A seven-year-old American boy took the number one spot on Forbes’ annual list of highest-earning YouTube accounts. Ryan, the chatty and bubbly host of popular toy-review YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview, have beaten out established adults in the business like Daniel Middleton (DanTDM), Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (PewDiePie), Jake Paul, and more.
Forbes is reporting that Ryan’s ToysReview made $22 million pre-tax between June 2017-2018. That’s quite a lot of cash for a seven-year-old kid. But hey, he deserved it!
Like many seven-year-olds, Ryan likes to play with toys. Lots of toys. However, not all kids his age get the chance to be a millionaire for simply playing with toys.
“Ryan’s just like every other 7-year-old: He loves Legos, trains, cars—and his 17 million followers. His latest mini-mogul move: a line of collectibles and more, now selling at Walmart.”
Ryan started his YouTube career in March 2015. He was inspired to create his own account after watching other toy review channels. Although his channel started out slowly, a July 2015 video went viral and quickly made him the newest YouTube sensation at the time.
In 2017, his parents signed a deal with pocket.watch, a startup children’s media company that does all the marketing and merchandise for his channel.
Ryan, his parents and his twin sisters also have the YouTube channel Ryan’s Family Review, which has more than 3 million subscribers.
In addition to money that comes from advertisers, Ryan has side gigs. If he looks familiar, it’s because his face is on toys and clothing at many retailers, including Target, Kohl’s, and Walmart.
In August, he launched “Ryan’s World,” a toy and apparel collection sold exclusively at Walmart. The line, which Ryan heavily promotes on his YouTube channel, features a variety of slimes and putties, Ryan action figures, T-shirts, and toy cars.
Just three years after he started his YouTube journey, Ryan has amassed 17.3 million followers, and his videos have been watched nearly 26 billion times.
Check out the top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars of 2018 here.
Top 10 Highest-Paid YouTube Stars Of 2018
That’s a lot of money.
YouTube may be a source of entertainment for most people, but the popular social media platform has grown to be a lucrative business for some. And you probably think that these YouTube stars (a.k.a. influencers) just earn a couple of bucks as you watch their videos, but the truth of the matter is that they are paid a lot more than that.
As influencers become more valuable, many popular YouTubers have been able to turn their brands into million-dollar businesses. Here are the top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars of 2018.
10. Logan Paul — $14.5 million
Macaulay Culkin Admits Watching ‘Home Alone’ With Girlfriend And Muttering Old Lines
“Whatever gets her motor running, I guess.”
Everybody loves watching Home Alone, even Macaulay Culkin. The young actor has just confirmed that he occasionally watches the film with his girlfriend. Interestingly, Culkin admitted that he sometimes mutters his own old lines from the beloved movie.
Culkin recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The former Pizza Underground vocalist revealed that Christmas is usually a time when more people recognize him on the streets. In addition to that, Culkin shared that his past girlfriends have wanted to watch his iconic film Home Alone with him.
Culkin and Fallon put on their bunny ears.
12 Celebrities Who Underwent Gender Transformations
I had the biggest crush on #9 before the transition.
Bruce Jenner made headlines in 2015 by publicly announcing his transition into a woman, Caitlyn Jenner. The revelation then opened the door for discussion about transgender people.
Although Caitlyn Jenner is arguably the biggest name in the transgender community right now, she's far from being alone. In fact, there are also many other athletes, models, actresses, and directors who also transitioned and they're definitely people you already know. Here are 12 celebrities who underwent gender transformations.
1. Caitlyn Jenner