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04th Dec 2018

An Irish YouTuber Just Made The Forbes Top 10 YouTube Rich List For 2018

Kiara Keane

An Irish YouTuber from Athlone has made it onto the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid YouTube stars for 2018.

Seán McLoughlin from Athlone, better known as JackSepticEye, has made his fortune as a YouTube gamer with almost 21 million subscribers and over 10 billion video views to his name.

The 28-year-old made it to number 8 on the Forbes ‘Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2018’ list, estimating his wealth to be $16 million (around €14 million) for the year from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

They wrote, ‘Foulmouthed, energetic Seán McLoughlin is the most popular YouTuber in Ireland thanks to his colourful video-game commentary.

‘A few bad words haven’t kept him from going mainstream: He did a series for Disney and is developing exclusive content for live-streaming platform Twitch.’

Seán beat the hugely controversial YouTuber Logan Paul as well as the site’s most-followed user Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie to his number eight spot.

Coming in at number one is seven-year-old Ryan ToysReview who’s said to be worth a whopping $22 million (€19 million) and has 17 million followers.

Main image via YouTube

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