Highest-Paid YouTube Star Is 7 Years Old

Ryan Toys Review is the highest earning You Tube channel

Ryan Toys Review is the highest earning You Tube channel

It's official. According to Forbes [VIDEO], seven-year-old Ryan, a vlogger who runs Ryan ToysReview, is the top-earning YouTuber.

A seven-year-old boy has earned more than $22m (about R300m) this year by reviewing toys.

Since launching his main channel in 2015, Ryan has amassed more than 17 million followers and close to 26 billion views.

He also has a line of toys selling at Walmart and Target, NBC News reported.

Forbes said almost all of the money came from pre-roll advertising, explaining "when views go up, so do these automated ad dollars". As the name suggests, it is a channel to review toys. While Jake made $11.5 million past year, according to Forbes, he raised the bar in 2018, landing himself in the second spot on the list with an income of $21.5 million.

Ryan's current earnings of $22 million is 12 months' worth of income leading up to June 1, 2018.

The remaining $1 million came from sponsored posts.

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Online sensation Jake Paul came second on Forbes' list after earning £16.8m.

Jack's channel has over 10 billion views and over 20.7 million subscribers.

Asked by NBC why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan - who is now eight - replied: "Because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing".

Ryan's parents are reportedly putting 15 percent of his earnings away into a bank account until he is a legal adult.

The Ryan's World merchandise is now being sold at more than 2,500 Walmart stores around the US.

The top five was rounded out by make-up artist Jeffree Star, who made £14.1m.

The rest of the YouTubers in the top 10 were Markiplier, Evan Fong, Jacksepticeye, PewDiePie and controversial YouTuber Logan Paul, who has been in trouble for his videos in the past. But it turns out doing kind-of dumb but impressive tricks is still a viable way to make money, with five-man sports crew Dude Perfect coming in at #3 with U.S. $20 million ($27,315,100).

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