10 You Tubers Pendapatan Tertinggi, Peringkat Satu US$15 Juta Setahun

The World`s Highest Earning YouTube Stars Who Make Up to $15m a Year

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


10 You Tubers Pendapatan Tertinggi, Peringkat Satu US$15 Juta SetahunAtas: Felix Kjellberg, Roman Atwood, Lily Singh, IA Hecox dan DA Padilla, Tyler Oakley (Bawah) Rosanna Pansino, German Garmendia, Mark Fischbach, Colleen Ballinger, RJ McLaughlin dan CL Neal III (Foto: MailOnline)

WAKTU satu tahun hampir berakhir, dan 2016 menjadi tahun terbaik bagi YouTubers ketika mereka banyak meraih uang dari karya mereka di internet.

10 Bintang YouTube dengan bayaran tertinggi tahun ini mengumpulkan US$70,5 juta, dan di peringkat teratas meraih US$15 juta.

Gamer Swedia Felix Kjellberg, dikenal oleh penggemarnya dengan julukan PewDiePie, berada di peringkat pertama selama dua tahun berturut-turut yang sebagian besar datang dari 50 juta pelanggannya.

Bergabung dengan dia di daftar Forbes adalah komedian, iseng, dan aktivis pemuda LGBT, antara lain.

Sebagian besar dari mereka adalah lulusan perguruan tinggi dan bergelar sarjana seperti psikologi atau teknik, tapi mereka memilih mengabaikan pekerjaan tradisional mereka untuk mencari nafkah di balik kamera.

Berikut ini adalah 10 Bintang YouTube dengan bayaran tertinggi 2016:

1. PewDiePie
Pendapatan: US$15 juta    Pelanggan: 49.756.391

Lima tahun lalu gamer Swedia Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, kini 27 tahun, keluar dari fakultas teknik industri yang kompetitif untuk fokus menyalurkan hobinya di saluran YouTube, PewDiePie.

Orangtuanya marah setelah mengetahui putra mereka memilih hengkang dari kuliah di Chalmers University of Technology untuk bermain video game di YouTube full-time, dan menghentikan biaya kuliahnya.

Felix pun membiayai hidupnya dengan bekerja sebagai pegawai di gerai hot dog, tetapi kemudian channel YouTube-nya mendadak terkenal di luar perkiraannya.

Kini Felix berpacaran dengan salah satu penggemarnya, yang tinggal di Bristol, Inggris dan mendapatkan predikat bayaran tertinggi bintang YouTube untuk tahun kedua berturut-turut - menambah pundi-pundinya US$3 juta lebih banyak dari yang dia peroleh pada 2015.

Dia adalah orang pertama yang pernah mencapai 10 miliar tampilan YouTube, dan kini total mendekati 14 miliar kali dilihat, dan terpilih sebagai salah satu dari orang paling berpengaruh di Majalah Time tahun ini.

Namun Felix tetap berusaha dekat dengan para penggemarnya - yang dijuluki ´Bro Army´ - menonton dia bermain dan mengomentari video game.

Tahun ini sang gamer merilis This Book Loves You, yang masuk daftar buku terlaris New York Times, dan garis kaus kaki.

Video game karya Felix, PewDiePie Tuber Stimulator, juga diunduh lebih dari 1 juta kali dalam waktu 24 jam setelah dirilis, menurut Mashable.

Pengaruhnya pada komunitas gamer begitu besar sehingga beberapa mengatakan Felix memiliki ´Oprah Effect´, dengan penjualan game tertentu melambung hanya dengan menyebutkan di PewDiePie.

Felix baru-baru ini bikin heboh setelah bergurau bahwa dia bergabung dengan ISIS dan mengklaim YouTube melakukan sabotase pada channel-nya karena dia berkulit putih.

2. Atwood Roman
Pendapatan: US$8 juta    Pelanggan: 10.152.692

Saluran Atwood mungkin pendapatannya kurang US$7 juta dari PewDiePie, tapi ia masih tercatat sebagai prankster (orang iseng) tertinggi yang dibayar YouTube.

Lebih dari 10 juta orang melihat ke saluran Atwood untuk menonton dia berpura-pura menyemprot orang dengan sigung atau membuat badai salju dalam ruangan di rumahnya.

Atwood mungkin paling terkenal dua keisengan di mana dia mencoba untuk meyakinkan pacarnya untuk berpikir ia telah membunuh putra mereka yang berusia tiga tahun.

Salah satunya mengenakan kostum Spider-Man pada putra mereka dan kemudian melemparkan anaknya dari lantai dua rumah mereka ke luar.

3. Lily Singh
Pendapatan: US$7,5 juta    Pelanggan: 10.296.350

Apa yang pertama kali dimulai sebagai metode untuk membantu menangani depresi membuat Lily Singh menjadi jutawan muda.

Saluran Superwoman Kanada menerima lebih dari 1,3 miliar dilihat sejak diluncurkan pada 2010, sebagian berkat menirukan orang tua Singh.

Singh berhenti melanjutkan kuliah untuk mendapatkan gelar Magister Psikologi dan memilih menjadi konselor - sesuai panggilan jiwanya - dan ternyata berhasil.

Wajahnya kini terpampang di billboard di Manhattan dan Singh bahkan diundang tampil di Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show.

Dia juga muncul dalam video YouTube dengan James Franco dan Seth Rogen dan film dokumenter YouTube Red perdana di Los Angeles Chinese Theater.

4. SMOSH
Pendapatan: US$7 juta    Pelanggan: 22.474.510

Ian Andrew Hecox dan Daniel Anthony Padilla, keduanya 29, duo komedian Amerika yang membuat sketsa dan lebih dikenal dengan julukan SMOSH.

Hecox dan Padilla menjadi YouTubers pertama yang memiliki patung lilin sendiri di Madame Tussauds dan film kedua mereka, menampilkan rapper T-pain, akan debut di YouTube Red akhir bulan ini.

5. Tyler Oakley
Pendapatan: US$6 juta    Pelanggan: 8.087.829

Tyler Oakley berada di peringkat kelima tahun ini, pertama kalinya dia masuk daftar Forbes, sebagian berkat kontrak dengan Ellen DeGeneres untuk membuat sendiri talk show versi digital.

5. Rosanna Pansino
Pendapatan: US$6 juta    Pelanggan: 7.398.450

Juga berada di tempat kelima pada daftar Forbes adalah Rosanna Pansino, pembawa acara kuliner populer YouTube berjudul Nerdy Nummies, yang dia sebut Geeky Cooking Show.

7. Markiplier
Pendapatan: US$5,5 juta    Pelanggan: 15.523.276

Berada di tempat ketujuh adalah gamer Mark Fischbach, lebih dikenal penggemarnya dengan nama samaran online-nya Markiplier.

Markiplier, seperti PewDiePie, disukai karena komentar-komentar dia memberikan pandangan bagi penggemar game melalui klip video ´Let´s Play´.

Fischbach, 27, sedang kuliah untuk menjadi insinyur biomedis ketika dia memutuskan untuk mendedikasikan perhatian penuh waktu ke situs YouTube-nya yang kian populer.

8. German Garmendia
Pendapatan: US$5,5 juta    Pelanggan: 30.317.411

Meskipun ia hanya berada di posisi ketujuh sebagai orang dengan penghasilan penghasilan tertinggi YouTube, saluran Garmendia adalah saluran berlangganan dalam bahasa Spanyol.

Komedian yang memiliki lebih dari 30 juta fans berlangganan, dia juga mengunggah video dari band-nya Ancud.

Pria asal Chili juga merilis buku - berjudul #Chupaelperro - dan kini terkenal karena kegemarannya mewarnai rambutnya.

Dia juga tercatat sebagai YouTuber termuda dengan pendapatan tertinggi, menjadikan dia jutawan muda di usia 26 tahun.

9. Colleen Ballinger
Pendapatan: US$5 juta    Pelanggan: 7.359.094

Colleen Ballinger telah membuat jutaan orang terpukau pada persona Miranda Sings, penyanyi tuli nada yang meyakini takdirnya untuk menjadi orang terkenal.

Miranda menggandeng Ballinger 30 tahun, dengan penampilan pada program komedian Jerry Seinfeld bertajuk in Cars Getting Coffee dan Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show.

10. Rhett dan Link
Pendapatan: US$5 juta    Pelanggan: 11.545.537

Rhett James McLaughlin dan Charles Lincoln ´Link´ Neal III yang lebih dikenal sebagai duo komedi Rhett dan Link.

Co-host dari Good Mythical Morning telah membuat orang tertawa bersama-sama sejak mereka bertemu di kelas pertama di sebuah sekolah dasar di Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Mereka sekarang berdua tinggal di Los Angeles dan menjalankan perusahaan produksi Mythical Entertainment seperti dilansir MailOnline.

ANOTHER year has almost come to an end, and 2016 was a major one for YouTubers when it came to earning cold hard cash.

The top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars this year made a collective $70.5million, with the top earner raking in a cool $15million.

Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg, known to his fans as PewDiePie, took the number one spot for the second year in a row thanks in part to his nearly 50 million subscribers.

Joining him on the Forbes list are comedians, a prankster, and an LGBT youth activist, among others.

Many on the list went to college and earned degrees in the likes of psychology or engineering, only to forego a traditional job for a life behind the camera.

Clearly, it´s paid off. Here are the top 10 highest paid YouTube stars of 2016:

1. PewDiePie
Earned: $15 million    Subscribers: 49,756,391

Five years ago Swedish gamer Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, now 27, dropped out of a competitive industrial engineering program to focus full-time on his YouTube channel PewDiePie.

His parents were livid that he had given up a degree at Chalmers University of Technology to play video games on YouTube full-time, and cut him off.

Felix supported himself early on by working at a hot dog stand, but soon his channel soared to heights no one could have expected.

Now Felix is dating one of his fans, living in Bristol, England and earning the title for highest paid YouTube star for the second year in a row - making $3million more than he did in 2015.

He is the first person to ever reach 10 billion YouTube views, with totals now nearing 14 billion, and was named one of Time Magazine´s most influential people this year.

But Felix has come a long way from just letting his fans - dubbed the ´Bro Army´ - watch him play and comment on video games.

This year the gamer released This Book Loves You, which made the New York Times bestseller list, and a sock line.

Felix´s second video game, PewDiePie´s Tuber Stimulator, was also downloaded more than 1 million times within 24 hours of being released, according to Mashable. 

His influence on the gamer community is so great that some say Felix has an ´Oprah Effect´, with sales of certain games spiking when he mentions them on PewDiePie.

2. Roman Atwood
Earned: $8million    Subscribers: 10,152,692

Atwood´s channel might be making $7million less than PewDiePie, but he still remains YouTube´s highest paid prankster.

More than 10 million people tune in to Atwood´s channel to watch him pretend to spray people with skunks or create an indoor snowstorm in his house.

Atwood is perhaps most famous two pranks in which he tried to convince his girlfriend into thinking he had killed their three-year-old son.

One involved using a dummy dressed in their son´s Spider-Man costume and throwing it from the second floor of their two-story home.

3. Lily Singh
Earned: $7.5 million        Subscribers: 10,296,350

What first started as a method to help deal with depression has made Lily Singh a multi-millionaire.

The Canadian´s Superwoman channel has received more than 1.3billion views since it was launched in 2010, thanks in part to Singh´s impersonations of her parents.

Singh gave up her previous plan of getting a Masters in Psychology and becoming a counselor as her views - and mood - continued to rise.

Her face is now plastered in billboards across Manhattan and Singh has even appeared on Jimmy Fallon´s Tonight Show.

Singh´s videos - with some including ´What Clubbing Is Like´, ´Why Bras Are Horrible´ and ´Types of People You´ll See On Halloween´ - now garner guest stars that include Victoria Justice, Gina Rodriguez and even Michelle Obama.

She has also appeared in YouTube videos with James Franco and Seth Rogen and her YouTube Red documentary premiered in Los Angeles´ iconic Chinese Theater.

4. SMOSH
Earned: $7million        Subscribers: 22,474,510

Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla, both 29, make up the American sketch comedy duo better known by the name of SMOSH.

The childhood friends and Sacramento natives are the veterans of the group, joining YouTube just months after it premiered in 2005.

There are various series within the Smosh channel, from parody sketches like ´Masterchef Millennials´ to ´The Big What If´, ´Every Blank Ever´ and even one dedicated to Pokemon-related videos.

Hecox and Padilla have also developed their first scripted long-form series called Part Timers, posting a new episode every week on their channel.

The show was inspired by Hecox´s job at Chuck E. Cheese, where he worked before quitting to dedicate his time to the channel.

Hecox and Padilla became the first YouTubers to have their own wax figures at Madame Tussauds and their second film, featuring rapper T-pain, will debut on YouTube Red later this month.

Their first feature-length film, Smosh: The Movie, is currently streaming on Netflix.

5. Tyler Oakley
Earned: $6million         Subscribers: 8,087,829

Tyler Oakley tied for the fifth spot this year, his first time on Forbes list, thanks in part to signing a deal with Ellen DeGeneres to create his own digital talk show.

5. Rosanna Pansino
Earned: $6million         Subscribers: 7,398,450

Also taking the fifth spot on Forbes´ list is Rosanna Pansino, the host of the popular YouTube cooking show Nerdy Nummies, which she calls the original Geeky Cooking Show.

7. Markiplier
Earned: $5.5million         Subscribers: 15,523,276

Tied for the seventh spot is gamer Mark Fischbach, better known to his fans by his online pseudonym Markiplier.

Markiplier, much like PewDiePie, is beloved for the running commentary he gives fans in his ´Let´s Play´ video game clips.

Fischbach, 27, was studying to become a biomedical engineer when he decided to dedicate his attention full-time to his increasingly popular YouTube site.

8. German Garmendia
Earned: $5.5million         Subscribers: 30,317,411

Although he may only make the seventh spot on YouTube´s highest earners, Garmendia´s channel is the most subscribed channel in the Spanish language.

The comedian has more than 30 million fans subscribed to his channel, where he also posts videos of his band Ancud.

The Chilean native has also released a book - titled  #Chupaelperro - and remains so popular a change in his hair color inspires countless articles.

He is also the youngest YouTuber to make the list, making millions at the age of only 26.

9. Colleen Ballinger 
Earned: $5million         Subscribers: 7,359,094

Colleen Ballinger has made millions off her persona Miranda Sings, a tone-deaf singer who believes she is destined for fame.

Miranda has taken 30-year-old Ballinger far, with appearances on Jerry Seinfeld´s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Jimmy Fallon´s Tonight Show.

Ballinger has since just debuted a Netflix series, titled Haters Back Off, that´s based on Miranda´s backstory.

The former Off-Broadway actress has also guest co-hosted The View and released the bestseller book Self-Help. 

10. Rhett and Link
Earned: $5million         Subscribers: 11,545,537

Rhett James McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln ´Link´ Neal III are better known as the comedic duo Rhett and Link.

The co-hosts of Good Mythical Morning have been making people laugh together since they met in first grade at an elementary school in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

They now both live in Los Angeles and run the production company Mythical Entertainment.