Most Subscribed YouTubers in 2021
The ten most subscribed YouTube channels have over 890 million subscribers in total. Producing videos spread over a range of categories including music, entertainment, and sports, these YouTubers are proving to be extremely dominant on the platform.
In total, these ten most subscribed YouTubers have generated more than half a trillion views. In fact, just the top two channels alone make up 277 million subscribers—nearly a third of the total subscriber base of the top ten, and more than the next three on the list.
This is remarkable progress for the video-sharing platform, which was founded in 2005 to provide internet users with a platform through which user-generated videos can be shared.
Today, YouTube boasts over two billion users who are responsible for watching one billion hours of YouTube videos every day.
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Most Subscribed YouTube Channels
The channel with the highest number of YouTube subscribers is T-Series, an Indian music record label and film production company. As of February 2021, the channel has 169 million subscribers. It was also the first channel to breach the 100 million subscriber mark.
Second on the list is Swedish actor and comedian Felix Kjellberg, known more popularly by PewDiePie. With 108 million subscribers, he’s the YouTuber with the most subscribers. It is estimated that he earns $58.2 million per year, which breaks down to $160,000 per day.
In third place with 103 million subscribers is Cocomelon, a YouTube channel dedicated to children. Run by a couple with experience in storytelling and illustrating for children, the channel first started out as a hobby in 2006. Today, it is the channel with the highest YouTube subscribers in the US and its videos have been viewed over 91 billion times.
The fourth- and fifth-most subscribed YouTube channels are SET India and Kids Diana Show. SET India is a television network based in India that offers films and shows in Hindi to 94.5 million subscribers.
Kids Diana Show, like Cocomelon, is also a channel targeted at children. However, instead of animated videos, the channel follows the day-to-day life of six-year-old Diana. Not only is she among the top YouTubers, but she’s also the youngest.
Here are the remaining five on the list of the most subscribed YouTubers:
- WWE: 72.5 million
- 5-Minute Crafts: 70.6 million
- Like Nastya: 68.2 million
- Zee Music Company: 68 million
- Canal KondZilla: 63 million