Content of every kind has a place in the world of YouTube. The platform has played a huge role in actively changing what is considered entertainment for millions of people around the world and has recognized creators of great content for their sheer talent and conviction.
YouTube is now an accurate mirror of what the world watches and loves. Here is a list of YouTube channels with the highest subscribers in the world.
Currently at the number one position is T-Series, the Indian music company that produces the most popular music in the country, along with a whole lot of television and OTT content updates on its channel. Its popularity has been reaching unprecedented heights with the latest updates on the celebrated reality show ‘Indian Idol’, a show that is being followed by millions of people in India and around the world. The channel also provides a great platform for new musicians to launch their original compositions apart from movie albums. The channel has a staggering 236 million subscribers to date and over 18,800 videos to view on its channel.
As new parents have been admitting lately, YouTube has become a legitimate babysitter with its wide variety of children’s educational and entertainment content. Cocomelon has remained in the leading position in terms of subscribers and views for a while now, with its adorable animal characters and catchy tunes about a wide range of subjects. Cocomelon, which was previously ABC Kids TV, now has 154 million subscribers, making it the second-highest subscribed channel in the world. This means that millions of parents all over the world are choosing this channel as quality screen time for their children. This wildly successful brand also sells merchandise like toys and books with their signature characters from over 800 original videos on their channel.
Sony Entertainment TV has been a household favorite television channel since the 90s and continues to keep people hooked to its content on its Youtube channel as well. SET India is in the number 3 position, with 152 million subscribers coming back every day to follow their favorite shows. The YouTube channel has a whopping 105,582 videos available, with new updates being added every day. Their content includes many clips from household favorite soap operas now accessible at any time during the day, excerpts from the witty and hilarious Kapil Sharma show, bite-sized videos from the celebrated Shark Tank India, and many other features programs aired on their TV channel as well as their online platform.
Placed at number 4 with 135 million subscribers, MrBeast gained popularity on YouTube for his stunts and videos in which he gives away large sums of money. He first gained national attention in 2017 for his video “Counting to 100,000”, which took him over 40 hours to complete. Since then, he has continued to make high-concept videos, often involving huge sums of money, and has become one of the most popular and influential creators on YouTube. MrBeast is also known for his philanthropy. He has launched several philanthropic initiatives of his own, including #TeamTrees, which aims to plant 20 million trees by 2020, and #TeamSeas, which aims to remove 30 million pounds of plastic from the ocean by 2022.
In the fifth position is PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, a Swedish YouTuber, comedian, and video game commentator. His channel gained popularity for his Let’s Play videos, in which he provided commentary while playing video games. He is wildly popular for his energetic and often irreverent style, and his videos quickly gained a large following. PewDiePie’s YouTube channel also has videos on a wide range of topics, including memes, internet culture, and current events. Despite being involved in several controversies throughout his career, including accusations of racism and anti-Semitism, PewDiePie has remained one of the most popular and influential creators on YouTube, with over 111 million subscribers as of early 2023.
More content for kids
Notably, the YouTube channels in number 6th, 7th, and 8th positions are entertainment and education channels for kids, namely, Kids Diana Show, Like Nastya, and Vlad and Nikki. It does seem like YouTube is everything, including a babysitter for millions of children around the world.