The highly popular Forbes Billionaires and Forbes 30 Under 30 lists have been expanded by a new publication, Forbes Top Creators.
As the name suggests, it ranked the greatest content creators and internet celebrities based on their achievements throughout the year. Some big names, including Twitch streamers and YouTube stars, made the cut.
Here are a few highlights.
#1 Jimmy MrBeast Donaldson
YouTube sensation MrBeast made more than $54 million in 2021, and Forbes believes that his entrepreneurial spirit is a contributing factor, especially MrBeast Burger's success.
#11 Mark Markiplier Fischbach
Markiplier made less money than MrBeast. However, he doubled his income from 2020 to 2021, most owing to his Jacksepticeye clothing business, which made $38 million.
#12 Felix xQc Lengyel
xQc is the highest-paid Twitch star on the list, which isnt surprising since he was the most-watched streamer on the Amazon-owned platform in 2020 and 2021, earning $8 million in the latter.
#15 Sean Jacksepticeye McLoughlin
Jacksepticeye made $16.8 million from his YouTube channel and the clothing company he owns with Markiplier, despite not streaming as much on Twitch.
#18 Marques Brownlee
Marques Brownlee is the creator of the popular MKBHD YouTube channel, which focuses on technology reviews. He has also expanded his audience by interviewing Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg.
#19 Tyler Ninja Blevins
Ninjas' career may not be at its craziest level since it sparked the Fortnite obsession in 2018, but the blue-haired frontrunner made an impressive $12.5 million in 2021, more than most streamers, including xQc.
#20 Olajide KSI Olatunji
From his early days when most of his programming was centered on FIFA, KSI has evolved to become one of the world's top YouTube stars, earning $10 million in 2021 alone.
Forbes has also commended him for establishing his own boxing promotion business, Misfits Boxing.
#29 Bella Poarch
Bella Poarch is a woman with a myriad of talents. She has gone from a helicopter mechanic to becoming a popular influencer who models, sings, and streams on Twitch occasionally. In 2021, she is expected to make $5 million.
#37 Michael Shroud Grzesiek
Shroud is the third and final full-time Twitch streamer to join the list. Forbes noticed. In addition to earning $2 million from his streams, he returned to competitive esports for a brief stint with the Sentinels in VALORANT.
So, there you have it. The following are some of the most notable Twitch and YouTube actors who made the Forbes Top Creators list. Instagram and TikTokers make up the rest of the list.