A few years back, no one would have believed that you could actually earn money playing video games, but today, there are people who are “working” as full time gamers and earn big bucks by posting videos of their game play and commentary on YouTube.
JuegaGerman: Up to $5.4 million
Coming in at approximately $5 million annually (as estimated) is Hola Soy German. The channel is on again, off again, but the money continues to flow in whenever the Chilean comedian uploads new videos, playing all sorts of games from Flappybird to Minecraft.
TheDiamondMinecart – $4.6 to $6.2 million year
Is the YouTube account name of Daniel Middleton who has 12.3 million subscribers and over 8 billion views on his channel. He is the 2nd highest YouTube gamer who makes about $4.6 to $6.2 million every year.
PewDiePie – $5 to $8 million a year
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, famously known as PewDiePie, is one of the highest paid YouTube Gamers. He is a Swedish comedian and video producer who has 47 million subscribers and 13.2 billion views on his YouTube channel. He makes anywhere from $5 to $8 million every year.
PopularMMOs – $3 to $5.3 million a year
Patrick, popularly known as PopularMMOs,the YouTube gamer who has 8.9 million subscribers and 6.5 billion views on his account. Known for posting videos of Let’s Play and other Minecraft based games, he earns about $3 to $5.3 million per year. His wife Jen has her own channel also, GamingWithJen and couple do a lot of their videos together. As they say, the couple that plays together stays together!
VanossGaming – $3.4 to $4.6 million a year
VanossGaming is the online pseudonym of Evan Fong who has 18.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is known for making comedic commentary fro Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. He makes $3.4 to $4.6 million every year.
ElrubiusOMG – $2.5 to $3.3 million a year
Rubén Doblas Gundersen or elrubiusOMG is a Spanish speaking YouTube gamer who has 20.5 million subscribers on his account. He started by posting videos of Skyrim and Battlefield and earns about $2.5 to $3.3 million per year.
FernanFloo: Up to $4.2 million (est.)
Fernanfloo is another top YouTuber with a Spanish language channel. He uses very… colorful language and strange humor while racking up subscribers and cash playing video games.
KSIOlajidebt: Up to $3.4 million (est.)
Known for playing FIFA before an audience of around eight million teens, KSIOlajideb, or KSI as he’s better known, has made millions (up to $3.4 million) thanks to YouTube videos.His real name is Olajide “JJ” Olatunji but the world knows him as KSIOlajidebt or simply KSI. What started as a hobby soon became a nice side income and eventually an incredible cash machine. He decided to drop out of school when his weekly income was £1,500.
EvanTubeHD: Up to $3.2 million (est.)
iHasCupquake: Up to $5 million (est.)
Gamer who rose to internet fame for her Minecraft videos. Her iHasCupquake YouTube channel has earned over 5 million subscribers. Her real name is Tiffany Garcia.She began uploading her initially web recordings on the recommendation of her husband. She transfers recordings to her iHasCupquake, Tiffyquake, and WeAreMishMish channels
Vegetta777: Up to $8.5 million(est.)
Extremely popular on YouTube, this Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto gamer has attracted over 15 million subscribers and more than 4 billion views. Likewise well known on Twitter, he has aggregated more than 4 million followers.He posted his first YouTube video, “Unfamiliar 3, PRESENTACION DEL CANAL,” on February 21, 2012.On the greater part of his online networking locales, he alludes to himself as a “unicorn sweetheart.”
Smosh: Up to $3 million (est.)
Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox bring us Smosh, one of the most famous YouTube channels in existence. In addition to vids about mobile gaming, the duo have created an entire network of channels including a movie parody channel and an “If Blank Were Real” channel that never disappoints. Social Blade – a site that analyzes the income of YouTube channels based on a number of changing variables – estimates their game channel is making up to $3million annually.