Top 10 Tech Influencers in the United States [2019]

Lyndsey Jin
Sep 10 · 6 min read

1. Unbox Therapy

Unbox Therapy is an American YouTube channel created by Lewis George Hilsenteger in December 2010. Lewis is a technology guru, web host, video producer and social media personality who became popular for his videos related to reviews on technology which include the latest smartphones, gadgets, and technology unheard of. Since the creation of the channel, he has produced 1669 videos that have staggering collective view count exceeding 3 billion and rising. His popularity has also gotten him sponsorships from the likes of Intel, Google, IBM, WB Games, GlassUSA and many others. Currently, he has over 15.2 million subscribers and an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

2. CrazyRussianHacker

Taras Kulakov AKA CrazyRussianHacker is a Russian-American YouTuber. He created his channel in May, 2012, and on it, he produces videos of scientific experiments, testing and life hacks. There are a total of 1403 videos that have been posted on it up till date, and they have a collective view count exceeding 2.65 billion. One of the most viewed videos Taras has produced for his channel is titled “What Happens If You Drop 30 lb of Dry Ice in POOL”, which has been viewed over 34 million times since its upload. As of September, 2019, the channel has more than 11.2 million subscribers and Taras now has a net worth close to $5 million.

3. Marques Brownlee

Marques Brownlee is a self-titled YouTube channel created in March, 2008. Marques is a world renowned web star, YouTuber and producer who became popular for his videos on freeware and hardware tutorials. His popularity got the attention of many companies including the likes of Google and he now reviews different software and hardware products for his tech savvy audiences around the globe. As of today, over 9.24 million people remain subscribed to this tech guru’s channel. There are a total of 1142 videos uploaded up till date with a view count that is just about to hit 1.5 billion. Due to his time on YouTube, he now has a net worth that is estimated at $1.9 million.

4. Mark Rober

Mark Rober is a former NASA Engineer, inventor and now a YouTube personality since October 2011. Before YouTube, he was part of the team that worked on the Curiosity Rover, which left for Mars. After seven years, he started his channel on which he now posts videos related to science, inventions, do-it-yourself-gadgets, and other creative ideas. One of his most viral videos was the one in which he set a trap for package thieves, and this video alone has been viewed more than 71 million times. As of September 2019, he has more than 8.43 million subscribers with just 74 uploads that have been viewed collectively over 910 million times and counting.

5. SmarterEveryDay

SmarterEveryDay is an American YouTube channel created by Destin Wilson Sandlin back in April 2006. Destin is a science communicator and engineer who posts educational videos on a web show of the same title. Most videos of the show are related to scientific concepts and topics, especially those of flight and space. The channel has grown since its inception with now over 7.2 million subscribers as of September 2019. It has been uploaded with 309 videos so far that have a collective view count exceeding 645.5 million and rising. Destin now has an estimated net worth close to $1.5 million.

6. What’s Inside?

What’s inside? is an American YouTube channel created by a father and son duo consisting of Dan Markham and his son Lincoln. The channel was created in May 2008, and on it, the dup post videos in which they simply cut things open to see what is inside them in a family and kid-friendly manner. Some of their famous videos include the cutting of an Olympic torch, a rattlesnake’s rattle, an Olympic torch, and even their own YouTube Gold Play Button. Their channel now has over 6.65 million subscribers as of September 2019 with 266 uploads that have amassed more than 1.06 billion views and counting. The duo has an estimated net worth around $2.2 million.

7. TechRax

TechRax is an American YouTube channel created in September 2009. The channel is owned by Taras Maksimuk, who is a Ukranian-born YouTuber that posts videos in which he destroys gadgets such as smartphones and tablets. However, upon creating the channel, he started off with inboxing videos of consoles, video games, and tablets while he has a freshman in High School. He became incredibly popular following his gadget destruction experiment videos, and now he has over 6.63 million subscribers with 499 uploads that have a view count exceeding 1.58 billion and rising. Taras has an estimated net worth around $3.2 million.

8. Adam Savage’s Tested

Adam Savage’s Tested is an American YouTube channel created in March 2010. It is owned by Adam Whitney Savage, who is a special effects designer, educator, television personality, producer and actor who became popular for his time on the Discovery channel for his role on MythBusters, a long-running series. Since the creation of the channel, he has posted 3905 videos on it which have been viewed collectively over 820.9 million times. His channel now has more than 4.5 million subscribers as of September 2019. Adam has an estimated net worth around $8 million from all his revenue streams which include his channel as well as his show on Discovery and others.

9. HaerteTest

HaerteTest is an English-language German YouTube channel created in September 2011. The channel posts videos of uncommon, strange, and unique science experiments mostly related to crushing, damaging, and destroying different objects in a number of ways. Some of these videos include crushing a watermelon with a car, shooting iPhones with a gun, firecrackers in a microwave and rocket-powered toys. The channel now has more than 4.75 million subscribers as of September 2019 with 332 uploads that have a collective view count exceeding 870.1 million and counting. The most popular video on the channel is titled Crushing Crunchy & Soft Things by Car! — EXPERIMENT: FRUITS VS CAR. This video was uploaded in August 2019 and has been viewed over 112 million times so far.

10. Vsauce2

Vsauce2 is the second channel under the Vsauce brand, and it was created in November 2010. It is hosted by Kevin Lieber, who posts videos on it related to information about unusual technology and knowledge. All Vsauce channels have different colors to distinguish them and their content, and Vsauce2’s color is blue. The channel now has more than 4.14 million subscribers as of September 2019 with 358 uploads on it that have been viewed collectively over 608.6 million times and counting. The channel has seven recurring segments BiDiPi, MindBlow, WAC, FAK, Thought Glass, Boat and 54321. All these segments are unique and post their own topics. For instance, MindBlow features the latest inventions.



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