Meet the YouTube superstars

The revolution will not be televised but it’s already online, thanks to a new generation of self-made YouTube stars whose video blogs, music and sketches are gaining them huge worldwide audiences – and making them rich

Photo: Seven of the top YouTube creators, from left to right: Lex Croucher (tyrannosauruslexxx), Klaire De Lys (KlaireDeLys), Benjamin Cook (ninebrassmonkeys), Christopher Bingham (slomozo), Hazel Hayes (chewing sand), Shirley B Eniang (shirleybeniang), Thomas Ridgewell (tomSka) - find out more about them all here. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer