Here are some Insights on the 10 Most Popular Independent YouTube Stars

Ranking at the top is none other than PewDiePie from the United Kingdom with 102 million YouTube subscribers. His real name is Felix Kjellberg and his commentary on video games is the reason behind his popularity on YouTube and he even expanded his content from commentary while playing video games to the commentary of viral videos and internet memes as well. He also won a month-long battle for the title of the most-subscribed-to YouTube channel with a Bollywood company T-series. The fanbase of this Swedish gamer won hearts by starting a campaign ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ which included hacking of printers and the purchase of billboard spaces as well to help this YouTuber win the battle. Along with so much love from his followers, this YouTuber was also a part of a scandal that involved his racist and anti-Semitic remarks and due to this, the YouTuber was even punished by YouTube.

Dude Perfect from the United States is ranking as the second most popular YouTuber with 47.5 million subscribers and this account is actually run by a group of friends named Cory, Coby Cotton, Tyler Toney, Garret Hilbert, and Cody Jones. Their content involves compilation of trick shorts and the involvement of famous athletes appearing alongside them in their videos. Badabun from Mexico with 42.4 million subscribers is a YouTuber that gained fame due to its series ‘Exponiendo Infieles’ which involved interviewing couples to see if either of them is cheating on the other or not. Stacy Nastya also is known as Like Nastya Vlog from the United States is a YouTuber with more than 41.5 million subscribers. The content of this YouTuber involves the posting of regular vlogs of Russian-America girl named Stacy casually playing with toys or going on some outing spree along with her family.


Kids Diana Show from the United States with 40.3 million subscribers is a creator with content involving the unboxing of toys by Russian-speaking kids and going on adventures with the family. YouTuber Whinderssonnunes from Brazil have more than 37.7 million subscribers and it displays parodies, movie reviews, songs, and videos on the daily life of this YouTuber. JuegaGerman (HolasoyGerman) with the real name German Garmendia from Chile is a YouTuber with 37.4 million subscribers and the videos posted by this creator started with video games only but later on also expanded to comedic content as well. Ruben Doblas Gundersen from Spain with a YouTube channel El Rubius has 36.3 million subscribers and the content posted on this account involves reviews and funny commentary by the gamer. He started this account at the age of 16 and now at 21, he is making this YouTube account as his full-time career. Felipe Neto from Brazil with 35.2 million subscribers is the older brother of a prominent YouTube Luccas Neto and his content involves the making of comedic videos and vlogs on his daily life, celebrities, and current news. His YouTube channel gained the title of first Brazilian channel to hit 1 million subscribers in 2012 and he even released a Netflix original comedy special in 2017. Luis Fernando Flores from El Salvador with YouTube channel Fernanfloo is a YouTuber with 34.3 million subscribers and this YouTuber gained fame due to his gameplay videos and also the appearance of his dogs in his videos as well.

The ranking is based on SocialBlade's December data.



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