Here are ten YouTube channels that will make you smarter than going to college.

There’s this meme on the internet that goes like, “YouTube is not a career,” a teacher says to a student. “Um… I don’t think so,” the student thought to himself. A few years later, that student is making six figures off YouTube. Huh? YouTube might not sound like a career choice, and no teacher nor school is recommending you to go into YouTubing. But come on, do you want to learn how to make six figures? Not only can a YouTube channel make you rich, but smarter as well. Here are ten infamous YouTube channels that will make you smarter than going to college.

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#10. Vox

Creator: Vox Media since 2014; 

Subscribers: 10.7 million as of June of 2022

This is the most talked-about channel in terms of interest. Vox talks about everything from the easy-to-digest news to the forgotten nuggets of history. Make this channel your #1 spot for learning interesting stuff.

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Have you subscribed to Vox yet?

#9. Ali Abdaal

Creator: Ali Abdaal since 2018; 

Subscribers: 3.06 million as of June of 2022

Ali Abdaal is highly recommended by lots of users, and it seems none seems to share with us what’s awesome about the channel. But here’s what Abdaal had to say about the channel.

“I’m a Cambridge University medicine graduate, and on this channel, we create content that helps people lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives with the overall aim of helping people do more of what matters to them.”

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Have you subscribed to Ali Abdaal yet?

#8. The Huberman Lab

Creator: Andrew Huberman since 2021; 

Subscribers: 1.15 million as of June of 2022

Learn all about neuroscience from Stanford University professor Andrew Huberman as he digs deeper into (you guessed it) neuroscience and science-based tools for basically everyday life.

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Have you subscribed to Andrew Huberman yet?

#7. Coin Bureau

Creator: Guy Turner Bio since 2019;

Subscribers: 2.07 million as of June of 2022

Coin Bureau is the most frequently and enthusiastically mentioned crypto channel out there. There are tons of recommendations for this channel then we can count.

“Unlike 99 percent of the crypto YouTube channels, it is like an online university,” claims @_learntoinvest“No BS,”he added.

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Have you subscribed to Coin Bureau yet?

#6. SmarterEveryDay

Creator: Destin Wilson Sandlin since 2007;

Subscribers: 10.4 million as of June of 2022

The name of this channel says it all. It’s been a highly recommended science-focused channel by several scientists alike.

Blake Hodge says the channel is “one of the best for all sorts of topics, mostly science-related … nearly 10 years of content.”

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Have you subscribed to SmarterEveryDay yet?

#5. Veritasium

Creator: Derek Alexander Muller since 2017;

Subscribers: 12.1 million as of June of 2022

Science is really interesting, so join the most recommended science channel with physics teacher Derek Muller, Ph.D. as he makes physics less stressful than college.

Veritasium is one of the best for physics,” Divyang Patel strongly insists, and almost every subscriber.

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Have you subscribed to Veritasium yet?

#4. Eddie Woo

Creator: Edward Kent Woo since 2018;

Subscribers: 1.49 million as of June of 2022

Math nerds would love this channel. If you’re struggling with math or simply want to beef up your skills. Australian math teacher Eddie Woo got you covered.

“Eddie Woo explains math fundamentals [in a] great way!” raves Raj Vadheraju.

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Have you subscribed to Eddie Woo yet?

#3. Talks At Google

Creator: John P. Kotter since 2013;

Subscribers: 1.75 million as of June of 2022

Talks at Google are dedicated to teaching … 

Chintan Chheda declared the eclectic channel his favorite. It is particularly a great channel for learning about investment.

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Have you subscribed to Talks At Google yet?

#2. Kurzgesagt

Creator: Philipp Dettmer since 2013;

Subscribers: 18.7 million as of June of 2022

Kurzgesagt is a German animation studio that 

… recommended the “bite size and visually pleasing explanations of hard topics and big questions.”

Another user described their videos as “optimistic nihilism.” Let us know what that means, please.

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Have you subscribed to Kurzgesagt yet?

#1. CrashCourse

Creator: John Green and Hank Green since 2012;

Subscribers: 13.5 million as of June of 2022

CrashCourse is our favorite. As a matter of fact, Factionary founder and CEO confessed that he was addicted to CrashCourse more than anything.

“CrashCourse taught me everything I didn’t understand while I was in school. It instantly became my new school. I owe The Factionary to CrashCourse,” he recounts.

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Have you subscribed to CrashCourse yet?

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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Mon, Oct 04, 2021.


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