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Thursday, February 12, 2015 (read 4074 times)
Spain's Most Popular YouTuberby David
YouTube has swept the planet with its ability to offer something to everyone. Not surprisingly some of the most popular channels to be found are channels related to videogames. Spain is no exception and we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what channels people are looking at here. Keeping with the universal spirit of the internet, the number one channel last year was a channel dedicated to the views and opinions of videogames and other online shenanigans. El Rubius takes the award for having the biggest YouTube channel emanating from Spain with over 9 million subscribers.
Considering that in just 2 years he has gone from 1 million to 9 million subscribers, his rise has been exceptionally rapid but it is also a reflection of just how quickly the world of the internet moves. This 25 year YouTuber is half Spanish and half Norwegian and in a video he produced explaining his life in drawings (which you can see below), we are able to see how he his experience has been living between two very distinct cultures. After trying to find his niche he met up with fellow gamer and YouTuber, Mangel, and together they found an apartment together and are now both creating videos and collaborating with one another for their respective channels.
Late in 2014, El Rubius, enjoyed the launch of his newly released book El Libro Troll. This book gives potential trolls (or internet pranksters) tips, exercises and advice on how to be a successful troll. Cervantes it isn't but it, like its author, has had been the center of unexpected success. Number one bestseller for weeks, this book has sold over 100,000 copies and was the center of attention during last year's Feria del Libro in Madrid.
All of this success has also benefited El Rubius economically. Thanks to his internet and literary successes, it is reported that he made approximately 2.5 million euros in 2014. Through YouTube alone he is earning approximately 75,000€ to 100,000€ per month from advertisers. El Rubius is not only a phenomenon in Spain since he is also well known among teenagers throughout Latin America.
In a world largely dominated by English Speaker it is interesting to see how Spanish Language YouTubers are making a niche for themselves in this highly competitive (but also very happenstance) world of YouTube fame. Along with El Rubius there are other Spanish YouTubers among the most popular in the world like Vegetta777, TheWillyRex, Xalexby11 and StaXxCraft.
This world is always changing and it will be interesting how this YouTube centered economy evolves in the future. Like everyone these people are sure to reach their peak and be replaced by a newer generation, what has to be seen is what will become of these pioneers when age catches up with them and the ideas begin to run out. I have the notion that these kids will be alright.
Keywords: you tube channels,el rubius,youtube fame,youtube spain
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