Here are the leading self-owned channels on YouTube with the most number of subscribers. Have you subscribed to them yet? Their numbers are mind boggling!
8. Ed Sheeran
The official YouTube channel of Ed Sheeran has just under 14 million subscribers! The channel currently has 109 videos consisting of his official music videos, backstage happenings, interviews, casual and concert videos. Ed Sheeran’s channel also leads the celebrities’ channels that are self-owned and not having partnerships such as Vevo.
The channel of music genre has 15+ million subscribers. Skrillex is based in the United States. He describes his channel as “29 year-old producer who likes to make all kinds of music”. Catch Skrillex on his official website http://skrillex.com/
Sonny John Moore aka Skrillex produces electronic dance music and is also a multi-faceted music producer, DJ, and singer. Skrillex also plays several instruments.
6. Dude Perfect
This ‘team of 5 friends and a panda’ has over 16 million subscribers! They say if you like sports and comedy then join their dude perfect team. Dude perfect has 146 videos of sports and games that they invented or reinvented and them playing it. Like the name implies, this is for dudes, girls might find them annoying and can actually cringe at some of their videos. But overall they’re just a bunch of good friends having fun and you can very well recreate their games and challenges with your friends too.
5. Jenna Marbles
A woman with 16 million followers and formerly the most subscribed channel on YouTube! Jenna Marbles started making YouTube videos for fun and on finding that people enjoyed them, she just kept doing it. Now she has such a following that neither she nor anyone imagined! You can also find her dogs, Mr. Marbles and Kermit, a Chihuahua and a greyhound respectively – doing cameos in some of her videos. She has made 342 videos to her credit!
Yuya creates funny-beauty-how-to videos in Spanish. Her channel is based in Mexico is her country’s most subscribed channel and currently has 17+ million followers! Yuya’s channel is presently the topmost channel operated by a woman and the leading non-English self-owned channel. She has made 466 videos so far.
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19 million subscribers and 303 videos later, Ryan Higa finds himself among the top 3 most subscribed channel. His channel nigahiga makes comedic videos.
Canadian Evan Fong with his channel vanossgaming has over 20 million subscribers and has produced just under 600 videos! His videos feature a compilation of funny moments and clips from gameplay with other YouTube and video game commentators.
YouTube’s most subscribed channel ever, with almost thrice the number of subscribers to the next placed channel, PewDiePie has a massive 54 million subscriptions! He has produced an incredible 3100+ videos! By 2012, his channel had already reached a million followers! His channel is also the most viewed with over 14 billion views across his videos. Felix is also among the Time’s 100 most influential people! The videos are mostly of video gameplay commentary and funny reaction videos.
The channel owner, Felix Arvid Ulf is a 27 year old Swede who started the channel in 2010. His story stands as an ultimate example to people who want to monetize by creating YouTube content. In order to make his videos, he dropped out of college while Pursuing Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Chalmers University Of Technology, Sweden. His not so impressed parents stopped supporting him, following which Felix started providing for himself by working part time at a hot dog stand and by selling prints of photo shopped images he made.