The thumbnail to Mr. Beast's Creator Games 3

The thumbnail to Mr. Beast’s Creator Games 3 video, which took place in 2021.

YouTube had one crazy year in 2021. We saw some of the platform’s most iconic videos drop, such as Mr. Beast’s Squid Game recreation. We also saw Jake Paul run rampant in the boxing world. Earlier Today, Forbes released their list of the top earners for YouTube in 2021. You will be surprised to see the brilliant creators who made the list, and who didn’t.

Here are the top 10 earners for YouTube in 2021:

  1. Mr. Beast – $54 Million.
  2. Jake Paul – $45 Million.
  3. Markiplier – $38 Million.
  4. Rhett and Link – $30 Million.
  5. Unspeakable – $28.5 Million.
  6. Nastya – $28 Million.
  7. Ryan Kaji – $27 Million.
  8. Dude Perfect – $20 Million.
  9. Logan Paul – $18 Million.
  10. Preston Arsement –  $16 Million.

Interested in seeing the top earners on TikTok? Click here to read our article about them. 


A link to the original Forbes listing can be found by clicking here.