The VTuber industry has grown massively since it first emerged, and now some of the biggest content creators on the planet are using the VTuber model. These are the 20 most popular VTubers in the world with the highest total Twitch Followers and YouTube Subscribers.
It’s hard to say exactly when VTubing started, but many credit the rise of Kizuna Ai in 2016 as the catalyst for its eventual growth. This was followed by the emergence of major Japanese companies such as Hololive and Nijisanji, and soon their influence spread to the West.
At her peak, the VTuber broke platform records such as Pekora becoming the most viewed female streamer in the world. Make no mistake, VTubers are out in force and there are no signs of the industry slowing down anytime soon.
With so much talent these days, it’s hard to keep track of who the biggest VTubers are. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 most popular VTubers on both Twitch and YouTube.
Top 20 most popular VTubers
These are the Top 20 most popular VTubers as of September 2023, calculated by adding up their follower and subscriber counts on Twitch and YouTube. This listed total does not take into account platforms that are less popular in English-speaking communities such as Bilibili and Niconico.
Who is the most popular VTuber?
The most popular VTuber is Gawr Gura. As of September 11, 2023, The Hololive EN 1st Gen member has nearly 4.4 million subscribers on YouTube, putting her firmly ahead of the competition.
Gura’s incredible growth as a content creator has been evident since her launch in September 2020. Within just two weeks of her launch, Gura reached 500,000 subscribers, making her the fastest growing VTuber of all time, surpassed only by Hyakumantenbara Salome.
The Shark went on to become Hololive’s most popular VTuber just over a month after launch and became the third VTuber to surpass 1,000,000 subscribers in October 2020.
She remains the most booked talent on Hololive and even became the most followed VTuber overall in June 2021. It’s a title she still holds to this day only when Nimu, an upcoming independent Spanish-language content creator.
That’s all you need to know about the Top 20 most popular VTubers on Twitch and YouTube. These rankings will be updated monthly as these streamers continue to grow and move up (or down) the rankings.
Source: Top 20 most popular VTubers (September 2023): Gawr Gura, Filian, Pekora, etc. – Tekmonk Bio, Top 20 most popular VTubers (September 2023): Gawr Gura, Filian, Pekora, etc. – KOLNetworth, Top 20 most popular VTubers (September 2023): Gawr Gura, Filian, Pekora, etc. – Blogtomoney