Seven-year-old boy tops list of YouTube's highest earners

Emmett Rice
December 5, 2018

The video has more than 935 million views right now, where Ryan opens a giant egg filled with Pixar "Cars" toys.

The channel is run by Ryan's parents, and it out earned Jake Paul by a slight margin as he earned about $21.5 million during this time period.

Ryan's earnings, which do not include tax or fees charged by agents or lawyers, have doubled compared with the previous year.

Coming in at second place on Forbes' annual Highest Paid YouTube Stars list was former Disney actor Jake Paul, who took home an easy $29.2 million.

Ryan's channel has amassed 26 billion views and 17.3 million followers since going online in 2015.

"Because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing", he told NBC's Jo Ling Kent.

The video channel went on YouTube in March 2015 and soon caught on the trend of unboxing. The remainder is from sponsored posts, which is usually a top revenue generator for other YouTubers.

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The account began when Ryan, a fan of toy-review videos, asked his parents why he couldn't also review toys on YouTube.

While his income has doubled in the past year, it is expected to rise sharply again after he began selling an exclusive range of toys and clothing with United States supermarket Walmart.

Banking $22 million in 2018 - and doubling last year's $11 million haul - this kid proves that you're never too young for a side hustle.

Ryan of the Ryan ToysReview channel is topping this year's Forbes list, released Monday.

Widespread shaming apparently hasn't slowed down the notorious Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, who earned $15.5 million in 2018, up from $12 million the year before. DanTDM led then with $16.5 million (about Rs. 100 crore) and though his 2018 earnings are up - $18.5 million (about Rs. 130.21 crore) - he has still conceded the top spot to Ryan.

The top five was rounded off by American makeup artist Jeffree Star, who made £14.1m.

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