The video-sharing website was founded back in 2005, was bought by Google at $1.6 billion a year and a half later, and YouTube has exploded ever since.
The content ranges from how-to videos on home carpentry, plumbing and car mechanics, to DIY make-up and art tutorials, to high-budget music videos. There are also a huge amount of YouTube professionals – people who make a career out of entertaining and engaging videos. This richest of them all is PewPewDie, a Swedish video-game commentator who earns $825,000-$8.47 million after YouTube’s 45% cut.
Here’s one of his videos, plus a couple of more YouTube hits: