DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 – making £12.3m this yr, in keeping with Forbes journal.

The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, began off making movies of himself enjoying Minecraft and Pokemon.

He is received greater than 16 million subscribers and has had greater than 10 billion views of all his movies.

The YouTuber, whose actual identify is Dan Middleton, didn’t characteristic within the high ten record final yr.

DanTDM on stage

DanTDM’s latest dwell tour included a present on the Sydney Opera Home – which grew to become the second fastest-selling present within the venue’s historical past.

He began posting movies, which had been aimed on the under-10s, whereas working in Tesco.

Again in November, Dan told Newsbeat that he wasn’t ready for the celebrity he received from being a YouTuber.

He mentioned it is intense being a task mannequin for younger folks and is one thing he is nonetheless studying about.

Lilly Singh

Picture caption Lilly Singh is the one lady on the record

Solely 4 of final yr’s high 10 are within the 2017 record.

Final yr’s winner, PewDiePie, has fallen to sixth place.

He was accused of utilizing the N-word in a video in January, and dropped by Disney in February over allegations of anti-semitism.

The one lady within the high 10, Canadian Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman), is in 10th place with £7.8m.

Zoella, who final month apologised following a backlash over the value of her £50 introduction calendar, didn’t make the record.

This is the record in full

1 Daniel Middleton $16.5m (£12.3m)

DanTDM on stage

Picture caption DanTDM was once referred to as The Diamond Minecart

2 Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $15.5m (£11.6m)

Evan Fong

Picture caption Evan Fong is one other gamer who’s a newcomer to the record

three Dude Excellent – $14m (£10.5m)

Dude Perfect

Picture caption With 24 million subscribers, Dude Excellent is a gaggle of ex-high faculty basketball gamers who do sport-related stunts and tips

four Markiplier – $12.5m (£9.3m)


Picture caption Actual identify Mark Fischbach, gamer Markiplier rises three locations this yr

four Logan Paul – $12.5m (£9.3m)

Logan Paul

Picture caption 22-year-old Logan made his identify as a Vine star earlier than migrating to YouTube

6 PewDiePie – $12m (£9m)


Picture caption PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, continues to be the YouTuber with probably the most subscribers

7 Jake Paul – $11.5m (£eight.6m)

Jake Paul

Picture caption Jake Paul is 2 years youthful than – and two locations beneath – his brother Logan

eight Ryan ToysReview – $11m (£eight.2m)


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Ryan’s channel consists of him opening toys and reviewing them. Ryan is six-years-old.

eight Smosh – $11m (£eight.2m)

Ian Hecox from Smosh

Picture caption Ian Hecox is now the one member of comedy channel Smosh, after his collaborator Daniel Padilla left in June

10 Lilly Singh – $10.5m (£7.8m)

Lilly Singh

Picture caption Lilly Singh drops from third in final yr’s record

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