The Most Popular Female Creators on YouTube – 2018

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who spends their time on their internet that YouTube is massively popular. Despite some major missteps in communication over the last year or so, YouTube is still the second-most visited site in the world, behind Google and leading in front of Facebook according to Alexa Internet’s ranking system. YouTube is the go-to place for internet video, with billions of hours of videos viewed on the service each month. There is no limit to the type of content on the platform. From gaming and technology coverage, to politics and world news; makeup tutorials and vlogs to comedy skits and home movies, YouTube is truly an “it is what you make of it”-type of website. The content you view everyday generates a certain number of recommendations, and from there, you’ll find new content.

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For some, YouTube has even replaced watching television at night, instead choosing to tune into any one number of shows on the web today. With the number of outlandish personalities on YouTube that upload weekly, biweekly, or even daily content, it’s easy to see why tuning into YouTube as opposed to whatever’s airing on network television is great for younger audiences: the content is typically free, it’s all viewable on demand with minimal ads, and everything is hyper-targeted to a specific audience. With YouTube, you watch what you want, when you want, not what specific creators try to push onto you. Subscribing to a specific channel essentially makes YouTube into a one-stop shop for all the content you like from a creator, and you can use the homepage on YouTube to watch recommended content based on what you already consume on the site.

Looking through the top lists of YouTubers, though, one thing becomes obvious: outside of music video providers (ie, VEVO), the most popular content creators tend to skew male. The personality with the most subscribers on the platform, for example, is PewDiePie, a gaming-focused channel, with over 61 million subscribers; meanwhile, the most popular female creator on the platform (listed in our roundup below) only has a third of his subscriber count. Still, routinely reaching millions of viewers is something most television shows would kill for, making YouTube one of the most popular places for video consumption on the web today.

Truth be told, it took a while to create this list. There’s no widely-available roundup of the most popular female creators on the platform, and because a large percentage of the most-subscribed accounts on YouTube are VEVO-associated or other music video accounts, it’s difficult to sort through who is and isn’t a popular, independent female creator. To make this list, we looked at subscriber count, and removed the music video-based accounts (with one major exception, as you’ll see below). We also used a US-based list, which does discount certain non-English speaking creators, though not everyone on this list speaks English (and, again, our list contains a major non-US exception).

The nature of YouTube makes it difficult to track the most popular creators on the platform, let alone singling out the top female video makers. Still, we hope these top 20 female YouTubers helps you find a new voice on the service, and also highlights some of the incredible, often-discounted work that women are doing on YouTube. It’s certainly possible that a creator slipped through our ranking as well, though we did our best to ensure that as many voices as possible were included on the list. Without further ado, these are the top twenty most popular female YouTubers on the platform.

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