Top 10 YouTubers Who Lost Fame

When a YouTuber gets views, they gain fame, but when they lose viewers, they lose their fame.
They never make it.

The Top Ten

1 Lucas Cruikshank Lucas Alan Cruikshank is an American actor and YouTube personality who created the character Fred Figglehorn and the associated Fred series for his channel on the video-sharing website YouTube in late 2005. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional six-year-old who has a dysfunctional ...read more.

When he started Fred, he gained fame for his Fred videos and Fred voice, but then in 2014, he grew out and sold his Fred channel to kids for money on a Range Rover Evoque.

Since then, the Fred channel, which is now dead, has only 2.590234 million subscribers compared to the 6 million subs it used to have

All he has now is his Lucas channel, at just over 2 million subscribers, and trust me, it sucks.

2 Ray William Johnson Ray William Johnson is an American actor, comedian, producer, director, writer and rapper, who is perhaps best known for his YouTube channel, Ray William Johnson, and his web series on that channel, Equals Three.

His channel was the most popular on YouTube in 2010, but after a few years, he left and then it was taken over by a new host called Robbie Motz.

3 Jawz

He was famous for games until his channel went down to 924,965 subscribers, yet he got arrested for taking drugs.

4 iJustine

She was very popular during the release of the iPhone, until she lost her 2 billion subscribers.

5 MinnesotaBurns

He had 2,039,731 subscribers, but then he left for a while, and when he came back, he only got 15,000 views in his videos.

6 charlieissocoollike

Later on March 6th, 2019, he quit YouTube to become a public screenwriter.

He was a vlogger and had a collaboration channel, but then then his fame died, and his subscribers downgraded from 2,397,914 to just over 250,000.

7 woodysgamertag

He was a gamer, and his channel was very popular, until he moved on to podcasts, and his fame died down from 1,189423 subscribers down to 150,000.

8 Philip DeFranco (sxephil)

Shockingly enough, he's made a comeback.

Back in 2008, he Philip was a news man and vlogger, posting videos with clickbaiting titles and thumbnails, with 3,607447 subscribers, but then lost them down to 1,000,000.

9 MysteryGuitarMan

In 2006, he became famous with his musical covers, which he often created with household items, but then gained popularity in 2008, with his messages to his subscribers, while his videos were often featured in the front page.


But then, he lost 2,851604 subscribers, and now only gets around 300,000 views per video.

10 Fred Figglehorn

He's already on here as Lucas Cruikshank on the list. He lost fame after quitting Fred.

The Contenders

11 SkyDoesMinecraft

He quit his original YouTube channel to focus on music videos. His channel had ~10.57 million subscribers. He’s definitely not as famous anymore.

12 PewDiePie Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (born October 24, 1989), better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian video producer, and commentary channel. He is best known for his Let's Play commentaries and Vlogs on YouTube. He is known for being the most subscribed-to YouTuber on the website, ...read more.

PewDiePie's still extremely famous near the top, though no longer the most subscribed YouTube channel, as 2 channels, such as Music & T-Series beat it. He did though become the 1st individual creator to pass 100 million subscribers, which was a historic deal for the YouTube community.

We were all shocked when he quit. It was ironic, really, just to be thought as a satire, when in fact the reality hit us, and we realized he wasn't joking.

Nah he was kidding

On December 8, 2016, Felix Kjellberg deleted his channel and quit YouTube, and lost his subscribers.
He was the most popular YouTuber of all time, and upon quitting, he just reached 50,000,000 subscribers before then.
The world was shocked when PewDiePie announced that he would quit YouTube.
YouTube has lost its number one YouTuber.

13 LeafyIsHere

rip leafy

Leafy hasn’t posted in 9 months...

14 Smosh Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla. Anthony Padilla created a website called smosh.com in 2002. He was later joined by his friend Ian Hecox.

Good until like 2015 when the squad came in, and then Smosh officially died in 2017 when Anthony left. Their new videos are just not worth watching.

After Anthony left, it went downhill. Not only are the videos stupid and have VERY bad quality, but they get almost no views. I miss the days when this channel was #1. RIP Smosh.

No Anthony why

15 McJuggerNuggets

He was famous with his PsychoKid skits, until he left to go to Red Sun Entertainment, a greedy, money making workplace.

16 GloZell Green

In her early days, her challenge videos had millions and millions of views. Some of her recent videos haven't made it over 10,000 views.

17 Annoying Orange

In 2018 annoying orange made me stop watching his videos for life and I really like his old videos better then his modern videos

18 Toby Turner
19 Marina Joyce
20 Reaction Time
21 YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon
22 Charles Trippy

After quitting a record-breaking 3,653 daily consecutive vlogs (the most ever done by anyone) over 10 years, he stopped gaining subscribers in as fast of a rate & lost numerous. He’s no longer who he used to be.

23 Durv

He had over 1 million subscribers until his channel was taken down on May 31st, 2017 for violating YouTube's terms of service.

24 VenetianPrincess
25 thecomputernerd01
26 ThinkNoodles
27 James Charles

After the drama with Tati Westbrook about beheading straight men, he lost more than 3 million subs, which was the biggest drop in subscribers for a channel dethroning the loss of subscribers MysteryGuitarMan experienced.

After getting into drama with Tati Westbrook about predatory behavior on straight men, he lost nearly 3 million subs, making Jeffree Star the new top spot in makeup channels.

28 Bart Baker Bart Baker is an American entertainer, web-based comedian, video producer, singer and parody artist. He is best known for making parody videos of notable songs, which he posts on his YouTube channel.

He quit YouTube after reaching ~10.1 million subscribers after gaining more fame in just 6 months than Justin Bieber did in China. The most famous individual creator to quit the entire YouTube platform forever.

Used to be the king of parodies, but he's really lost his touch.

29 zoella Zoe Elizabeth Sugg is an English YouTuber, vlogger, businesswoman and author. She is also known by her YouTube username, Zoella.

The biggest female YouTuber in the U.K. lost her fame after quitting her main YouTube channel after reaching nearly 12 MILLION subscribers. Now on her current channel Zoe Sugg, she only has ~4.81 million subscribers. So much fame she got rid of.

30 Dan Howell

In 2017 he quit his username DanIsNotOnFire, which was a huge part of what made him famous. Since then he lost some subscribers, which was his fame.

31 Christine Sydelko

She reached ~1.3 million subscribers and decided to quit YouTube and all of social media & the internet on September 6th, 2019 after she said it gave her hate drama and messed her mental health.

32 Casey Neistat

When he quit daily vlogging, down the drain his fame went. He eventually got back into it shortly after, but it seems things changed.

33 SaltyDKDan
34 Michelle Phan Michelle Phan is an American-Vietnamese make-up artist, entrepreneur and voice actress who became notable as a YouTube personality.

She was the original beauty YouTuber who invented its beauty game & her most popular videos were her vlogs which were natural (albeit shaky). After leaving YouTube in 2016 she lost much of her fame before returning with a vlog, which happened to be her final one. She decided she quit vlogging to pursue her career on BitCoin. She’s not gaining subscribers as quickly & has lost her further upcoming YouTube fame.

35 Gabbie Hanna

She was involved in lying & narcissism along with predatory behavior so therefore she lost over 220,000 subscribers since then & is going down the road.

36 Tom Syndicate

He vlogged every day for the last 3 years until he decided to quit vlogging on Sunday due to burnout. Since then he doesn't seem to be gaining subscribers (after 2.62M) quite as fast as he used to. He's done the most daily vlogs since Charles Trippy (the greatest daily vlogger in history), 1,095 (compared to the whopping 3,653 Trippy did for 10 years/1 decade).

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