64 Singer-songwriter [78]
Christine Gambito HappySlip, christinegambito Famous with her Filipino Jokes, Accent and Virtues. [79]
Clara Chung ClaraCMusic Singer, guitarist [80]
Connor Franta ConnorFranta, ConnorFranta2, (and formally our2ndlife) Teenage comedy vlogger, previously a member of the our2ndlife channel [81]
Corey Vidal ApprenticeA Famous for "Star Wars (John Williams is the Man)" and how-to dance videos. [82]
Cory Williams smpfilms, TheMeanKitty, DudeLikeHELLA known as Mr. Safety from SMP Films, organizer of the "As One" YouTube gathering [83][84]
Craig Benzine wheezywaiter Started vlogging about his job as a waiter, then quit his job to become a full YouTuber and video maker after he became a hit. [85]

D

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Dan Avidan NinjaSexParty, GameGrumps Singer-songwriter, comedian, and musician; co-host of Game Grumps, co-creator of musical comedy duo Ninja Sex Party, and member of musical comedy group Starbomb. [86][87][88]
Dan Brown pogobat, danbrownuniverse Developer of the "Dan Brown Method" of solving a Rubik's Cube; won Second Annual YouTube Video Awards (instructional category) for "How to solve a Rubik's Cube". [89][90][91]
Dan Howell danisnotonfire, danisnotinteresting A British vlogger and radio host; co-host of Super Amazing Project [92][93][94]
Dancing Dolls Replay849 Cover dance unit. Covered dances of such artists as Girls' Generation and 2NE1. Over 10 million views on YouTube and Nico Nico Douga combined prior to its professional singing debut on Sony Music Entertainment Japan with the 2012 hit single "Touch -A.S.A.P.- / Shanghai Darling". The unit's account Replay849 was created on 26 April 2011, and deleted prior to its major label debut. [95]
Dane Boedigheimer daneboe, realannoyingorange, Gagfilms, SuperBoeBros Creator of The Annoying Orange video series. Is currently also a television series aired on Cartoon Network [96][97]
Daniel Hardcastle officialnerdcubed, officiallynerdcubed A British gaming commentator, comedian and comic writer. [98][99]
Dave Joseph Colditz Davedays Also known as Dave Days, Colditz is a singer-songwriter and musician that has done punk rock parodies of songs. He now resides in Los Angeles pursuing a music career. [100][101]
David Choi davidchoimusic, davidchoitalk Singer-songwriter. [102]
David McCleary Sheldon Mac Lethal Rapper, producer, radio host. In November 2011, Mac Lethal released a video on YouTube of him rapping over the beat to "Look at Me Now" while he prepares a dish of pancakes in his kitchen. The video became a viral hit and got millions of views in a matter of days and led to interviews on websites like CNN and The Washington Post. [103][104]
Denny Blaze Denny Blaze Denny Blaze, commonly known by his stage name The Average Homeboy, ""Blazin Hazen"", is an American rapper made famous for a demo tape produced in the late 1980s featuring his single "The Average Homeboy". [105][106]
Derek Muller Veritasium Creator of Veritasium and host of YouTube's Geek Week. [107][108][109][110]
DeStorm Power DeStorm, DeStormTV Singer, songwriter, and video editor. Often collaborates with other YouTube personalities and artists, including Mystery Guitar Man and Vassy. [111]
Doctor Steel DoctorSteel Steampunk/Industrial musician, entertainer, and visual artist [112]
Doug Walker League of Super Critics, Nostalgia Critic, That Guy With The Glasses comedian, movie reviewer and film critic, part of Channel Awesome. Creator and portrayer of That Guy With The Glasses, The Nostalgia Critic and Chester A. Bum. [113][114][115]
Douglas Sarine and Kent Nichols digitalfilmmaker Creators of Ask a Ninja [116]

E

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Edward "Edd" Gould Eddsworld Flash animator and creator of the Eddsworld series. Was noticed on YouTube by the BBC and TVE who both commissioned for the creation of animations for their organizations. Was also chosen to create an opening animation for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference after catching the attention of the planning committee on YouTube. Died in 2012. [117][118]
Edward Muscare Edarem Former Sex Offender who achieved popularity for his eccentric videos of himself. In 2010, he was imprisoned for uploading videos to YouTube, thereby breaking his probation's ban on using a computer. [119][120][121][122]
Elle and Blair Fowler AllThatGlitters21, EllesGlitterGossip (Elle), otherjuicystar07, juicystar07 (Blair) Sisters who post beauty and style-related tutorials and vlogs [123][124]
Elliott Morgan, Lee Newton, and Joe Bereta SourceFed Hosts of SourceFed's 20 Minutes or Less news show and Comment Commentary launched by Philip DeFranco. [125][126]
Emily Graslie brainscoop blogger from Field Museum [127]
Emma Blackery EmmaBlackery British vlogger from England. Known for "My thoughts on Google+" video. [128][129]
Eric Calderone 331Erock Metal guitarist, he covered theme songs and other songs from media into heavy metal music, including Star Wars, Halo, and Michael Jackson. In early 2013, Calderone won Golden Gods Award, an award for an outstanding heavy metal performance. [130][131]
Esmée Denters esmeedenters Cover-artist, she covered songs by musicians like Justin Timberlake and Natasha Bedingfield. In 2008, she went on to start her professional career after attracting the attention of Dutch media scouts and Justin Timberlake, now she sings original songs. [132]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Felix Kjellberg PewDiePie, Pewdie Video game playthroughs and commentary. The most subscribed channel on YouTube, he currently has over 29 million subscribers, and over 5 billion video views. [133]
Fine Brothers TheFineBros, TheFineBros2, MyMusicShow, REACT Creators/Producers of the React video series (Kids, Teens, Elders and YouTubers React) and MyMusic sitcom. Also known for timed spoiler videos. [134]
5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds Of Summer, formerly hemmo1996 Australian boy band and pop rock group. Consisting of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals), these youngsters originally started out as YouTube celebrities who covered songs from various artists on their own YouTube channel called, 5 Seconds Of Summer in 2011 (hemmo1996 at the time) before they officially became a band themselves.
Fox Bronte MonaLisaNaked Alternative artist known for his comedic rants on modern day culture and putting himself in cringe-worthy situations to make his artwork. [135]
Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch freddiew, freddiew2 Creator of many mini action movies. They have gained over 1 million subscribers since beginning uploading videos in 2010. [136]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Gary Brolsma NewNuma Creator of the Numa Numa dance. [137]
Gavin Free theslowmoguys, roosterteeth, letsplay, gamefails Director, producer, and cinematographer. [138]
Germán Garmendia holasoygerman, holasoygerman2 Chilean video producer and aspiring actor. The third most subscribed channel on YouTube, he currently has over 11 million subscribers. Garmendia makes monological observational comedy videos. In July 2013, El País called him "the most popular Latin American on YouTube today". [139][140]
Gille GILLEsound Singer [141]
GloZell Green glozell1 Actress, comedian and singer [142]
Grace Helbig itsgrace, dailygrace (former) Actress, comedian and video blogger from Los Angeles. [143]
Greg Benson MediocreFilms, mediocrefilms2 Creator of The Retarded Policeman.
The Gregory Brothers schmoyoho /
thegregorybrothers
Creators of several "songified" videos using Autotune, most notably the "Bed Intruder Song", the "Double Rainbow Song", "Winning!" (w/ Charlie Sheen), and the "Auto-tune the News" series. [144][145][146]
Greyson Chance greyson97 Singer discovered by Ellen DeGeneres, signed to record label. Notable for his cover of Lady Gaga's hit "Paparazzi". [147]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Hannah "Harto" Hart myharto, yourharto She is best known for starring in My Drunk Kitchen, a weekly series on YouTube in which she cooks something while extremely intoxicated. Apart from her main channel, she also runs a second channel where she talks about life in general and gives her opinions on various topics. [148][149][150]
Hannah Minx MissHannahMinx, BONUSminx Japanese lessons via JWOW (Japanese Word of the Week) segment, Japanese culture, "Minxy" and "Jinxy" fashion tips, travel tips, humor, skits. [151][152]
Harley Morenstein EpicMealTime Epic Meal Time cooking show [153][154]
Henry Reich MinutePhysics, MinuteEarth Known for explaining physics- and Earth-related topics [155][156]
Hikaru Kaihatsu HIKAKIN, hikakinTV, HikakinBlog Japanese human beatbox, food and product reviews [157][158]
Huang Yi Xin Back Dormitory Boys [159]
Humza Arshad HumzaProductions Most notable for his ongoing web series Diary of a Bad Man, with episode 5 being one of the most viewed videos in the UK for 2011. [160][161][162]

I

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Iman Crosson Alphacat, Iman Actor, nationally known Obama impersonator; co-editor of We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube edition). [163][164][165]

J

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Jack Conte jackcontemusic Indie musician, singer, and songwriter [166]
Jack Douglass jacksfilms, jackisanerd, SHUTUPDENNIS, featuredfridays, catlvr6969 Creator of "Your Grammar Sucks" and "The WTF Blanket". [167]
Jack Harries JacksGap Jack started vlogging as a way to document his gap year, sometimes together with his twin brother Finn and won a large following with hundreds of tumblr fansites, over 15 million video views (October 2012) and 200,000 followers on Twitter (October 2012). He and his brother Finn were profiled as two of the UK's most famous YouTube vloggers in the Daily Telegraph. [168]
Jack Rebney, the "Winnebago Man" Jack Rebney's profane video outtakes first circulated underground on VHS tape before YouTube turned him into an online sensation. The reclusive Rebney, age 80, is the subject of a feature film, Winnebago Man, that was released in theaters Summer 2010. [169][170]
Jack Vale jackvalefilms Hidden camera pranks on the general public. [171]
Jake Foushee MoonwalkHD Teen voiceover artist who was signed to Abrams Artist Agency during his appearance on "Ellen." Known for "My Movie Trailer Guy Impression." [172]
James Provan GiR2007 creator of Pancakes! [173][174]
James Rolfe Cinemassacre (formerly JamesNintendoNerd), James Rolfe Filmmaker and video game reviewer, known for his Angry Video Game Nerd sketches. [175]
Jamie Curry theJamiesWorld Teenage vlogger, often uses self-deprecating humour [176][177]
Jamie Grace jGracePro Singer-songwriter discovered by Grammy winner TobyMac and signed to Gotee Records. [178]
Janoskians Janoskians, DareSundays An Australian web-based comedy group [179][180]
Jesse Wellens & Jeana Smith PrankvsPrank, BFvsGF, NylahKitty, DownRangeGaming Couple pranking each other, as well as video logs of their daily life. [181]
Jenna Mourey JennaMarbles, JennaMarblesVlog Most subscribed woman in the world; best known for her video "How to trick people into thinking you're good looking". She is the third most subscribed user of all time. [182]
Jessica Rose, Yousef Abu-Taleb, Jackson Davis, and Alexandra Dreyfus lonelygirl15 from lonelygirl15 [183][184]
Jim Chapman j1mmyb0bba Pop culture and fashion vlogger; brother to Samantha Chapman, fiancée of Tanya Burr. [185][186]
Jodie Rivera venetianprincess Previously, No. 1 most subscribed female on YouTube prior to MichellePhan surpassing her. [187]
Joe Bereta and Luke Barats BaratsAndBereta Creators of Barats and Bereta [188]
Joe Luginbill josephluginbill Host of "Joe's Kitchen," a YouTube cooking show. [189]
Joe Penna MysteryGuitarMan, jp Musician and animator. Most subscribed Brazilian auteur. [190]
Joe Sugg ThatcherJoe, ThatcherJoeVlogs, ThatcherJoeGames British internet personality, brother of Zoe Sugg and known for his challenges, impersonations and comedy videos. [191]
Joey Graceffa JoeyGraceffa, JoeyGraceffaGames Vlogger, actor and host at Teen.com. His videos' topics are varied and include challenges, song covers, The Hunger Games trilogy and gaming walkthroughs. [192][193][194]
John Bain Totalhalibut, Totalbiscuit First impressions of indie-games, Starcraft commentator [195]
John and Hank Green vlogbrothers, CrashCourse of Brotherhood 2.0 [196]
Jon Cozart Paint Comedic singer [197]
Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Tel Stewart, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. The Piano Guys Musical group [198]
Jon Jafari JonTronShow, GameGrumps Unorthodox video game reviewer, co-creator of Game Grumps. [199][200]
Jonathan Paula, Jory Caron, & Riley McIllwain JPizzle1122, Jon, Jory Creators of, "Is It A Good Idea To Microwave This?", "Movie Night", and other original web series. [201]
Jordan Maron CaptainSparklez Notable for making Minecraft music videos and walkthroughs, etc. [202][203][204]
Joseph Garrett Stampylonghead Minecraft videos for children. [205]
Josh Chomik thecomputernerd01 Notable for developing musical parodies. [206][207][208]
Josh Wittenkeller TheJWittz Notable for informational videos on nerd culture, most prevalently Pokémon, as well as other Nintendo franchises. [209][210]
Juan Mann juanmann Of the Free Hugs Campaign. [211]
Judith Bustos LaTigresaDelOrienteC La Tigresa del Oriente, Peruvian singer and make-up artist whose YouTube exposure led to a contract with Warner Bros. Mexico. [212]
Judson Laipply judsonlaipply Judson Laipply is an American motivational speaker from Bucyrys, Ohio best known for his performance in the Evolution of Dance clip. [169]
Julia Nunes jaaaaaaa Singer, songwriter, guitar and ukulele player. Has performed with Ben Folds and appears regularly at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. [213]
Julian Smith juliansmith87 Director, producer, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, comedian; member of indie group B Story and producer of both Ray William Johnson's Equals Three webseries and Geek & Sundry series, Written By A Kid. [214][215]
Justin Bieber kidrauhl Canadian singer who was discovered on YouTube and signed a major record deal with Usher, becoming one of the world's biggest superstars at only 15 years old. His Justin Bieber – Baby music video has over 700,000,000 views, making it the second most viewed video in YouTube history as of December 2012.[216] [217]
Justine Ezarik iJustine, otherijustine, ijustinesiphone, ijustinegaming, ijustinereviews, Video Blogger and comedian. Justine's first viral video was a video of her opening a bill sent to her by AT&T Mobility titled: "IPHONE BILL". She currently voices "Passion Fruit" in The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange on Cartoon Network. [218][219]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Karen Alloy Spricket24 Regional Emmy award-winning entertainer and comedian. [79]
Karl Coryat EdwardCurrent Atheist satirist, anti-9/11 Truth movement activist, and musician. [220][221]
Ken Sekine megwin Video blogger and comedian [157][158]
Kevin Nalty nalts Video Blogger and comedian. [222]
Kevin Wu KevJumba, JumbaFund Comedian/Reality Star of The Amazing Race 17. He currently host pre-commercials called Flicks on Cartoon Network. [223]
Kina Grannis kinagrannis Singer-songwriter formerly signed to Interscope Records. Mostly known for her song "In Your Arms". [224]
Kingsley ItsKingsleyBitch Comedian, blogger & internet personality. He has almost 2.9 million subscribers on YouTube and his videos have been viewed over 311 million times. He has been featured on TV shows such as Tosh.0 and Just Keke. [225][226][227][228][229]
Kip Kay kipkay Prankster, gadget creator. [230]
Kurt Hugo Schneider KurtHugoSchneider Producing YouTube music videos in collaboration with other musicians. He is best known for his production of music videos for Sam Tsui. [231]
Kutiman kutiman Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and creator of ThruYou. [232]
Kyle Myers FPSRussia, MoreFPSRussia, fps Host of The FPSRussia Show [233]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Laci Green lacigreen, gogreen18 Atheist, feminist, sex educator [234][235][236]
Laina Morris wzr0713 Known as the Overly Attached Girlfriend [237][238][239][240][241]
Lauren Luke panacea81 Make-up artist [242][243][244]
Lia Marie Johnson liamariejohnson [245]
Lilly Singh IISuperwomanII Indo-Canadian comedian known for her parody videos about everyday life. Her channel has over 3 million subscribers and her videos have holistically gathered over 300 million views. [246][247][248][249]
Lim Jeong-Hyun funtwohimself [250]
Lindsey Stirling lindseystomp, LindseyTime America's Got Talent quarterfinalist; known for dancing while playing violin, performing classical crossover to electronic dance music, hip-hop and dubstep; charted on Billboard [251]
Lisa Donovan LisaNova, lisa [252]
Lisa Lavie lisalavie1 Singer-songwriter; co-producer of YouTube cybercollaboration video We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube edition); Yanni vocalist (2010-). [253][254][255]
Lloyd Ahlquist EpicLLOYD, ERB Rapper, comedy theater, songwriter, co-founder of the web series Epic Rap Battles of History [256][257]
Lohanthony lohanthony [258] [259][260]
Louise Pentland sprinkleofglitter, sprinkleofchatter British fashion and beauty vlogger. [191]
Lucas Cruikshank Fred, lucas Lucas from JKL Productions. Has one of the highest numbers of subscribers on YouTube. He starred as Fred Figglehorn in Fred: The Show on Nickelodeon in 2012 and Marvin in Marvin Marvin from 2012-2013. [261]

M

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Magibon MRirian [262]
Mamrie Hart YouDeserveADrink, mametown Comedic actress, writer, and performer. On her main channel, YouDeserveADrink, she primarily posts weekly instructional mixology videos, with a unique cocktail presented in each, allowing her to combine her past work experience as a bartender with performing. She periodically collaborates with other YouTube personalities such as Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig. [263][264]
Marcus Butler marcusbutlerTV, moremarcus British vlogger known for greeting with a slow "hello!" in every video [192][265]
Maria Aragon rojuanearagon A 10-year-old Filipino-Canadian singer who became popular after Lady Gaga posted a link to her piano cover of "Born This Way" in her Twitter page. The singer wrote: "Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future." The two eventually got to perform together during the latter's Monster Ball tour 2011 in Toronto, Canada. She has also performed live at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Aragon has performed for and with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. [266][267]
Marié Digby MarieDigby Singer-songwriter whose career picked up when she posted a video of herself covering the Rihanna song "Umbrella". [268]
Marina Orlova hotforwords A Russian philologist who is a YouTube star that teaches the etymology of English words. [269]
Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach markiplierGAME, markiplier (no longer active), markiplierTWITCH Video game playthroughs and commentary. He is also known for a web-series named Drunk Minecraft. Mark currently has over 1.8 million subscribers, and over 390 million video views. [270][271]
Marques Brownlee marquesbrownlee alias "MKBHD"; tech reviews [272]
Martin Billany LittleKuriboh (taken down), CardGamesFTW, Ninjabridge, ObeyMyRod AKA LittleKuriboh; Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series, a popular parody of the anime Yu-Gi-Oh!; winner of "Funniest YouTube Channel" in the 2009 Mashable Open Web Awards. [273]
Megan and Liz MeganandLiz, meganandlizbeauty Achieved some popularity on YouTube, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. [274]
Megan Nicole megannicolesite, MeganNicoleTV Musician, who has covered songs by Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez, among others. Also has performed some original songs. [275][276]
Melody Oliveria bowiechick [277]
Meme Molly mememolly Internet personality and former presenter of Rocketboom daily news. [278]
Merton PianoChatImprov Singer-songwriter, music improviser. [279]
Mia Rose miaarose Singer-songwriter [280]
Michael Agrusso ItsJustSomeRandomGuy creator of "Hi, I'm a Marvel...and I'm a DC" video series, YouTube celebrity among comic book movie fans with panels at New York Comic Con 2008 and 2009 [281][282]
Michael Buckley WHATTHEBUCKSHOW, Michael Buckley, bucksphone known for his celebrity news show, What the Buck?! [283]
Michael Stevens Vsauce, Vsauce2, Vsauce3, WeSauce Know as The Bearded Nunin Barely Political episodes.
Michael Wesch mwesch His video, "Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us" was viewed over 10 million times. Wesch has won several awards for his work with video, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award[284] and the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Media Praxis from the Media Ecology Association.[285] [283]
Michelle Phan MichellePhan Vietnamese-American make-up artist and owner of skincare line IQQU; she produces beauty tutorials videos and is the spokesperson for Lancôme. [286]
Miranda Sings MirandaSings08 and Mirandavlogz Character created by comedian Colleen Ballinger that satirizes bad, but egotistical singers who post videos of themselves singing and vloging on YouTube. [287]
Mister Epic Mann MisterEpicMann and MisterEpicMann2 Created the viral video "How Animals Eat Their Food" and several others [288]
Moymoy Palaboy moymoypalaboy Filipino comic and singing duo, known for lip sync videos. [289]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Natalie Tran communitychannel First Vietnamese-Australian YouTuber to pass one million subscribers. [290]
Nataly Dawn natalydawn Indie musician, singer, and songwriter. [291]
Noah Kalina NK5000 Notable for his video Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years [292]

O

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Olajide Olatunji KSIOlajidebt, KSIOlajidebtHD Known for his FIFA commentary videos [293]
Olan Rogers OlanRogers Comedian, director, photographer; known for collaborations with Balloon Shop, producing and starring in the Fandango original series Admit One, and playing the part of Walt Disney in the indie film As Dreamers Do. [294][295]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Pat Condell patcondell Comedian, antitheist, 35 of his videos were published to DVD. [296][297][298]
Paul Robinett renetto [299][300]
Peter Oakley geriatric1927 "Geriatric gripes and grumbles", mentions his service for Britain during WWII [301]
Peter Schiff SchiffReport A financial broker and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff is known for the video Peter Schiff Was Right 2006–2007 (2nd Edition) by YouTuber Jdouche. His internet fame created a grassroots movement which prompted him to run for Senate in Connecticut, albeit unsuccessfully. [302][303][304][305][306][307][308]
Peter Shukoff nicepeter, nicepeterToo, ERB, ERB2 A self described "Comic/Guitar Hero" best known for the musical comedy on his YouTube channel, NicePeter, and co-creating the comedial web series, known as Epic Rap Battles of History, along with Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD). [309]
Phil Davison TheOnlyGodIsZeus Local politician from Minerva, Ohio. His impassioned stump speech as a candidate for treasurer of Stark County, Ohio has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube. [310][311][312]
Phil Lester AmazingPhil, LessAmazingPhil British vlogger and BBC Radio 1 host; co-host of Super Amazing Project [313][314]
Phil Mason Thunderf00t Atheist vlogger, creator of the video series Why People Laugh at Creationists [315][316][317]
Philip DeFranco sxephil, PhilipDeFranco News reporter, known for The Philip DeFranco Show, and being the creator of SourceFed. [318]
Phillip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu wongfuproductions Film-making trio. Known for film shorts, music videos for other musicians and their vlogs called "Wong Fu Weekends". [319]
Pomplamoose PomplamooseMusic A musical duo composed of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn. [320]
Promise Tamang Phan dope2111 A makeup artist and the sister-in-law of Michelle Phan. Promise is known for transforming herself into celebrities using makeup. [321]
Psy officialpsy His "Gangnam Style" music video is recognized by Guinness World Records as the most viewed and most "liked" video in YouTube history, and for being the first to surpass 1 billion views. [322]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Randy Pausch gave the lecture Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. [323]
Randy Phillips AreYouSuprised while serving in the United States Air Force to come out as a homosexual during the final months of the U.S. military's policy known as "Don't ask, don't tell" [324]
Ray William Johnson RayWilliamJohnson, yourfavoritemartian, BreakingNYC The fourth most subscribed channel on YouTube, reviews viral videos, recently started a second animated music video channel. [325][326]

[327][328] [329][330]

Rebecca Black rebecca An American teen who became famous after posting her song "Friday" that received more than 167 million views and hugely negative comments dubbing the song the "worst song ever". [331]
Rebecca Flint xBextahx A British teen who became known as Beckii Cruel by recreating a dance called the danjo. She now has a record deal with Tokuma Japan Communications. [332]
Rhett and Link RhettandLink, rhettandlink2, rhettandlink3, rhettandlink4 Known as Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal. [333][334][335][336][337][338]
Richard Wiseman Quirkology Known for illusions, magic, and 10 bets you will always win
Rickey Layman The Onyx Tavern Reviews, podcasts and commentaries on Super Sentai and Power Rangers [339]
Ronald Jenkees ronaldjenkees American composer and musician [340]
Rosanna Pansino Creator of the baking show Nerdy Nummies [341]
Ross O'Donovan RubberNinja Australian American animator, comedian, and internet personality. Co-host of Game Grumps spin-off, Steam Train. Creator of Good Game series, Gamer Tonight. [342][343]
Rucka Rucka Ali Wheres Rucka, itsRucka, RuckaWHO, RuckaWHAT, Ruckas Black He has been labelled one of the most successful artists to come out of YouTube, where he has received over 100 million hits with hits such as "Ching Chang Chong" and "Justin's Beaver". [344]
Ryan Higa nigahiga, HigaTV The sixth most subscribed YouTube channel. He is known for his video "How to be a Ninja". [345]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Salman Khan Khanacademy Educational videos on a wide range of topics. [346]
Sam Tsui TheSamTsui Best known for covering and performing songs by popular artists, as well as original medleys and mashups. [231]
Samwell brownmarkfilms Most notable for the video "What What (In the Butt)". [347][348]
Sammy Stephens teedadawg Best known for a commercial for Flea Market Montgomery in which Stephens, raps about the store claiming it's "just like a mini mall." [349][350][351]
Santhosh Pandit Krishnanum radhayum He is a Malayalam movie actor and director who was criticized for making the low-budget movie Krishnanum Radhayum. The song "Rathri Subharathri" from the movie became an instant hit with the Malayali population around the world. [352]
Sarah Austin pop17 Sarah Meyers [353]
Sara Niemietz SaraNiemietz Singer, song writer, actress featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show [354][355][356]
Sara Maria Forsberg Smoukahontas Official Impersonator, singer, interviewed on British BBC radio[357] and Finnish public radio YLE,[358] in which she confirmed that she was contacted by a The Ellen DeGeneres Show producer.[359]
Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, Kevin Olusola ptxofficial, ptxvlogs A cappella group. Season 3 winners of NBC's The Sing-Off. Received viral recognition before second album release PTX Vol. 2 with cover medley video "Evolution of Beyonce." [360]
Sean Plott day9tv A Kansas born StarCraft: Brood War professional who has since become a popular StarCraft 2 commentator and e-sports promoter. Sean is most famous for his daily show; where he breaks down SC2 games for analysis, and shoutcasting at events such as MLG and Dreamhack [361]
Sgt Scott Moore GoWithMeMila known for his successful viral video campaign asking Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps ball while stationed in Afghanistan. His video achieved nation-wide news attention and has been viewed over 3 million times. [362][363][364]
Shane Dawson ShaneDawsonTV, ShaneDawsonTV2, shane Makes comedy sketches, featuring several well-known characters. [365]
Shay Carl Shaycarl, SHAYTARDS, ShayLoss, iphoneTARD Daily Life Vlogger, Comedian, In "Top 50 Most Subscribed List" and has appeared on No Ordinary Family. [366][367]
Simon and Martina simonandmartina, simonandmartinabonus creators of the Eat Your Kimchi videos and website [368][369]
Simon Tofield Simon's Cat Tofield's first video was uploaded to YouTube on 4 March 2008. Since then, in addition to making YouTube videos, he has published 4 books. [370][371][372]
Smooth McGroove SmoothMcGroove A cappella renditions of video game music [373][374]
Sons of Maxwell sonsofmaxwell Created three popular music videos, beginning with "United Breaks Guitars" in protest of Carroll's treatment at the hands of United Airlines which proved a public relations debacle for the airline. [375][376]
Spencer and Dylan HouseholdHacker known as "Traveler" (real name unknown) and Dylan (Frosty Brain); YouTube Channel, Household Hacker, is the 27th most subscribed as of August 2009. [377]
Steve Serge Niichts Commonly known as STAR_, his channel revolves around comedic Let's Plays of the popular game Team Fortress 2. [378]
Steven Williams boogie2988 Online/social commentator, actor, comedian [379]
Straight No Chaser sncmusic Straight No Chaser was an undergraduate a capella group whose 10-year-old version of "12 days of Christmas" went viral in 2007. Atlantic Records signed them to a five album deal because of their YouTube success. [380]
Stuart Ashen ashens British reviewer of various (usually poor quality) products, comedian, animator and actor. Starring role in indie comedy film Ashens and the Quest for the Game Child. [381][382][383]
Sungha Jung jwcfree Guitarist [384]

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User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Tanya Burr pixi2woo, tanyasvlogsandhauls Beauty, fashion and lifestyle vlogger. Also has her own cosmetic line self-titled Tanya Burr. [191]
Taryn Southern Hott4Hill, TarynSouthern, taryntogo Hillary Clinton campaign video. [385]
Tay Zonday TayZonday, tayvox Most notable for the "Chocolate Rain" video. [386]
Ted Williams Most notable for "The Man with the Golden Radio Voice". [387]
Terra Naomi terranaomi Singer-songwriter formerly signed to Island Records [388]
Tessa Violet meekakitty American vlogger – comedy. [389]
The Laughing Baby spacelord72 known as haha, laughing baby, cute adorable baby [390]
Thomas Ridgewell TomSka, DarkSquidge Known for appearance in Eddsworld and the "asdfmovie" series. He has appeared on The One Show and BBC News. [391]
Tiffany Alvord TiffanyAlvord Singer-songwriter and cover artist, among the top 50 most subscribed music channels on YouTube. [392]
Tim Chantarangsu TimothyDeLaGhetto2, theTimothyDeLaGhetto, TraPhikMusik, TimsBakery Filmmaker, Musician, vlogger, Rapper. Also known as Traphik(Rap Name) [393]
TJ (Terroja) Kirk TheAmazingAtheist, TJDoesLife Known for his rants on religion, pop culture, feminism and societal issues. [394][395]
Toby Dale directortoby Filmmaker. [396]
Toby Turner Tobuscus, TobyTurner, TobyGames Comedian, actor, known for his "Literal Trailers", hosting CuteWinFail and playing Nerville on the Annoying Orange TV series. [397]
Tom Cassell TheSyndicateProject, SyndicateCentral Known for his Minecraft and Call of Duty Videos. [398]
Tom Dickson Blendtec Star of Will It Blend? [399][400]
Troye Sivan TroyeSivan, MoreTroye South-African born Australian vlogger, singer and actor. [401]
Tyler Oakley tyleroakley Vlogger and advocate for gay youth, presenting on topics such as queer politics and pop culture. [402][403][404][405]

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V

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Venus Palermo VenusAngelic Had a #71 hit with a cover of I Love It. [406]
Vi Hart Vihart Mathemusician with over a million hits [407]
Viktoriya Yermolyeva vkgoeswild Pianist with over a million hits who's worked with Lazar Berman and Nine Inch Nails drummer Brian Viglione. [408]
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy VitalyzdTV, VitalyzdTvSecond Comedian and a prankster. [409][410]

W

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
William Sledd WilliamSledd Vlogger that produces videos which center around fashion. [411]
Matthew Woodworth WoodysGamertag Video game vlogger. Videos mainly based around the Call of Duty series. Also co-host of the Pain Killer Already (PKA) podcast. Winner of season 1 of Dance Showdown. [412]
Gabriel Montiel Werevertumorro Spanish vlogger. Videos mainly based around average life in suburban Mexico City. Also Professional Association Football Player. [413]

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Y

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
The Yogscast YOGSCAST Lewis and Simon YOGSCAST Parv

YOGSCAST Hannah YOGSCAST Zylus YOGSCAST Duncan YOGSCAST Ridgedog Sips YOGSCAST Will YOGSCAST Sjin YOGSCAST Turpster YOGSCAST Martyn YOGSCAST DWP YOGSCAST Nilesy BebopVox YOGSCAST YOGSCAST Panda YOGSCAST Rythian YOGSCAST Zoey YOGSCAST Strippin YOGSCAST Kim Hat Films

Producers of comedic gaming videos and Minecraft parodies of famous songs. Best known for their Minecraft series. [414][415]
Ysabella Brave ysabellabrave A vocalist that was signed by Cordless Recordings. [416]
Yuya (Mariand Castrejon) lady16makeup, yuyacst Mexican vlogger who posts beauty, relationships, decoration and style-related tutorials and vlogs. [417][418]

Z

User(s) Channel(s) Notes References
Zach King FinalCutKing Known for digitally edited videos. [419][420][421]
ZDoggMD ZDoggMD A doctor known for his hiphop inspired medical comedy videos. [422]
Zoe Sugg zoella, morezoella Her vlogs and blog posts centre around beauty, fashion and lifestyle. She was named Best Beauty Blogger at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards on 2012. Zoella was also awarded with the Best British Vlogger award in BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards 2013. [423][424][425][426]

By subscribers

The following is a chart featuring a list of the 50 most subscribed YouTube channels (excluding VEVO channels and auto-generated channels by YouTube, such as Topic; Music and Topic; Sports).[427][428][429] Only 9 of these channels have over 10 million subscribers, with only the top three exceeding 15 million.

As of 16 August 2014
Rank Channel Subscriber Count
1 PewDiePie 29.771 million
2 HolaSoyGerman 18.910 million
3 smosh 18.581 million
4 JennaMarbles 13.726 million
5 nigahiga 12.763 million
6 Machinima 11.692 million
7 ERB 10.781 million
8 RayWilliamJohnson 10.701 million
9 SkyDoesMinecraft 10.315 million
10 TheFineBros 9.672 million
11 TheEllenShow 9.507 million
12 Porta Dos Fundos 8.796 million
13 Werevertumorro 8.570 million
14 TheOfficialSkrillex 8.415 million
15 VanossGaming 8.355 million
16 elrubiusOMG 7.944 million
17 CaptainSparklez 7.877 million
18 TheSyndicateProject 7.839 million
19 Rooster Teeth 7.729 million
20 CollegeHumor 7.668 million
21 Vsauce 7.647 million
22 Yuya (lady16makeup) 7.474 million
23 officialpsy 7.376 million
24 YOGSCAST Lewis 7.105 million
25 FreddieW (Rocket Jump) 6.971 million
26 Bethany Mota 6.966 million
27 VitalyzdTv 6.963 million
28 Michelle Phan 6.837 million
29 TobyGames 6.768 million
30 enchufetv 6.634 million
31 KSIOlajidebt 6.550 million
32 VEGETTA777 6.536 million
33 Epic Meal Time 6.506 million
34 Spinnin' Records 6.363 million
35 speedyw03 6.154 million
36 RiotGamesInc 6.153 million
37 Shane Dawson TV 6.083 million
38 Pentatonix 6.071 million
39 boyceavenue 6.053 million
40 Tobuscus 5.989 million
41 PrankvsPrank 5.941 million
42 Cyprien 5.914 million
43 thelonelyisland 5.851 million
44 Galo Frito 5.748 million
45 Parafernalha 5.725 million
46 NBA 5.722 million
47 Zoella 5.625 million
48 UFKdubstep 5.560 million
47 AdamThomasMoran 5.481 million
48 Fail Army 5.473 million
49 Tseries 5.437 million
50 SMtown 5.397 million

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