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Mapping the World’s Busiest Air Routes

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Mapping the World's Busiest Air Routes

Mapping the World’s Busiest Air Routes

Modern air travel gives us almost unlimited possibilities for getting around.

Whether you are acting on your wanderlust to explore new and exotic destinations, hopping to a familiar island for a well-deserved vacation, or jetsetting to London in the comfort of business class, the modern airline industry can get you almost anywhere you need to go.

But while flying allows us to have unique experiences, it’s often the case that we are all coming and going from many of the same popular destinations. As a result, the world’s busiest air routes have hundreds of flights per day connecting important city pairs together.

Ranking City Pairs

Today’s chart pulls data from OAG, which has compiled a detailed report ranking the busiest domestic and international air routes from around the globe.

It’s worth noting that the data is over the period of March 2018 to February 2019, and it excludes carriers that operate fewer than 500 routes per year.

Let’s dive in to see which city pairs have the most air travel between them.

Domestic Routes

Domestic routes are far more popular than international routes globally. According to the report, there are 15 domestic routes that have more operating flights per year than any international route anywhere.

Here’s a look at the top 10 domestic routes:

RankCountryCity PairFlights (Annually)Carriers
#1๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทJeju โ†”๏ธ Seoul79,4607
#2๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บMelbourne โ†”๏ธ Sydney54,1024
#3๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMumbai โ†”๏ธ Delhi45,1886
#4๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทSรฃo Paulo โ†”๏ธ Rio de Janeiro39,7473
#5๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตFukuoka โ†”๏ธ Toyko39,4064
#6๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณHanoi โ†”๏ธ Ho Chi Minh City39,2913
#7๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตHokkaido โ†”๏ธ Tokyo39,2714
#8๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉJakarta โ†”๏ธ Surabaya City37,7626
#9๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธLos Angeles โ†”๏ธ San Francisco35,3655
#10๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆJeddah โ†”๏ธ Riyadh35,1495

The busiest domestic route might be a surprise, unless you are familiar with Asian geography.

With almost 80,000 annual flights, the 300-mile hop between Seoul and Jeju Island in South Korea is the busiest air route in the world by a large margin. Overall, there are seven carriers competing on it each day, with over 200 daily flights available between them.

What makes Jeju so popular?

Known as the “Hawaii of South Korea”, this volcanic island is an extremely popular vacation destination within the country, and it hosts roughly 15 million guests per year.

International Routes

On an international basis, the busiest route has almost 50,000 fewer flights per year than the Jeju-Seoul city pair listed above. Not surprisingly, this route – and many other top international routes – are also located in the Asia Pacific region.

RankCountriesCity PairFlights (Annually)Carriers
#1๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌKuala Lumpur โ†”๏ธ Singapore30,1878
#2๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผHong Kong โ†”๏ธ Taipei28,4475
#3๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌJakarta โ†”๏ธ Singapore27,0467
#4๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณHong Kong โ†”๏ธ Shanghai20,6785
#5๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พJakarta โ†”๏ธ Kuala Lumpur19,7418
#6๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตSeoul โ†”๏ธ Osaka19,7118
#7๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆNew York (LGA) โ†”๏ธ Toronto17,0383
#8๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทHong Kong โ†”๏ธ Seoul15,7709
#9๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌBangkok โ†”๏ธ Singapore14,6985
#10๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผDubai โ†”๏ธ Kuwait14,5814

The short hop between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur takes only one hour, and it connects two major Southeast Asian commercial hubs. The route has 41 flights per day between eight airlines, making it one of the most competitive routes globally.

The busiest international route outside of the Asia Pacific is between Toronto and New York (LaGuardia) with 17,038 annual flights. Interestingly, it only has three competing carriers – the lowest of any of the top 10 routes.

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Here’s What Happens Every Minute on the Internet in 2020

A lot can happen in an internet minute. This graphic looks at the enormous numbers behind the online services billions use every day.

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What Happens Every Minute on the Internet in 2020

In 2020, an unfathomable amount of digital activity is occurring at any given moment. This ongoing explosion in activity is the aggregate output of 4.5 billion internet users today, a number that’s projected to increase even further in coming years.

This powerful visual from Domo helps capture what happens each minute in today’s hyper-connected internet era, and it’s actually the eighth edition produced since the year 2012.

What can we learn from the evolution of what happens in an internet minute?

How Times Have Changed

Over its relatively short history, the internet has been a catalyst for both the rise and demise of new companies and platforms.

By looking at which brands have appeared in the graphic in earlier years, we can roughly chart the prominence of certain tech segments, as well as observe brands with the most staying power.

data never sleeps wheel over time

As you can see above, platforms like Tumblr, Flickr, and Foursquare showed some promise, but eventually got omitted from the graphic as they dropped off in relevance.

Meanwhile, tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google have had impressive staying power, evolving to become some of the biggest companies in the world. In the process, they’ve caught up to longer-standing titans like Apple and Microsoft at the top of the food chain.

The New “New Thing”

Not surprisingly, much of the internet landscape looks different in 2020. Here are a few of the digital hot spots today.

Cash Transfers
Nearly $240,000 worth of transactions occur on Venmo per minute. This has served as a catalyst for parent company PayPal, which evolved along successfully with fintech trends. PayPal’s stock now trades at near all-time highs.

E-Commerce
Even before COVID-19 resulted in shuttered storefronts and surging online orders, e-commerce was a booming industry. It’s now estimated that $1 million is now spent per minute online. Amazon ships an astounding 6,659 packages every minute to keep up with this demand.

Collaboration Tools
In a predominantly remote-working environment, tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams host 208,333 and 52,083 users each minute respectively. Particularly in the pandemic era, it seems that this trend is here to stay.

Accelerated Turnover

The accelerated world we are in today means that many companies do not sustain a competitive advantage for as long. Social media companies have dwindled as observed above, and this is similarly reflected in the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company.

A typical companyโ€™s tenure on the S&P 500 is expected to shrink rapidly in the next few years:

  • 1964: 33 years
  • 2016: 24 years
  • 2027E: 12 years

Companies are shaving anywhere between 15-20 years off those highs, with estimates of further declines. This metric symbolizes the rapid evolution of the business landscape.

What Lies Ahead

Itโ€™s seemingly easy to forget mankind is still very early in the developments when it comes to the internet. But in this short period, its rise to prominence and the broad digitization of the world has left us with a very eventful timeline.

If the last decade serves as a reference point, one can expect further and intensifying competition among tech companies. After all, the rewardโ€”winning in today’s digital economyโ€”reaps much greater value.

All signs point to internet activity advancing to further heights, if not because of 5G and its associated breakthroughs, then perhaps due to the steady rise in people gaining internet access.

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Whoโ€™s the Most Popular YouTuber in Every Country?

This interesting graphic gives an overview of the worldโ€™s most popularโ€”and the highest paidโ€”YouTubers in 187 different countries.

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Whoโ€™s the Most Popular YouTuber in Every Country?

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Forgot about becoming an astronautโ€”these days, kids are three times more likely to dream of becoming a professional YouTuber.

And who can blame them? With a big enough fan base, vlogging can be a lucrative business. Who exactly are these professional content creators, and how do they make their money?

This graphic by Accredited Debt Relief shows the most popular YouTuber in nearly every country. The list only considers individual YouTubers, so brands, bands, or shows didnโ€™t make the cut.

How Do YouTubers Make Money?

Before diving into the list, itโ€™s important to understand the basics of the business. How do these content creators generate revenue?

  • Advertisements
    If a YouTuber reaches 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours within a year, they can start to monetize their account with advertisements. YouTubers only get paid when a viewer watches the full ad, or clicks on it.
  • YouTube Premium
    This is a monthly subscription service that allows fans to watch their favourite content without ads. YouTubers get a cut of subscription profits, based on how many views their channel attracts.
  • Corporate Sponsorships
    Also known as influencer marketing, this is when brands pay content creators to promote their product. A vlogger typically needs a large following before brands are willing to work with them, but expectations from brands vary based on the company and their marketing objectives.
  • Merchandise Sales
    If an influencer has a loyal fan base, they can make a pretty penny selling branded swag. Itโ€™s estimated that PewDiePie, the worldโ€™s most popular YouTuber, makes over $6 million a month from merch sales.

While there are several options for making money on YouTube, itโ€™s nearly impossible to make a living without a large following.

The Full Breakdown

With over 50 million content creators on YouTube, getting noticed is no easy feat. Hereโ€™s a look at the most popular YouTubers in 187 different countries, based on their total subscribers:

CountryYouTuberCategorySubscribersEst. Monthly Earnings (USD$)
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ BahamasCrypto BeadlesTech92,600$2,400
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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ MozambiqueArte e VidaEntertainment86,800$655
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ TanzaniaYoung TubersKids828,000$63,100
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ LibyaKing GTAGaming812,000$69,900
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น EthiopiaAmharic CookingHow To81,700$872
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ BotswanaShree craft placeHow To80,800$11,000
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท NauruJerseySurvivorEntertainment80,700$2,800
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด TongaTasteoftheSouthPacificHow To8,700$281
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanใฏใ˜ใ‚ใ—ใ‚ƒใกใ‚‡ใƒผ๏ผˆhajime๏ผ‰Entertainment8,710,000$238,800
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ VietnamNTN VlogsEntertainment8,610,000$19,600
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenNarins BeautyBeauty & Style8,310,000$203,300
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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ JamaicaYanriqueGaming785,000$50,300
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-BissauEditing ki DukanHow To60,500$635
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด RomaniaBe InspiredEducation6,690,000$86,500
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaMarkAngelComedyComedy6,340,000$326,800
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ PanamaMimonona StoriesKids6,230,000$7,900
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ LaosBigyai SeehaladEntertainment582,000$114,300
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น BhutanCigano RamiresPeople & Blogs56,900$7,200
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of AmericaLike NastyaKids56,900,000$7,730,000
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ DjiboutiEman LotfiEntertainment55,700$1,400
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ CubaLifeplesEntertainment538,000$70,700
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ BruneiBernardo WerneckEntertainment52,800n/a
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San MarinoBlackJack997Autos51,500$222
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ MongoliaMesmerism OfficialComedy504,000$16,300
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FinlandTheRelaxingEndGaming5,800,000$128,600
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ AndorraTri-lineEntertainment5,700,000$127,900
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ UruguayDosogasEntertainment5,600,000$55,800
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ EgyptAhmed Hassan FamilyEntertainment5,450,000$218,200
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ SingaporeเฆฎเฆพเฆฏเฆผเฆพเฆœเฆพเฆฒEntertainment5,320,000$19,000
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New ZealandRainbow LearningKids5,250,000$5,100
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช GeorgiaGuka Family ShowKids5,210,000$339,800
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ KuwaitAboFlahGaming5,130,000$786,800
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น PortugalSirKazzioEntertainment5,060,000$11,600
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AustriaFabio WibmerSports5,020,000$317,000
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesThe Motivator 2Sports48,100$60
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ MadagascarPhilippe MARRONESports47,700$3,800
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon IslandsCaroline ElizabethEntertainment45,400$54
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GhanaRakGhanaComedy448,000$12,600
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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MexicoBadabunEntertainment43,000,000$299,100
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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IsraelJamal alimwase ู€ ุฌู…ุงู„ ุงู„ุนู…ูˆุงุณูŠNature4,730,000$89,100
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ WalesBen PhillipsEntertainment4,610,000$53,600
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ MalaysiaPlataBushGaming4,590,000$70,000
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ BangladeshFarjana Drawing AcademyHow To4,580,000$225,300
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ PolandBlowekEntertainment4,530,000$87,700
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SloveniaTimKo KidKids4,450,000$58,200
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช VenezuelaKeiferMCGaming4,310,000$210,000
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican RepublicElFlacoWTFEntertainment4,270,000$54,000
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BelgiumAkosi DogieEntertainment4,210,000$415,400
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudanุงู„ู…ู†ู‡ุฌ ุงู„ุณู„ููŠ ุจุงู„ุณูˆุฏุงู†People & Blogs398,000$20,400
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท BrazilwhinderssonnunesComedy39,800,000$62,400
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด SomaliaBalanbaalis StudioMusic384,000$1,500
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ NamibiaNamiban gospel musicEntertainment38,800$1,200
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina FasoJackson OliveiraEntertainment38,700$333
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainelrubiusOMGEntertainment38,000,000$204,400
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra LeoneBlackPearlHow To36,800$327
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El SalvadorFernanflooGaming36,600,000$730,900
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ ZimbabweKing GryphGaming334,000$639
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and NevisDr.MungliEducation33,500$873
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช KenyaHenry DeSaguEntertainment328,000$8,800
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ TogoFortnite FantasyGaming310,000$2,900
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป TuvaluGuruKidHDGaming31,800$9
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ TurkmenistanNed TocinoEntertainment31,200n/a
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macau็ฑฝๅฒทGaming300,000$1,200
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ GuineaFaits - Divers GUINEENews30,600$11
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DenmarkSYBO TVGaming3,750,000$76,400
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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ PakistanKitchen with AmnaHow To3,420,000$101,700
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๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TaiwanTGOP (This Group Of People)Entertainment3,260,000$15,300
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ CameroonBYSNESS Comรฉdie ClubComedy292,000$7,300
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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North KoreaMaking ASMRHow To260,000$15
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sao Tome and PrincipeAnrita MelchizedekEducation25,300$95
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CanadaVanossGamingGaming25,100,000$429,000
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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ IndonesiaAtta HalilintarEntertainment24,100,000$218,900
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ DominicaChanel Raphael.People & Blogs23,500$1,900
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ GrenadaLaura FordeHow To23,200$611
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ UzbekistanJasur HamroyevPeople & Blogs220,000$2,000
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ IndiaCarryMinatiComedy22,700,000$66,100
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab EmiratesshfaKids22,200,000$287,200
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ TajikistanShava TuBePeople & Blogs215,000$674
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LuxembourgLuxGamerGaming215,000$269
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ AfghanistanTech ZaadaTech206,000$8,100
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cape VerdeFred walkthroughGaming203,000$1,800
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ ChadtwifacetubeEntertainment20,100$130
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BelarusA4Entertainment20,000,000$2,210,000
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ireland (Northern)Adam BPeople & Blogs2,930,0000$47,600
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemenุตุฏุงู… ุงู„ุนุฒูŠEntertainment2,890,0000$92,000
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech RepublicViralBrothersEntertainment2,780,000$7,800
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๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ NicaraguaJR INNComedy2,670,000$65,200
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong KongEmi WongPeople & Blogs2,540,000$42,700
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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ MoldovaGurinelTVKids2,410,000$460,700
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท GreeceKM MusicEntertainment2,260,000$317,100
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ ParaguayTรO RICZEREntertainment2,200,000$15,600
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ BurundiGasore Ismael ComedienComedy16,400$429
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท SurinameSRJ MusikMusic146,000$820
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceSQUEEZIEEntertainment14,700,000$325,200
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท IranKhanAga Alireza Alibabaei JabbariEntertainment138,000$63
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RussiaTheBrianMapsEntertainment13,900,000$126,900
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South KoreaBoram Tube ToysReview [๋ณด๋žŒํŠœ๋ธŒ ํ† ์ด๋ฆฌ๋ทฐ]Kids13,800,000$13,400
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ ThailandKaykai SalaiderEntertainment13,600,000$194,600
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NetherlandsNikkieTutorialsBeauty & Style13,400,000$90,500
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช PeruShidory DrawblogsEntertainment13,300,000$195,900
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TurkeyEnes BaturEntertainment13,100,000$1,120,000
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ PhilippinesRanz KyleEntertainment12,000,000$52,400
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ MyanmarkhunThinmg paoComedy119,000$4,800
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GabonXavier HUBERT-BRIERRENature113,000$7,000
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด ColombiaAmi RodriguezEntertainment11,700,000$244,000
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The GambiaebrohaughPeople & Blogs11,400$159
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ChinaๆŽๅญๆŸ’ LiziqiHow To11,100,000$810,000
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ RwandaShangazi Emma-ClaudinePeople & Blogs108,000$2,900
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ EnglandPewDiePieEntertainment105,000,000$1,160,000
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท MauritaniaINFOS AABDTech102,000$236
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NorwaySaraBeautyCorner - DIY, Comedy, Makeup, Nail ArtBeauty & Style10,600,000$100,900
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ EcuadorDoc TopsEntertainment10,500,000$307,500
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ KiribatiTV WULKAN - เฐฒเฑŠเฐฝเฐฅเฐŸเฐฒเฐฒเฑŠเฐชเฑเฐฐเฐ เฐฝเฐฐเฐ—เฐฒเฑเฐตEntertainment10,200$2
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ LesothoOmnia StarsHow To1,900$2
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HungaryR3D 1Entertainment1,990,000$56,200
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ CambodiafanKIDEntertainment1,940,000$38,000
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LatviaLittle Movies Games & FunGaming1,940,000$19,800
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต NepalTattato KhabarNews1,850,000$69,800
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น GuatemalaJexsComedy1,810,000$102,000
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricamorecasparEntertainment1,750,000$205
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cote dโ€™Ivoire (Ivory Coast)video whatsapptubeEntertainment1,700,000$5,100
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa RicaGermรกn RodezelEntertainment1,690,000$13,600
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด BoliviaEdson FDBGaming1,640,000$48,800
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ QatarKareemtime OfficialComedy1,530,000$40,000
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and HerzegovinaOmcoComedy1,480,000$227,000
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ MonacoJon OlssonPeople & Blogs1,470,000$24,900
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ZambiaCartoon ClubKids1,440,000$3,400
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri LankaApรฉ AmmaPeople & Blogs1,430,000$94,500
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ArmeniaArin ุฃุฑูŠู†Entertainment1,410,000$145,500
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KazakhstanEkaterina SaibelPeople & Blogs1,310,000$20,600
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Hondurasmรบsicos Cรญnicos ้ฏ‰Music1,270,000$139,600
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CroatiaDoctor DSAutos1,260,000$86,400
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ SenegalHussein and Zeinab.Kids1,230,000$184,700
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ UgandaMasaka Kids AfrikanaKids1,140,000$103,600
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KyrgyzstanะกะฐะฝัŒ ะฏะฝัŒKids1,140,000$475
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ SyriaOtakuGamer - ุฃูˆุชุงูƒูˆ ู‚ูŠู…ุฑGaming1,130,000$114,900
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Swaziland (Eswatini)OuSSama MiZaniEntertainment779n/a

*Note: Estimated earnings were calculated via NoxInfluencer. Actual earnings may vary.

As mentioned earlier, the worldโ€™s most popular YouTuber is Swedish-born vlogger PewDiePie. Heโ€™s well known for his โ€œLetโ€™s Playโ€ videos, which document him playing various video games. PewDiePie joined YouTube in 2010, and has now amassed 105 million subscribers. While heโ€™s based in England, his channel is registered under the United States.

Itโ€™s worth noting the vast discrepancies between certain countries. For example, while the U.S.โ€™s most popular YouTuber, Like Nastya boasts 57 million subscribers, Eswatiniโ€™s top vlogger, OuSSama MiZani has less than 800. Clearly, some markets are more saturated than others.

Categories, Ranked by Popularity

Geography isnโ€™t the only factor that impacts popularityโ€”the type of content is important as well. Which 10 categories do the top earning YouTubers fall into?

RankCategoryNumber of Top Earning YouTubers
1Entertainment72
2Gaming25
3How To18
4Comedy16
5Kids15
6People & Blogs14
7Education5
8Music5
9Tech4
10Beauty & Style3

Not surprisingly, the most popular category is entertainment, which has 72 of the top earning YouTubers. Some of the biggest YouTube personalities fall under this category, such as PewDiePie and Chilean YouTuber HolaSoyGerman, who has 41 million subscribers.

The second most popular category is gaming, which has 25 of YouTubeโ€™s top earners. Some big names in this category include Irelandโ€™s jacksepticeye with 24.7 million subscribers, and Canadaโ€™s VanossGaming, who has 25.2 million.

In third place are โ€œHow Toโ€ videosโ€”18 of the 187 top earners fall into this category. Life Hacks & Experiments is the most popular YouTuber in this group, with 8.3 million subscribers.

Categories, Ranked by Earnings

Here’s the highest earning YouTuber on this list for each category.

RankCategoryTop Earner in CategoryEst. Monthly Earnings   
1KidsLike Nastya$7.73M
2EntertainmentA4$2.21M
3Gamingjacksepticeye$991.7K
4How ToๆŽๅญๆŸ’ Liziqi$810.0K
5People & Blogsู‚ู†ุงุฉ ู…ู†ูˆุนุงุช ุงู„ูƒูˆู…ูŠุฏูŠุฉ ุงู„ุนุฑุงู‚ูŠู‡$593.0K
6ComedyMarkAngelComedy$326.8K
7SportsFabio Wibmer$317.0K
8Beauty & StyleNarins Beauty$203.3K
9NatureJamal alimwase ู€ ุฌู…ุงู„ ุงู„ุนู…ูˆุงุณูŠ$89.1K
10EducationBe Inspired$86.5K
11AutoDoctor DS$86.4K
12NewsTattato Khabar$69.8K
13TechTech Zaada$8.1K
14MusicBalanbaalis Studio$1.5K

When ranked by monthly earnings, the kids category comes in at first place. Six-year-old Like Nastya makes an estimated $7.73 million per monthโ€”thatโ€™s over 5 million more than the second ranking category, which is entertainment. The third most lucrative category is gaming, with the highest earner, jacksepticeye grossing an estimated $990,000 a month.

Itโ€™s important to note that figures are estimates of each YouTuberโ€™s ad revenue, so it doesnโ€™t account for corporate sponsorships, merchandise sales, or any fan donations.

So for all we know, these influencers could be making even more money. If that doesnโ€™t inspire you to start posting amateur videos on YouTube, we donโ€™t know what will.

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