Forbes has recently released their Business of Influence list, taking into account the top global influencers in various categories. And as decided by Forbes, Markiplier has topped the most influential gamer list, with Pewdiepie (the Youtuber with the most number of subscribers), following close behind in second place.
Markiplier is a Hawaiian born YouTube sensation of mixed ancestry with 7 billion views under his belt. His dedicated fans have also helped him raise up to $1 million for charity via his monthly charity livestreams.
To conjure up this list, Forbes took into account the reach and audience sizes of these Youtubers’ channels, in addition to other factors such as resonance, vitality, relevance and engagement. They also determined the weight of each candidate’s earnings per post as well as having reviewed their business deals — for example, book and app earnings.
The list is only inclusive of Youtubers who worked their way up from the bottom, thus excluding celebrities on Youtube as they did not build their presence purely through Youtube. The scope of the list was also limited to Youtubers who posted primarily in English.
Here are Forbes top 10 most influential gamers:
- The Diamond Minecart
- Tom Cassell
- Sky Does Minecraft
- Mari Takahashi