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The Valley’s Lindsey Stirling one of Forbes top-earning YouTubers

Lindsey Stirling, originally from Gilbert, Ariz., was recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes list of the world’s top-earning YouTube stars.

Stirling is a classically trained violinist whose electro-pop style and dance moves have earned her over over 7 million subscribers and 675 million views on her channel. She’s put out an album that’s sold almost 400,000 copies in the U.S. (and gone platinum in Germany) without a label backing it.

According to Forbes, Stirling has made $6 million off her YouTube fame. Felix Kjellberg, known on YouTube as PewDiePie, came in at No. 1 — making $10 million a year for letting people watch him play video games.

No, really.

 

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