The Amount of Money YouTuber Lilly Singh Made in 2016 Proves We’re All in the Wrong Business

Among Forbes magazine’s highest paid YouTube stars of 2016 is one of our own.

Lilly Singh – a Canadian-Indian from Scarborough who also goes by IISuperwomanII – claimed the third place position, earning an annual gross income of $7.5 million.


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As you may recall, a few weeks back, Singh hilariously put a sexist troll in his place the only way she knows how – via a now viral video.

Since launching her “Superwoman” channel back in 2010, Singh has accumulated a growing following of 10 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion views.

She has shared the screen with people like James Franco, Seth Rogan, and Michelle Obama in hilarious YouTube videos and even appeared on The Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon.


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This isn’t the first time she’s graced a Forbes list, either. Earlier this year, she also made the publication’s “30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment” list.

So to all you parents out there who think YouTube is a waste of time, here’s proof that the earning potential of YouTube fame is pretty major.

The title of the wealthiest YouTube star goes to Felix Kjellberg (aka PewDiePie), who has earned $15 million this year for the videos he shares with his 50 million followers.

You may want to make it a New Year’s resolution to brush up on your on-camera and video editing skills.

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