YouTubers Who Quit What They Were Most Famous For

This list is about YouTubers who quit the things they were most famous for. Like for example a character or series or anything that made them famous. This list doesn’t rely on how many subscribers they have/had but the things that made them gain their subscribers & overall made them famous.
The Top Ten
1 Joji Miller - Filthy Frank

Best known for his character Filthy Frank, he had approximately 6.61 million subscribers. Over the years, his character traits made him famous. He turned the Harlem Shake into a meme and was the anti-vlogger. It was a unique story for YouTube entertainment. Eventually, he decided to quit his channel after suffering a neurological condition that gave him seizures. At the same time, he decided to move on to being a rapper.

He redefined what a content creator was capable of. In his prime, he was very probably your favorite YouTuber's favorite YouTuber.

2 Smosh - Anthony Padilla

Smosh has one of the most famous channels, with past 24 million subscribers on their single channel and approximately 43.8 million combining all their channels together. Smosh was known for having the lead member Anthony Padilla. Eventually, after approximately 12 years, Anthony decided to leave, putting their channel downhill. They don't make good videos anymore. A huge era of goodness was put to a sudden end after approximately 12 years.

3 Lucas Cruikshank - Fred

Lucas was known most for creating Fred Figglehorn and became the first to get over 1 million subscribers on YouTube. For approximately 7 to 8 years, he created episodes as Fred, who was hyperactive and had anger issues dealing with messed-up parents and a messed-up life. Eventually, on August 20th, 2014, he decided to quit Fred. He sold his channel to kids who eventually left as well, selling his fame to rock bottom.

Lucas Cruikshank had created the Fred Figglehorn channel. He is #1 to reach a million subscribers but quit forever since 2014.

4 Zoe Sugg - Zoella YouTube Channel

Zoe Sugg was known most famously for her Zoella channel, which gained approximately 11.6 million subscribers in more than a decade. She became the queen of YouTube in the U.K. and the U.K.'s greatest beauty YouTuber. Eventually, she quit without telling anyone beforehand and moved on to a smaller channel which has only approximately 4.85 million subscribers instead of continuing her original channel and passing 12 million.

5 Machinima - YouTube

They had a YouTube channel that relied on gaming and lasted for many years until 2019, when they left it dark and quit. They had around 12.2 million subscribers for their work.

6 Casey Neistat - Daily Vlogging

Casey was known best for his daily vlogging, done in a one-of-a-kind way unlike anyone else. He made daily vlogs that impressed even big-budget movie crews and went from being a typical amateur vlogger into a professional, magical vlogger. Eventually, in 2016, he decided to quit daily vlogging, shocking the world. He made a return in 2017 before leaving his hometown, New York City, after approximately 18 years and eventually spreading his vlogs apart. An important era came to an end, and he will never be replaced.

7 Charles Trippy - Daily Vlogging

The king of daily vlogging, Charles Trippy, was known for making the highest number of daily vlogs. That means he vlogged every day without missing a day for the longest time. He made a whopping 3,653 vlogs! Each one every single day for the last 10 years. Eventually, he decided to quit daily vlogging, putting a huge era and the main thing that made him famous to an end.

8 Bart Baker - Parodies

Bart Baker was the king of parodies and made parodies of many popular songs from singers, past to present. Eventually, on September 6th, 2019, he quit YouTube after reaching approximately 10.1 million subscribers. He pursued his career as a Chinese music artist after gaining more fame than Justin Bieber did in China in the last 6 months.

9 SuperMarioLogan - Mama Luigi & Classic Characters
10 PewDiePie - Gameplays

PewDiePie was known for gaming, and his channel relied on gaming. Eventually, he decided to quit gaming with gameplays. Despite that, he still grew and eventually became the first individual YouTuber to pass 100 million subscribers, though that was after #Music and T-Series passed 100M.

The Contenders
11 Mark Rober - NASA and Apple inc

Mark Rober makes quality content on YouTube, and we want him to stay there. Videos can never get any cooler or more entertaining to watch.

NASA was just his undercover disguise. YouTube is Mark's thing.

12 SammyClassicSonicFan - Yelling at people
13 Adam Dahlberg - SkyDoesMinecraft Adam Dahlberg (born: January 17, 1993), better known online as Sky Does Everything or NetNobody (formerly SkyDoesMinecraft), is an American YouTuber, video game commentator, and former animator who gained prominence for their precursory Minecraft appeal, referring the Minecraft gold ingot item as "budder"... read more

He was known for his YouTube channel SkyDoesMinecraft and gained around 10.57 million subscribers from his Minecraft videos. He was the king of Minecraft videos and spent years making them. Eventually, he decided to move on from it, putting his most famous work to an end.

14 The Janoskians - YouTube
15 Hannah Stocking - YouTube
16 Coyote Peterson - Bite/Sting Episodes

Coyote Peterson was not only famous for his channel Brave Wilderness, but especially his videos centered on getting bitten and stung by creatures including alligators, turtles, ants, wasps, bees, centipedes, etc. He became viral especially after getting stung by harvester ants, a giant velvet ant (an ant-looking ground wasp), a tarantula hawk, and a bullet ant (which lives up to its name). It was dedicated to Justin O. Schmidt, the man of 1,000 stings.

His worst bite was from a giant desert centipede and the only one where he sought medical attention. His worst sting, he claimed, was from an executioner wasp, which he claimed was far more painful than that of a bullet ant or Japanese giant hornet (which he also claimed was worse than a bullet ant for pain). With his bite/sting episodes, he gained approximately 14.5 million subscribers to this day and 10 million in just ~23 months, slightly faster than Liza Koshy. This made Brave Wilderness one of the fastest-growing channels on YouTube.

The closest the internet and YouTube have ever gotten to replicating Steve Irwin, who was killed by a stingray to the heart in the most shocking wildlife explorer death in history. Though Coyote did make a new such video in September. R.I.P. Steve Irwin.

17 Tom Syndicate - Daily Vlogging

He had been vlogging daily for three years, which is 1,095 days, and decided to quit vlogging on Sundays. This ended a three-year era that made him famous. He was like the greatest daily vlogger after Charles Trippy.

18 SevenSuperGirls - YouTube

They were around for approximately 11 years and known for their out-of-control antics and sassy behavior. They had the humor of family vlogs and had the potential of being amongst the best family vloggers of all time, until their father sexually harassed and eventually decided to delete their channel.

19 Logan Paul - Daily Vlogging

Logan Paul gained fame for daily vlogging and eventually gained millions of subscribers from it. At one time, he gained 10 million plus in 333 days, making his channel the fastest to gain 10M+ subs on YouTube until PewDiePie and T-Series (which got more than 45M in the same rate). He made monumental history for having one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels but unfortunately filmed a dead body in a Japanese forest, made fun of it, and posted it. This led to a historic scandal, and later on, he decided to quit daily vlogging, putting an end to the seed of his YouTube fame. Good thing he's forgotten now even after making epic YouTube history.

20 Liza Koshy - Wednesdays With Liza

She was most famous for making regular videos on Wednesday, but then in 2018, she signed up for YouTube Premium and now does Liza on Demand. Yet, she worked on her new Netflix movie, Work It.

21 Ondreaz Lopez - YouTube
22 Ondreaz Lopez - Music
23 Patrick Smith - TheSmithPlays

He spent over eight years and four months creating gaming content on his channel, TheSmithPlays. On December 29th, 2020, he decided to leave to become a rock and roll music artist.

24 Alex Wassabi - YouTube

After 11.5 years and 11.5 million subscribers, Alex Wassabi announced on YouTube on New Year's Eve 2020 that he would take a break to focus on his health and other things. 2020 is seriously the biggest year our most favorite YouTubers quit.

25 Anna Akana - Skits

She did comedy (which she once relied on YouTube for more than anything) for 7+ years until 2019 when she transitioned into music after hitting 2.5 million subscribers.

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