YouTube rich list revealedA list of the top ten earners on YouTube has been revealed.
The profit-generating potential of video productions has been highlighted by the publication of a You Tube 'rich list'.
Web analytics firm TubeMogul has released a list of the ten highest earning independent acts on YouTube.
It reveals that all ten have earned over $100,000 (£65,000) each over the past 12 months from earnings taken directly from their videos posted on the video sharing site, the Independent reports.
Original content producers are able to gain revenue from their videos as Google-owned YouTube splits profits made from banner advertising with them 50/50.
Number one on the list is 22-year-old Californian comedian Shane Dawson, who is estimated to have made $315,000 in the last year.
His success could indicate the value of using comedy on online video productions to win viewers.
Indeed, nine of the top ten YouTube earners are comedians, with the other being a politics chat show.
YouTube receives more than 14 billion video views every month.