Boy wonder: Seven-year-old earns £17m reviewing toys on YouTube

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A 7-year-old toy reviewer has become YouTube's highest-earning star, making $29.8 million in one year.

According to the Forbes' Magazine, a major portion of his earning came from the ads that are shown before his videos.

Asked by NBC why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan - who is now eight - replied: "Because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing". The remaining $1 million from sponsored posts.

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The rest of Forbes' top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars list is made up of much older people, including the likes of brothers Jake and Logan Paul, five-man sports crew Dude Perfect, makeup artist-beauty mogul Jeffree Star, and five gamers: Daniel "DanTDM" Middleton, Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach, Evan "VanossGaming" Fong, Seán "Jacksepticeye" McLoughlin, and Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg.

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

The school child has out-earned some of YouTube's biggest names, including Jake Paul, PewDiePie and Logan Paul.


The store, in August, began selling a wide range of toys and clothing called Ryan's World, and a video showing him and his parents searching for his own toys at a Walmart store has had 14 million views in three months. The line is heavily promoted on his YouTube channel and features variety of action figurines, t-shirts, toys, and more.

The revenues from the Walmart deal are set to substantially increase Ryan's total earnings next year.

But he still earned nearly $20m, three million more than in 2017. Being an underage, 15 per cent of Ryan's earning is kept protected in an account until he is an adult.


All earnings estimates are calculated from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018.


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