Youtube has changed thousands of lives, worldwide. It has allowed people to make a living by doing what they love, for the entertainment of millions of daily viewers. Being a ‘Youtuber’ is debatably one of the most desirable jobs available at moment.

In this article we will be showcasing the top 5 most subscribed youtubers, not including music channels like vevo or community channels like Youtube Spotlight. 


Most Subscribed Channels on Youtube 2016

The Top 5 Most Subscribed Youtube Channels


5. Ryan Higa (aka NigaHiga) – 17,236,054 Subscribers

Ryan Higa started Youtube from the young age of 16 and has been uploading content regularly since. He became Youtube famous for his comedy skits, being one of the first people to make and upload them.

Nowadays he prefers to do tag videos and other popular videos that are trending, while still putting his own spin on them to ensure their originality.

4. Evan Fong (aka VanossGaming) – 17,489,824 Subscribers

Evan, better known as Vanoss is one of the most successful gaming channels on Youtube. The Canadian started his Youtube channel in 2011 and began by uploading gaming commentaries which soon became very popular.

Now he holds over 17 million Subscribers and 4 Billion Views, while his videos remain in the gaming category. Now he plays a lot of GMod – with that being his personal preference of game.

3. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla (aka Smosh) – 22,567,553 Subscribers

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla own the oldest Youtube channel in this list, as they both started to upload to the ‘Smosh’ channel in 2005. They are known for their comedy sketches, which originally only featured the pair but now tend to have more actors feature in them.

For a while in 2006, 2007 and 2008 Smosh were the most Subscribed channel on Youtube, but were soon overtaken by the channels below.

2. Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis Hola (aka HolaSoyGerman) – 27,838,566 Subscribers

Probably the most inconcistent Youtube who has found major success, Germán uploads occasionally, usually every 2/3 months. He surprisingly only has 135 videos uploaded on his account currently, creating an incredible average of 200,000 subscribers per video!

His most viewed video has pulled in over 61 million views, with his channel in total combining to make over 2.6 billion!

1. Felix Kjellberg (aka PewDiePie) – 45,067,897 Subscribers

The most subscribed channel on Youtube is of course PewDiePie. He started his Youtube Career in 2010, registering his account while in university.

Felix got well known for his Lets Play Videos and comedic play throughs, which lead to him becoming the most subscribed Youtuber in August 2013. Since then, Pewds has remained at the top of Youtube. He has made 2,850 videos to date which have racked up over 12 billion views. The PewDiePie channel generates around 10 million views daily, with an average monthly average of 1 million subscribers.

PewDiePie has created a evolution of sorts, helping the gaming community to receive the recognition it deserves!


If you’re looking to grow your Youtube channel and become a success online, take notes from the people above. Make original content and be yourself and soon you may be featured in a list such as this one!


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