Highest paid YouTube stars
LOS ANGELES- The highest paid YouTube celebrity is a 25-year-old who jokester who plays video games.
Forbes magazine says Felix Kjellberg, who goes by the name "PewDiePie", tops its list of people who have turned online videos into cold cash by earning $12 million over the past year.
YouTube stars mainly make money by getting paid to interact with products on their channels and sharing ad revenue with YouTube. Some have also parlayed the stardom into movies or endorsement deals.
Two people are tied for second on the money list. Both are comedy duos who raked in $8.5 million. They are Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla and brothers Benny and Rafi Fine.
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