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Tyler Oakley Makes Forbes List of Highest-Earning YouTubers of 2016

Tyler Oakley Makes Forbes List of Highest-Earning YouTubers of 2016

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Oakley pocketed $6 million this year. 

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Tyler Oakley, King of the Internet, came in as the fifth highest-earning YouTube star according to Forbes, making $6 million during the past year. His financial success is partly due to the deal he made with Ellen Degeneres' production company earlier back in May.

"[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:

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