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

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

This year's highest-paid YouTube star made $22 million in one year by playing with toys.

A 7-year-old boy who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube's highest-earning star, raking in $NZ 31.7million.

Since launching his main channel in 2015, Ryan has amassed more than 17 million followers and close to 26bn views. Forbes notes that, not surprisingly, Ryan's fans are mostly other elementary school-aged kids.

Ryan of the Ryan ToysReview channel is topping this year's Forbes list, released Monday. According to Forbes, the boy made a revenue of over $22 million in 2018 with his videos on YouTube. The smaller portion of Ryan's income came from sponsored posts.

Videos are posted most days and one promoting a blue giant mystery egg bearing Ryan's face has had more than a million views since Sunday.

However, Jake Paul still managed to have a good year, earning a career-best $21.5 million, capturing the #2 spot by beating out DudePerfect by $1.5 million.

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For several months, such statements were perceived as online jokes or fake news and were ignored by many serious media resources. The former general became President in his fourth attempt at leadership since he was ousted from power in 1985.

Capitalising on his success, the mini-mogul has now launched Ryan's World - a toy and apparel collection sold exclusively at Walmart.

Ryan and his family, including younger twin sisters who first appeared on the channel when they were a few weeks old, also make educational videos on topics including tornadoes and astronauts.

As a minor, 15 per cent of his earnings are funnelled to what's called a Coogan account.

A video titled "Top 10 Science Experiments you can do at home for kids" starring the three children has had more than 26 million views.

As the list progresses, Daniel Middleton ranked fourth with $18.5 million, Jeffree Star, who's new on the list, made $18 million, Markplier came in sixth with $17.5 million and Evan Fong came seventh with $17 million in annual earnings.

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