The Top 50 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels in 2024

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Who are the most-subscribed YouTubers in the world? 

No matter if you’re a well-established YouTuber, a rookie just starting out on the platform, or just curious – there are plenty of reasons for wanting an answer. 

YouTube is one of the biggest social media platforms on the planet, with just shy of 2.6 billion monthly users. Who succeeds on the platform matters, especially as YouTube content is becoming more and more relevant – thanks to younger audiences

Among Gen-Z,  YouTube stars like MrBeast and Shane Dawson are just as popular as celebrities like Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Zendaya, and LeBron James. 

Taking a look at the most-subscribed YouTube channels out there gives you a solid idea about who benefits most from this trend.  Plus, YouTubers can find valuable inspiration for their own content by a look at the strategies of the top subscribed channels.

So which are the top 50 most subscribed YouTube channels?

Here, you’ll find the complete top 50 list, updated on a weekly basis.

We’ll also take a closer look at the 10 largest YouTube channels, and the most successful channels run by individual YouTubers rather than brands or people who are famous otherwise, like Justin Bieber or Blackpink.

Ready? Let’s get started! 

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The Complete List of the 50 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels

And here are the top YouTube channels of 2024! We’ll start with the absolute top 10 most subscribed channels, then work our way down the list.

Top 10

RankChannelM Subs#YouTuberContent
1MrBeast283 #1American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson's channel featuring stunts, tricks, and giveaways
2T-Series267Official channel of the Indian record label and movie studio T-Series
3Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes177Animated nursery rhymes by US-based company Treasure Studio
4SET India173Sony Entertainment Television in Hindi
5Kids Diana Show123 #2Kid-oriented vlogs, reviews, and role-playing content by 8-year-old Ukrainian-American YouTuber Eva Diana Kidisyuk
6Vlad and Niki119 #3Child-oriented vlogs and role-play by 9- and 7-year-old YouTubers Vladislav and Nikita Vashketov
7Like Nastya116 #4Stories and role-play for kids by 9-year-old Russian-American YouTuber Anastasia Radzinskaya
8PewDiePie111 #5Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg's comedy and gaming channel
9Zee Music Company108Official channel of Indian music company Zee Music Company (ZMC)
10WWE102Official channel of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
SOURCE: YouTube

Let’s now move on to the rest of the list. While not quite as impressive as the top 10 most subbed YouTube channels, every single one of them still features over 50 million subscribers!

Rank 11 - 50

RankChannelM Subs#YouTuberContent
11Goldmines97.4Official channel of Indian movie company Goldmines Telefilms
12Blackpink94Official channel of the South Korean girl group Blackpink
13Sony SAB92.8Official channel of the Indian TV channel Sony SAB
14ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs91.5Indian network of edutainment YouTube channels for kids
15Zee TV81Official channel of the Indian TV channel ZEE TV
165-Minute Crafts80.7DIY channel by TheSoul Publishing
17BANGTANTV78.3Official channel of the South Korean boy band BTS
18Pinkfong75.5Official channel of the South Korean children's songs company (most famous for "Baby Shark")
19Hybe Labels75Official channel of the South Korean record label HYBE
20Colors TV73.2Official channel of Indian broadcast network Colors TV
21Justin Bieber73.1Official channel of Canadian singer Justin Bieber
22Shemaroo Filmi Gaane68.6Official channel of the Indian multi-media entertainment company Shemaroo Entertainment
23T-Series Bhakti Sagar67.9Devotional movies division of T-Series
24Canal KondZilla67.1Official channel of the Brazilian music video production company KondZilla
25Stokes Twins66.8 #6Comedy shorts by the Stokes twin brothers Alex and Alan
26Tips Official66.4Official channel of Indian record label Tips Industries Limited
27Aaj Tak65.5Official channel of Indian news channel Aaj Tak
28El Reino Infantil64.5Argentine channel by Leader Music featuring songs for kids
29Infobells - Hindi62.5Official channel of Hindi animation and nursery rhyme company Infobells
30Wave Music62.1Official channel of Indian music company Wave Music
31Movieclips61.5Official channel of Fandango Movieclips which features short sequences from popular movies
32Sony Music India60.6Hindi-language channel of Sony Music
33Eminem Music60.5Official channel of American rapper and record producer Eminem
34Dude Perfect60.3 #7Dude Perfect was launched by five American YouTubers back in 2009 and features trick shots, stunts, and battles
35YRF60.2Official channel of Indian movie production company Yash Raj Films
36Taylor Swift59.3Official channel of American singer Taylor Swift
37ZAMZAM ELECTRONICS TRADING57.5Official channel of UAE electronics store ZamZam
38Toys and Colors57.3US kids, toys and pretend play channel
39Marshmello57.1Official channel of American DJ and producer Marshmello (Christopher Comstock)
40LooLoo Kids57US-based edutainment children's channel
41BillionSurpriseToys56.8Official channel of UAE animation and nursery rhyme clip company Animacast
42A455.1 #8Comedy and sketches by the Russian-language A4 group - Vlad, Rivi, Glent and Seryoga
43HAR PAL GEO54.9Channel of Pakistani film, TV and music company Geo Entertainment
44Ed Sheeran54.7Official channel of English singer Ed Sheeran
45Ariana Grande54.3Official channel of American singer Ariana Grande
46ARY Digital HD54Flagship entertainment channel of the Pakistan-based ARY Network
47PANDA BOI53.9 #9Comedy shorts and sketches by Italian-Chinese Federico Hu AKA Pandaboi
48Shemaroo53.6Official channel of Hindi movie and entertainment company Shemaroo Entertainment
49Mark Rober53.6 #10DIY gadget and science by ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober
50Billie Eilish52Official channel of American singer Billie Eilish
SOURCE: YouTube
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What Are the 10 Most Subscribed Channels on YouTube?

As you can see from the list above, the most subscribed YouTube channels in the world are split evenly between brands and individual YouTubers.

Many of the most successful company channels actually serve Indian audiences – such as T-Series, SET India, and Zee Music Company. All of these specialize in movies and music. 

One name even features twice on our Top 50 list: The main T-Series channel is the single most subscribed YouTube channel in the world, at over 265 million subs, while its devotional movies channel ranks 23rd. 

Among the 5 non-corporate YouTubers in the overall Top 10 are MrBeast and PewDiePie, as well as three that specialize in children’s content – Kids Diana Show, Like Nastya, and Vlad and Niki. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re all also among the richest YouTubers.

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Interestingly, all these kids’ channels feature children who live in the United States but have Eastern European backgrounds. Diana and her brother Roma, who also frequently appears in videos, were both born in Ukraine. Nastya was born in Russia, as were Vlad and Niki’s parents.

The popularity of children’s content is also evident from the fact that 12 out of the top 50 channels fall into this niche – that’s over 20%. As a result of this creator economy dynamic, more kids want to be YouTubers these days than astronauts.

In fact, the third-most-subscribed channel in the world is CocoMelon, which produces animated nursery rhymes, with over 170 million subscribers. This puts it about 70 million subscribers ahead of the official channel of the WWE, which currently ranks 10th.

The top 50 feature quite a few channels that focus on toys, play, and early-childhood educational material like animated nursery rhymes. One of them, Toys and Colors, is currently the single most-watched channel on YouTube.

Like Nastya is one of many kids’ channels among the top 50 YouTube channels.

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Who Are the YouTubers With the Most Subscribers?

You won’t be surprised that the creator with the most subscribers on the platform is MrBeast. He has over 280 million subs, and a correspondingly hefty income. He has all but zoomed by long-time leader T-Series as the overall most popular channel, gaining tens of millions of subscribers within weeks. More than that: MrBeast seems set to crack the 300 million subscriber mark before the summer is over. 

We’ve already mentioned the insane popularity of child YouTubers like Nastya or Diana. Long-term subs leader PewDiePie (111 million, #5) was overtaken by Kids Diana Show (around 125 million) last year, which now holds the #2 creator spot. Vlad and Niki as well as Like Nastya did the same in early 2024: With nearly 120 million subs each, they are now the #3 and #4 creator channels.

Zooming up the ranks straight to #25 are the Stokes twins, Alan and Alex. The sensation comedy duo more than doubled their sub count within the last two months. The twin’s antics are now followed by more than 65 million YouTube subscribers.

Also in the list of YouTubers with the most subscribers are the guys from Dude Perfect, holding steady at about 60 million. The four dudes are #7 among creators and #34 overall. 

Next comes the comedy skit channel A4, run by a small team of Belarusian creators. They have amassed around 55 million subscribers. After edging onto the top 50 list at the beginning of this year, they’re now #43 overall, and the #8 creator channel.

Hot in pursuit with nearly 55 million subs as of this week is the comedy channel PANDA BOI by Italian-Chinese Federico Hu. Hu is also the newest entrant on our list. Following a stellar three-year run, his is now the ninth-most subscribed creator channel and #47 overall. In Italy, his home country, he is the single most subscribed YouTuber.

Rank #10 belongs to ex-NASA and Apple engineer Mark Rober. His eponymous DIY engineering and science channel recently passed 50 million subs – and is set to climb.

Bonus: Runners-Up

Just to top it off: The closest creator runner-up to the top 50 is Germán Aranis, a Chilean comedian and singer, at just short of 50 million subs. 

Then comes Miguel Bernal Montes, a Spanish gaming YouTuber born in 1993. At about 48 million subs, his Roblox- and Minecraft-focused channelMikecrack, is actually the top-subscribed channel in Spain.

Montes himself is followed by Salvadorian YouTuber Luis Fernando Flores (Fernanfloo), with around 47 million subscribers on his comedy and gaming channel. After that come the Indonesian duo Jess No Limit as well as Você Sabia?, a channel run by Brazilians Lukas Marques and Daniel Molognil.

PewDiePie – still the fifth-most subscribed professional YouTuber, though by far not the richest creator on the platform.

Conclusion

Our list of the top 50 most subscribed YouTube channels shows a huge diversity of countries and genres

Some of the most successful channels are run by film and music companies, many from India. More than a fifth of the ranking channels actually focus on kid’s content

Many of the top contenders are also official channels of high-profile musicians like Blackpink, BTS, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift. 

Still, professional YouTubers make up a significant portion of the list, with MrBeast, PewDiePie and DudePerfect taking lucrative top spots.

MrBeast’s channel has the most subscribers on YouTuber – over, an Indian record label and movie studio, has the most subscribers on YouTube – over 280 million of them. Next up are T-Series, Cocomelon, SET India, and Kids Diana Show.

Most of the top 50 most subscribed YouTube channels are run by music and movie companies. Many of the rest are gaming and comedy channels, and kid’s channels also feature prominently.

Jimmy Donaldson, AKA MrBeast, is the single most successful creator on YouTube. He has over 280 million subscribers.

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, stands tall as YouTube’s unparalleled champion. Boasting a subscriber base of over 280 million, he outshines every other creator in the platform’s history. While there is one channel with a larger audience, it’s helmed by a studio.

MrBeast, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, holds the crown as YouTube’s most subscribed creator. He can boast a subscriber base of over 280 million. While a handful of channels have similarly massive audiences, they’re all run by studios rather than individual creators.

The most popular YouTubers out there are MrBeast, Kids Diana Show, and LikeNastya, all with over 100 million subscribers. MrBeast currently heads the list with more than 280 million subs. Most of the largest channels are run by corporations rather than individual YouTubers.

By far the most popular girl YouTuber is Eva Diana Kidisyuk, a Ukrainian-born American creator whose channel, Kids Diana Show, features content for children. It’s the fifth-most subscribed in the world.

In the realm of YouTube, Jimmy Donaldson, alias MrBeast, reigns supreme with over 280 million subscribers. Most large channels are managed by studios, not individual creators.

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  • Alex Lefkowitz

    Alex Lefkowitz is the founder and CEO of Tasty Edits. He holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and is an experienced video editor, having edited hundreds of videos for dozens of creators before starting his own video editing company. Since launching Tasty Edits, he has directly managed thousands of video and thumbnail orders. Now, he draws on his experience working with professional creators to write about video editing, the creator economy, and video marketing. You can also read his work on Hackernoon and Medium. Plus, he's contributed several expert opinions in interviews and articles as a guest on platforms like Jotform.

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