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Top 10 Highest Paid Famous Bloggers In The World

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This article goes to shock you with the incomes of a number of the highest-paid notable bloggers within the world.

And maybe, you too can become the following bloggers on this list sometime within the close to future!

Take a look at the below list of top 10 richest and famous bloggers in the world. There are well over 2 million blog posts written each day. Read these stats for one moment. First of all, in 2013 there were 152 million blogs on the internet, a number that has surely grown by now. Some of these blogs were created for fun, some were created to showcase the writers writing ability, others as a kind of online diary of sorts but many were created with one thing in mind, making money. Write a few blog posts and sit back and watch the money come rolling in.

To have a successful blog you must produce exceptional content consistently and build an audience. You also have to have a degree of patience and internet marketing know-how. That’s, even more, harder than most people imagine. But the 10 bloggers on this list make it look easy.

Famous Bloggers In The World

Fun Fact: Did you know that the median salary for a CEO is about $2,50,000 + bonuses.

Yeah, the median is around 15.7 million dollars for the top 100 CEOs, but that’s because this is the group of insane outliers. The true average of a CEO in today’s society earns about  $2,50,000 - $3,50,000 depending on how large the company is, how much they do etc.

What’s more insane is knowing that these people are making less than some people blogging on the internet. The average CEO is making less than some of these insane bloggers which are just kind of mind-blowing to think of. Because a blogger is usually just a one or two-man crew or CEO is leveraging the work and power of an entire workforce of people.

I couldn’t believe it when I first learned about this. But I will admit that I was hopeful and that kind of launched us into this journey of starting a blog and building this business. So I hope that this gives you some inspiration as well.


I’m about to show you 10 of some of the highest-paid richest and famous bloggers raking in big money in all sorts of niches.
Now let’s get into the list in.

  # 10: Ewdison Then ($60,000 to $80,000 per month) –

If you are into tech gadgets then you’ve likely heard of Edison Then’s blog “SlashGear”. He is the co-founder of R3 Media LLC, the media company behind SlashGear and the Android community.

The site is focused on technology and the .automobile industry. In fact, his slogan echoes this, "The definitive guide to tech and cars." On the site, he talks about all the latest consumer gadget news, iPhones, tablets, iPods, wearables. His site covers nearly every device you can imagine.

Most of the income from the site is generated through pay-per-click advertising and the site generates around $80,000 per month. Also, with a staff of only 13 people Then is surely banking most of the profits. Besides that being one of the top technology sites SlashGear is also famous for being the most successful blog built on the WordPress platform.

Edison is often considered more an entrepreneur than a blogger. Yet his contribution to the blogging industry cannot be underestimated. His blog helps people get a hold of the latest gadgets and apps.

 # 9 : Matt Marshall ($90,000 to $1,00,000 per month) – 

Owner of VentureBeat.com. Matt’s site covers the entrepreneurial and tech innovation scene. The blog was founded in 2006 with the logo, "Tech news that matters" and has risen in the ranks ever since. The site provides a range of information to its readers from different business techniques and tools to funding through venture capital.

Matt Marshall tends to focus on the latest deals with technology companies and keeps people informed on what is going on in the tech world as best he can. He tries to educate people on the latest news coming from the technology world and claims to focus only on the most important news and not the more trivial stuff.

With millions of monthly visitors, the site has become a cash cow earning about $1,00,000 per month. He earns this income from the PPC advertisements.

 # 8: Gina Trapani ($1,10,000 per month) –

Trapani is the only woman on this list. But Her site is as popular as any of the male-owned sites listed here. The site focuses on their slogan, "Do everything better."  She is a social woman who talks about self-improvement on one of the top personal improvement blogs. Gina Trapani is the founder of the ultra-popular blog LifeHacker. Gina wrote the life hacker's best-selling book and launched multiple opensource projects.

The blog that teaches it’s readers how to improve aspects of their lives and their efficiency in clever ways. Trapani is one of the most influential bloggers in the world.
She is earning about a $ 1,10,000 monthly through advertising banners...

 # 7: Collis Ta’eed ($1,00,000 to $1,20,000 per month) –

Contributor to a number of famous blogs, Collis Ta’eed is the owner of TutsPlus.  He is another professional rich and famous blogger whose main topic is about different lectures and tutorials on different designing tools and application software. On his site, readers learn about application software, numerous design tools, and coding.

He has built numerous websites that started to businesses initiated multiple online communities and regularly writes articles and posts for sites across the web. For newbies, Collis Taeed has made video and photo editing really easy on his blog.

His tutorials range from downloading a photo to mastering the intricacies of HTML coding. Subscriptions to his site cost $15 per month. Above all, you can also buy single tutorial courses for as low as $9.

Apart from this, they will pay up to $300 per tutorial if you can write the most useful tutorial for them. They also take the blog post from freelance writers. They can afford to do this because they pull in an estimated $1,20,000 per month, almost solely from their membership area for sign-ups.

# 6 : Jake Dobkins ($80,000 to $1,10,000 per month) - 

He is the owner of the most popular blog Gothamist. The news site Gothamist.com pulls in millions of readers every month, and that that has made it’s owner Jake Dobkins one very rich man.  The Gothamist network now covers food, events, art, and even the political election.

The site started as a blog that covered city living in New York but has since expanded to Toronto, London, Shanghai and many other cities across the globe. Prior to starting the site, Dobkins was an amateur urban photographer. Go figure.

# 5: Timothy Sykes ($1,50,000 to $1,80,000 per month) - 

Halfway through the list at number 5 is Timothy Sykes. Want to know how to get rich? Well, you should definitely be reading Timothy Sykes's blog at TimothySykes.com. He is a multi-millionaire stock trader and teacher. Timothy Sykes’s blog is one of the most popular and successful blogs in the area of finance.

He makes his income through various affiliate programs by promoting various affiliate programs. Timothy Sykes makes $1,50,000 on his site. He has a call to action button right in the middle of his site when you enter his site which invites you to apply to work with him.

His articles cover investments, finance, stocks. His teaching has helped his trading students to become millionaire themselves. And the man is an expert, making around $2 million per month from his stock operations.  Timothy Sykes has created a millionaire challenge. To become one of his students, you can join Timothy Sykes millionaire challenge and learn how to trade penny stocks.

Talk about a side hustle, sheesh. He is best known for turning his bar mitzvah money into over $4million by day trading in between classes while in college.

He’s been featured on CNN, Fox News, CNBC amongst a list of other notable networks.

#4 : Vitaly Friedman ($1,50,000 to $1,90,000 per month) - 

Here at number 4 is Vitaly Friedman. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. In the field of web design and development, Smashing Magazine is the most popular and famous blog. And that has been lucrative beyond his wildest dreams. If you want to master web design and development, Smashing Magazine is your go-to source.

Smashing Magazine is also a bookstore. They offer both digital and physical books for purchase or download. Their e-books are a bit pricey when compared to normal e-books on the Kindle store or other platforms. As full of important content, they advertise them, so many of their subscribers will pay these prices. They even offer a section of jobs where freelancers can look for jobs and projects.

You can find Vitaly Friedman giving inspiring talks and leaving top-flight workshops at tech conferences the world over. With all these, he earns about $1,90,000 a month.

 #3: Mario Lavanderia, aka ‘Perez Hilton’ ($3,00,000 to $4,50,000 per month) -

Who hasn’t heard of the infamous and ultra-popular gossip blog PerezHilton.com? Launched in 2005, Perez Hilton is a blog about celebrity news and scandals and anything noteworthy in the celebrity world. Mario Lavenderia made his name by outing Hollywood stars and posting upskirt photos of celebrities. Therefore the blog provides the ultimate entertainment to the users. As a result, he earns more than $ 3,00,000 monthly from his celeb blog.

Lavanderia’s site has been the center of many controversies involving celebrities, most notably when Lavanderia posted a blog updated that said that Michael Jackson’s death was a publicity stunt. On June 25, 2009, shortly after Michael Jackson had gone into cardiac arrest, Lavanderia aka ‘Perez Hilton’ posted an article about the star’s sudden illness, claiming it was a publicity stunt.

Hilton’s post featured sarcastic comments such as “Get your cashback, ticket holders!!” when he collapsed at rehearsal!”, in response to Jackson’s recent sold-out tour through March 2010. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Lavanderia is one of the world’s most successful bloggers.

#2 : Pete Cashmore ($5,60,000 to $6,00,000 per month) –


Goodness gracious over $6,00,000 per month? Well, that’s what the site Mashable generated for its CEO and founder Pete Cashmore.  The most famous and award-winning blog covers business, social media, entertainment, lifestyle, and technology. The journal Mashable is the most trusted, visited and most-read technology blog in the blogging industry. It is the leading source of news, information, and resources for the connected generation.

It's definitely one of the internet’s most influential and popular destinations. Established in Cashmore’s bedroom in Scotland when he was only a teenager, the site has made him one of the richest and famous bloggers in the world.

He states that he makes his revenue through advertising banners that people click on as they are reading the articles and he pulls in a cool$6,00,000 per month.

# 1: Michael Arrington ($7,50,000 to $8,00,000 per month) - 

And at the top here at number one right in the clouds is Michael Arrington. He is the richest and famous blogger in the world.

Love technology news? Probably you have read TechCrunch before.

Known as “The Prophet of Silicon Valley” Michael Arrington has built the most successful tech blog in the world.  If you like to be updated regarding the latest in technology you need to visit TechCrunch.

With minute by minute updates, TechCrunch is the king of technology news and that has made Michael Arrington wealthy and some would say more importantly a very powerful man. Above all, magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the internet. Also in 2000, he was selected by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

This blog has now become the most influential technology blog earning Michael a booming $8,00,000 per month.


Whether you are a personal blogger or a giant online publisher or magazine, there is lots of cash to be created in blogging.

Whatever is your business model, you can also make a living blogging and become a famous blogger if you take the time to think about what strategy you will use to monetize your blog and then implement the plan too extreme. With consistency, you will see the results. The key to success is first to have a great idea and then to figure out a way to monetize it.

You will notice that some successful and famous bloggers have used affiliate marketing primarily. Others have used a pay-per-click advertising model. Their readers return to their web site to read their content, and whereas there, they click on ads associated with the content.

Most of the high-profile on-line publications and magazines use PPC as a result of it's usually the most effective model for on-line magazines.