In this article, you will find out who are the most subscribed YouTubers.
First, we’ll take a look at individual content creators with most YouTube subscribers. Then we’ll do a quick review of celebrities and companies that have the most subscribers on YouTube.
Otherwise, you wouldn’t see many beloved YouTubers in the list below.
For example, T-series is the most subscribed channel on YouTube. While T-series (a music record label from India) has 142M subscribers, PewDiePie has 105M subscribers. Who wouldn’t want to see Pewds at the top of the list of the most subscribed YouTubers, right?
So, besides sharing the info about YouTube channels with most subscribers, we’ll also share several interesting facts about all YouTubers who made a list.
Here is the list of 13 most subscribed YouTubers:
- Whindersson Nunes
- Kids Diana Show
- Like Nastja
- Ryan’s World
- Shane Dawson
- Logan Paul
Continue reading to find out several interesting facts about each of the YouTubers.
1. PewDiePie – 105M subscribers
From August 2013 to September 2018, PewDiePie was the most subscribed YouTuber. He held the number one position for five consecutive years.
In September 2018, PewDiePie was about to be overtaken by T-Series. At that time, he had 65 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
And so the race to 100 million YouTube subscribers began.
It was an entertaining fight, but as you might already know it, T-series was the first YouTube channel to hit the 100M subscriber mark on YouTube. They did it on 29 May 2109.
But PewDiePie was the first individual content creator who hit the 100M subscriber mark. Also, his channel was the first to hit 50M subscribers mark.
Interestingly enough, once PewDiePie reached 100M subscribers, his subscriber growth decreased fast, whereas the T-series YouTube channel kept on growing. One year later, T-series crossed 140 million subscribers mark.
To find out who uploaded the first video on YouTube and who was the first YouTuber to hit 1M subscribers mark and other interesting facts from the history books of YouTbe, read another of my articles here.
Here are some of PewDiePie YouTube channel stats:
- Subscribers: 105M
- Uploads: 4,168
- Joined: 29 April 2010
- Video views: 25,823,419,347
Besides that, PewDiePie has 186.8K followers on Twitter (although he doesn’t publish anything there) and 20.8M followers on Instagram.
2. Like Nastya – 56.4M subscribers
Like Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya) is a Russian-American YouTuber. Nastya, together with her parents, has one more YouTube channel that has 29.7M followers. The channel name is Like Nastya Show.
Like Nastya’s YouTube channel was launched in 2016 and compared to other high-profile YouTubers, this channel has experienced speedy growth.
Of course, it often depends on the niche and how saturated it is. Apparently, within the kid’s niche, there isn’t too much competition when compared to gameplay and other types of YouTube channels.
Like Nastya also has 130K followers on Instagram and 1.3M followers on TikTok.
3. Kids Diana Show (most subscribed kid YouTuber) – 55.9M subscribers
YouTube channels for kids are becoming very popular. For example, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. It is only a matter of time until they will take the second place on this list from the PewDiePie away. Their channel is growing super fast.
I wonder if people will try to protect PewDiePie’s position once again, just like they did when T-series began to endanger it.
Anyway, if you have kids, most likely videos from Kids Diana Show YouTube channel appear on your suggested videos feed nonstop.
Note that YouTube has released several changes to comply with the Children’s Online Protection Act (COPPA). It includes disabling the comments from underneath the videos. Personalized advertising on all content intended for kids is disabled as well.
4. Dude Perfect – 51.8M subscribers
Dude Perfect is a group of twins Cory and Coby Cotton, Garett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney. They’re all former college roommates at Texas A&M University.
For Dude Perfect, it all started with this video on YouTube. As of today, it has 36M views, and it still gets several comments every hour. Probably people still search for their first video that was uploaded on YouTube.
Each of their videos gets starting from 26M to 50M views on average. Some videos get 150M views and even more than that.
Also, each of their videos gets around 50K comments, 800K likes, and 30K dislikes.
When compared to other YouTube channels, DudePerfect’s engagement rates are very high.
Besides these impressive numbers on YouTube, they also have 423K followers on Twitter and 10.8M followers on Instagram.
They even have their own game that’s available for download on the AppStore. Search for Dude Perfect 2 by Miniclip. Of course, the game is about hitting trick shots, jumping on trampolines, and floating on parachutes through tons of crazy levels.
You could say that Dude Perfect is the most subscribed group of independent content creators on YouTube.
5. Vlad And Niki – 43.1M subscribers
Do you start noticing tendencies? Another kid YouTube channel in the list of most subscribed YouTubers.
Vlad and Niki’s channel was created in 2018, and it already has 43.1M subscribers.
Look, it took two years for Vlad and Niki’s channel to get twice as many subscribers as Shane Dawson got doing YouTube for fifteen years.
6. HolaSoyGerman (most subscribed Chilean YouTuber)
– 41M subscribers
Now this one in interesting. HolaSoyGerman (Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis) is a YouTuber, comedian, and writer from Chile.
He stopped publishing videos on YouTube several years ago, but his channel still gets new subscribers every day. I assume thanks to YouTube algorithms; his videos are still being suggested to wider audiences. It might be that many do not even notice that it has become quite old content.
It is another proof that content is the king. If it is good, people will engage and follow your channel.
Of course, HolaSoyGerman’s YouTube channel growth isn’t that fast as it was before, and because this channel is now dumped, it undoubtedly will never become the most subscribed YouTube channel.
Now, here’s a fun fact. Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis has one more YouTuber channel, which, by the way, also has 40M subscribers. Its called Juega German. Technically Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis has 81M YouTube subscribers form both of his channels. Technically it makes him the second most subscribed YouTuber behind the PewDiePie.
HolaSoyGerman, for a long time, was his primary YouTube channel. It was created in 2011. In 2013 Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis created his second YouTube channel, which then slowly became his primary channel.
Technically Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis has 81M YouTube subscribers form both of his channels. Technically it makes him the second most subscribed YouTuber behind PewDiePie.
Of course, as this list reviews separate YouTube channels, he has to take third place on this list.
Here are some of HolaSoyGerman YouTube channel stats:
- Subscribers: 105M
- Joined: 8 September 2011
- Stopped with releasing new content: 2017
7. Whindersson Nunes (most subscribed Brazilian individual YouTube content creator) – 39.7M subscribers
Whindersson Nunes Batista is a Brazilian comedian, singer, and YouTuber. He is the most subscribed individual content creator in Brazil.
Currently, the most subscribed YouTube channel in Brazil is Canal KondZilla, which is a Brazilian music video production company and record label.
Whindersso Nunes launched his YouTube channel in 2013, and it currently has 381 uploads. All of his videos are in the Brazilian language only.
So he’s the most popular individual YouTuber with the most subscribers, but his other social media handles have impressive numbers as well. On Twitter, he has 16.5M followers, but on Instagram, 42.1M followers.
That’s so much more followers than PewDiePie – the most subscribed individual YouTuber has.
8. elrubiusOMG -37.9M subscribers
In the past nine years, elrubiusOMG (Rubén Doblas Gundersen) has grown his YouTube channel to 38M followers. Nevertheless, his recent focus has been placed on Twitch.
He’s mainly streaming Minecraft and Fortnite gameplay, although Just Chatting is something he does quite frequently as well.
Anyway, back to YouTube. Most of his videos consist of gameplays and vlogs targeted to Spanish speaking audiences.
Elrubious launched his channel in 2011, and by now, it has 822 uploads.
- 37.9M subscribers on YouTube
- 5M followers on Twitch
- 7.1M followers on Facebook
9. Felipe Neto – 38.4M subscribers
Many YouTubers who publish their videos for quite some time have around 700 videos on their account. Felipe has 2106 videos!
So from the YouTubers mentioned in this list, only PewDiePie has more videos than Felipe Neto. PewDiePie has 4,172 videos on his channel.
Felipe Neto registered on YouTube in 2006. Currently, he is publishing one video per day, and he has been consistent in the past few years.
Also, his channel was the first in Brazil to hit 1M subscriber mark on YouTube.
10. MrBeast – 37.2M subscribers
Without a doubt, MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) is among the most popular YouTubers, but with only one published video per week, MrBeast’s channel growth hasn’t been the fastest.
Interestingly MrBeast managed to grow his YouTube channel to 100 000 subscribers by only using his iPhone 5. Another proof that you don’t need expensive video equipment to start your YouTuber career.
He started his YouTube channel in 2012. By now, he, together with his friends, are among the most subscribed content creators on YouTube.
Besides having 37.2M subscribers on YouTube, they also have 6.1M subscribers on Twitter. And unlike other vloggers and streamers, they publish new tweets quite frequently.
11. Ryan’s World – 25.4M subscribers
Ryan’s World is another popular YouTube kid channel. Ryan creates his videos together with his twin sisters and both of his parents. They upload new videos every two days.
The first video on Ryan’s World YouTube channel was uploaded five years ago, and currently, it has 50M views.
One common thing for many YouTube channels for kids is that their follower base is growing mainly on YouTube. When compared to other high profile vloggers, their follower numbers on such social media platforms as Instagram and Twitter aren’t high.
Either the owners of these channels don’t focus on growing their audiences outside YouTube, or people simply choose to follow these types of channels only on YouTube.
12. Shane Dawson – 23.3M subscribers
Shane Dawson (Shane Lee Yaw) was among the first people who were called YouTubers. He created his YouTube channel already back in 2005.
Look, the first-ever YouTube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005.
The person who uploaded the first-ever YouTube video was Jawed Karim – one of the co-founders of YouTube.
I have a separate article about several important YouTube milestones. You can read it by clicking here.
Now back to Shane. Of course, 23.3M subscribers it is a lot. But at the same time, several YouTubers have surpassed that subscriber count at a significantly faster pace.
13. LoganPaul – 21.8M subscribers
Logan Paul began with the Vine. When the Vine was shut down, he moved to YouTube.
Since 2015 when he joined YouTube, his channel has grown to 21.8M subscribers.
He has lots of followers on other social media networks:
- Instagram: 18M followers
- Twitter: 5.6M followers
- Facebook: 15.7M followers
Unlike other YouTubers, Logan Paul is active on all of his social media accounts.
If this were a list of total follower count for each of the content creators mentioned in this article, Logan Paul would be in a much higher position.
He has built a huge platform to communicate with his followers.
And, yes, Jake Paul is Logan’s brother.
Of course, this list of the most subscribed YouTube channels could be different if the kids’ channels would be excluded from it. We could also look at the content creators from the US only.
Anyway, it is what it is. As I already mentioned at the beginning of this article, this list did not include celebrities and companies.
So let’s have a quick look at what are the most subscribed music YouTube channels and what are the most subscribed company YouTube channels.
Here is the list of ten most subscribed music YouTube channels:
- Justin Bieber: 54.9M subscribers
- Marshmello: 46.1M subscribers
- Ed Sheeran: 44.8M subscribers
- EminemMusic: 43.1M subscribers
- Ariana Grande: 41.8M subscibers
- TaylorSwift: 38.2M subscribers
- Katy Perry: 37.4M subscribers
- Blackpink: 37M subscribers
- Rihanna: 34.6M subscribers
- One Direction: 31.5M subscribers
Well, technically, those are channels of celebrity singers. Otherwise, I would also have to add such channels as Big Hit Labels (37.4M subscribers) and Zee Music Company (56.3M subscribers) as well.
Another trend that can recently be seen is that YouTube is becoming popular in India. Currently, T-series with 143M subscribers is the most subscribed YouTube channel.
Add SET India with 74.8M subscribers or the previously mentioned Zee Music Company with 56.3M subscribers, and you have a completely different list of most subscribed YouTube channels.
Next, we have companies that are building their YouTube channels. For example, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes. Owners of this channel is an American company called Treasure Studio. Their channel has grown to 86M subscribers, and it is among the fastest-growing channels on YouTube.
Then there is 5-Minute Crafts YouTube channel with 67.1M followers. This channel is owned by a company as well.
So I hope that this list of most subscribed YouTubers was somehow useful and exciting. I will do my best to update it once a while.
Have a great day, and see you on YouTube.