The Most Famous

YOUTUBERS from United States

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This page contains a list of the greatest Youtubers. The pantheon dataset contains 41 Youtubers, 24 of which were born in United States. This makes United States the birth place of the most number of Youtubers.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Youtubers of all time. This list of famous Youtubers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Youtubers.

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1. Logan Paul (1995 - )

With an HPI of 51.09, Logan Paul is the most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 38 different languages on wikipedia.

Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American YouTuber and social media personality. He is currently signed to WWE, performing on their Raw brand as a professional wrestler. In addition to posting on his own YouTube channel, he has run the podcast Impaulsive since November 2018, and he has more than 23 million subscribers on YouTube as of January 2022.Paul gained a following in 2013, posting sketches on the video-sharing application Vine. He registered his YouTube channel, TheOfficialLoganPaul, on October 18, 2013, where he started posting regularly following the closure of the Vine app. He later created the Logan Paul Vlogs channel on August 29, 2015, which has since become his most-subscribed YouTube channel. As of January 2022, the channel has received 23.2 million subscribers and over 5.8 billion views, ranking as the 74th most-subscribed channel in the United States, and placing him among the most-subscribed channels on the platform.As an actor, Paul's television and film work includes guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Bizaardvark, and roles in films The Thinning (2016) and The Thinning: New World Order (2018). He has also expanded his content into other avenues; he released his debut single "2016" in 2016 and fought British YouTuber and rapper KSI in an amateur white-collar boxing match in 2018. The fight ended in a majority draw. In the subsequent rematch, which was a professional bout, Paul lost to KSI by split decision. Paul has been involved in several controversies, most notably in relation to a trip to Japan in December 2017, during which he visited the Aokigahara "suicide forest", filmed a suicide victim, and uploaded the footage to his YouTube channel.

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2. Charli D'Amelio (2004 - )

With an HPI of 49.48, Charli D'Amelio is the 2nd most famous Youtuber.  Her biography has been translated into 47 different languages.

Charli Grace D'Amelio ( də-MEE-lee-oh; born May 1, 2004) is an American social media personality. She was a competitive dancer for over 10 years before starting her social media career in 2019, when she started actively posting content on the video-sharing platform TikTok, where she began posting dance videos which started trending on the platform. She quickly amassed a large following and subsequently became the most-followed creator on the platform until she was surpassed by Khaby Lame in July of 2022. D'Amelio made her feature film debut with a voice role in the 2020 animated film StarDog and TurboCat. Since 2021, she has starred in the Hulu docuseries, The D'Amelio Show and the Snap Original reality show Charli vs. Dixie. In 2022, D'Amelio participated as a celebrity contestant, alongside Mark Ballas, in the thirty-first season of the dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars. Her other endeavours include two books, a podcast, a nail polish collection, a mattress, a makeup line, a clothing line, and a multi-product company. She is the first person to earn both 50 million and 100 million followers on TikTok. D'Amelio was the highest earning TikTok female personality in 2019 and the highest-earning personality on the app in 2022, according to Forbes. She is often described as TikTok's biggest star.

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3. Angry Grandpa (1950 - 2017)

With an HPI of 48.71, Angry Grandpa is the 3rd most famous Youtuber.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Charles Marvin Green Jr. (October 16, 1950 – December 10, 2017), better known as Angry Grandpa, was an American YouTube personality. His videos have been featured on HLN's Dr. Drew, TruTV's Most Shocking, Rude Tube, and MTV's Pranked.Over a span of ten years, Green's YouTube channel TheAngryGrandpaShow amassed a total of 4.7 million subscribers and 1.6 billion views. Following prior health complications, Green died of cirrhosis in 2017.

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4. Shane Dawson (1988 - )

With an HPI of 46.62, Shane Dawson is the 4th most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 43 different languages.

Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber. He became one of the first people to rise to fame on the video-sharing platform YouTube.In 2008, at age 19, Dawson began making videos on YouTube and garnered over half a billion views by 2010. Most of his early work consisted of sketch comedy videos, where he would play original characters, impersonate celebrities and make light of popular culture. Some of these impressions later drew criticism for their offensive content, including racial stereotypes. During this time, Dawson also had a short-lived music career, releasing six original songs such as "Superluv!" and numerous parodies of popular music videos. In 2013, he launched his podcast, Shane and Friends, which ran for four years and produced 140 episodes. The following year, Dawson released his first and only feature film, Not Cool, and appeared on an accompanying 10 episode docu-series The Chair. He has also appeared in the films Smiley (2012) and Internet Famous (2016). In 2015, Dawson began his show on YouTube about conspiracy theories, which includes his 2019 web series Conspiracy Series with Shane Dawson. In late 2017, he released his first docu-series on YouTube, in which he reconciled with his absent father. From 2019 to 2020, Dawson created and appeared in The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star, a docu-series that follows the life of Jeffree Star, which garnered over 130 million views. His most viewed docu-series are about Jake Paul, Jeffree Star, and TanaCon.As of 2018, Dawson has released two New York Times best-selling books, I Hate Myselfie (2015) and It Gets Worse (2016), and his three YouTube channels have accumulated over 4.5 billion views. Since 2017, he maintains one active channel, shane, with 20 million subscribers and over 4 billion views. On June 30, 2020, YouTube indefinitely suspended monetization on all three of Dawson's channels following a public backlash over his past controversial comments. He returned to YouTube on October 7, 2021.

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5. MrBeast (1998 - )

With an HPI of 44.81, MrBeast is the 5th most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 39 different languages.

Jimmy Donaldson (born May 7, 1998), better known as MrBeast, is an American YouTube personality. He has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts. His main YouTube channel, "MrBeast", is the fifth-most-subscribed on the platform. Donaldson began posting videos to YouTube in early 2012 at the age of 13, under the handle "MrBeast6000"; his early content ranged from Let's Plays to "videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers." He went viral in 2017 after his "counting to 100,000" video earned tens of thousands of views in just a few days, and he has become increasingly popular ever since, with most of his videos gaining tens of millions of views. Over time, his style of content diversified to include challenge and donation videos that reward thousands of dollars, videos with arduous tasks or survival challenges, and original vlogs. Once his channel took off, Donaldson hired several of his childhood friends to help him run the growing brand. As of 2022, the MrBeast team is made up of over 100 people. Donaldson's main YouTube channel, which reached 100 million subscribers on July 28, 2022, is called "MrBeast". He also runs several other YouTube channels, including Beast Reacts, MrBeast Gaming, MrBeast Shorts, and a philanthropy channel. He was also one of the 10 highest-paid YouTubers of 2020. Donaldson is also the founder of MrBeast Burger and Feastables, and a co-creator of Team Trees, a fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation that has raised over $23 million, and Team Seas, a fundraiser for Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup that has raised over $30 million.

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6. Liza Koshy (1996 - )

With an HPI of 37.67, Liza Koshy is the 6th most famous Youtuber.  Her biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Elizabeth Shaila Koshy (born March 31, 1996) is an American Internet personality and actress. Her main YouTube channel has amassed more than 17 million subscribers, and her two channels have a total of more than three billion combined views. She has received four Streamy Awards, four Teen Choice Awards, and a Kids' Choice Award. Koshy began her career on Vine in 2013, before starting a YouTube channel. She made her acting debut as Aday Walker in Tyler Perry's horror comedy film Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), and went on to play The Explorer in the YouTube Premium series Escape the Night (2017) and Violet Adams in the Hulu drama television series Freakish (2016–2017). She was a contributor to the MTV television series Total Request Live (2017–2018). Koshy produced and starred as the title character in the YouTube Premium comedy series Liza on Demand (2018–2021), which earned her several accolades, and hosted the Nickelodeon game show revival Double Dare (2018–2019) for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. She starred in the Netflix dance-comedy film Work It (2020). Koshy was included in the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list and the Time 2019 list of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet and its 2019 100 Next list.

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7. Bryan Dechart (1987 - )

With an HPI of 36.41, Bryan Dechart is the 7th most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Bryan Patrick Dechart (born March 17, 1987) is an American actor and Twitch streamer. He is known for his role as Connor in the videogame Detroit: Become Human. He also played Eli Chandler on Jane by Design and starred in the film The Remaining with Alexa Vega.

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8. Jeffree Star (1985 - )

With an HPI of 35.97, Jeffree Star is the 8th most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 31 different languages.

Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr., November 15, 1985) is an American YouTuber, makeup artist, and former singer-songwriter. He is the founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In 2009, Star released a studio album, Beauty Killer, which included songs such as "Lollipop Luxury" featuring Nicki Minaj. He embarked on several world tours to promote his music. In 2010, he signed to Konvict Muzik but abruptly left the music industry by 2013 citing legal issues the label’s owner faced between 2007 and 2010. In November 2014, Star founded the company Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In 2018, Forbes revealed that he had earned $18 million from his YouTube endeavors alone, making him the fifth-highest-paid YouTuber that year.

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9. Josh Peck (1986 - )

With an HPI of 35.84, Josh Peck is the 9th most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Joshua Michael Peck (born November 10, 1986) is an American actor and comedian. Peck began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and had an early role on the Nickelodeon sitcom The Amanda Show from 2000 to 2002. Peck rose to prominence for his role as Josh Nichols alongside Drake Bell's character on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007, and in its two television films, Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (2006) and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008). He then acted in films such as Mean Creek (2004), Drillbit Taylor (2008), The Wackness (2008), ATM (2012), Red Dawn (2012), Battle of the Year (2013), Danny Collins (2015), and Take the 10 (2017) and played the main role in the Disney+ original series Turner & Hooch, a continuation of the 1989 movie Turner & Hooch. Peck provided the voice of Eddie in the Ice Age franchise since Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), and voiced Casey Jones in the Nickelodeon animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012–2017). He also starred with John Stamos in the Fox comedy series Grandfathered (2015–2016). In 2017, Peck started a comedic lifestyle YouTube channel, Shua Vlogs, featuring his wife Paige O'Brien, David Dobrik, and many of the vlogsquad members.

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10. Jake Paul (1997 - )

With an HPI of 34.65, Jake Paul is the 10th most famous Youtuber.  His biography has been translated into 31 different languages.

Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American social media personality and professional boxer. He initially rose to fame on Vine, before playing the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons. Throughout his career, Paul has become the subject of many controversies due to his behavior, including being charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.Paul's boxing career began in August 2018 when he defeated British YouTuber Deji Olatunji in an amateur contest via TKO in the fifth round. Turning professional, Paul beat the YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020, via TKO in the first round. Between 2020 and 2021, Paul won his following fights against retired basketballer Nate Robinson by second round KO, retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren by 1st-round TKO, and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley twice by SD and 6th-round KO.

Pantheon has 26 people classified as youtubers born between 1950 and 2004. Of these 26, 24 (92.31%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living youtubers include Logan Paul, Charli D'Amelio, and Shane Dawson. The most famous deceased youtubers include Angry Grandpa and Etika. As of April 2022, 2 new youtubers have been added to Pantheon including ContraPoints and Jules LeBlanc.

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