The term “celebrity” has changed drastically in recent years thanks to the enormous surge of social media and now on top of the musicians, actors and actresses of the entertainment industry, there is a whole new group of stars. The idea that anyone can become a star through social media has permeated the minds of many people, and a lot have found success, earning millions for their videos. YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Vines have become so popular that the 2015 Teen Choice Awards even included awards for these teen, who were up there among Hollywood’s biggest actors, actresses and singers. So far YouTubers seem to have made the biggest headway into making millions off of social media, but the rise of Instagram is quickly catching up. Check out how much the 10 richest YouTube stars are worth based off their 2015 earnings calculated by Forbes.
10. Rosanna Pansino
2015 Earnings: $2.5 Million. The first three stars on the list come in with a tie of $2.5 million, which is impressive as the “bottom of the list.” Rosanna Pansino made a couple of million thanks to her baking tutorials which she shares on YouTube as a self-trained chef, posting videos of “challenges” to make the perfect foods from cupcakes to chicken nuggets. She has since gotten her own cookbook, “The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us,” and also partnered with baking and cooking pan and tray maker Wilton Brands for her how-to-series Nerdy Nummies. All of this earned her an impressive $2.5 million for 2015.