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Brooklyn natives are YouTube sensations

Brooklyn-born brothers are among YouTube's elite.

The Fine Brothers at the 2010 Streamy Awards. (Photo by Flickr user The Bui Brothers, used under a Creative Commons license)

According to their Twitter page, they live in LA now, so let’s not dwell on these guys, but apparently The Fine Brothers are both from here and are a couple of the biggest sensations on YouTube.

Benny and Rafi Fine were YouTube pioneers, mainly known for their shows where they get groups of people to react to different kinds of YouTube videos.

They were the seventh most successful YouTubers on a list made by Business Insider. It estimated their income as somewhere between $239,000 and $2.41 million per year, based on estimates of CPM rates on YouTube ads.

They are really brothers, former Orthodox Jews, and totally sold on each other.

Here’s a good example of one of their videos. Little kids watching ur-YouTube sensation, “Nyan Cat.” Watch until the 1-minute mark, at least. There is one little girl who is totally, totally sold.

Companies: YouTube
Series: Brooklyn

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