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Highest Paid YouTube Stars: Dan TDM the $18.5 Million Dollar Man

DanTDM net worth: $30 Million


Daniel Middleton who is also known by his YouTube name DanTDM has a reported 20.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and has come a long way since the past two years. Back in 2016, he did not even appear in the list of Top Ten Highest Paid YouTube Stars. Near the end of 2017, he was on the list with his 16.5 million dollars earnings. Now the end of 2018 is near and he is the 4th highest paid YouTube Stars on the all time list of Top 10 Highest Paid YouTube Stars. Do not feel bad for him that he came fourth because he made a massive 18.5 million dollars this year.


Daniel Middleton aka DanTDM aka The Diamond Minecraft is a British YouTube personality who was born on November 8th, 1991 in Aldershot, England. He completed his graduation from University of Northampton and joined the world of YouTube back in 2010 while he was still in college. Back then, he was devoted to Pokémon and was known as PokemonDanLv45. Then suddenly in 2015 while he was doing a job as a shelf stocker at a local grocery store named Tesco, he launched himself and his channel as The Diamond Minecraft. This was a gaming channel that was for the audience of age 5 to 10 years old. He later changed his name to The Diamond Minecraft/DanTDM. Back in December of 2016, he permanently changed his name to DanTDM.


By the name of his channel, you might have probably guessed it; his channel mainly focuses on the video game Minecraft. His channel boasts a subscriber count of 20.7 million. He posts regular reviews and gameplay videos over this channel. These videos are shot in the studio inside his home. After getting up in 9 AM in the morning, he starts working on the videos after one hour. He checks on the updates from Minecraft, and then edits his videos in the afternoon, and finishes hi work by uploading it by 8:30 Pm.


For weekends, he prepares videos in advance. After uploading the videos, he keeps tracks of the comments from his subscribers for feedback. After 2016, DanTDM in addition to Minecraft also started to review and posts gameplays of other popular games like Roblox and Tomodachi Life.


Due to his massive success on YouTube and fame, he has been a regular guest at the renowned gaming event; Insomnia. He was twice offered a gust role on a CBBC show titled “Technobabble”. He was there as a commentator on video games.


Gaming is not Dan’s only forte as he is also a very great author. In fall of 2016, he released his own graphic novel by the title, “Tryaurus and the Enchanted Crystal”. This novel features the characters from his YouTube show, which includes both DanTDM, and his dog Grim along with characters like evil lab boss named Denton and his sidekick Fin and a scientist named Dr. Tryaurus. The novel was a massive hit in Japan and was listed on the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for 11 weeks.


In this pat one year, DanTDM also did a world tour and one of the most impressive stop was in Australia, where he had four sold out nights at the Sydney Opera House. This was the fastest selling show in the venue’s long history. In addition to all this, he also is the owner of a booming merchandise business.

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