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)
Evan Fong ($17M)
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