Forbes' top-earning vlogger is only 7, earns $22 million
- Author: Kyle Peterson Dec 05, 2018,
Dec 05, 2018, 0:51
The Minecraft specialist topped Forbes's list a year ago but has since slipped a few places down the top spot. According to Forbes, the boy made a revenue of over $22 million in 2018 with his videos on YouTube.
Forbes measured pre-tax earnings for the one-year period but didn't factor in deductions for fees for agents, managers and lawyers.
Ryan's parents set up the channel in March 2015, its videos, since the day of launching, have had nearly 26 billion views and amassed 17.3 million followers.
Jake Paul, another online sensation, came second on the list with a mere £16.8 million.
A 7 year old who reviews toys has earned United States $22 million this year.
The top-earner told NBC News recently, that he believes his success is "because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing".
Earlier this year, Ryan launched his own toy line at Wallmart. Along with that, the young YouTuber has a 17.3 million follower count.
The video channel went on YouTube in March 2015 and soon caught on the trend of unboxing.
The remaining $1 million came from sponsored posts.
The revenues from the Walmart deal are set to substantially increase Ryan's total earnings next year. Earlier this year, he even got his own range of toys and clothing, called Ryan's World, at Walmart, which will likely boost his earnings even higher next year. Forbes said that 15% of Ryan's earnings go into a protected account which he can not access until he becomes an adult.
The account began when Ryan, a fan of toy-review videos, asked his parents why he couldn't also review toys on YouTube.
DanTDM was 2017's top earner, but dropped fourth place with 2018 earnings of $18.5 million.
Number five on the list was Jeffree Star, a make-up artist who has earned £14.1 million on YouTube. At the No. two spot rests Jake Paul, who flexed an estimated $21.5 million in the 12 months to June 2018.