Who are the top Udemy Instructors/Teachers? I am sure this question must have come into your heads many times. Well, don’t worry, we have this post covering names of the best Udemy instructors. Scroll down to find out the the names of these incredible teachers that absolutely run the giant online learning marketplace Udemy on their shoulders!
Udemy hosts approximately 183,000 online video courses (Last checked on 4th of the October 2021). And, 65 million+ students from 190+ countries are enrolled in these online self-paced classes. There is literally a teacher for everyone no matter which industry or field you belong to.
These numbers are incredibly huge for a marketplace that runs simply with help of independent instructors from the globe. Such big numbers make us curious to know, who really are the top Udemy instructors! The best instructors who are carrying the platform on their shoulders.
Therefore, we went ahead and did some research, and came up with the following list that you should consider looking at:
Top Udemy instructors with 100K+ students
Software trainer John Purcell (View Profile) is the number 1 instructor on Udemy at the moment, his numbers are simply outstanding. He has a total of 22,43,418+ students enrolled in 17 different courses.
Mr. Purcell has 171,243+ reviews from all the 17 courses he has listed so far. Even with such a large amount of reviews, he has been able to maintain a great overall feedback score 4.4 out of 5.
The most enrolled course for John has been, Java Tutorial for Complete Beginners (View here), the course is free to enroll and is the most enrolled course on Udemy. There are 1,547,960+ students enrolled in the course, the average feedback score for the course is 4.4 from 88k+ ratings.
These numbers really speak for John and he richly deserves the number 1 spot on our list.
Jose Portilla (View Profile) is at #2 in our list of top Udemy instructors with a total of 2,224,645+ students. He has 30 courses listed on Udemy, his average rating is 4.6/5 after 727,626+ total ratings. He is the fastest to reach 1 million+ students on Udemy.
Data Scientist, Jose Portilla also has several best selling courses, but the one which is the most enrolled is, Complete Python Bootcamp: Go from zero to hero in Python (Link). To this day the course has 11,29,240+ enrollments. Based on his numbers, we can easily say, he’s of the top-performing instructors on Udemy.
Rob Percival (View Profile) is the number #3 Udemy instructor on our list, his numbers are very high. As of today, he has 26 online courses that garnered him, 1922020+ students. He’s been maintaining his average rating 4.6/5 from a total of 427,598+ reviews received.
Mr. Percival has several best selling courses listed on Udemy but the most enrolled course which has made him the number 2 instructor on our list is, The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 (Link). This course has 223,400+ students enrolled to date.
Mr. Ebiner (View Profile) is at number #4 spot on our list, he’s just behind Rob Percival with staggering 1124912+ students. Phil has a total of 101 courses listed on Udemy, his average feedback score is 4.5/5 from total 119,580+ reviews.
His best selling course has been Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography (Link). This course has single-handedly brought him close to 182,000+ enrollments to this day.
Note: The above best selling course by Mr. Ebiner has been retired, so the url redirects to new one, which has 4.7/5 feedback.
Mr. Eremenko (View Profile) is at number #5 position on our list, he’s just behind Rob Percival with staggering 1015,540+ students. Kirill has a total of 80 courses listed on Udemy, his average feedback score is 4.5/5 from the total of 311,210+ reviews.
The most enrolled course for this brilliant instructor is Machine Learning A-Z™: Hands-On Python & R In Data Science (View here). This course has been taken by more than 435,000 students. The feedback of the same is 4.5/5 after 87950+ ratings! If you want to learn the skills of the future, consider looking at Mr. Eremenko’s courses today!
Maximilian Schwarzmüller (View here), a vastly experienced web developer who started programming at the age of 13 has quickly shot up in the rankings. With over 780,805 students, Maximilian has become one of the bestselling and highly popular Udemy teachers.
This brilliant instructor has 31 courses on Udemy, his overall rating after 324,000+ reviews is 4.6/5. His online course “Angular 8 – The Complete Guide (2019+ Edition)“ alone has over 308,500 students and over 98,000 reviews. If you are interested in learning web development, consider looking at what Maximilian Schwarzmüller has to offer.
Dr. Angela Yu
Dr. Angela Yu is the fastest to reach 500K students around Udemy. As of November 10, she has around 600K enrollments in her 8 courses. The most enrolled course of Angela is The Complete 2020 Web Development Bootcamp (View here). This course has been 290,630+ enrollments.
This amazing lady has taught employees of Facebook, Google and Twitter. You may want to take a look at all the courses she teaches in on Udemy.
To learn more about Angela, please visit this page.
Ermin Kreponic (View here) is at #5 on our list, his numbers speak for himself. With 555,600+ students enrolled in his 17 different courses, he definitely deserves a 2nd place on our list. Ermin has an average 4.3/5 rating from overall 44,000+ total ratings.
The instructor is on our list because of his several best selling courses. The one which is the most enrolled course for Kreponic is, The Complete Ethical Hacking Course-Beginner to Advanced (Link). There are whopping 247,700 students enrolled in this course to this date. With this upward trend, the course is going to get even more students in the coming days.
Ben Tristem (View Profile) is #6 in our list with total of 7 courses on the Udemy platform. His strength is 440,906 students and average rating 4.7/5 from total of 104,850+ ratings. His yearly earnings must be huge with these numbers.
Mr. Tristem is the instructor of one of the most enrolled Udemy Courses: Learn to Code by Making Games – Complete C# Unity Developer (Link). This course has close to 258,940+ enrollments which is massive compared to any other udemy course.
Laurence Svekis (View Profile) with 18+ years of web development experience under his belt is the new #7 Instructor on our list. He has a total of 424,168+ students enrolled in total 235 courses. He’s also one of the very few instructors who has listed more than 100 courses on Udemy. Laurence maintains 4.3/5 as feedback score from total 23500+ reviews received.
The most enrolled course of Svekis has been: The Ultimate Web Developer How To Guide (View here). There are 48,090+ plus students enrolled in this course. The average feedback of the course is 4.2 from total 991 ratings received.
Colt Steele (View Profile) is the new addition to our list, we somehow didn’t come across his profile earlier. Kindly excuse us for that ! With 399,170+ students, this amazing instructor is 8th on our list. His overall feedback score is 4.6 after 113,580+ reviews, he is one of the top rated teachers on Udemy.
His course, The Web developer Bootcamp (Link), is one of the most enrolled Udemy courses. It has 334,000+ subscribers!
Colt has 6 courses on Udemy, all of them are highly rated, consider looking at his profile, and see if you like to learn with his online courses 🙂
Ryan Kroonenburg (View Profile) also makes into our list at #9 with total 391,538 students enrolled in his 11 different learning classes. His total ratings for all his courses is 4.5/5 after 132,650+ ratings. Considering the numbers, his earnings should also be in millions.
Mr. Kroonenburg has been instrumental in teaching students cloud computing, his best selling , and the most enrolled course has been, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2018 (Link). This course has a total of 331,130+ students enrolled till now.
Dr. Chad Neuman
Dr. Chad Neuman (View Profile) is Professor/Designer/Developer ad a Photographer, he’s currently at #10 spot in our list with a total of 313,950+ students.
Chad has 11 courses listed on Udemy, his overall feedback score is 4.5/5 from the total of 12650+ ratings received to date.
The most enrolled course for Chad Neuman has been: Photoshop Beginners Mastery: Zero to Hero in Photoshop (View here). Record 176,110+ students are learning from this course. Its currently one of the most enrolled courses on udemy.
Chris Haroun (View Profile) is the instructor of a very popular and award-winning online course An Entire MBA in 1 Course (Link), Professor Chis Haroun. He is undoubtedly one of the top ten teachers on Udemy. He has created 45 courses, total 306,850+ students are enrolled in his courses. His average feedback score is 4.4/5 from total 41,060+ ratings.
An Entire MBA in 1 Course (Link) has been the most enrolled course for the professor with 164,920+ students enrolled.
At number #12 is Anthony Alicea (View Profile), he’s a software developer, architect and UX designer. Alicea has total 7 courses on Udemy. There are 198,450+ students learning from his courses. The average rating of his courses is 4.7/5 from total 61,932 reviews.
Chris Bryant (View Profile) is at #13 in our list of top Udemy Instructors with a total of 195,045 students as of today. He has listed 14 courses on Udemy, his average rating for these courses is 4.6/7 from total 28,916 reviews. With these numbers, he seals his spot in our list of top online instructors.
The most enrolled course of Chris Bryant has been, CCNA 2018 200-125 Video Boot Camp (Link). The course has brought in 76,940+ subscribers for the instructor and it makes him one of the best selling instructors for computer networking courses on Udemy.
Vanessa Van Edwards
Vanessa Van Edwards (View Profile) is an Author and Behavioral Investigator, with a total of 185,910+ students in her 8 udemy courses. She stands at #14 on our list. The overall feedback score of Vanessa is 4.5/5 from 20,013 ratings in total.
Her top course which puts her in the list is: 7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence (View here). There are 127,090 students learning from this course! The course has 4.5 as a feedback score from total 9834 reviews.
Todd Mcleod (View Profile) is at #15 on our list of top udemy teachers. The instructor has a total of 162,750 students enrolled in his courses. He has listed 17 courses on Udemy, the average rating of his courses is 4.5/5 from total 19,405 feedback scores.
Mr. Mcleod brings in a lot of experience in his courses. The most enrolled and best-selling course for Todd McLeod has been, Microsoft Excel – From Beginner to Expert in 6 Hours (Link). This course has fetched him 81,318 students till date.
We have done our research to find these names for top instructors/teachers on Udemy. If you are an instructor who deserves to be on this list please let us know. Email us directly [email protected] or reach us via contact us page.
The numbers mentioned in this post are as per the time we wrote this post, we will update these numbers once or twice at the end of every month.
The stats for these instructors were partially last updated in November 2020
While researching we came across profiles that look like agencies or are a group of instructors. We have not listed them in this list as we only chose the instructors who are on their own. We might do another post on top agencies or groups teaching on Udemy in the future.
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P.S: We missed John Purcell’s profile the first time we published this article. We thank Mike from Wheeler Media ([email protected]) for correcting us.
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