Highest Paid YouTuber In The World Is An Eight-Year-Old Boy
What were you doing when you were eight years old? Messing around with toys, eating ice cream and being cute/annoying?
Yes, well that's exactly what Ryan does - the only difference is that he made $22 million (£17.3 million) this year from doing just that.
The youngster, of Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel, was the video streaming service's highest-earning star between June 2017 and June 2018, according to an estimate by Forbes.
His channel has more than 17 million subscribers, who flock to watch videos of Ryan reviewing toys such as Lego, Play-Doh and toy cars.
Since his parents set up the channel in 2015, his videos have amassed a total of almost 26 billion views, which is of course absolutely bonkers.
Ryan's earnings have doubled since the previous year, and that figure is likely to increase further next year following the release of his own range of collectables, now on sale at Walmart.
Forbes say that all but $1m (£786,000) of his earnings came from the adverts that appear before his videos, with sponsored posts generating the rest.
But don't be getting too jealous now, this earnings estimate doesn't account for tax or fees charged by agents or lawyers... Still, reckon Ryan's gonna clean out the Freddo bars from his local corner shop.
When asked by NBC why he thought he was so popular, Ryan said: "Because I'm entertaining and I'm funny."
Confident little LAD, as you might be if you turn up to the playground in a Bugatti. But in fairness to the kid, he is a lot more entertaining and funny than most of the top 10 earning YouTube stars on Forbes' list.
Indeed, it would appear that being annoying as fuck is pretty much a prerequisite if you want to make the list.
Half of the ten are YouTube gamers. If you don't know what this means then congratulations, you have a life.
All a day's work involves for these guys is recording themselves playing games and uploading the footage to YouTube. Millions of people who don't know what sunshine is then watch the video and the YouTube gamer then receives loads of money through advertising.
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Can you imagine trying to explain this business model to someone 100 years ago? Where would you even begin?
Fuck knows what people will be doing to put bread on the table in 2119... it probably won't even be bread.
The complete top 10 jammiest turds in the universe list reads as follows:
10. Logan Paul - $14.5 million
9. PewDiePie - $15.5 million
8. Jacksepticeye - $16 million
7. Evan Fong - $17 million
6. Markiplier - $17.5 million
5. Jeffree Star - $18 million
4. Daniel Middleton - $18.5 million
3. Dude Perfect - $20 million
2. Jake Paul - $21.5 million
1. Ryan ToysReview - $22 million
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Ryan ToysReview
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