Forbes published an online article ranking the top-paid YouTube stars. The minimum to make the list? $2.5 million in pretax earnings in the year ending June 1, 2015. They all made their fortunes by commenting on videogames, serving up comedy, debriefing about beauty and dancing while playing the violin, they have attracted millions of fans—and the money in their (or their parents’) wallets.
8 (tie). Rosanna Pansino: $2.5 million
A self-trained chef whose baking tutorials have taught millions the science behind a perfect cupcake will publish her first cookbook, The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us, this month. Earlier this year Pansino partnered with pan-and-tray-maker Wilton Brands on her how-to series, Nerdy Nummies.