Video game YouTuber from Athlone makes the top ten in the 2018 Forbes YouTube rich list 1 week ago

Video game YouTuber from Athlone makes the top ten in the 2018 Forbes YouTube rich list

He has reportedly earned $16 million in 2018 alone.

Forbes have announced their 2018 YouTube rich list, and an Irish native has made the top ten!

Athlone based JackSepticEye, aka Seán McLoughlin, came in at number eight, reportedly earning approximately $16 million pre-tax, between June 2017 and June 2018.

McLoughlin has over 20 millions subscribers to his channel on YouTube, where fans come to watch him play video games, with his usual hyper-active, foul-mouthed manner.

Here is just one of his hugely popular videos (this particular one has well over eight millions views), where he plays the opening hour of 2018's God Of War reboot:

Clip via jacksepticeye

In case you're wondering, the top five goes as follows, with some recognizable names in there even to those who don't subscribe much to YouTube channels:

RyanToysReview - $22m - As the name tells you, this 7-year-old reviews toys for a living. And gets paid in excess of $22 million PER YEAR to do it.

Jake Paul - $21.5m - Young brother of Logan (who came in at No.10 this year), best known for goofy rap sangs and doing pranks.

Dude Perfect - $20m - A five-man group who are known for intricate sporting abilities.

DanTDM - $18.5m - Plays Minecraft. A lot.

Jeffree Star - $18m - Make-up artist turned beauty product mogul.