Nonprofit & Activism
Sometimes, it is the nonprofit organizations or the social activism that keeps a community alive. Bringing activism into social media platforms makes it accessible to many and gives global recognition to issues. Nonprofit organizations help improve the standard of living, provide education and make people aware of their rights, which can give rise to grassroot movements. Hence, it should be common knowledge that activism goes very much hand in hand with nonprofit organizations. YouTube has now amassed millions of organizations that are working for social welfare and political interests in their respective countries. Globalization has led to an interest in international politics, piquing our curiosity even more. Such channels, as are in this list, feed into this need for awareness and how are people handling problems. It also creates a sense of solidarity between those that are fighting a similar struggle and can provide reassurance to the other.
TEDx is an international variant of TED style talks also organized by TED to bring its mission to local communities around the world. These celebrate ideas of creative individuals within a local community to get people to engage in conversations, get to know the speakers and be able to relate to their experiences and find motivation. These talks are specially designed to be conducted within a certain time limit so that they are short, precise and people can sit through them. The YouTube channel has all of the videos professionally recorded and uploaded for their 19 million subscribers. The talks vary from education, business, tech, motivation, the speaker’s personal experiences and so on. As of July 2019 TEDx has 3.2 billion views on their videos in total. It also happens to be the 43rd most subscribed channel in the United states.
Essentially a channel dedicated to pulling pranks on strangers, Rakamakafo was created by Nikolay Sobolev and Guram Narmania, students of the Polytechnic University. The idea behind this channel was to conduct social experiments on random people on the streets. It started in 2014 as a low budget and a lowkey prank channel but eventually their videos started becoming extremely popular. Their 3.2 million subscribers avidly watch these videos and they have about 3.6 million views in total. This is a humorous and a light hearted take, claims the channel, on issues that require for people to be more than indifferent. They have made videos with meaningful messages and urge people to care more about those around them. The videos are usually shot with a hidden camera. The channel won an award for Social Project in 2015 at the Wildfest festival. Their main question to their followers is ‘What would you do in their place?’.
A channel that touches on topics people would rather never engage with, Jubilee started in 2010 with the intent of creating a movement of sorts to bring change for human betterment. This US based YouTube channel makes human-centric videos that challenge the status quo and explore the social construct. It is a platform that makes you have real and sometimes uncomfortable conversations. Their videos range from asking questions regarding Islam, atheism, lookism, the celebrity cancel culture to speed dating, how dating apps would work in real life and so on. Jubilee has around 3.3 million subscribers with 5.1 million views in total, of their videos. The aim of this channel is to ‘inspire people to live deeper’.
Alexei Navalny is a renowned Russian lawyer and a political activist who gained prominence after his controversial views regarding the Russian president Vladimir Putin. He started his YouTube channel in 2013 and uses the platform for critical analysis of the current government, their policies and exposes the hollow reforms of the united Russia. His videos have humorous captions, funny thumbnails and he seems to engage in and enjoy political satire. Alexei is a busy man, being a member of the Russian Opposition Coordination council and the leader of the political party Progress Party. He started off as a blogger hosted by LiveJournal but switched to YouTube where he has around 2.8 million subscribers. He also publishes videos to promote his campaigns for office and organize political demonstrations. The videos on his channel have about 5.3 million views in total.
An Indian Yoga guru, Swami Ramdev seems to have mastered it all. He has his own running business Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, deep interest in yoga and is involved in the world of Indian politics. He started his YouTube channel in 2010 after being in front of a camera since 2003 for reality TV or morning talk shows. He is a popular yogi in India and has taught celebrities like Amitabh Bachan, Shilpa Shetty and so on. He takes up developmental and political issues like poverty, improvement of the standard of living and the follies of the Election Commission of India. He, however, uses his YouTube channel to teach his audience yoga, different ways to relax the body, promote his company and sometimes take up the topic of Indian politics. He has said that he created this channel to inspire people spiritually so they find within themselves peace and perhaps happiness. There are about 2.7 million subscribers on Swami Ramdev’s channel and around 3.3 million views in total.
Lion against or Lion Versus is a Russian YouTube channel that started as a social movement opposed to drinking alcohol and smoking in public. The way the volunteers or followers of this group ensure this is by conducting video recorded raids in non-smoking public areas. They use their YouTube platform to post these videos, publicly shaming smokers and drinkers and have been able to gain about 1.7 million subscribers who also support their cause. These activists spray water on the smokers’ hands if they refuse to extinguish their cigarette or ask the drinkers to pour their alcohol into the trash cans nearby. Sometimes these raids are accompanied by police officers, which means the government is also in favor of this method of purging smoking and drinking- at least in public spaces. The channel was founded in 2014 by an 18 year old Mikhail Lev Lazutin and his fellow members from Russian pedestrian-rights youth movement StopXAM. The channel now has around 2.7 million views in total.
YouFact is a YouTube channel that has amassed around 1.6 million subscribers. The idea behind the channel was to provide authentic, interesting facts to their subscribers. Most of their videos incorporate lists like 10 cool and useful things from Amazon, 13 genius gadgets that you should have and so on. The channel started in February 2015 and since has acquired enough of a viewership to have the same channel in English language. The total view count is 5.7 million with a single videos getting an average of 123K views.
A channel dedicated to make conversations that are usually difficult to have happen, ‘Let Them Talk’ is a TV show signed under First Channel that gained enough interest to emanate a YouTube channel in 2015, which now has around 1.5 million subscribers. They target individuals who are going through problems, making each episode revolve around that particular individual. The problems are sometimes around prisoners and their plight, personal problems like dealing with anger issues, not being able to prioritize family and even local rumors proven wrong or right. The creators say these are stories which are impossible to remain untold. This channel essentially deals with how fragile but at the same time strong humans can be and try to spread the message that all stories have a listener. These videos have amassed around 7.9 million viewers in the channel’s short existence.
This channel was an initiative established by a handful of university students in Bornova, Izmir. It is a platform for young Muslims that aims to explain the truths Islam offers in all situations. This organization has several initiatives that are underwork as of now; one of them was to help young people of the Muslim community who had been shrouded and wounded by sin. The creators wanted to touch the hearts of such people to make it easier for them to come out of their cycle of sins and become less ‘troubled’. The videos on the channel range from marveling at God’s creation and conducting experiments to serious discussions like equal rights for women in Islam. They do not have a set criteria for their videos as some are even interviews with random strangers on the street in relation to religious beliefs or completely informative videos on Islamic stories and miracles like the Laylat al Qadar. This channel has around 1.4 million views in total.
Makaseb is a YouTube channel that was created in 2013 with the intent of spreading the message given to the Muslims by God. Their audience too is predominantly Muslims as the videos they make require a context either understood by a religion enthusiast or a Muslim. It is also a self-help channel where the videos tend to cater to the everyday needs or problems people face like unsuccessful marriages, the law, how to overcome grief and so on. One segment of their channel focuses on Jinn and black magic. Makaseb’s philosophy is that no matter what part of the world you are in, they are always there to help people find peace and provide help within the circle of Islam, through their channel. There are around 1.4 million followers of this channel and 1.5 million views on their videos in total.
The official YouTube channel of Bharat Swabhiman Trust was founded the yoga guru Swabhiman Ramdev in December 2010. The trust has its interests rooted in discussing politics and aims to make India corruption free, to promote cottage and indigenous industry and incorporate yoga more in a common man’s life. Baba Ramdev has always believed in yoga as a lifestyle that perpetuates peace and a sense of community that is otherwise lost in this individualistic world. His movement within the government too reasserts this philosophy and his YouTube videos are a way to promote his ideas to his 1.4 million subscribers and more. One part of his channel focuses on teaching yoga and its benefits as well as ayurvedic medicines. His videos have a total of 2.8 million views.
Even though politics is discussed to a large extent, the Trust, however, claims to be non-political in a sense that it only focuses on fixing the society and its woes from within.
A YouTube channel solely dedicated to the general financing in a Muslim’s life, Rizq and Wealth has been around since 2015 and has acted as a guide for Muslims all around the world, especially those near the Arabian peninsula, for financial assistance and at some point, motivation too. The channel’s philosophy is to teach Muslims how to make honest money and how to use the verses of the Quran as a source of energy that attracts wealth and money. But while doing so it also tries to help its 1.3 million subscribers understand that nothing happens within a short period of time; there is a process one needs to go through to be able to achieve anything in life. Their idea is to preach that ‘what we see in front of us may not be the end of the story’, so it is smart to be patient and watch what happens. The videos are sometimes stories of people/Muslims who have reached their peak through hard work and patience, verses and Duaas to help your financial status and the recitation of Quran. The views in total of these videos are around 9.7 million.
Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Arifi is a well-known Muslim scholar, preacher, a doctor in faith and an associate professor at Saud University. This is his official YouTube channel where videos of his Friday sermons at the Al Bawardi Mosque in Riyadh are uploaded, as well as lessons pertaining to science and religion, his TV interviews and the shows hosted by him on satellite TV. He is one the most popular journalist in Saudi Arabia and gets invited to a number of programs- while also hosting some- to talk about religion, the current status of the Muslim Ummah (people) and the Shariyah (Islamic Law). His channel has around 1.3 million subscribers with around 8.1 million views in total. It is also used as an archive for all of his videos and preaching.
Hayalhanem is a Turkish YouTube channel that started in 2013 with the aim of providing ‘good education’ that could be life changing for an individual. From then onwards, the creators have come far in achieving their goals, as this is one of the most popular Islamic channels in Turkey, even though the message they are trying to promote comes across in all languages on the platform. Their videos are not to necessarily appeal to just the Turkish Muslims but the Muslim community all around the world. One segment of their channel conducts social experiments and street interviews in light of Islam. They make travel videos, vlogs, Islamic/religious videos for their 1.3 million subscribers. Hayalhanem encourages people to have conversations with them, as burning questions which they are able to answer in the light of scientific data. Their videos have around 1.3 million views in total.
MBL, Movimento Brasil Livre, has long been a movement to bring change to Brazil but came to YouTube, officially, in 2014. The movement has a large following in Brazil and has been able to create a wave of new thinkers that have demanded changes in the constitution and provide policy proposals that are available to the public for critique and additions. They believe heavily in the public opinion as they too are a group of common people who have steadily gained momentum in their movement. In November, they were given the chance to vote in the National Congress meeting for proposals they wanted to go forward with for the country. These have now been made public. They have used the YouTube platform to promote their political endeavors as well as show their struggle throughout. However, the channel predominantly features educational videos surrounding politics in Brazil. Their subscriber count is around 1.3 million and the video count is 2.3 million in total.
Al Mohsin is a sort of self-help Islamic channel that caters to all the Muslims around the world. It has taken upon itself to create videos with lengthy explanations on several laws of Islam and has made detailed videos on all aspects and laws of shariah. Some of the videos talk about the healing process, the employment issues, cure of witchcraft, even scientific explanations directly linked to Qur’anic surahs. There are one to two hour long recitations of the Quran available on the channel which, they believe, help people feel calm and heal the mind. Their subscriber count is around 1.2 million and their videos have a total of 1.4 million views.
Da Ri Zong is a sect in Buddhism that talks about consciousness and emphasizes the heart. Song Qili is one of the most influential religious figures who have been advocates of Da Ri Zong and preach it. This YouTube channel has most of Song Qili’s talks and his sermons at different occasions. He is addressing a large procession in almost all videos and helps people become intune with themselves, get motivated and feel happy in their lives. The channel has around 1 million subscribers and a total of 2.6 million views.
TheRelizz is a Russian channel that publishes videos weekly without fail and is known for its interesting, attention grabbing content. The videos are short, precise and easy to follow. Some of them are motivational videos that follow a person’s life story and how they overcame several hurdles, while others are bizarre facts or videos that have a shock factor. The idea behind their channel is to provide people with content that is entertaining but nevertheless, thought provoking. They sometimes focus on restoring a person’s faith in humanity by publishing videos that have people helping one another as a subject matter. TheRelizz have around 1 million subscribers on their channel and 2.1 million views on their videos in total.
Absolute Motivation is a channel catered to making videos solely for the purpose of motivating human beings. Its mission in particular is to enhance the human ‘experience’ by creating content that challenges 'people intellectually, as well as assist in expanding ones horizons, mind and consciousness through knowledge and good judgement that one can incorporate into ones everyday life. Their content is a mixture of a number of videos found on the internet which have celebrity interviews, someone’s life story, a motivational speaker’s talk and so on. They enhance their video quality with interesting typography as well as video effects which make the normally 11 minutes long videos fun and engaging. The channel is based in the United Kingdom, having around 1 million followers and 4.7 million views on their videos in total.
The owner of Microsoft, a man who was ranked one of the most influential individuals in the world, Bill Gates created his YouTube channel in 2012. This is his personal YouTube channel where he rarely talks about his business, rather all his side projects, his philanthropy, and whatever interests him at a given moment. The videos are about issues he has helped tackle, or wants to focus on, for example, the improvement of education, poverty alleviation, affordable energy resources and so on. He believes that the reason he has been able to do any of his projects is because his work allows him to travel the world and come face to face with issues that he thinks he can help improve. He is known to post almost regularly and each time there is an interesting program he has looked into, for example a new virus, or deadliest animals and the like. He has around 971k subscribers and 6.6 million views in total.
Acharaya Balkrishana is a yoga guru of Nepali origin with an international authority over Ayurveda and traditional herbs. He, along with Ramdev, another well-known yogi, founded Divya Yoga Pharmacy in 1995 but then shifted to Patanjali Ayurved, which is involved in the manufacturing and trading of ayurvedic products. He is one of the richest men in India with his net worth, according to Forbes, being US$6.1 billion, as of 2018. He started his YouTube channel in 2013 with the intent of imparting traditional knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda. He has also made videos on the rural economy and its rejuvenation, the urban slums, the environmental issues and how to mend that imbalance. He is a strong advocate of decolonization from The West and criticizes its assimilation into the Indian society. He has around 952K subscribers and has 8.6 million views in total on his videos.
A media channel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon channel has been on YouTube since 2008. TCJCLS decided to launch their YouTube channel which is, of course, video based content because they wanted to reach a wider audience and be recognized internationally. Their channel includes motivational and inspirational videos for people who are going through a hard time. The videos are well shot and are extremely pleasing to watch. It seems like a progressive channel as it takes up topics of pornography, sexuality, sexual abuse and how people have been able to tackle such problem through individuals’ personal experiences. They tend to post quite frequently throughout the week and the total viewer’s count is 3 million. The channel has around 939K subscribers.
Emm Pee Cassette Company is the official filming crew of Baba Ranjit Singh Khalsa Dhadrian Wale, who happens to be one of the reformers of Sikh Panth and a religious musical artist. He is one of the most popular Sikhs who have been able to fight for the rights of the Sikh community as well as improve their plight. He has a massive following in India and is seen as an inspirational figure wherever he visits. The YouTube channel is an archive of sorts for all the videos that have been shot featuring Baba Ranjit Singh. The videos include his speeches at various events, his participation in talk shows, event coverage and promotional videos. Each of these videos average around 20-60K views and have a total of 2.4 million views and 952K subscribers.
Sheikh Yasser Al Dossari is a member of the faculty at Saud University, a part of Saudi Juristic society and Saudi Judicial society. He is one the most popular imams of the grand mosque in Saudi Arabia. He is also the founder of the Ayay Quranic Media Group and is a preacher at Al Dakhil Mosque. Yasser holds a doctorate in Comparative jurisprudence and is a popular speaker in Saudi Arabia as well as the collective Muslim world. His YouTube channel features videos of his Quran recitation and him leading the prayers. Some of the videos are of his meetings with other imams where they discuss Islamic jurisprudence, the Shariah Law, issues facing the Muslim Ummah and so on. However, the channel, with 924K subscribers, is dedicated to his career as an imam much more than the rest of his areas of expertise. He has around 2.1 million views in total and an average of 40-70K views on a single video.
The international commercial television is a TV channel primarily aired in Ukraine and is the fourth channel in the nation to have received 56.6% coverage. This channel features the most shows about law enforcement and the army in comparison and has thus been subject to controversy in Ukraine. ICTV created an internet version of the channel and soon after their YouTube channel followed in 2009. This channel acts as a platform for ICTV promotions for their website with various snippets of episodes, provides teasers, serials, and movies that are available in full length on their site. The programs being aired include freedom of speech, Civil Defense, Insider, Antizombi and so on. The idea behind their website is to have new releases of all programs appear faster there than on TV, and the videos can be watched as if they were being recorded live. They have around 939K subscribers and around 6.9K views in total.
Joel Osteen is an American pastor, an author and a televangelist based in Houston, Texas. At first, Joel was not keen on being in front of people and to preach to a large number of people- he much rather liked working behind the scenes. However, after his father’s suggestion, he did so and is now America’s most watched inspirational figure. The idea behind creating a YouTube channel was to appeal to a larger audience, be able to provide hope, inspire and provide unconditional love found only after forming a relationship with Jesus Christ. He believes that he has been able to build a relationship with Jesus, rather than just following him, and that is the message he wants to impart to the people who listen to him. Around seven million Americans watch Joel Osteen on their local TV. Alongside his wife Victoria Osteen, the pastor has a series of inspirational videos which are uploaded on YouTube a few times in a week. The channel has around 901K subscribers and 1.9 million views
Haramaininfo is a Saudi channel solely dedicated to all that happens around Haramain, be it regular salah, khutbah or Friday prayers. The idea behind this channel is to be able to provide those Muslims who are unable to travel to Saudi Arabia the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Adhan at the Haram, Masjid e Nabwi, the flurry of motion and the expansive landscape. It almost feels as if it is a live recording of the ongoing and the viewers are left with a treat for their eyes. They channel has expanded to a website ‘haramain.info’ and a mobile app that brings Muslims closer to the most sacred place to them. The channel has around 882K subscribers and 1.3 million views in total.
Literally translated at ‘Be or’, this Russia based YouTube channel has been in the local papers and articles quite a bit because of the controversial nature of its content. The person who created and manages this channel likes to remain anonymous, while tackling the issue of media censorship, the freedom of knowledge and how the state has propelled the media in a certain direction for its own propaganda. He is grateful for the existence of YouTube, a platform where this internet vigilante can let his anti-state thoughts go a little wild. This blog, he claims, is an attempt to invest in discussions about the future, not only of Russia, but of the world. His channel has around 860K subscribers who are avid viewers of his videos. He has created another platform where he wants his subscribers to collectively discuss what “needs to be done” in order for Russia to take a worthy place in the world order in the future. The videos he publishes do indeed jog the intellect and help one learn more about the political scenario in Russia.
TV Center is a Russian local channel that has gained quite a bit of popularity and around 83 regions of the Russian Federation watch it on the daily. Its potential audience, too, exceeds 100 million people. Its YouTube channel is a mixture of Russian history, recent political scenario, interviews and a little bit of critique of the political scene. The channel has around 846K subscribers. About two videos on the daily, which have an average of 130-150K views on each of them and a total of 6.5 million views.
Nitin Das is an Indian filmmaker with an eye for seeing a future of India that might be a tad bit optimistic but it is still a happy picture he paints. He calls himself the ‘wandering filmmaker’, who seeks and tells stories that are not yet known to the general public, exploring extraordinary places while he is at it. His cinematography is quite reflective of a mystical India, of unexplored enchanted lands. The videos he has posted on his YouTube channel transport you to a fairytale land. People have commented that he can sometimes be too removed from reality but with around 845K subscribers and 2.9 million views in total, quite a large number of people disagree with that sentiment.
A foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and their families, Immaculate Mary Prayer House Foundation has worked such long hours that nights seeped into days and days into night for the evangelization of these children. They can be thought of as a school of sorts where children learn and train in whatever skills they are gifted with to eventually be able to become a source of livelihood for their families. The foundation uses its YouTube channel to preach the word of the gospel to help their 826K followers to understand the sermons and share it with others. They publish videos on a weekly basis which are solely sermons and nothing regarding the foundations work, nor any promotional videos etc. This, however, can be found on their official website fundaction-marianmaculada.org.
VKTARGET is essentially a service for money making on the internet. They promise a hassle free way of earning by staying at home and using any gadget you have at your disposal. They provide people with simple tasks to perform within the social networks and attract new people to get their tasks done from this company. This thus earns the person 15% of what the company will earn through those people. The service has been around since 2012 and has helped earn millions for people and the company. The only requirement for their work is to have accounts on all social media platforms. They have used their YouTube channel to provide step by step videos on how to access the company, how to be effective on it and be able to earn handsomely. They have around 824K subscribers and a total for 2.4K views.
The Daily Reminder is an Islamic channel that was founded in December 2011 as a small scale project, now grown into one of the most influential and beneficial Islamic activist and aid networks all around the world. There are two parts to this program, one looks at Dawah (i.e. preaching and activism) and offers a large number of courses that can be accessed through their online hub. The other focuses on aid work where they start a number of programs and after a given timeline or after completion, they move onto new projects. Their aim is to become the fastest growing aid and networking organization that sets a benchmark for having a ‘self-sustaining financial model’. Their YouTube channel too focuses more on the Dawah part of the organization and has several videos that relate stories of the prophets, talk about the Islamic principles and so on. They have around 870K followers and 7.2 million view count in total.
A popular movement, Stop A Douchebag is a young Russian traffic activist group that appeals to the public and enforces traffic laws when they are not being followed. It is an interesting take on social activism to physically ensure that people are following the rules. However, the message behind the movement is much deeper than making people abide by the law. They say that it is the people’s responsibility to realize their civic duty and to understand how it affects them and those around them. They also say it should not matter whether there is a police officer around or not because the public should feel the responsibility of their actions regardless. They run spotlight drives and document the whole process of stopping people and making them follow the rules and upload them on their YouTube channel. The channel has around 796K subscribers and a total of 2.6 million views on their videos.
This is a YouTube channel created specifically to upload snippets of larger videos of Muslim speakers on relevant topics. The creator has clearly mentioned that they do not have any rights to these videos and only upload these cuts according to their Islamic knowledge because they believe these ought to be shared with a larger audience. The speakers include some of the world renowned scholars like Mufti Menk, Noman Ali Khan and so on. The topic of these videos range from mensuration problems, purdah (covering oneself), to abusive parents. Most of them are short- almost 5 minute long videos- that are precise and to the point. Muslim speakers have around 746K subscribers and 1.6 million views on their videos in total.
Also named Jesus in command, the channel was created to bring people closer through the word of God and thus spread His message. The creator claims that the channel is the property of Jesus Christ himself and the Virgin Mary. The channel was created in Brazil in October of 2015. There is a large variety of videos on this channel ranging from live Holy Mass, gospel singing videos, selfcare videos to bizarre content like someone attacking fathers in several churches. The channel has around 745K subscribers and 1.7 million views in total on their videos.
God’s Lap is a catholic YouTube channel that aims to spread the name of Jesus throughout the nations. These missionaries are of Brazilian origin but either travel to convince tourists to follow, what they call, the right path. They claim to be a community made up of members who have the same belief and the desire to accomplish a similar goal. Their group is an amalgamation of young people and adults who have united in one place and at one time, for the same purpose i.e. to educate others about God and Jesus Christ. The group is so close knit that they live within community homes around each other and are fully involved in the mission. Their videos range from sermons, to a large number of music videos or performances. The channel has around 734K subscribers and a total of 1.1 million views.
Jefferson Bethke is a Christian speaker who rose to fame after his YouTube video ‘Why I hate religion, but love Jesus’ in January 2012. The video now has around 33.1 million views, and the theme of the video revolves around the difference in false religion and Jesus. Jefferson started his YouTube channel in 2007, making him one the OG YouTubers who have seen the platform grow into what it has become today, while growing with it simultaneously as well. He now makes family vlogs with his wife Alyssa once a week, which also have some sort of a moral or lesson to be learned. Otherwise, he uploads random but equally interesting videos which help in one’s personal growth. The channel has around 712K subscribers and a total of 8.6 million views.
Inter TV is one of the most watched channels in Ukraine and covers around 99% of Ukraine’s territory. The channel was founded in 1996 by the Ukrainian Independent TV-corporation. It features programs that cater to both the young and elderly which include documentaries, movies, news, drama, kids programs and so on. The channel has now branched out into Enter-Music and Enter-Film to make it more organized and less chaotic. The official Inter TV Channel has about 713k subscribers and the videos are a random collection of interviews, fear factor challenges, travelogues, or news updates. The videos indicate the kind of shows that are available on the channel and hence, act a promotional platform for their official website and TV channel. Their videos have around 5.3 million views in total.
This is a Brazilian YouTube channel that focuses on bringing people closer to God and preaches its catholic beliefs to others. Faith in God believes that the reason God created religion, Catholicism in particular, was to bring people closer together.. They tend to think of themselves as servants of God who are spreading his message far and wide by creating videos that are available on a weekly basis on our feeds to draw us closer and closer to God. The channel encourages people to become an evangelist, share their videos and spread the word of God. Their subscribers are around 695K and have a total of 1.3 million views on their videos.
Transformation church is a US based YouTube channel that sprung up after their website was created. This is a group of like-minded people who call themselves transformers and re-present God to those who have become lost and need to be found for an organic transformation from within. Pastors Michael and Natalie Todd are the lead pastors of Transformation Church. They are the ones that have given the organization a vision in the recent years. They believe that to reach communities, people, cities and eventually the world, one needs to have knowledge of the gospel presented in an understandable, relevant and progressive way. This organization thus strives to reach that level to be able to spread the word of God everywhere. Their YouTube channel has videos of how people changed and turned their lives around for the better through religion. They have around 676K followers and 4.5 million views in total.
With subscribers around 663K, Soul Desire is a fairly new YouTube channel that started in March 2018. It is a band composed of Becky Jade (vocals), Rob Leach (Guitar) and Chris Smith (Bass). They have their own website soul-desire.com which was also created in 2018 and represents a more cohesive bio of the band members. They use their YouTube channel to upload originals and remakes of songs that have their key beliefs being showcased through the lyrics. Albeit a new channel, their music videos have been able to garner on average 1.5K views, to the most being 9.5K views on a video. Their total view count, as of 2019, is 27K.
Comic Relief is a charity based in the UK that has collaborated with a number of celebrities to raise funds to free the world from poverty. They believe that every day is a work day for them and working all 365 days a year will help their vision come to life. They arrange two big fundraising campaigns i.e. the Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, promising the most effective use of the money collected to try to eradicate the root cause of poverty and try to alleviate it. Each year one celebrity endorses the campaign, for example, One Direction created a song and dedicated the music video to help create awareness and its funds towards helping the cause. The channel started in 2006, which makes it one of the earliest YouTube channels and a platform that has been able to inspire people to do charity. They have around 662K followers and 2.1 million views on their videos in total.
This is the official YouTube channel of Yesenia based in the US who happens to be a pastor. Yesenia has been invited to several talk shows and has inspired hundreds to become more confident in their skin and to be able to love Jesus fully. Pastor Yesenia now has her own show with an audience of a few hundred who listen to her to feel motivated to love Jesus and spread his message to everyone. This channel has around 625K subscribers with 5.6 million views in total.
This is perhaps one of the most useful channels to be found on YouTube as the videos are a step by step instruction manual for gardening. The host of the channel, Valery, is an enthusiast for gardening and checking out ways to make it more effective and maybe even easier. The channel is called Do It Yourself Garden, which is pretty self-explanatory. The videos target specific areas of gardening, for example, talking about which conditions are suitable for which vegetables to grow in, information regarding the nutrients like nitrates and nitrites to add to the soil and so on. Valery says he is a home based gardener who, too, is learning more about gardening as he delves deeper into his channel. Hence, he keeps removing and adding new videos every now and then which makes this YouTube channel quite experimental. His 616K subscribers are avid watchers of his videos as he has around 9.3 million views on his channel in total.
Known as Daneil Sulzbach, which happens to be his real name, MrRepzion is a US based YouTube channel. Daneil, at first, started his career as a YouTuber in 2007 with the channel ‘Repzion’. However, the channel got deleted and became the reason for the creation of ‘MrRepzion’. The YouTuber has not specified anything about his video content and his content is primarily a random mixture of videos on religion, which predominantly came from his previous channel, and now to video games. He is particularly known for his video series ‘Face Palm Sunday’ where he responds to videos of other YouTubers. His interest in religion also came from being bullied in the church while he was young and eventually deciding to become an atheist. He has around 607K subscribers and a total of 1.5 million views on his channel.
Director Khalid Al Mansour makes movies, plays, special clips for this YouTube channel that caters to children. The channel has full videos of episodes of some series he has started and simultaneously other projects he has underway. The videos are quite popular amongst his 585K followers and more people as they average around 3 to 4 million views per video. The total view count on the videos is over 2.7 million which makes it one of the popular kids channels in Saudi Arabia.
Also known as Good Times, Bons Tempos, is a Brazilian YouTube channel that sends out a beautiful message to all those that are looking for some peace in their lives. It creates music for times when you want to create an unforgettable memory. Most of the music that is featured on this channel is original and quite a bit of times it is just an instrumental. The music has been told to have brought peace and serenity in people’s lives, as music is sometimes one of the most transformative mediums to express your feelings. The channel has around 567K subscribers and 9.3 million views, which is a good number seeing as it is a fairly new channel that was created in 2017.
The channel represents the teachings of a South Korean Buddhist monk who is one of the most popular religious and sometimes political figures in South Korea. The YouTube channel has videos of all his lessons which truly ought to be remembered. The videos are about family problems, the wisdom of happiness, helping out friends and exercising abuse of any sort on a child. His target audience seems to be young adults who are in their late 20s or early 30s and have become clueless about the path they had to take. The monk tries to make this easier for them in light of Buddhism and even asks them to join him and ultimately have God’s favor. The channel has around 577K subscribers and a total of 3.5 million views.
Islamic Miscellaneous channel was created in 2011 and has a mixture of Islamic teachings in different media forms, as well as a number of ways to be able to get the message across, for example, through lectures, prophetic traditions, story-telling and Islamic songs (children’s songs). This also helps to bring Muslims closer to their God and be more familiar with the Quranic tradition. The channel also aims to create a sense of community worldwide. As of 2019, Islamic Miscellaneous has 551K subscribers and a total of 9.4 million views on their videos.
Collins, originally born as Dimitri Tippens Krushnic on 20th August, 1974, is an American actor most notably known to play the role of Castiel on the hit TV-show, Supernatural.Other than Supernatural, he has played roles in 24, NCIS and ER and appeared in movies like Par 6 and Karla. He is also known to star in the movie, ‘Moving Alan’ with Mark Pellegerino as a Co-star. Collins has a YouTube channel with over 543k subscribers and in 2017, he also created his own website. The star has a current net worth of $2 million. He mostly uploads daily vlogs of what his life is like with his kids, while occasionally also uploading videos on the shows he has worked on.
Salman Khan Bollywood is a highly political Indian YouTube channel created by Salman Khan, a young adult with very sound political views. Salman uploads ‘exposed’ videos and discusses various political issues taking place in India at any given time and the conditions of secularism in the country. He has so far uploaded 7 videos on his channel and most of them gained popularity in the wake of the 2019 elections held in India. He created his channel on YouTube on 4 September 2017 and has a subscriber count of over 519K, while his current views on his videos come up to about 18 thousand.
Born in 1956, Ravi Shankar is an Indian Spiritual Leader who is often referred to as ‘Sri Sri’ or ‘SriDev’, which is a common honorific for spiritual leaders in the Hindi language. He’s been an advocate of humanitarianism and in 1981, founded his very own volunteer based NGO known as ‘The Art of Living Foundation’. He also runs an international NGO based in Geneva, known as the International Association for Human Values, it’s major role being that of providing relief and harbouring internationally shared values that help in the promotion of rural development. He has a fast growing YouTube channel, where he regularly posts motivational, spiritual and philosophical videos of his lectures and seminars. He currently has over 518K subscribers and has a net worth of over $1million.
Blaire white is an American YouTuber who identifies herself as a transgender and holds conservative political views. She is mainly known for sharing her political views on her YouTube channel which she first started in 2015. Blaire was born in 1993 in Chico California and later moved to Los Angeles following the success of her YouTube channel. Blaire White first appeared on YouTube back in 2012 when she made two videos for IllumiNau5hty. The videos were uploaded in June and were titled ‘Tuesday on relationships’ and ‘Tuesday’s acrobatic failure’ These videos were made before she came out as trans. White created her current YouTube channel in November 2015 but did not post any video till early December of that year. She’d go on to discuss political matters with a twist of dark humour in her videos. She currently has over 518K subscribers, with 64 million views on her videos and a net worth of $60 million.
This is a popular Brazil based YouTube channel that shares videos related to Biblical teachings and readings. It is one of the most popular religious YouTube channels and was created back in 2011. It has a current subscriber count of 505K subscribers with over 1 billion views. To this day, the channel has uploaded 1,188 videos and remains to be a non-profit channel.
JKYog is an abbreviation for ‘Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog’, a US based non-profit and charity driven spiritual organization. The founder of the organization is Swami Mukundananda who was Jagadguru Kripaluji’s senior disciple. The main focus of JKYog is to promote physical, mental and spiritual fitness through meditation, spirituality and practicing Bhakti Yoga. Other goals of the organisation includes health care support to underprivileged people and various rural youth support programs mainly focusing on education.
The JKYog videos YouTube channel was created back in February 2009. Its main focus is to preach and teach spirituality through various means such as powerful meditation techniques, Indian practices of aartis and bhajans (devotional songs) and motivational videos. These exercises then lead to openness of the mind. The creator believes that yoga not only works towards physical fitness but also mental and spiritual fitness, while aiming to promote stress relief through yoga and meditation and managing the mind more effectively. As of now, the channel has a subscriber count of almost 505K and total views of 57 million.
This is a satellite based television channel that uses the Arabic language as its main mode of communication. The channel is based in Cairo, Egypt and broadcasts outside of Bahrain. فورشباب 4shbab has famously interpreted itself as the Islamic World’s MTV, due to its promotion of arts and music which appeals to the young audience of the Arab community. The chairman of the satellite station is Dr. Ali Al'omari alongside Ahmed Abu Haiba as the founder and executive director.
Mr.Abu Haiba is known to have expressed that the main purpose of the station was to connect the Muslim youth with the present world. One of the most popular shows on the network is Soutak Wasel (Your Voice I’d Heard), which is the Islamic equivalent of American Idol. The satellite network created their YouTube channel in late December 2008, while posts similar content as the satellite channel, and as of today, has 503k subscribers and a view count of 12 billion views.
In 2002, Vishen Lakhiani founded an education company named Mindvalley. The main focus of the company has been to promote products and items that promote personal and spiritual growth and learning experiences that will remain with a person their entire life. It supports an array of educational topics ranging from self-help, fitness and even pseudoscience.
The YouTube channel for the company was created back in August of 2010 and the channel showcases seminars and lectures from some of the very best motivational speakers around the world. Mindvalley talks claims to share videos that give lessons to people that are not taught through orthodox school curriculums. As of today, the channel has 500K subscribers and a view count of about 27 million views with an ever growing audience.
This is a crafts channel on YouTube, run by a man named Mustafa Kafalji- which also happens to be the name of the channel. Mustafa is known to upload tutorials of him making silicone moulds for antiques. In various other videos, he also shows how to take care of antique items. The YouTuber currently lives in Egypt and most of the content of the channel is in Arabic. His YouTube channel was created back in October of 2011 and as of today, he has garnered 497K subscribers, with a view count of 32 billion.
Born in early 2000, Jace Lee Norman is an American actor well known for playing the role of Henry Hart in the Nickelodeon show, ‘Henry Danger’. Jace created his YouTube channel in 2012, the same year he started acting. His channel mostly focuses on his life as a Nickelodeon star and consists of various vlogs. He often also shares entrepreneurial content on his channel and talks about his company, Edge Media, quite often. His content mostly promotes entrepreneurship especially in young people and motivates them to take initiatives in their lives towards betterment. Since 2017, Jace has continuously being awarded the Kid’s Choice Award for Best Male Actor. As of today, his channel has about 489K subscribers and over 14 million views.
Virginia Arruda is a Brazilian based singer, composer, writer, preacher and the founder of the Word of Day Project. She currently lives in Goiania, Brazil and promotes the teachings of the Gospel. Her main focus is on religion and spirituality. She first created her YouTube channel in 2013 and has been uploading motivational and spiritual content ever since. Her content mostly focuses on the spiritual and religious linkages in a person’s life and how to use that to become a more full-filled person. As of today, Virginia has 481K subscribers on her channel with a view count of 71 million views.
PETA is a US based organization overlooking animals rights all across the globe. The organization operates from Norfolk Virginia and has Ingrid Newkirk as its leading lady. The organization came into existence in 1980 by Ingrid Newkirk alongside her fellow animal rights activist Alex Pacheco. By 1981, the organization had risen to prominence through the Silver Spring Monkeys case which came to attention due to ill-treatment and heavy experimentation on monkeys in the Institute of Behavioural Research in Silver Spring. The organization has worked towards decreasing many practices that lead to animal endangerment such as cock fighting, dog fighting, fur farming and animal testing. PETA is a non-profit organization which has about 6 million followers and supporters around the world. It also makes a bold claim of being the largest animal rights organization, though it has been marred with multiple controversies since its inception.
The organization created its YouTube Channel in 2008 and shares animal rights related content and adverts on its channel. As of today, it has 476K subscribers and a view count of about 229 million.
This is a social movement mainly organised by the Russian youth in order to stop smoking and drinking in public spaces. The group of youngsters hold open raids throughout many areas looking for people who are openly smoking or drinking in public spaces. The volunteers would then politely ask those people to stop and if the person in question doesn’t, then they spray the person’s hand with water to extinguish their cigarettes. They, of course, hold anti-intoxication raids as well where they look for people in designated public spaces such as parks, train stations, allies where drinking or smoking is prohibited. They ask people who have an alcoholic beverage with them if it’s theirs and if so they ask them to pour it in the near by trash can. If those people claim it’s not theirs then the volunteers pour it themselves. They are often accompanied by police officers as well, suggesting that the police force supports the movement.
These raids are recorded and posted on their channel to spread awareness and to gain supporters. As of today, their YouTube channel, which was created in 2015, has 465K subscribers and a view count of 8 billion, with an ever growing audience and support.
Asli Practical Gyaan (Real practical knowledge) is another Indian spiritual channel that mostly focuses on spells and mantras. The channel features astrology, magic and psychic content to help people in spiritual healing. The channel also features various spiritual leaders, soothe sayers and gives the audience contact info for these figures so that they can approach them and find solutions to their ailments.
Asli Practical Gyaan was created in 2012 and has thus far accumulated over 462K subscribers and over 5 billion views.
Derrick Jaxn is an acclaimed motivational speaker and an author of seven books. Jaxn took to YouTube and motivational speaking after he broke up with his longtime college girlfriend and made it his mission to enlighten others with the same lessons he learned during his failed relationship. As of now, Derrick has over 5 million followers on his social media handles. Being exposed to so many people and their relationship troubles, in 2007, Derrick created the “Mentally Stimulate Me” card game which was a fun way to assess a relationship early on in the dating phase. The card game has now become a huge success and an essential for any date night entertainment.
After his unfortunate relationship experience Derrick has become an advocate of self-love, both in real life and on social media and has created a ginormous fan following for himself. His content, however, not only promotes self love and untangles relationship troubles, but it also discusses sensitive topics such as rape culture, stereotypes regarding single mothers, narcissism, etc. He now lives with his former college sweetheart and now wife Da’Naia and their two kids. As of today, he has 608K subscribers on his YouTube channel and a view count of over 100 million.
Akhand Manthan is an India based religious portal and a YouTube channel. The channel has a web news channel like outlook where it not only shares religious content but also focuses on political and various other social matters. However, the channel’s main focus is one religion. Lectures from religious leaders, prayers and seminars are openly broadcasted on the channel and it runs its breaking news bulletins as well. The channels features all the famous Yogs, Pujari’s and Festive info as its main content. Akhand Manthan was created in 2016 and as of today, has 458K subscribers and 55 million views.
Karbala Satellite Channel is an Islamic holy channel, mainly representing the Shia sect of the Muslim community. The channel focuses on the teachings of the late Imam Hussein (PBUH), it h endorses the philosophy of his revolution. It is named after Karbala the place where Imam Hussein was martyred. The main support and views for the channel stem from the Republic of Iraq. The channel was created in 2008 and launched its first experimental broadcast the following year on August 22.
The broadcasting channel later created its YouTube channel in 2013. As of today, it has 457K subscribers and a view count of about 23 million. Their YouTube channel mainly focuses on spreading the teachings of Imam Hussein throughout their community with the correct interpretation it also discusses social issues faced by the Shia community. It uploads sermons and Islamic chants and discussion videos.
Trash Smash is a Russia based YouTube channel mainly focusing on the cleanliness of the environment through the proper disposal of waste and also focuses on sustainable development. The channel is an effective way to raise awareness amongst Russian youth and adults alike of how hazardous plastic waste and improper waste disposal can be to the environment. TrashSmash has a considerable fan following and the front man of the channel has become the poster boy for efficient waste disposal throughout Russia. As of today Trash Smash which was created in November 2011 has 455K subscribers and 24 million views.
Msafren is an Iraq based YouTube channel which mainly focuses on the youth of the country and provides engaging content for them. It often features debates and lectures that are related to issues that the country and its youth face. The channel was created in 2013 and currently has 441K subscribers with a view count of 76 million on its videos.
Canal Mormon is a Spanish channel which promotes the preachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The channel also features a radio broadcasting service which runs 24 hours and seven days a week. The main contents of the channel is derived from the from the Church’s great archives, as well as an original series that promotes further religious teachings. The channel is available both on iOS and Android and other domains such as YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
The YouTube channel was created in 2009 and has accumulated a subscriber count of over 437K and a view count of 141 million.
Nasser Al-Qatami is a national reciter of the Holy Quran who resides in Saudi Arabia. He has been the preacher as well as the Imam of the two holy mosques that fell under the custody of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Born in 1980, he’s known to be one of the most acclaimed reciters in not just the Gulf region but the entire Islamic world. As of now, he is married and has three daughters. His YouTube channel mostly has religious content, features sermons, Quranic recitations and Islamic teachings. His channel was created in 2009 and as of today has 43k subscribers and 46 million views.
The First Baptist Church of Gelnarden is one of the largest churches in the metropolitan area of Washington D.C. The leader of the congregation is Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. It is quite a lively church, mainly based on the teachings of the Holy Bible and is operational in three different locations in Prince George’s County Maryland, with over 11,000 active members. The church regularly conducts Bible studies and is an active part of the community, so much so that it interacts with its members through social media as well.The Church created its YouTube channel in 2007, where it records the congregation, does Bible readings and shares various other religious content. As of today, the channel has 43 thousand subscribers and 13 million views.
This channel is owned and maintained by an Indian political movement/party based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, created by Pawan Kalyan, a former actor. The word Jana Sena originated from the Telugu language which means “people's army”. The main slogan of the party says, “fight for the rights of each and every common person”. Jana Sena’s manifesto was released in the wake of 2019 elections held in India. The party’s main goal is to eradicate unemployment and corruption and safeguard women rights. The YouTube channel for the party was created in 2016, and today it has 42 thousand subscribers along with a view count of 56 million.
This is an Islamic YouTube channel based In Morocco, run by Naim Rabie, who is an Islamic scholar, teacher and preacher. His content focuses not only on Islamic lectures and sermons but also ailments. The content on his channel focuses on dealing with people who have been touched with black magic and how to counter black magic in the Islamic World. The channel has gained popularity over the years due its unique content. The scholar regularly communicates with his followers through social media and has created a substantial fan following for himself. He created his YouTube channel in 2011, and has accumulated 42 thousand subscribers and a view count of 12.5 million.
EMCI TV is a Christian charity teaching network that was initially created in France in 2004 and now operates through Canada since 2010. The website’s main goal is to spread the teachings of the Gospel through the media. The visionary behind this movement Michael Lebeau, who was a computer science student back in 2004. He believed that in the age of internet, such a religious online portal would give people the easy access they need in terms of teaching and understanding religion. The website launched under the name EnseigneMoi.com and since its launch in 2005 has become the leading French-speaking Christian site all across the globe. The site has its own social media handles such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Their YouTube channel was created in May 2012 and has 41 thousand subscribers and a view count of 10.7 million.
This YouTube channel is created by a Russian entrepreneur Alexey Vilnius whose content mainly focuses on how to conduct efficient trading and teaches the rules and regulations regarding it. He makes live streams of his transactions and trading techniques for his viewers to understand how it works. He claims that his life principle is “to make money yourself and to give money to others”. He has also created a means for his viewers to earn money as well. He uploads a video every week where he trains his followers in terms of trading and how to earn money. Alex joined YouTube in 2016 and currently has 41K subscribers and over 8 million views.
Travis Kraft is a former athlete, model and actor who has currently become a successful YouTube influencer. Travis went to college in the Eastern Michigan University where he graduated with a major degree in film and minor degree in psychology. He now identifies himself as an actor and a video maker and runs his very successful YouTube channel. He spent a year and a half in the Philippines where he took a few acting jobs and starred in a Filipino movie. He has also become a known Filipino travel guide and has diversity in the content he produces. He documents what life is like in the Philippines and people have taken quite a liking to such content. His content is driven by culture and he makes fun videos related to sports and various other subjects that might pique his viewers interest. He took to YouTube on August 29 2007 and now has over 41K subscribers and 26.1 million views.
News-Front is a Ukraine based information agency that updates the general public of the country, as well as other countries, about the current affairs of Ukraine. The channel not only focuses on Ukraine, but also the world as a whole, its main content featuring political news or topics and analysis of the current political climate of various other countries at any given time. The channel has become a great way for people to read and stay aware of the happenings around them, especially in terms of the current economic and political climate. News-Front currently operates through Ukraine and is easily accessible to Eastern European countries. News Front joined YouTube in 2014 and currently has 404K subscribers and a view count of 44.2 million.
The Founder of Desiring God service, John Piper, was born in 1946 Chattanooga Tennessee. In 1980, John joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church as a pastor and he continued to minister there for 33 years. In 1994, John took the Church’s tape ministry and gave it to his then assistant Jon Bloom which triggered the creation of Desiring God. The service started with the tapes and John's writings and today Desiring God has an international audience and is one of the most sought after web ministries out there, with over 3.5 million users and John as the lead teacher in the ministry. The Content of the of their YouTube channel is focused on religious sermons mostly held by John himself, his book readings and a Q&A series where believers or even non-believers ask religious questions from him. The service created its YouTube channel back in 2007, which now has 391k followers and a view count of 65 million.
RN Productions is an influencing YouTube channel created by Ramesh Naidu. The channel provides its followers with daily motivational quotes, speeches and promotes self love and self motivation in order for people to be at their best throughout the day. The motivational videos have been created for the betterment of the society so that people can take the message of the videos in consideration and achieve success. Ramesh has now also created his own website which provides its users a daily dose of motivational quotes and content. The channel has driven many people towards self-love and self-motivation and hence has resulted in a staggering fan following. Ramesh Naidu created Rn-productions YouTube channel in 2012 and currently has 383k subscribers and over 44 million views on his videos.
Patanjali Ayurved is a very well known Indian consumer goods company. It has its registered office in the Capital Delhi and all its main manufacturing units situated in the industrial district of Haridwar. The word “Ayurved” means herbal and the company mainly produces products that have a high mineral and herbal content. Patanjali Ayurved has its own YouTube channel where they post snippets of their products and TV-C advertisements. The main purpose of the channel is to advertise both their latest and most popular products. Their channel has 385K subscribers and a view count of 34.8 million. Due to the popularity of Patanjali’s products, the channel too has many views and gets frequent product reviews in the comments section.
This is a Saudi Arabia based YouTube channel that updates its subscribers with pictures, live updates and various other news related to Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabvi. The channel is very active during the Holy month of Ramzan and Zilhaj, updating its subscribers regarding each and every festive detail. The channel updates sermons and prayers being held in the holy sites and gives its subscribers a look inside them. Harmain Gallery has become one of the most subscribed YouTube channel for Muslim devotees. Harmain Gallery joined YouTube in 2009 and has now accumulated over 77 million views on their videos and a total subscriber count of 372K.
Creciendo is a Dominican Republic based religious blog turned YouTube channel. The blog’s director, Tahiana Cruz, is a devout catholic. The YouTube channel features readings and sermons of the Gospel and has helped maintain a close-knit Catholic community. The main content of the channel focuses on preaching Catholicism to its subscribers and a message to “Grow in Faith”. The aim of the channel is to promote praying and communicating with God, ultimately earning one spiritual guidance. The blog created its channel in 2011 and currently has 369K followers and a view count of 42 million.
Born in Moscow in 1970, Dimitry Potapenko is a Russian entrepreneur, radio host, business influencer and economist. Dimitry is also known to be the managing partner of Management Development Inc since 2005. He started hosting his own radio program ‘Potapenko wakes!’ in 2018, in the Russian radio station, Silver Rain. His YouTube channel was created in 2015, the content of which is business related. The channel showcases his various speeches and other entrepreneurship and business related videos. Interestingly, however, Dimitry does not personally engage in promoting his channel. As of today, his channel has 396K subscribers and a view count of over 54 million.
This is a Thai YouTube channel created by Sermsin Samalapa, a modern filmmaker who has made a commitment to produce content that is in accordance to the philosophy and lessons taught by the late King Rama IX. The content which he posts is usually driven towards social causes. The channel uploads inspiring videos and has a beautiful cinematography to it. Sermsin was created in 2017 and has, in the last 2 years alone, amassed 374K subscribers and a view count of 82 million.
This is a Pakistan based YouTube channel created in 2008 which promotes Islamic content including Islamic prayers, lectures and sermons. The word ‘Ashique’ means ‘Lover’ and ‘Rasool’ refers to the Holy Prophet of Islam i.e. Mohammad. AashiqueRasool uploads videos of Islamic chants (Naat) both in Arabic and Urdu. The channel only promotes the love for God and his Prophet. As of today, the channel has 359K subscribers and 73 million views.
NewSoldat is a Russia based arms channel which showcases various Russian military equipment and facts about the Russian army. The channel is considered to be the “channel for real men”. NewSoldat covers various other army related topics, army training exercise videos are updated frequently and weapon comparison videos are uploaded as well. The channel came into existence oin 2011 and currently has 359K subscribers and a view count of 77 million.
Created in 1954, this is the United States’ most effective animal rights organization, working to ensure the safety of all animals throughout the country. The organization has thousands of volunteers who work to shut-down any industry that promotes animal cruelty. The organisation’s main goal is to create a more humane society and they start by creating a cruelty free world for the animals. They hold rescue operations and have put an end to animal testing facilities, puppy mills and animal hunting. The organization is active on social media and has its own YouTube channel, the content of which comprises of videos related to animal rights, investigative videos, awareness videos and videos on Wildlife and its protection. The channel is full of content that features all the missions HSUS volunteers have been on. Their YouTube channel was created in 2006 and currently has 360K subscribers and a view count of 13.4 million.
Anonymous is an international non-profit hacktivist group that came into being in the wake of the internet age. Though it is unsure when the group was actually created and by whom, it is quite clear that it became active in 2003. The group is completely decentralised and neutral and targets corrupt governments, politicians, agencies and the Church of Scientology. The Anonymous group members can be easily recognised by wearing the “V for Vendetta” comics mask, also known as the Fawkes Mask. However, some of them choose not to wear it. Sometimes, during video recordings, they also tend to change their voices so that they cannot be recognised in public. Their channel, which was created in 2012. uploads content that discusses famous politicians, political movements and other controversial topics such as the New World Order and the Dark web. They have also posted informative political documentaries on their channel. As of today, 257 subscribers and a view count of 158 million.
Also abbreviated as RZIM , this is a team of highly acclaimed speakers throughout the world who mostly originate from The United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and numerous other countries. The primary vision of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to reach and counter those who mold an entire society by what is taught by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Under the leadership of Ravi Zacharias, the evangelical foundation intends to touch the hearts and minds of individuals who influence the society. RZIM’s YouTube Channel is a highly intellectual one, where the content that is posted compels their subscribers to look at the world with a more intellectual approach. The channel uploads videos and podcasts that not only gives the viewer answers to certain questions but also helps them look at culture, faith and science in a broader context. The channel was created in 2007 and currently has 344k subscribers and 29 million views.
Prosperidaduniversal was first created as a spiritual healing and self-love blog. The YouTube channel for the blog was created in 2009, the content of which leans towards extreme spirituality and philosophy.. The video content focuses on the secret of spirituality and how one could gain eternal bliss through meditation, activation of sacred codes and reading and feeling energies. As of now, the channel has 333K subscribers and 54 million views.
Vida Com Deus (Life with God) is a YouTube channel based in Brazil which has the vision to promote content related to God and increase faith in Jesus Christ. The channel also leans towards spiritual healing and the philosophy of religion. It has become a source of motivation and inspiration for the Christian community in Brazil. Created on Jun 29 2015, the VIDA COM DEUS YouTube channel has gained 330K subscribers and 41 million views on their videos.
Dr. Armando Alducin is a Mexican Author and influencer whose main goal is to spread the message of Christianity through his work. His YouTube channel, which was created in April 2013, mainly features seminars, speeches sermons, religious motivational videos, lectures and plenty other religious content. His main goal is to not just bring people closer to the light of the Lord but also to bring them comfort and relief through religion. His channel currently has a subscriber count of 329k with a total of over 32 million views on his videos.
This is the second Youtube channel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a Spanish religious channel, the content of which is deeply religious and based on the great archives of the church. This channel was created on December 23 2009 and has 324K subscribers with a view count of 83 million on the videos.
This is another religious YouTube channel based in Brazil, created by Roberto Tome in 2006. The channel heavily leans towards the preachings of the Holy Bible and Christianity. The videos that are uploaded on the channel consist of Bible studies and narrations and various other Christianity related content. The channel has also been heavily inspired by Pr. Lucinho Barreto. As of today, it has 323K subscribers and a total view count of 39 million on its videos.
Black Jaguar White Tiger is a non-profit foundation created in 2013 that works to ensure the safety and preservation of big cats. The founder of BJWT, Eduardo Serio, decided to create the foundation after he stumbled upon a jaguar cub in a pet store in Monterrey Mexico. The main mission of the foundation is to rescue these big cats from breeders, circuses and zoos. The YouTube channel for Black Jaguar White Tiger was created on September 8, 2014. It mostly features videos introducing all the rescued animals and the conditions they now live in after being rescued. BJWT currently has 346K subscribers and a view count of 67 million on its videos.
Guillermo Maldonado is the senior pastor, author, and the co-founder of El Rey Jesus, a Christian apostolic church based in Miami, Florida. The church came into existence by the support of twelve members in 1996. Guillermo Maldona has apparently written over 50 books and other writings which have been translated, for better understanding, to other languages, such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French. He uploads his sermons and teachings on his YouTube channel and urges his subscribers to open their eyes to the light of the Lord. As of today, his channel has 308K subscribers with a view count of 43 million.
‘Al Jabal’, or ‘the mountain’ is an Iraqi cultural channel promoting Iraqi poetry and prose to engage its youth in literature and art. The channel publishes poetry almost on a daily basis and works towards bringing down barriers between the Iraqi people. Al Jabal is being run by two brothers Mustafa and Murtada Al Jabal. Currently, the channel has 308K subscribers and a view count of 81 million views.
Pravda meaning ‘truth’ in English, is a Russian newspaper, previously the official newspaper of the Soviet communist party. During the existence of the Soviet Union, Pravda was the most read newspaper, having a circulation of over 11 million. Though the newspaper started being published in the early 1900’s, it gained its popularity after the October Revolution. As of today, the newspaper has its own online fan following and has its very own YouTube channel that was created in 2006. The YouTube channel covers all news related to the country; from politics, to social sciences and economics. Currently, the channel has 307K subscribers and 30 million views on its videos.
This YouTube channel belongs to, and is created by a group of Northern craftsmen who create tools and weapons such as knives, swords, bows and arrows. They claim that this art of craftsmanship has been brought forth to them through many generations and only they are familiar with it. They run their own website alongside their YouTube channel where they not only promote their unique craft but also provide tutorials as to how the craft can be assimilated. Their YouTube which was created in 2012 and it features beautifully shot crafty videos and showcases their breathtaking craftsmanship through history as well. As of today, their channel has 304K subscribers and a view count of 34 million on their videos.