"[YouTube] is a place for people from all over the world to feel less alone. When I was younger and still in the closet, I couldn't just google 'coming out story' to help me articulate what I was going through," Oakley told Forbes. "Now, there are tens of thousands of first-person accounts that could help people make sense of their identities."
Oakley currently has 8.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and a New York Times bestselling collection of essays entitled Binge.
Pewdiepie topped the list, earning $15 million in 2016. You can view the full list here.
Check out Oakley's most recent YouTube video with Olympic diver Tom Daley below: