25 People Who Got Rich Via Youtube

#6 – Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla – $6 Million

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla are the guys behind the iconic YouTube channel – Smosh. Both of them are considered to be the first stars of YouTube. They gained attention from a worldwide audience when they posted a video of themselves lip-syncing the Pokemon theme song, which later became the most watched video on YouTube in 2006.

YouTube made these guys immensely popular and rich as they have released four albums, a video game, and an app.