Meet DU Alumnus Who Became India's Richest YouTuber After His Video Went Viral In Pakistan

Here's the inspiring story of one of the most famous YouTubers in the country, who once worked as a night singer at a Mughlai restaurant in Delhi but is now India's richest YouTuber.


By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:


Meet DU Alumnus Who Became India's Richest YouTuber After His Video Went Viral In Pakistan

There was a time when creating content on YouTube was considered as nothing more than just an idle away time. The localised version of YouTube was launched in India back in 2008, but things have changed drastically over the last 10 years. Whether we talk about the number of users or YouTube channels owned by Indians, YouTube has become more than just a free video-sharing website. In the last decade, we have seen a series of Indians doing YouTube full-time and making a lot of money from it.

Some of the richest YouTubers in the country are Ajey Nagar (CarryMinati), Abhishek Malhan (Fukra Insaan), Mani Meraj Vines, Crazy XYZ, Dhruv Rathee, Sourav Joshi, Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, and many more. There's no denying the fact that all these YouTubers are exceptionally talented, and each one of them has a massive fanbase across India. However, there's one YouTuber who is considered the one who started it all in India.

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Today, we are going to talk about that one such YouTuber, who proved that if the content is right, there's no need to worry about fancy setups or expensive camera gear. The youngster from Delhi, whose video went viral in Pakistan and paved the way for his successful YouTube career in India. Yes! We are talking about people's favourite and super humble, Bhuvan Bam.

Meet India's richest YouTuber, Bhuvan Bam, who once used to work as a night singer

Bhuvan Bam is one of the most popular YouTubers in India and has a massive fanbase of 19.2 million followers on his Instagram handle. Talking about his stature in the Indian YouTube space, Bhuvan Bam's YouTube channel has 26.4 million subscribers. The 30-year-old YouTuber made his channel back on June 20, 2015, by the name, 'BB Ki Vines' and has registered 49,491 crore views on his channel so far. It's incredible how Bhuvan has managed to build his fandom across India by uploading just 192 videos in a span of over nine years.

Bhuvan Bam is currently the most celebrated YouTuber in India, but there was a time when he was working as a night singer in Delhi. Not everyone is aware of the fact that, during the early days of his career, Bhuvan worked as a musician in a Mughlai restaurant in Delhi. The youngster used to receive a salary of just Rs. 5000, but because it was his dream to become a singer, he kept on hustling his way through opportunities.

How did the people of Pakistan give India its biggest YouTube star?

The people of Pakistan played a major role in building Bhuvan Bam's YouTube career. Not everyone is aware of the lesser-known fact that Bhuvan Bam's first video that went viral on YouTube was a satire about a Pakistani journalist, who was asking insensitive questions to a woman, who had lost her son in floods.

The video left Pakistani people in splits, and it went viral on YouTube. After getting a lot of love from Pakistan, Bhuvan's videos started getting a lot of traction in India. Since then, he has never looked back and built some timeless characters like 'Banchoddas', 'Titu Mama', 'Angry Masterji', 'Hola', and 'Sameer Fuddi'.

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Despite having a normal smartphone, Bhuvan Bam created one of the most popular YouTube channels in India. The concept of bringing a series of characters under the umbrella of 'BB Universe' created a stir in the Indian YouTube space, as he was doing everything by himself. From shooting to editing videos and publishing them on YouTube, Bhuvan Bam started getting a lot of love from different parts of the country.

Bhuvan Bam's educational background: YouTuber wanted to be an archaeologist

Talking about Bhuvan Bam's educational background, he completed his schooling at Delhi's Green Fields School. For graduation, he went to Delhi University's famous college, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, from where he attained a Bachelor's degree in History. Once, in an old interview with the Hindustan Times, Bhuvan opened up about his childhood dream and surprisingly revealed that he wanted to be an archaeologist. Sharing his thoughts about making a career after doing History honours, Bhuvan said:

"Since childhood, I always wanted to be an archaeologist. I had a keen interest toward the field, and still do to this day. It was also one of the many reasons I took up History honours for my undergrad. I did realise that that wasn't all a career in archaeology required, but I never stopped learning anyway and still read up quite often about the subject."

Bhuvan Bam's net worth

According to a report in The Economic Times, Bhuvan Bam is India's richest YouTuber with a mammoth net worth of Rs. 122 crore. Due to his immense success as a YouTuber, Bhuvan has done a lot of brand deals, appeared in reality shows, done high-paid collaborations, and is minting a lot of money through web series and music videos. Bhuvan has a series of income streams, which helped him become India's richest YouTuber.

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Bhuvan Bam's take on reports of him having a net worth of Rs. 122 crores

Bhuvan Bam is one of the biggest YouTubers we have in the country, and it is true that even a mere update from his personal or professional life is enough to break headlines. As soon as reports of him having a staggering net worth of Rs. 122 crores started getting a lot of attention on social media, he came forward and addressed the reports. In a conversation with the Hindustan Times, Bhuvan Bam opened up about the reports speculating that he has wealth worth Rs. 122 crores. In response to the same, he said:

"I'd really like to meet the person who started this rumour. Because it attracts unwanted attention and while I'm humbled to read such articles, but it doesn't distract me from putting my efforts every day to tell the kind of stories that I wish to tell."

When we talk about Bhuvan Bam, views and his net worth no longer matter for his relevance in the Indian YouTube space. The 30-year-old YouTuber has already created a level of fandom in India that is so big and faithful that he no longer needs to make changes in his content. Whether we talk about Bhuvan's web series, Taaza Khabar or his appearance in Kill Chori, Bhuvan Bam is that one YouTuber, who has blurred the line between YouTubers and film celebrities. We hope he continues to entertain us with his hilarious videos and upcoming projects.

What are your thoughts on Bhuvan Bam's YouTube journey? Did you find it inspiring? Let us know.

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