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 2.93234 million subscribers.

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

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.

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

7 woodysgamertag

He was a gamer, and his channel was very popular, until he moved on to podcasts, and his fame died down from 1,189,423 subscribers down to 150,000.

8 Philip DeFranco (sxephil)

Back in 2008, Philip was a news man and a vlogger, posting videos with clickbaiting titles and thumbnails with 3,607,447 subscribers, but then lost them down to 1,000,000.

Shockingly enough, he's made a comeback.

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 2,851,604 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 Newcomers

? Seth Everman

Now that his comment “I’m the bald guy” from Billie Eilish’s bad guy’s now deleted, he’s falling from grace forever.

? Hannah Stocking

Remember when she did skits? Back then she gained hundreds of thousands to millions of views per day & climbed really fast in subs. Yet the lyric video she made about Hustin Bieber, Pooh Bear & Jay Electonica ;m”Hard to Face Reality” (which Lele Pons was featured in) has over 208M views! She’s past 7.65M now but isn’t growing as quickly anymore & her latest videos don’t even get hundreds of thousands or millions of views on their 1st day. Why? Because after she dated TikTok star Ondreaz Lopez (the brother of Tony Lopez who has a history of sexual & racist behavior), she suddenly decided to vlog weekly with him & her vlogs are harder to catch up with & generic. Plus she isn’t with Lele Pons anymore yet Lele’s pretty much with a boyfriend as well & doing her own online docuseries (The Secret Life of Lele Pons) as well as music. She was more original & funny back then (yet even more so than other comedy YouTubers like Lilly Singh) but not anymore. R.I.P. OG Hannah Stocking ...more

The Contenders
11 LeafyIsHere

He hasn’t posted videos in much of a year & eventually he quit YouTube due to burnout. Later YouTube terminated his channel in 2020.

Leafy hasn’t posted in 9 months...

12 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.

13 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.

On December 8, 2016, Felix Kjellberg made a joke he would delete his channel and quit YouTube.
He’s the most popular single YouTuber of all time, he just reached 50,000,000 subscribers before then.
The world was shocked when PewDiePie talked about quitting YouTube.
It turns out to be a joke, but that made a number of people unsubscribe to him.

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

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 ThinkNoodles
23 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.

24 Durv

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

25 VenetianPrincess
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