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DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

From BBC - December 7, 2017

DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 - making 12.3m this year, according to Forbes magazine.

The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, started off making videos of himself playing Minecraft and Pokemon.

He's got more than 16 million subscribers and has had more than 10 billion views of all his videos.

The YouTuber, whose real name is Dan Middleton, did not feature in the top ten list last year.

DanTDM's recent live tour included a show at the Sydney Opera House - which became the second fastest-selling show in the venue's history.

He started posting videos, which were aimed at the under-10s, while working in Tesco.

Back in November, Dan told Newsbeat that he was not prepared for the fame he got from being a YouTuber.

He said it's intense being a role model for young people and is something he's still learning about.

Here's the list in full

1 Daniel Middleton $16.5m (12.3m)

2 Evan Fong (VanossGaming) - $15.5m (11.6m)

3 Dude Perfect - $14m (10.5m)

4 Markiplier - $12.5m (9.3m)

4 Logan Paul - $12.5m (9.3m)

6 PewDiePie - $12m (9m)

7 Jake Paul - $11.5m (8.6m)

8 Ryan ToysReview - $11m (8.2m)

8 Smosh - $11m (8.2m)

10 Lilly Singh - $10.5m (7.8m)

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