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 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 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. - nelsonerica

2 Ray William Johnson 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. - nelsonerica

3 iJustine iJustine

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

4 Jawz

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

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. - nelsonerica

6 charlieissocoollike

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. - nelsonerica

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. - nelsonerica

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. - nelsonerica

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. - nelsonerica

10 SkyDoesMinecraft

The Newcomers

? James Charles James Charles

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.

? ThinkNoodles ThinkNoodles

The Contenders

11 PewDiePie 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, more.

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.

12 LeafyIsHere LeafyIsHere

Leafy hasn’t posted in 9 months...

rip leafy - psiddy42

13 McJuggerNuggets McJuggerNuggets

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

14 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.

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

No Anthony why

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.

17 Toby Turner
18 Marina Joyce
19 Reaction Time
20 Annoying Orange Annoying Orange
21 YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon
22 Durv

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

23 VenetianPrincess
24 thecomputernerd01
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