Colleen Ballinger’s Net Worth Forbes: How Much Money Does She Make, Why Is She So Rich? Details On The YouTuber

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Aside from being a controversial YouTube star, Colleen Ballinger is a millionaire and makes sizable money in a year from YouTube. What is her net worth right now?

With close to 10 million subscribers, Colleen Ballinger is one of the famous YouTubers on the Google-owned video-sharing platform.

She doubles as an American comedian, actress, singer, and writer. She is best known for her creation and portrayal of the Internet character Miranda Sings, posting videos of the character on YouTube, performing her one-woman comedy act on tour in theatres worldwide, and creating and starring in a Netflix original series titled Haters Back Off (2016–2017). 

In 2020, a young YouTuber Adam McIntyre made a video alleging that Ballinger formed an “inappropriate personal friendship” with him while he was between 13 and 16 and that her messages included her sending him lingerie as a joke. They exchanged text messages for years.

YouTuber Colleen Ballinger has finally responded to grooming allegations against her in a bizarre video nearly a month after disturbing messages between her and underaged fans resurfaced. With a ukelele in hand, Ballinger, 36, addressed the “toxic gossip train” in a 10-minute video titled, “hi.”

Away from her controversies, she earns good money from YouTube. And naturally, her admirers are always in an inquisition about her fortune. So, how rich is Colleen Ballinger and how does she make her money? Read on for more.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Colleen Ballinger
Net Worth:$12 million
Profession:Actor, Internet personality, comedian, and YouTube star
Full Real Name:Colleen Mae Ballinger
Date of Birth:November 21, 1986 (age 36 years)
Birthplace:Santa Barbara, California, United States
Marriages:Erik Stocklin (m. 2018), Joshua David Evans (m. 2015–2016)
Children:3 kids
Parents:Gwen Ballinger, Tim Ballinger

How rich is Colleen Ballinger?

Colleen Mae Ballinger is a YouTuber and actress born on November 21, 1986, in Santa Barbara, California.

Ballinger became famous after she debuted her Internet character, Miranda Sings, on YouTube in 2009.

Miranda Sings quickly became a hit across the social media platform.

Ballinger’s YouTube account has garnered over 8.58 million subscribers.

Ballinger eventually took her character off the internet and started performing live comedy shows such as Miranda Sings.

In 2015, Colleen won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Comedy and a Streamy Award for Best Actress for her character Miranda Sings.

Her internet persona has landed her cameos in an array of projects including Nickelodeon’s Victorious, and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next music video.

In 2016, Colleen received her own Netflix show called Haters Back Off! As Miranda Sings. The show lasted two seasons before it was canceled.

In 2018, Ballinger voiced a character under her first name on Ralph Breaks The Internet.

She also voiced Roxanne in the 2019 film The Angry Birds Movie 2.

But, what is Colleen Ballinger’s net worth? Internet personality Colleen Ballinger has an estimated current fortune of $12 million and makes a sizable salary, per Celebrity Net Worth. Her primary sources of income are comedy, acting, singing, and as a YouTube personality.

Ballinger has been ranked one of the top 100 most influential YouTubers. Her Miranda Sings comedy channel was ranked #7 and her Psychosoprano channel was ranked #17 on YouTube comedy channels. In 2015 Colleen wrote a successful memoir and signed a Netflix series deal. Today she earns $5 million per year from her various endeavors.

Per her Social Blade, her channel earns revenue between $2.7K to $43.2K in a year, and $225 to $3.6K in a month.

Where does Colleen Ballinger live? The YouTube star currently lives in her own house located in Santa Barbara, California. She bought this property in November 2022 for $6.2 million.

She has an impressive real estate portfolio. In December 2015, Colleen paid $2.5 million for a home in Encino, California. She listed this home for sale in January 2023 for $3.75 million, then lowered the price to $3.5 million a few weeks later.


Since 2015, Ballinger has conducted an annual fundraiser to benefit children with cancer and their families on or around her birthday, November 21. Using her YouTube channel and GoFundMe or similar sites, she has collected donations and sold or given away personal and donated items, Miranda merchandise and props, and draft scripts from Haters Back Off.

In 2015, Ballinger donated the funds raised to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, while in 2016, she donated to individual families struggling with the costs and burdens of their children’s cancer treatments.

From 2016 to 2018, she raised over $200,000; her 2019 fundraiser benefitted Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Family Reach. In 2019, she joined The Game Theorists to raise more than $1.3 million dollars for St. Jude’s. In 2020 she raised more than $223,000 from her birthday fundraiser, and in 2021 she raised $263,000.

YouTube star ‘loses sponsorship’ as controversial video of her with young fan resurfaces

Two companies that sponsored Colleen’s podcast, One Skin, and ZocDoc, told TMZ that they would no longer advertise on the show.

This all comes after Colleen was hit with claims of “grooming” an underaged fan and fellow YouTuber Adam McIntyre, where he alleged that the star sent him a lingerie set when he was 15.

Ballinger addressed the allegations at the time in a video entitled “addressing everything,” saying: “In this situation, context is everything. I was giving away clothes that I had just bought, were brand new, and I did not want.

“In this box was a really ugly pair of underwear. People started asking for them in the live stream, and then this boy who made the video about me asked for them,” Ballinger said.