Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

A seven-year-old has become one of the highest-earning youtubers. Image: Ryan ToysReview/Youtube

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of highest-earning youtubers after making £17.2 million.

Ryan, from Ryan ToysReview, made the hefty sum for his online reviews between June 2017 and June 2018.

Since launching his channel in 2015, Ryan has gained more than 17 million followers and close to 26 billion views.

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

 

'Property-porn for children' 

Jasper Hamill, a tech and science reporter for Metro, has said that questions have to be asked about what sort of parent puts their child on the internet.

Mr Hamill told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham: “It is fantastic for him because the money is being in a trust but you have to ask yourself what sort of parent would be willing to put their kid on the internet to profit nearly $22m.  

“I think you have to ask questions about what sort of mum and dad would be willing to do that.”

He added that it was like “property-porn for children”.

“The kids go absolutely crazy for it because they get to see all the toys that they can only dream of having shown off by this perfect little boy,” he said.

“He is very cute, it must be said, and his perfect life. It is like property-porn for children.”

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