These YouTubers saw their video view numbers go from hundreds to millions, and in some cases, to billions. Meet some of YouTube’s famous stars, and learn what makes them stand out from the crowd. Statistics are as of April 18. (Warning: Some of these YouTube channels have profane content.)
Michelle PhanMakeup maven Michelle Phan is the second-most popular female personality on YouTube as her makeup tutorials have attracted a huge following. Phan’s “MichellePhan” channel has more than 1.9 million subscribers and about 567 million video views. Phan, who started her YouTube career in 2006, says in her YouTube profile that her dream is “to help women empower themselves with this art, makeup.” In 2010, Phan became a spokeswoman for Lancome thanks to the success of her online videos. She, like many of the YouTube stars, now lives off the six-figure income generated from ads on her channel, The Post’s Hayley Tsuakayama says.Screen grab from YouTube
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.