Ray William Johnson Surpasses Nigahiga To Become The Most Subscribed YouTuber Of All Time

YouTuber Ryan Higa aka Nigahiga has worn the crown of Most Subscribed-to YouTuber for some time now, but his reign has come to a close as Ray William Johnson’s Equals Three channel assumes his position on the throne.  Earlier this week, RWJ inched past Nigahiga and now has a whopping 3.91 million subscribers to Higa’s 3.90M.

In his most recent episode, RWJ sends out a celebratory message, saying, “Man, I can’t believe it! The Equals Three channel is now the most-subscribed channel on YouTube!  You know, all I really have to say is…Man, F*** you guys! I quit!”  No, but in all seriousness, Ray thanks his viewers from the bottom of his heart for the wonderful three and a half years that he’s been making YouTube videos.

Ray William Johnson has become a YouTube sensation thanks to his Equals Three (also written as “=3″) project.  Bi-weekly on Equals Three, he chooses three hilarious viral videos and comments on them.  The show is popular around the world and was even showcased in Israel (where I live) on Israeli Big Brother, when RWJ featured a mysterious “Midget Slap” video that was actually from the TV show.

Johnson also does a vlog that was called “BreakingNYC” when he lived in New York and has since become ”Breaking Los Angeles and the adventures of Puff Puff”.  Check out the most recent episode of Breaking Los Angeles below.

Most recently, Johnson launched a collaborative YouTube channel called Yourfavoritemartian, which includes music videos performed by animated characters including Puff Puff (Ray William Johnson’s alter-ego), DeeJay, Axel Chains and Benatar.  The most popular video so far is My Balls, which has been viewed over 17.7 million times.  Check it out below.

Congratulations to Ray William Johnson!  Do you think he’ll hold on to the most subscribed title or will Nigahiga swoop in and take it back?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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