When Youtube was introduced years ago I wonder if it ever really felt like a place where stars could be made? We have seen many personalities build a brand around making a few videos, whether it be about phones, sports, tech, movies, or music. Youtube has literally become the way that a person can go from nothing to something through hard work. Make no mistake that your popular stars (some) are having to invest in better production equipment and travel to different conventions to further their brand. And if one becomes popular enough they could find themselves picking up partnerships from big name companies who want their brand showcased on a particular channel. The other side to Youtube stars is the revenue they can make off of ads. If the ads are not blocked they are able to get paid a share. But there lies the problem as more and more people are looking at ad blockers because they are tired of ads all over the place. Can there ever be a solution to where people will be OK with ads? For me I would like to be able to watch all my ads at one time. Example: I am going to binge watch so I would select to watch 3 mins of ads from the beginning while I am preparing my snack. Do you ever see a time where a Youtube star will be bigger than an athlete, musician, or movie star? How could Google adjust ads so that channels still get supported without interfering with viewing? Would you be willing to pay a premium to subscribe to a channel to avoid ads?