Boy, 7, becomes YouTube’s top earner, making £17million a year reviewing toys

A seven-year-old boy has become the highest earner on YouTube – amassing a staggering £17 million this year, new figures reveal.

Astonishingly the Ryan ToysReview channel has 17 million followers, putting him at the top of the 2018 Forbes list.

The schoolboy’s videos show him reviewing toys, and his verdict has a huge impact on product sales.

Ryan, who posts a new video each day, has been doing it since March 2015, with his parents and twin sisters also featuring.

When he was asked by NBC why his channel is doing so well, he replied: "Because I’m entertaining and I’m funny."

She said most of the videos are filmed at the weekend, and edited while Ryan is at school.

Forbes says that most of his viewers are children of a similar age, and most of his videos open with him playing with a new toy before sharing his thoughts.

Because he is so young, 15% of Ryan’s earnings are being held in a trust until he is older.

Last year he was the eighth highest earner, bringing in $11million – half the amount from this year.           

Second on the list was Jake Paul, who posts pranks and rap music.

Paul – whose older brother Logan Paul also made the top 10, coming in 10th place – earned £16.8million on YouTube after amassing more than 3.5 billion views.

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