7-year-old Ryan of ‘Ryan ToysReview’ is Forbes’ highest-paid YouTube star

Marje Pelayo   •   December 5, 2018   •   5986


Seven-year-old YouTube star Ryan and his toys | Photo courtesy to Ryan ToysReview via Forbes

MANILA, Philippines — American business magazine, Forbes, on Monday (December 3) released its list of Youtube Top Earners for 2018 and guess who ranked first?

Forbes on its website named 7-year-old Ryan as the highest-paid YouTube star of 2018 by just playing with toys. Yes, that’s right!

Since it’s launch in 2015, Ryan’s YouTube channel “Ryan ToysReview” has been earning millions of dollars.

From 2016 to 2017, Ryan ranked 8th among the highest-paid YouTube entrepreneurs after earning a total of $11 million in revenue.

In 2018, Forbe’s listed him as the top earner with a whopping $22 million in revenue in the last 12 months up to June 2018.

His popularity, Forbe’s noted, enabled him to establish his own toy line under the brand ‘Ryan’s World’ which sells exclusively at Walmart across the United States.

Most of Ryan’s videos follow an un-boxing pattern where Ryan is featured opening toys and giving his initial impression of it.

And what’s good about it? Most of the toys Ryan reviews goes to a local charity.

Forbes, known for its lists and rankings, said all earnings are pretax and fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Most of the money comes from advertising that goes with the videos.

Following Ryan in 2018’s list of highest-paid Youtube stars include:

Jake Paul ($21.5M)

Dude Perfect ($20M)

Daniel Middleton ($18.5M)

Jeffree Star ($18M)

Markiplier ($17.5M)

Evan Fong ($17M)

Jacksepticeye ($16M)

PewDiePie ($15.5M)

Logan Paul ($14.5M)

In a Tweet, Forbe’s said: “The world’s highest-paid YouTube star: Ryan ToysReview has generated 26B views and earned $22M in the last year thanks to his signature line of stuffed animals, collectibles and apparel now selling at Walmart.” – Marje Pelayo


Manny Villar is still the richest in PH — Forbes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 8, 2020

Former Senate President Manny Villar still remains as the richest person in the Philippines, according to Forbes magazine.

According to Forbes’ annual ranking, Villar has a net worth of $5.6 billion or P282.9 billion and is ranked 565 in Forbes’ list of billionaires.

Following the former Senator is Enrique Razon with an estimated net worth of $3.4 billion or P171.7 billion. Meanwhile, Hans Sy, Herbert Sy and Harley Sy completes the top 5 list.

Hans and Herbert Sy have an estimate net worth of $2 billion each while Harley has a net worth of $1.9 billion. AAC

Wish 107.5’s ‘Wishcovery Originals’ to Premiere on September 29

UNTV News   •   September 27, 2019

A new breed of OPM singer-songwriters is about to hit the digital space. 

On September 29, Wish 107.5 is set to premiere “Wishcovery Originals” on its YouTube channel. Serving as the third edition of the radio station’s online talent search, the show aims to discover and give a platform to aspiring Filipino artists who can both perform and compose their own songs.

“What we’re looking for right now is a singer and composer. We want, this time, the composer to express his feelings through songs that he himself wrote,” Kuya Daniel Razon, the creator of the competition and the main man behind Wish 107.5, remarked in a previous statement.

The first two seasons of the show focused on the singing prowess of the contenders. 

Series of Eliminations

Touting a brand-new concept for Wishcovery, Wish 107.5 is on a mission to scout, introduce, and hone promising music makers in the country. It opened its auditions last June and has since received hundreds of entries from singing-songwriting acts online and via the Wish 107.5 Bus.

Out of these hopefuls, only a select few will have the chance to showcase their talent and songs on the competition proper. 

After the program’s pilot episode — which is dedicated to giving the audience a walkthrough of what to expect throughout the show’s run — a series of weekly and monthly eliminations will take place.

Every Sunday, four contenders will battle it out on the weekly eliminations, the winners of which will advance to the monthly finals. Featuring a brand-new song for this stage, the top contender will earn a spot in the grand finals and a cash prize worth Php 20,000.

For the weekly battles, the scores will solely come from the panel of judges, which includes Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino, the country’s King of R&B Jay R, and veteran hitmaker-producer Jungee Marcelo.

For the monthly eliminations, the judges will only take up 75 percent of the total scores. The remaining 25 percent will come from the power-viewing statistics of the contenders’ Wish Bus performances to be uploaded on a dedicated platform for these videos, the Wishcovery YouTube channel. 

Despite this fierce competition, exciting rewards await the grand winner of the show. 

As in the previous editions of Wishcovery, Wish 107.5 will give a whopping set of prizes for the show’s grand champion — Php 1 million in cash, a recording contract worth Php 1 million, a brand-new car, and a house and lot. 

Follow the journey of aspiring Filipino singer-songwriters and hear new OPM songs on Wishcovery Originals! The show, which will air every Sunday on Wish 107.5’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/wish1075official), will premiere on September 29. Meanwhile, full videos of the contenders’ Wish Bus performances will be available on the Wishcovery YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/2kJ4Oyn).

Henry Sy’s heirs top 2019 list of richest in PH – Forbes

Robie de Guzman   •   September 26, 2019

Teresita Sy-Coson, daughter of the late SM Group founder Henry Sr., speaks during a panel session on the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 April 2015. EPA/ADI WEDA

MANILA, Philippines – The children of the late SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. have emerged as the richest in the country in 2019, according to Forbes magazine.

Forbes’ list of Philippines’ 50 Richest, which was released on Wednesday, showed the Sy heirs claiming the top spot with a combined net worth of $17.2 billion, displacing property magnate and former Senator Manny Villar to second.

Sy held the top spot for 11 consecutive years until he passed away last January 19 at the age of 94. He left his colossal fortune to his six children Teresita, Elizabeth, Henry Jr., Hans, Herbert and Harley.

Villar followed with $6.6 billion, John Gokongwei, Jr., who owns Robinsons mall chains and budget carrier Cebu Pacific came third with $5.3 billion.

Port operator Enrique Razon, Jr. placed fourth, followed by Ayala Group’s Jaime Zobel de Ayala, LT Group founder and chairman Lucio Tan, Jollibee Food Corp. chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, and San Miguel Corp.’s Ramon Ang.

Completing the top ten in PH richest list are the children of the late Metrobank founder George Ty and Andrew Tan of Alliance Global which owns the McDonald’s franchise in the country.

Other groups that made it to the list of the country’s richest are the children of builder David Consunji at 13th spot, and the children of Mercury Drug founder Mariano Que at 18th place.

The heirs of Unilab Pharmaceutical company – Jocelyn, Joselito and Jeffrey Campos – ranked 23rd with a combined net worth of $650 million.

Forbes noted that aside from Henry Sy, 4 other long-time members of the country’s richest passed away including Metrobank and GT Capital’s George Ty, Unilab’s Beatrice Campos, Gilberto Duavit of GMA Network and Jon Aboitiz of the Aboitiz Group.

The global magazine said their passing created a new class of second-generation successors who secured a spot on this year’s list.

“The Sy siblings best illustrate this shift,” Forbes said, citing as well the Ty siblings and Campos siblings.

Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy, meanwhile, debuted on Forbes’ list at 22nd for his estimated fortune of $660 million. Uy founded Udenna which has interests in shipping, logistics, oil, real estate, education and gaming.


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