Joining the ranks of PewDiePie as a new generation of millionaires who've made their fortune as self-made YouTube stars, Canadian Superwoman has been named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 for Hollywood and Entertainment.
Superwoman, a.k.a. 27-year old Lilly Singh, has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and dons a backwards cap and graphic tee rather than a mini skirt and cape. She has been uploading two five- to 10-minute videos each week to her YouTube channel since 2010. Since then, she has gained over 7.5 million followers. She covers a variety of topics which range from life in Toronto, to growing up with a conservative Indian family (and what they think of her online persona's antics), and some hilarious social commentaries on the trends of texting and Instagram.
Although PewDiePie hails as Emperor of the Internet as the social media video sharing site's top earner with over 41 million subscribers and an approximate earning of $12 million, Superwoman hasn't done too bad for herself. Last year, she landed at number eight on the same Forbes list of YouTube millionaires with an estimated earnings of $2.5 million from her channel.
Millions of viewers, mostly under 16 in age, know her signature catchphrase/sound effect, “Shemurr?” And she even took her act to new heights with a world tour.
According to Forbes, Singh was selected to be part of this year's 30 Under 30 list because she is part of a new generation of entertainment powerhouses who no longer fit into the conventional norms of fame. She joins other mold-breaking powerhouses such as “Star Wars” actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, Hawke Media founder Erik Huberman, Kids at Play president Amy Laslett, and triple-threat actor-dancer-singer Shameik Moore.
For a taste of Superwoman's sass and humor check out her first video uploaded for 2016: