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Top Earning Bloggers of 2016

How Much Money Do the Top Blogs Make in 2016?

Blogging can be a very lucrative business if done right. Some of the top bloggers in the world are earning millions of dollars each year. Once you reach a certain point financially, you’re able to hire a team around you including writers, website managers and a marketers. This allows someone to take their site from a hobby to a very successful business. Here is a look at the top 10 blogs that are earning the most money in 2016 so far. You might be wondering why some of the biggest blogs aren’t included? Well that’s because many big blogs such as Tech Crunch and TMZ are owned by big companies not individual bloggers. Note: since most of these blogs are privately owned no one really knows the exact amount they earn. These numbers are purely estimated.

10) Gothamist (Gothamist.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 9,490
  • Monthly Pageviews: 17 million
  • Owner: Jake Dobkins
  • Established: January 31, 2003
  • Monthly Earnings: $55,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $665,000

9) Tuts Plus (TutsPlus.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 3,854
  • Monthly Pageviews: 30 million
  • Owner: Collis Ta’eed
  • Established: April 18, 2008
  • Monthly Earnings: $98,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $1.1 million

8) The Next Web (TheNextWeb.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 3,477
  • Monthly Pageviews: 35 million
  • Owner: Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive
  • Established: June 28, 2007
  • Monthly Earnings: $115,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $1.3 million

7) Venture Beat (VentureBeat.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 3,361
  • Monthly Pageviews: 46 million
  • Owner: Matt Marshall
  • Established: March 14, 2005
  • Monthly Earnings: $150,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $1.8 million

6) Thought Catalog (ThoughtCatalog.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 2,924
  • Monthly Pageviews: 60 million
  • Owner: Chris Lavergne
  • Established: August 12, 2008
  • Monthly Earnings: $195,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $2.3 million

5) Perez Hilton (PerezHilton.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 2,891
  • Monthly Pageviews: 72 million
  • Owner: Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr
  • Established: February 7, 2005
  • Monthly Earnings: $235,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $2.8 million

4) Make Us Of (MakeUseOf.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 939
  • Monthly Pageviews: 93 million
  • Owner: Aibek Esengulov and Kaly Mochoev
  • Established: July 3, 2006
  • Monthly Earnings: $300,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $3.6 million

3) How To Geek (HowToGeek.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 639
  • Monthly Pageviews: 145 million
  • Owner: Lowell Heddings
  • Established: September 11, 2006
  • Monthly Earnings: $470,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $5.6 million

2) Digital Trends (DigitalTrends.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 624
  • Monthly Pageviews: 152 million
  • Owner: Ian Bell
  • Established: June 4, 2003
  • Monthly Earnings: $495,000
  • Yearly Earnings: $6 million

1) Business Insider (BusinessInsider.com)

  • 🌏 Alexa World Rank: 333
  • Monthly Pageviews: 564 million
  • Owner: Pete Cashmore
  • Established: March 6, 1998
  • Monthly Earnings: $1.8 million
  • Yearly Earnings: $22 million