What Are the Top 50 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels in 2023?

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What are the most subscribed YouTube channels 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

For instance, according to a recent survey, YouTube Stars like MrBeast and Shane Dawson are as popular among members of Gen-Z as more traditional celebrities like Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Zendaya, and LeBron James. 

Taking a look at the most-subscribed channels out there can give you a solid idea about who benefits most from this social trend. 

Plus, YouTubers can find valuable inspiration for their own content by a look at the strategies of the top channels.

So which are the top 50 most subscribed YouTube channels? In this article, we’ll tell you! Then, we’ll take a closer look at the 10 most influential players, and the most successful channels run by individual YouTubers rather than brands. 


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The Official List of the 50 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels

And here are the top YouTube channels of 2023! We’ll start with the absolute top 10, then work our way further down the list.

Rank Channel M Subs #YouTuber Content
1 T-Series 243 Official channel of the Indian record label and movie studio T-Series
2 Cocomelon 160 Animated nursery rhymes by US-based company Treasure Studio
3 MrBeast 157 #1 American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson's channel featuring stunts, tricks, and giveaways
4 Sony Entertainment Television India 157 Sony Entertainment Television in Hindi
5 PewDiePie 111 #2 Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg's comedy and gaming channel
6 Kids Diana Show 111 #3 Kid-oriented vlogs, reviews, and role-playing content by 8-year-old Ukrainian-American YouTuber Eva Diana Kidisyuk
7 Like Nastya 105 #4 Stories and role-play for kids by 9-year-old Russian-American YouTuber Anastasia Radzinskaya
8 Vlad and Niki 96.6 #5 Child-oriented vlogs and role-play by 9- and 7-year-old YouTubers Vladislav and Nikita Vashketov
9 Zee Music Company 95.1 Official channel of Indian music company Zee Music Company (ZMC)
10 WWE 95 Official channel of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

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 one of them still features over 45 million subscribers!

Rank Channel M Subs #YouTuber Content
11 Blackpink 87.7 Official channel of the South Korean girl group Blackpink
12 Goldmines 84.9 Official channel of Indian movie company Goldmines Telefilms
13 Sony SAB 80.7 Official channel of the Indian TV channel Sony SAB
14 5-Minute Crafts 79.7 DIY channel by TheSoul Publishing
15 BangtanTV 74.6 Official channel of the South Korean boy band BTS
16 Justin Bieber 71.3 Official channel of Canadian singer Justin Bieber
17 Hybe Labels 70.5 Official channel of the South Korean record label HYBE
18 Zee TV 68.2 Official channel of the Indian TV channel ZEE TV
19 Pinkfong 67 Official channel of the South Korean children's songs company (most famous for "Baby Shark")
20 Canal KondZilla 66.5 Official channel of the Brazilian music video production company KondZilla
21 Shemaroo Entertainment 64.7 Official channel of the Indian multi-media entertainment company Shemaroo Entertainment
22 ChuChu TV 64.5 Indian network of edutainment YouTube channels for kids
23 Colors TV 61.9 Official channel of Indian broadcast network Colors TV
24 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 59.6 Devotional movies division of T-Series
25 Dude Perfect 59.3 #6 Dude Perfect was launched by five American YouTubers back in 2009 and features trick shots, stunts, and battles
26 Movieclips 59.1 Official channel of Fandango Movieclips which features short sequences from popular movies
27 Tips Industries 58.1 Official channel of Indian record label Tips Industries Limited
28 Wave Music 57.2 Official channel of Indian music company Wave Music
29 El Reino Infantil 56.9 Argentine channel by Leader Music featuring songs for kids
30 Aaj Tak 56.6 Official channel of Indian news channel Aaj Tak
31 Sony Music India 56.6 Hindi-language channel of Sony Music
32 Marshmello 56.3 Official channel of American DJ and producer Marshmello (Christopher Comstock)
33 Eminem 56.2 Official channel of American rapper and record producer Eminem
34 LooLoo Kids 53.5 US-based edutainment children's channel
35 Yash Raj Films 53.5 Official channel of Indian movie production company Yash Raj Films
36 Ed Sheeran 53.2 Official channel of English singer Ed Sheeran
37 Ariana Grande 52.5 Official channel of American singer Ariana Grande
38 Taylor Swift 51.6 Official channel of American singer Taylor Swift
39 BillionSurpriseToys 51.4 Official channel of UAE animation and nursery rhyme clip company Animacast
40 Infobells 51 Official channel of Hindi animation and nursery rhyme company Infobells
41 JuegaGerman 47.8 #7 Gameplay channel of Chilean YouTuber Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis
42 Billie Eilish 47.7 Official channel of American singer Billie Eilish
43 Badabun 46.7 Official channel of Mexican multimedia company Badabun
44 Get Movies 46.2 Russian-language channel with animated kids and family content
45 Shemaroo 46.1 Official channel of Hindi movie and entertainment company Shemaroo Entertainment
46 Fernanfloo 45.9 #8 Comedy and gaming channel of Salvadoran YouTuber Luis Fernando Flores
47 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 45.8 Hindi-language music channel of Sony Music
48 Bad Bunny 45.7 Official channel of Puerto Rican Rapper Bad Bunny
49 A4 45.2 #9 Comedy and sketches by the Russian-language A4 group - Vlad, Rivi, Glent and Seryoga
50 Felipe Neto 45 #10 Channel of Brazilian-Portuguese YouTuber Rodrigues Vieira, featuring vlogs and comic sketches
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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 them specialize in movies and music. T-Series even features twice on our Top 50 list – its channel dedicated to devotional movies ranks 24th! 

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 top richest YouTubers.

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 11 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 second-most-subscribed channel is Cocomelon, which produces animated nursery rhymes, with over 155 million subscribers. This puts it over 60 million subscribers ahead of the official channel of the WWE, which currently ranks 9th.

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

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Who Are the YouTubers With the Most Subscribers?

We’ve already mentioned the insane popularity of children YouTubers like Kids Diana Show. But you won’t be surprised that the two creators with the most subscribers on the platform are MrBeast (over 150 million – and a correspondingly hefty income) and PewDiePie (111 million). 

Also in the list of YouTubers with the most subscribers are the guys from Dude Perfect (about 59 million). If you want to learn more about how all these creators find their success, check out our article on the strategies of the top YouTubers!

Next comes the gameplay channel JuegaGerman by Chilean YouTuber Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis, with about 48 million subscribers. Aranis also runs a personal channel – HolaSoyGerman. Amazingly, this channel also very nearly makes the list of the most-subscribed channels: It clocks in at over 40 million subscribers. 

Two of the remaining YouTubers who feature on the list of the most-subscribed channels also come from Central and South America

Salvadorian YouTuber Luis Fernando Flores (Fernanfloo) can boast around 46 million subscribers on his comedy and gaming channel. He is followed closely by the team from A4 (over 45 million) and Felipe Neto Rodrigues Vieira (45 million). 

Close runner-ups to the top 50 are Lukas Marques and Daniel Mologni from Brazil, as well as fellow Brazilian Whindersson Nunes.

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PewDiePie – now the second-most subscribed professional YouTuber, though not the richest creator on the platform.


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. Almost a fifth of the ranking channels actually focus on kid’s content

Many of the top contenders are actually the 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.

T-Series, an Indian record label and movie studio, has the most subscribers on YouTube – over 200 million of them. Next up are Cocomelon, SET India, and PewDiePie.

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.

Felix Kjellberg, AKA PewDiePie, is the single most successful creator on YouTube. There are a handful of bigger channels, but they’re run by studios.

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