This 7-year-old YouTube toy reviewer makes R302m!

Wednesday, 05 Dec, 2018

Ryan, the 7-year-old YouTube star, earned over US$22 million (S$30 million) by just playing with toys and telling other kids about them.

Ryan reviews a dinosaur toy.

The Swedish gamer remains the YouTuber with the most subscribers of all time (72.5 million) and has earned a pretty penny over the past twelve months after accepting some lucrative offers from a range of high paying advertisers.

According to the BBC, Ryan posts videos nearly every day and one he posted on Sunday, promoting Lightning McQueen Giant Egg Surprise with Disney Cars Toys for kids has already attracted nearly 600,000 views on YouTube.

The estimate by Forbes magazine found that Ryan of Ryan ToysReview pipped Jake Paul by $US500,000 for the 12 months to June.

The youngster beat Jake Paul by $500,000 (€438,362) to top the list of YouTube's biggest earners. He was placed 8th Top Earner previous year.

Asked why kids liked watching his videos, Ryan replied: "Because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing".

The video channel went on YouTube in March 2015 and soon caught on the trend of unboxing. The remaining $1 million comes from sponsored posts.

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Ryan also has his own line of toys available in Walmart and Target.

Banking $22 million in 2018 - and doubling last year's $11 million haul - this kid proves that you're never too young for a side hustle.

As he is still a child, 15% of Ryan's earnings are put into a bank account that he can only access when he becomes a legal adult.

The 7-year-old's earnings from his channel "Ryan ToysReview" before taxes reportedly doubled in comparison to the last year.

DanTDM was 2017's top earner, but dropped fourth place with 2018 earnings of $18.5 million.

The top five was rounded out by make-up artist Jeffree Star, who made £14.1 million.

The rest of the YouTubers in the top 10 were Markiplier, Evan Fong, Jacksepticeye, PewDiePie and controversial YouTuber Logan Paul, who has been in trouble for his videos in the past.