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YouTube pioneers Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, aka Smosh, has gone a long way in the YouTube-verse. They’d probably be labelled as legends if one day they decide to retire, although that won’t happen anytime soon. Especially since they earned $7 million in 2016 by doing what they do best—make people ROFL.
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Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman, has been creating viral pop culture content that’s relatable to millennials. By targeting that market, Superwoman was able to earn $7.5 million in 2016.
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When you’re like Roman Atwood who’s mastered the art of pranking without looking like a douche, then you’re ultimately bound for success. Earning $8 million in 2016, Atwood continues to makes humorous videos with his family.
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Let us, for a moment, set aside the controversy PewDiePie got himself into and realize that the Swedish web-based comedian famed for his funny game commentaries earned a whopping $15 million dollars in 2016. This is the guy you definitely need to watch when you want to watch games play-through and need a good laugh.
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