Seven-year-old Ryan named YouTubes highest-earning star

Seven-year-old Ryan named YouTubes highest-earning star

Seven-year-old Ryan named YouTubes highest-earning star

NY: A seven-year-old U.S. primary school student Ryan has been named YouTube's highest-earning star after raking in nearly $25m in the last financial year. This video has garnered 935 million views, and the channel has a combined 26 billion views, according to Forbes.

Ryan reviews a dinosaur toy.

What do you think of the rise of young YouTube stars making tens of millions of dollars?

Videos are posted most days and one promoting a blue giant mystery egg bearing Ryan's face has had more than a million views since Sunday.

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

Forbes measured pre-tax earnings from June 1 2017 to June 1 2018, without fees for agents, managers and lawyers being deducted.

The top-earner told NBC News recently, that he believes his success is "because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing".

Forbes said all but $1m of the $22m total is generated by advertising shown before videos, with the remainder coming from sponsored posts.

Making YouTube videos is not a trend which has started now.

Ryan of Ryan ToysReview came in first place in Forbes' ranking of this year's 10 highest-paid YouTubers in the world. The revenue goes up every time views go up and his videos often average around 10 million views for a 10-30 minute footage.

Ryan also has his own line of toys available in Walmart and Target. Ryan, and his co-vlogger parents, clocked $22 million in earnings past year.

As a minor, 15 per cent of his earnings are funnelled to what's called a Coogan account.

Ryan, the face of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview, is giving the adults life goals by making $22 million in revenue previous year through its videos posted on the largest video platform.

His channel, which involves him opening toys and then playing with them, has more than 17 million subscribers.

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