Forbes has revealed its list of the world's highest-paid YouTube stars in 2018 and the crown goes to a 7-year-old Ryan, who reviews toys. Talk about starting young in life! According to sources, the family-run YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview generated around $11 million in pretax income in 2017, which pulled off a $22 million in just 12-month period, exactly the double of the previous year income where he had stood the eighth in the 2017 list.
The account began when Ryan then 4 had asked his parents why he couldn't also review toys on YouTube. The idea for reviewing toys which are now reported a multi-million channel proliferated from then on.
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ToysReview first started out with their video in 2015 that garnered mass attention after it went viral. The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a "GIANT EGG SURPRISE" box containing over 100 toys from Pixar's "Cars" series. It currently has close to 800 million views.
The now-growing channel reviews new toys or kids' food products with the earnest and enthusiastic commentary from Ryan that seems to be winning over the YouTube sphere.
According to The Verge, the channel's viewership, which boasts a current audience of 10 million subscribers, translates to around $1 million a month in advertising revenue alone.
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The rest of Forbes top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars to make the list are Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg, who has the highest number of subscribers on YouTube channel, the Logan brothers, Jake and Logan Paul, five-man sports crew Dude Perfect, makeup artist-beauty mogul Jeffree Star, and gamers: Daniel "DanTDM" Middleton, Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach, Evan "VanossGaming" Fong, Sean "Jacksepticeye" McLoughlin.