The world’s richest YouTuber is a former Tesco worker from Hampshire. Dan Middleton, 26, raked in a staggering £12.3MILLION from his channel in 2017, according to Forbes.

Better known to his legion of fans as DanTDM, he posts videos of him playing popular computer games and offers tips.

The video-sharing site gives ‘professional’ YouTubers around 68 per cent of advertising profits. And with an army of 16 million subscribers, that means Dan’s videos are hugely profitable.

He recently performed on a live tour including a stop at the Sydney Opera House which was the second fastest-selling show in the venue’s history.

Mr Middleton, from Aldershot, began his career posting videos of him playing Pokemon while at university. He is now mostly known for his expertise on Minecraft, a game which involves building a 3D world.

Speaking about his success, Mr Middleton admitted he has been left a little overwhelmed: “It’s something I was just not prepared for at all.

“It’s something I’ve slowly been learning about in the past three or four years. In the past five years YouTube has evolved. Being a YouTuber was not a thing before.

“I know people that make similar content to me who are 30 or 40 years old so I don’t think there is an age limit to it at all.” In total his videos have been viewed more than 10 billion times.

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