Where Your Favorite YouTubers From Middle School Are Now
In 2011, Charlie McDonnell of charlieissocoollike became the first British YouTuber to reach a million subscribers, but now his 2.2 million subs don’t seem like as big of a deal compared to stars like Jake Paul’s nearly nineteen million fans. Charlie’s channel evolved from vlogs, challenge videos, and music videos for his vlogbrothers-approved, Doctor Who-inspired rock band
yikes to short films and educational videos about science, but his new direction never really found its audience, with some uploads even struggling to reach 50 thousand views. Honestly, we would sell a kidney to regularly get 50 thousand hits on YouTube, but Charlie announced his retirement from YouTube via Twitter in March 2019.