Forbes' top-earning vlogger is only 7, earns $22 million

Sergio Cunningham
December 4, 2018

Jake Paul was beaten out by child YouTube star RyanToysReview, who topped his earnings by half a million dollars at $22 million.

As per report, the little Ryan who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube's highest-earning star, raking in $22m (£17.3m), having his own range of toys at U.S. store Walmart. His parents launched Ryan ToysReview in March 2015, and he now has 17.3 million subscribers, with almost 26 billion views.

Forbes said all but $1m of the $22m total is generated by advertising shown before videos, with the remainder coming from sponsored posts. In total, the top 10 grossed $180.5 million (about Rs. 1,270.26 crore) by Forbes' calculations, which is up 42 percent from past year.

Ryan, from Ryan ToysReview, made the hefty sum for his online reviews between June 2017 and June 2018, topping Forbes' YouTube rich list.

Capitalising on his success, the mini-mogul has now launched Ryan's World - a toy and apparel collection sold exclusively at Walmart. The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a box containing more than 100 toys from Pixar's Cars series.

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There's another new entry to the Forbes' list, Jacksepticeye with $16 million in revenue and concluding the list are PewDiePie and Logan Paul with $15.5 and $14.5 million, respectively.

Although Jake beat out his older brother, Logan Paul (who sits at the number 10 spot, just underneath YouTube king Felix 'PewDiePie Kjellberg), he wasn't too happy with his high placement - especially concerning who he lost to.

Fifteen per cent of his earnings are put into a bank account to access when he becomes an adult.

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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