Have you ever thought that the videos games that you play as a source of ˜recreation' can actually turn out to be a lucrative career opportunity? Yes, you read it right. And one such man who does so is Tyler Blevins, popularly known as Ninja in the virtual world of gaming. With over 10 million subscribers on YouTube, 6 million followers on Twitch, 3.5 million on Instagram and 1.9 million on Twitter, as of April 2018, we have proof enough that he is by far the one of the biggest names in the social media today. An internet sensation, Blevins has truly turned his skill and passion into a highly-paid career but with a lot of hard work, determination, grit and of course, talent. His handsome income may seem startling considering it is earned just by playing video games, but a lot has been put in by him to become the most popular streamer on Amazon-owned gaming platform Twitch which explains the returns. Having said that, it is surprising to know that Blevins does not promote professional gaming as a viable career path for every kid!
A popular British YouTube personality, especially famous among kids, Daniel Middleton aka DanTDM is a professional gamer and the owner of the YouTube Channel "The Diamond Minecart", which is a very successful one. The Diamond Minecart mainly focuses on the popular game Minecraft. Daniel's channel hit 12 million subscribers in August 2016. It is now listed among the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom. The Business Insider has estimated Middleton's income as somewhere between $2.13 million and $2.15 million in 2014. The following year, his channel was officially recorded as one of the topmost ones in terms of viewership.
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is a famous English singer and songwriter, who has won the hearts of people all over the world with his melodic voice. He is an occasional rapper and actor as well. His popularity increased especially after the release of his first album ˜+' and after a guest appearance was made by him on Taylor Swift's fourth studio album 'Red.' He began recording music in 2004. His first work 'Spinning Man' was released independently. After moving to London from Suffolk in 2008, he used to play in small venues and also released the EP ˜You Need me' in 2009. While in London, he also auditioned for a British musical drama television series ˜Britannia High.' His debut album '+' was released in September 2011. Having sold 791,000 copies in the UK by the end of the year, it stood as the ninth bestselling album there. It was also reviewed positively by critics. The next year he won the 2012 Brits awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act of the Year. His songs slowly started gaining more popularity, and were widely appreciated by the public. Sheeran's song, ˜Give Me Love', got featured in the episode ˜Dangerous Liaisons' of the well-known American TV series ˜The Vampire Diaries.' It was also featured in an episode of the sitcom ˜Cougar Town.'
Joseph Graham ˜Joe' Sugg is a renowned British YouTuber and vlogger apart from being a part-time author and film-maker. This 25-year-old is famous for his three YouTube channels, namely ˜ThatcherJoe', ˜ThatcherJoeVlogs' and ˜ThatcherJoeGames'. This YouTube sensation is known for his unique pranks, challenges and impressions. Besides having millions of fans on YouTube, Sugg is extremely popular on Twitter too. Well, if you want to know more about this all-round good guy, you have to dig through all of his videos! Joe Sugg is also a part-time author and has authored a graphic novel ˜Username: Evie'. He made a cameo voiceover in the flick ˜The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' (UK version). He also starred in one of the episodes of the television show ˜Release the Hounds'.
Actor best known for his role as Stiles on MTV's Teen Wolf. He also starred as Thomas in the Maze Runner films and as the character Caleb in the 2016 film Deepwater Horizon. Additionally, he was cast as the lead in the 2017 film American Assassin.
Joseph Michael Graceffa, better known as Joey Graceffa, is an American YouTube personality, author, actor, singer and producer. This 25-year-old is recognized for his two YouTube channels, both of which are named after him. One channel is used for vlogging and the other one contains gaming content. Graceffa updates his channels almost daily and even create vlogs with other well-known YouTubers. Besides having numerous channel subscribers, this internet sensation is extremely popular on other social media platforms as well. As of March 2017, he has 3.54 million followers on his Twitter handle. Besides running his own YouTube channel, Joey Graceffa works with ˜AwesomenessTV', another YouTube channel that he operates in collaboration with Lia Marie Johnson and JennXPenn. Well, this famous personality is also known as an actor, author and singer. Yes, you read that right! Graceffa has appeared in a handful of films and TV shows. He won the Streamy Award for ˜Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series' for ˜Storytellers' in 2014. Joey Graceffa has even co-authored a novel titled ˜Children of Eden' that was released in 2016.
Louis William Tomlinson is an English pop singer, one of the members of the boy band ˜One Direction'. A young and dynamic performer, he is the heartthrob of millions of teenage girls across the globe and is especially very popular in his native England. He was exposed to the show business at a young age. When he was 11, his baby sisters landed minor roles on the television comedy ˜Fat Friends' and he accompanied them to the sets where he was also cast as an extra. Excited after this incident, he began taking acting lessons and started appearing on television dramas in small roles. Good looking and talented, he was also interested in singing and songwriting. Throughout his school days he remained active in school musical productions and did not focus much on academics. He auditioned for the seventh series of the singing competition ˜The X Factor' in 2010. He successfully cleared the initial rounds but was eliminated before the final round. However, the judges recognized his potential and teamed him up with four other participants to form a group act. The group, which also included <a title='Harry Styles' href='/famous/harry-styles.htm'>Harry Styles</a>, <a title='Niall Horan' href='/famous/niall-horan.htm'>Niall Horan</a>, <a title='Liam Payne' href='/famous/liam-payne.htm'>Liam Payne</a> and <a title='Zayn Malik' href='/famous/zayn-malik.htm'>Zayn Malik</a>, adopted the name One Direction and clinched a deal with Simon Cowell's music label. The group quickly gained popularity in the UK and before long became internationally famous as well.
British vlogger and radio personality who has presented a show on BBC Radio 1 along with his co-host and best friend <a title='Phil Lester' href='/famous/phil-lester.htm'>Phil Lester</a> since 2013. His eponymous YouTube channel has earned over 6 million subscribers. In October 2015, he and Lester released the book The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire.
Amanda Cerny is an American Social Media Personality, actress, fitness model and TV personality who has become immensely popular as a YouTuber and Vine Star. This multifaceted personality shot to fame after she was featured in the List of Playboy Playmates in October 2011. There was no looking back for this hot and sensational diva after that and she soon ventured into a modeling career. She was also the cover model for ˜Health and Wellness' magazine. One thing led to the other and gradually Cerny started getting attention of her audiences from the various sections she delved into, whether through acting, making TV appearances, posting hilarious Vines or doing hot photo sessions. Her massive fanbase is just crazy about her ravishing beauty added with the hotness quotient, and with each passing day eagerly wait to know more about her. She has a huge fan following in social media platforms like Vine, Twitter and Instagram with the count reaching over 4.6 million on her Vine account where she posts funny and sexy videos. Her YouTube channel ˜MissAmandaCerny' has over 44K subscribers and her Instagram account has an incredible count of 5.6 million followers. She also has a decent presence on Twitter with around 440K followers on her account. She is often referred to as the Queen of Snapchat. Cerny, who always comes forward to help others does a lot of charitable works and has established her own foundation, the ˜Play Foundation.'
Charles Otto "Charlie Puth is a popular American pop singer and songwriter. He started gaining fame by posting his original songs and covers to his YouTube channel. After his talents were exposed to the world he was signed in by Ellen DeGeneres for a record label, which led to the start of his official career. His debut studio album was released in January 2016 by the American record label Atlantic Records. Even though it received negative reviews from critics it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 published by the ˜Billboard' magazine. A deluxe edition was also released in November which contained three additional songs. Puth wrote, co-produced as well as sang the hook on Wiz Khalifa's hip-hop anthem ˜See You Again,' included in the soundtrack of the motion picture ˜Furious 7.' It became a huge hit, reaching the No. 1 spot in nearly 90 countries worldwide. It also reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Shazam, iTunes and Spotify, undoubtedly becoming one of the most important works of his career. According to Puth, his family background is not wealthy and during his childhood his family had to struggle to make both ends meet. He has expressed gratitude to his parents who worked hard to help him pursue his musical goals. Being not only a vocalist but also a producer, a songwriter, and an instrumentalist, Puth is definitely a multitalented celebrity.
YouTube phenomenon whose eponymous channel has earned over 6 million subscribers. She is known for posting pranks, challenges, vlogs, story time videos, and rants. In September 2017, she released a book titled Adultolescence.
Roi rose to fame in 2012, with his ever popular parody of ˜Call Me Maybe.' The video has over a billion views and with that he turned his hobby into his career. Known as the founder of ˜Wassabi Productions', a channel of music video parodies, which was later joined by <a title='Alex Burriss' href='/famous/alex-burriss.htm'>Alex Burriss</a>, Roi went on to create another channel called ˜Guava Juice', primarily a gaming channel. He has four million subscribers on his new channel and has over seven million subscribers on his ˜Wassabi Productions' channel. In order to help his second channel expand, Roi left ˜Wassabi Productions' in 2016, and so has the character Rolanda that he played in it. However, his new channel is an equally huge hit! He has numerous followers on other social accounts as well with 786K followers on Instagram and 400K followers on Twitter.