I think everyone knows what is Youtube. We all watched and shared funny or cute videos with our friends, some even have their own channels, but there are people whose life was changed completely by Youtube. People, who managed to turn their hobby and passion for creating videos into successful online business, whose Youtube nicknames became their brand names, who travel the world, who made their dreams come true and became rich and famous.
When I read or hear about Youtube stars, I always feel deep respect for them. Not only they are not afraid to broadcast themselves, not only these people are very creative, brave and can find and share unique ideas with the rest of the world, but these people created their own life, own destiny. They didn’t wait to be discovered, or for someone to come and help them become an actor or singer or makeup artist, they just started creating videos, alone in their rooms with their camera (not always the best one) and laptop, sharing their talent and ideas with the world.
They dared to be different. But they also worked hard! Have you ever tried to record 400 videos?!
Although the majority of Youtube Huge Stars are men/guys, there are also girls in all time top 100 most subscribed list by Youtube. There are more than 11 Youtube girls in the list, but I decided to limit my list with 11. I simply like this number :) Also, I didn’t take into account channels by major music stars and tv shows, because they were not discovered with the help of Youtube and their channels were made by PR companies and not by the girls themselves.
So, here is the list of most successful and most subscribed Youtube channels created, managed and owned by the girls. Read about these extraordinary, rich and yet simple girls and maybe it will inspire you to start something of your own!
Updated on January 2015
Jenna joined Youtube on February 16, 2010 and by almost five years of vlogging managed to build her subscriber base to a whopping number of 14 594 378!! Can you imagine that more than 14 million of people around the globe are watching what Jenna has to say every week. It’s incredible. Her videos are always very funny and cover various aspects of everyday life. One of the most popular videos by JennaMarbles – “How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking” – was viewed more than 60 million times. How awesome is that?!
2 – Yuya
Yuya joined Youtube on September 20, 2009 and up to date her Youtube Channel has 8 947 136 subscribers!! Yuya is a very cute Spanish girl, who speaks very very fast (or maybe it seems so to me, because my knowledge of Spanish language is pretty basic) and has amazing quality of videos. In her videos Yuya shows how to apply makeup, some DIY projects, fashion, hair and everything girls are interested in. It is a pure pleasure to watch her videos and if you speak Spanish you should definitely become her subscriber.
Not so far from Yuya in terms of Youtube subscribers is a super cute teenage girl from California – Bethany Mota. She also has videos about everything girls are interested in: hair, makeup, fashion, DIY projects, and basically anything that she loves. Bethany joined Youtube on June 8, 2009 and up to date her channel has 8,156,397 subscribers. Beth’s videos are of a very high quality, she smiles a lot and has a very nice personality. Bethany is a very beautiful girl (this screenshot doesn’t make her justice), so I really encourage you to check out her Youtube channel.
4 – Michelle Phan aka MichellePhan
Michelle joined Youtube on July 18, 2006 and up to date her Youtube Channel has 7 429 675 subscribers. Michelle was the first to upload makeup tutorials and it proved to be a very successful idea. She inspired a lot of girls to start their own beauty channels and thanks to her online popularity Michelle was hired by Lancome as their official video makeup artist and spokesperson. In 2013 she created her line of make-up for L’Oreal. Michelle was recently honored with the first ever Streamy ICON award, as well as Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the category of Art and Style. Michelle is also the Founder & Executive Producer for FAWN (For All Women Network) – a women’s lifestyle network specializing in the development of female-focused premium content. She also co-founded ipsy.com, a destination for beauty devotees to network, try new products, and watch and upload beauty tutorials.
5 – Zoella
Zoella is another beautiful lifestyle blogger and vlogger from UK. Unlike other Youtube stars she started with a regular blog and after it gained a lot of followers Zoella decided to created her own channel. She uploaded her fist video 5 years ago and now has 7 168 419 subscribers. Zoella shares great tips on hair, makeup, fashion and style.
The 5 above mentioned Youtube star girls are the only ones who are in the top 100 by amount of subscribers at the moment (January, 2015). But when I first published this blog post in August 2011 the most subscribed Youtube girls list looked differently. Only Michelle Phan managed to stay on among the most subscribed girls, although in 2011 she was the first and now only the 4th. The other below listed girls either stopped vlogging or stayed almost on the same level of subscribers as in 2011. Its a pity, because these girls had amazing and interesting channels. But I guess times change and people move on with their lives.
2 – Justine Ezarik aka ijustine
Justine Ezarik joined Youtube on May 6, 2006 and up to date her Youtube channel has 1,212,275 subscribers in 2011 now in January 2015 she has 2 140 758 subscribers. Justine has created more than 400 videos, has at least 5 channels and is called American viral video comedian. She gained respect as well as work assignments from such huge companies as General Electric, Mattel and Intel. In December 2009, USA Today reported that Ezarik earns about $75,000 annually from YouTube alone.
Justine Ezarik is not just smart and entrepreneurial girl, she is also very attractive and sexy. She was listed as 97th in Maxim’s “Hot 100″ list for the year 2010. In April 2011, she was nominated for the Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host and won the People’s Voice Award in this category.
3 – Christina Grimmie aka zeldaxlove64
Christina Grimmie is just 17 years old, but already has 1,076,322 subscribers on her Youtube channel, which she started on February 9, 2009. Chrisitina started her rise to internet fame by posting her videos with cover versions of popular songs and now she already released her first single ‘Advice’ and music video. Christina is now touring with Selena Gomez & the Scene and her future definitely looks bright. Good luck, young talented girl!
4 – Jodie Rivera aka VenetianPrincess
Jodie joined Youtube on September 14, 2006 and in 2008 she introduced at that time new online video genre – music video parodies. Since then her Youtube channel has reached 1,031,787 subscribers. In April 2009, she won the title of Miss YouTube. Jodie truly loves what she is doing, here is what she says on her official website: “I can’t express how grateful I am to have a career that I truly love. I get to connect with people all around the world. People watch me in their offices, schools, homes, etc. I am truly blessed to have such a large platform to reach people.”
5 – Natalie Tran aka communitychannel
Natalie joined Youtube on September 12, 2006 and created her first video on September 25, 2006. Since that time her subscriber base reached 1,016,954 people. Natalie vblogs from Sydney, Australia and her videos are usually monologues in front of a camera, interrupted by different funny skits acted out by herself. Natalie was one of the Australian YouTube celebrities who talked about the site at the launch of YouTube Australia in 2007.
According to analytics company TubeMogul Natalie Tran earned $101,000 in 2010 from YouTube advertising. And speaking of dreams come true, in November 2010, Natalie Tran started her global odyssey sponsored by Lonely Planet. How cool is that?
6 – Brittani Louise Taylor
I personally don’t even know what this girls videos are about, because I couldn’t watch them for more than 30 seconds. Sorry! But again, this is just me, because Brittani’s channel has 835,308 subscribers! And she managed to gather such a huge audience for a relatively short period of time – 2 and a half years, as she joined Youtube on January 6, 2009.
7 – Tessa Violet aka meekakitty
Tessa Violet (meekakitty) is a vlogger, actress, singer, and former model. Tessa’s videos are mostly humorous with fast cuts and recently she also started creating music videos. She joined Youtube on July 16, 2006 and at the moment her Youtube channel has 801,694 subscribers. In 2009 meekakitty won $100,000 in a YouTube competition, where the most commented video would win.
As she writes on her Youtube channel: “Sometimes I turn on the camera. Then stuff happens.”
8 – Blair Fowler aka juicystar07
Blair started her Youtube channel, where she is sharing her beauty and style-related tutorials, in July 2008 and now this channel has 785,689 subscribers. Blair is only 18 years old, but she together with her elder sister Elle already appeared in Seventeen Magazine as a Beauty and Hair Smarties, also in Teen Vogue and as well as started an online lifestyle website elleandblair.com. In 2011, the two sisters were the youngest ever makeup artists at New York City Fashion Week. In 2011, Blair had a role as Leah in a movie “Prom”.
9 – bubzbeauty
I tried to find this girls’ real name, but couldn’t find it. So, I will refer to her as her Youtube channel name – Bubzbeauty. She was inspired by other beauty and makeup vloggers and started her own Youtube channel on August 6, 2007 and now has 776,643 subscribers of her own. One of the bubzbeauty quotes, which I like is: “Never underestimate yourself. Have faith and Hope in yourself and others.”
10 – Christine Gambito aka HappySlip
Christine’s channel was actually one of the rare channels I watched on Youtube two or three years ago. I think her videos are funny and very creative. Christine is a Filipino American internet personality, actress, and comedian. She joined Youtube on August 31, 2006 and now her channel has 762,155 subscribers. In January 2008, HappySlip became an ambassador of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines and her travel videos were included in the “Experience Philippines!” campaign and recognized with a Silver Boomerang Award and two Anvil Awards. Christine has also been in video projects for Apple, YouTube, and Intel, and has produced videos for SanDisk, Kodak, and Western Union to name a few. Christine has a successful internet career as well as two sons Micah and Ian, and a lucky husband.
11 – Lisa Donovan ana LisaNova
Lisa is my favorite Youtube comedians, I really love her funny and witty videos. She is great and she looks amazing, her videos are always so fun to watch! LisaNova uploaded her first Youtube video on June 7, 2006 and now her channel has 709,665 subscribers. She parodied such celebrities as Keira Knightley, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian as well as her Youtube fellow starts such as Hotforwords and Juicystar07. LisaNova founded Zappin Productions, a production company specializing in viral videos and is currently in charge of Creative Development.
So, rich girls, what do you think about these Youtube girls? I think their success stories are really inspiring! And as I have spent almost a full day writing and researching for this article, I realized that it is so great when someone actually writes about you :) I hope one day I will also make it to someone’s Successful Girls List with inspiring story of my own.
Live to inspire, my lovely rich girls!
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