Top 10 Highest Paid Youtubers in India
With over 560 million internet users, India is the second-largest online market in the world. Moreover, Google-owned Youtube already has roughly 245 million monthly active users from India. This makes India as one of the top global markets for Youtube and this definitely is a perk for Indian Youtubers. Have You ever wondered about the Highest Paid Youtubers in India? Do you know that the top Indian Youtubers earn millions per month. It is to be noted that there were a mere 16 Indian YouTubers that enjoyed over 1 million subscribers in 2014 but as of June 2019 it has increased to over 530 and it keeps on increasing every once in a while.
These YouTubers get paid on the basis of various factors that are analyzed by Youtube like Adsense, watch-time, subscribers, traffic on channel, etc. Since these figures are often changing, it becomes difficult to choose one as the top amongst all the highest-paid YouTubers.
However, we’ve considered the number of subscribers of these YouTubers along with the traffic on their channel to curate this list.
Top 10 Highest Paid Youtubers in India:
Ajey Nagar, popularly known as CarryMinati, is famous for his comedic skits and reactions to various online topics. He has been in the limelight since the Youtube Vs TikTok war, In May 2020, his roast video titled “YouTube Vs Tiktok – The End” became the most liked non-Music video on Youtube in India.
Though the video was pulled down by YouTube for reasons such as cyberbullying and usage of abusive languages, it surely benefited CarryMinati to gain a lot of subscribers. Currently, he is the most subscribed individual creator on Youtube India having over 24.9 million subscribers.
In 2017, he created an additional YouTube channel called CarryIsLive, where he live-streams himself playing video games. As of now, he holds a total of 5 Youtube Creator Awards including 2 Silver Play Buttons, 2 Golden Play Buttons, and 1 Diamond Play Button for both of his channels.
2. Amit Bhadana
Amit Bhadana, claimed to be the first Indian individual YouTuber to reach 20 million subscribers, started his YouTube channel in 2012 and started publishing full videos from 2017.
He mainly creates comedy videos. Moreover, his video was featured on YouTube’s 2018 Global Top 10 Videos list. He has over 21.1 million subscribers as of today.
Amit aspired to be a lawyer until his life took a turning point where he started posting comedy videos and gradually gained a lot of popularity. He holds the Youtube creator awards – Silver play button, Golden play button as well as Diamond play button.
3. Ashish Chanchlani Vines
Ashish Chanchlani is an Indian Youtuber known for his comedy videos and has been fond of acting since childhood. He started his Youtube channel in 2014 which currently has 20.2 million subscribers.
He has also acted in films, TV series as well as web series. Also, many Bollywood celebrities have collaborated with Ashish Chanchlani in order to promote their films and upcoming projects.
His sister Muskan Chanchlani is also a Youtuber and has featured in many of his videos. Apart from the Youtube creator awards, he won Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award for Best Digital Influencer in the year 2018.
4. Bhuvan Bam
Bhuvan Bam stands at the fourth number in the list of top 10 Highest Paid Youtubers in India. He started his Youtube career in the year 2005 and is well-known for his comedy, singing as well as songwriting. His Youtube channel is known as BB ki Vines and has a total of 18.9 million subscribers.
He portrays different characters in his video which are actually played by him and shot using the front camera. In 2018, he became the first Indian individual YouTuber who crossed 10 million subscribers.
Moreover, he also appeared in a short film named “Plus Minus” along with Divya Dutt which earned him a Filmfare award. He is also known for his melodious and mellifluous songs.
5. Technical Guruji
Gaurav Chaudhary a.k.a Technical Guruji is an Indian YouTuber living in UAE. He is known for making technology-related videos in Hindi which became very helpful for Indian people to get familiar with the latest technology.
He started his channel in 2015, where initially he used to post about product reviews and advice. Currently, he has a total of 18.6 million subscribers.
Apart from the Youtube creator awards he has also gained a lot of achievements for his channel, some of them being featured in 30 under 30 Forbes list, becoming the 9th most subscribed Tech channel in 2018 as well as being the first Tech YouTuber to reach more than 10 million subscribers.
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6. Sandeep Maheshwari
Sandeep Maheshwari is a very popular name amongst those who wish to attain success, happiness, and contentment in life. Along with being a Youtuber, he is a successful entrepreneur, a guide, a mentor, a role model and a youth icon for millions of people all over the world.
He hails from a middle-class family who claims to have learned the true meaning of life through all the events that he experienced in life. He started giving free seminars/sessions to motivate people and then he posted them on Youtube.
With his charismatic aura and influencing speech, he has managed to motivate a lot of people and helped them to find the purpose of their life and changed their perception towards life. His thoughts have been echoed by almost all leading magazines, newspapers, and television.
Round2hell is a comedy Youtube channel that was created by three friends Zayn, Wasim, and Nazim in the year 2015. They didn’t have any plan for the future and thus decided to become Youtubers to earn a living.
Initially, their channel did not go well but they didn’t give up and decided to make comedy videos. Their videos were then well-appreciated by the audience.
Their families, which were not very supportive at the beginning, also mesmerized by their success, decided to support them.
Currently, they have 15.3 million subscribers and their future plan includes Web Series, Short Films, Science Fiction stories, and many more.
8. Fact Techz
Rajesh Kumar, better known by his channel name as FactTechz, is an Indian YouTube creator who creates and posts informative videos on YouTube and has over 14.3 million subscribers.
Initially, he used to post videos anonymously and did not reveal his face until he reached 10 million subscribers. Since childhood, he was very fond of science, and thus his content is also much of scientific as well as educational information.
He started his channel in 2016 when he was just 16 and today he is the seventh Indian Independent YouTube creator to surpass 10 million subscribers. Furthermore, he is also the first YouTuber in the world to gain more than 1 million subscribers in less than 365 days.
9. Dr. Vivek Bindra
Dr. Vivek Bindra is a well-known International Motivational Speaker, Leadership Consultant & Business Coach and he posts content related to these topics on his Youtube channel too andhas over 13.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
Being an advisor for around 1500+ clients spread across 25 countries, he is working towards empowering Indian businesses by sharing management solutions which are extracted from Shrimad Bhagwad Gita.
He has been awarded an Honorary Ph.D. Degree, Doctor of Philosophy. He is a Trusted Advisor to over 1500+ corporates. Moreover, He is the winner of the best leadership trainer award by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith at World HRD Congress 2016.
10. Emiway Bantai
Emiway Bantai is an Indian rapper, singer, dancer, songwriter, editor as well as a music composer who is best known for his song “Asli Hip Hop” in the film “Gully Boy”.
He has over 12 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Being from a middle-class family who struggled a lot in his career did many small jobs and now he is one of the most renowned Rapper artists.
He came into the limelight after his controversy with another rapper ‘ Raftaar’. He released a diss song “Samajh Mein Aaya Kya” as an answer to the statement that Raftaar made against him.
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