Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Bloggers in The World 2017. Listen to these stats for one moment: There are well over 2 million blog post written each day. And 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 post and sit back and watch the money come rolling in. Oh if it was only that simple. 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 harder than most people imagine. But the 10 bloggers on this list make it look easy. Here are the 10 richest bloggers in the world in 2017.
List of Top 10 Richest Bloggers in The World 2017
10. Ewdison Then ($60,000 – $80,000 per month)
If you’re into tech gadgets then you’ve likely heard of Ewdison Then’s blog “SlashGear”. On the site, he talks about all the latest consumer gadget news. iPhones, tablets, iPad’s, 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 with a staff of only 13 people Then is surely banking most of the profits. Besides being one of the top technology sites SlashGear is also famous for being the most successful blog built on the WordPress platform.
9. Matt Marshall ($50,000 – $100,000 per month)
Owner of VentureBeat.com Matt’s site covers the entrepreneurial and tech innovation scene. The blog was founded in 2006 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. With millions of monthly visitors, the site has become a cash cow.
8. Gina Trapani ($110,000 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. Gina Trapani is the founder of the ultra popular blog LifeHacker. 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.
7. Collis Ta’eed ($55,000 – $120,000 per month)
Contributor to a number of famous blogs, Collis Ta’eed is the owner of TutsPlus. On his site, readers learn about application software, numerous design tools, and coding. His tutorials range from downloading a photo to mastering the intricacies of HTML coding. Subscriptions to his site cost $15 per month. However, you can also buy single tutorial courses for as low as $9.
6. Jake Dobkins ($80,000 – $110,000 per month)
The newsy site Gothamist.com pulls in millions of reader every month, and that has made its owner Jake Dobkins one very rich man. The sites articles cover 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. He is one of the Top 10 Richest Bloggers in The World 2017.
5. Timothy Sykes ($150,000 – $180,000 per month)
Want to know how to get rich? Well, you should definitely be reading Timothy Sykes blog at TimothySykes.com. His articles cover investments, finance, stocks. And the man is an expert, making around $2 million per month from his stock operations. Talk about a side hustle, sheesh. He is best known for turning his bar mitzvah money into over $4 million 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 ($150,000 – $190,000 per month)
Vitaly Friedman by far built the most famous blog on the topic of web design and development when he created SmashingMagazine.com. 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.
3. Mario Lavanderia, aka ‘Perez Hilton’s ($200,000 – $400,000 per month)
Who hasn’t heard of the infamous and ultra popular gossip blog PerezHilton.com? Launched in 2005 the site covers celebrity news, scandals, and anything noteworthy in the celebrity world. 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 money back, ticket holders!!!!” and “Jacko pulled a similar stunt when he was getting ready for his big HBO special in ’95 when he ‘collapsed’ at rehearsal!”, in response to Jackson’s recently 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 ($560,000 – $600,000 per month)
Goodness gracious over $500,000 per month? Well, that’s what the site Mashable generated for its CEO and founder Pete Cashmore. The site covers business, social media, entertainment, and lifestyle. 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 bloggers in the world.
1. Michael Arrington ($500,000 – $800,000 per month)
Love technology news? Then you’ve probably read TechCrunch before. Known as “The prophet of Silicon Valley” Michael Arrington has built the most successful tech blog in the world. With minute by minute updates, TechCrunch is the king of technology news. 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. In fact, magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet, and in 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.
These are the Top 10 Richest Bloggers in The World 2017. Make no mistakes about it. Building a successful blog is hard work. It takes patience, time, effort, and a bit of internet marketing know how. The pay off can be huge though as shown by the 10 people on this list. To all the aspiring bloggers out there let these 10 people inspire you to be the best blogger you can be! Success is possible!