PewDiePie still remains at the number 1 spot at an astounding 15 million dollar’s made.
The list, compiled by the data team at Forbes, measures pre-tax (and pre-management fee) earnings, and draws on information from Nielsen, IMDB, and direct interviews with YouTubers and their agents. These figures include earnings from tours, book deals, feature films, and brand deals. (Roman Atwood, who ranks second here, has a big deal with Scott Toilet Paper, for instance.)
Combined, these 10 channels made an estimated $70.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. As Forbes reports, this is a 23 percent increase from last year.