8-Year-Old Is YouTube's Highest Earner With $26 Million

8-Year-Old Toy Reviewer Is YouTube’s Highest Earner With $26 Million In 2019

Whew! People have goals to start a YouTube channel, meanwhile, birthing kids to do it for you is where the money’s at. Sike, don’t try this at home…use your nieces and nephews instead friend.

Anyway, while y’all figure that out, let me tell you about this 8-year-old boy who brought in a whole $26 million in 2019 alone, according to Forbes. Ryan Kaji reviews toys on YouTube and now he’s the platform’s highest earner. Ryan has 22.9 million subscribers, so basically $1 per subscriber and then some.

Ryan was also last year’s highest earner, and he crushed his own record by reportedly making $4 million more this year.

Peep one of Ryan’s videos below–must be nice!

The top ten highest earners on YouTube according to Forbes include:

1 — Ryan Kaji, $26 million
2 — Dude Perfect, $20 million
3 — Anastasia Radzinskaya, $18 million
4 — Rhett and Link, $17.5 million
5 — Jeffree Star, $17 million
6 — Preston (Preston Arsement), $14 million
7 (joint) — PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg, $13 million
7 (joint) — Markiplier (Mark Fischbach), $13 million
9 — DanTDM (Daniel Middleton), $12 million
10 — VanossGaming (Evan Fong), $11.5 million

As far as how they got all this information, this is what Forbes has to say:

METHODOLOGY: All earnings estimates are from June 1, 2018, through June 1, 2019. Figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings estimates are based on data from Captiv8, SocialBlade and Pollstar as well as interviews with industry insiders. For the list’s purposes, Forbes defines a YouTube Star as someone whose primary form of digital and media revenue comes from YouTube.



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