Here Are The 20 Highest-Earning Celebrity YouTube Channels Of 2021, According To Forbes Korea

Forbes Korea has published its list of the celebrities estimated to have the highest-earning YouTube channels!

As part of its annual Power YouTuber report, Forbes Korea has released a list of the 20 celebrity YouTube channels estimated to have raked in the highest earnings over the past year—and a whopping 16 of them belonged to singers.

Only four celebrity channels on the list did not belong to K-pop stars—actress Ahn So Young’s mukbang channel (No. 11); comedians Lee Yong Joo, Jung Jae Hyung, and Kim Min Soo’s shared channel Psick University (No. 12); celebrity chef Baek Jong Won’s cooking-themed channel (No. 15); and Hong Jin Kyung’s studying-themed channel (No. 17).

Notably, NCT makes multiple appearances on the list: in addition to NCT DREAM’s official YouTube channel claiming No. 3, the group’s “NCT DAILY” channel came in at No. 16, followed by NCT’s official YouTube channel as a full group at No. 20.

Check out all of the celebrities whose YouTube channels made this year’s list—and their estimated earnings—below!

1. BTS’s BANGTANTV

Subscribers (as of August 31): 57.1 million

Videos: 1,589

Views: 12.4 billion

Estimated earnings for the year: 19.1 billion won (approximately $16.5 million)

2. BLACKPINK

Subscribers (as of August 31): 64.6 million

Videos: 372

Views: 19.2 billion

Estimated earnings for the year: 13.5 billion won (approximately $11.6 million)

3. NCT DREAM

Subscribers (as of August 31): 3.95 million

Videos: 233

Views: 395.4 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 2.2 billion won (approximately $1.9 million)

4. SEVENTEEN

Subscribers (as of August 31): 6.85 million

Videos: 881

Views: 2.1 billion

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.9 billion won (approximately $1.7 million)

5. GOT7’s BamBam

Subscribers (as of August 31): 1.07 million

Videos: 72

Views: 75.8 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.7 billion won (approximately $1.5 million)

6. MAMAMOO

Subscribers (as of August 31): 6.07 million

Videos: 604

Views: 1.6 billion

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.7 billion won (approximately $1.5 million)

7. EXO

Subscribers (as of August 31): 8.31 million

Videos: 199

Views: 472 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.7 billion won (approximately $1.5 million)

8. IU

Subscribers (as of August 31): 6.69 million

Videos: 125

Views: 953.4 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.6 billion won (approximately $1.4 million)

9. aespa

Subscribers (as of August 31): 2.35 million

Videos: 60

Views: 282.5 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.4 billion won (approximately $1.2 million)

10. TXT

Subscribers (as of August 31): 7.54 million

Videos: 755

Views: 467.1 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.1 billion won (approximately $989,395)

11. Ahn So Young’s Ssoyoung

Subscribers (as of August 31): 6.44 million

Videos: 573

Views: 951.1 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.1 billion won (approximately $987,195)

12. Lee Yong Joo, Jung Jae Hyung, & Kim Min Soo’s Psick University

Subscribers (as of August 31): 1.45 million

Videos: 377

Views: 361.8 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 1.1 billion won (approximately $986,607)

13. Red Velvet

Subscribers (as of August 31): 4.41 million

Videos: 144

Views: 619 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 782 million won (approximately $675,209)

14. LOONA

Subscribers (as of August 31): 1.67 million

Videos: 1,026

Views: 589.9 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 781.7 million won (approximately $674,968)

15. Baek Jong Won’s Paik’s Cuisine

Subscribers (as of August 31): 5.15 million

Videos: 338

Views: 531.6 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 561.8 million won (approximately $485,139)

16. NCT’s NCT DAILY

Subscribers (as of August 31): 4.21 million

Videos: 467

Views: 729.9 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 501.4 million won (approximately $432,955)

17. Hong Jin Kyung’s Study King Real Genius Hong Jin Kyung

Subscribers (as of August 31): 894,000

Videos: 79

Views: 81.3 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 427 million won (approximately $368,710)

18. Kim Jong Kook’s Gym Jong Kook

Subscribers (as of August 31): 2.11 million

Videos: 12

Views: 58.1 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 426.4 million won (approximately $368,204)

19. AKMU

Subscribers (as of August 31): 2.54 million

Videos: 147

Views: 634.7 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 374 million won (approximately $322,949)

20. NCT’s NCT

Subscribers (as of August 31): 4.22 million

Videos: 224

Views: 282.8 million

Estimated earnings for the year: 363.8 million won (approximately $314,092)

What are your favorite celebrity YouTube channels? Let us know in the comments below!

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