A 7-year-old boy is making almost R150 million a year on YouTube reviewing toys
- The 7-year-old Ryan of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview made $11 million (almost R150 million) in revenue last year from his YouTube account, according to Forbes.
- Surely the envy of elementary-school kids worldwide, the young YouTube star reviews new toys in videos that his family produces.
- Ryan ToysReview tied for the eighth spot last year on Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube accounts.
Ryan, the 7-year-old "host" of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, is also reportedly a multimillionaire.
A family-run YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview generated about $11 million in pretax income in 2017, according to Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube celebrities.
The raw estimate of $11 million tied Ryan ToysReview with the YouTube comedy account Smosh for eighth place on the Forbes list.
In 2016, The Verge profiled the channel and Ryan's parents, who have shot and produced the account's frequently (nearly daily) released videos since Ryan ToysReview started in March 2015.
The account began when Ryan, then a 4-year-old fan of toy-review videos, asked his parents why he couldn't also review toys on YouTube.
Ryan ToysReview started out slowly until a July 2015 video went viral. The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a box containing more than 100 toys from Pixar's "Cars" series. It has close to 800 million views.
The channel now tends to review new toys or kids' food products, and the videos usually feature earnest and enthusiastic commentary from Ryan with off-camera guidance from his parents.
According to The Verge, the channel's viewership, which boasts a current audience of 10 million subscribers, translates to about $1 million a month in advertising revenue alone.
Watch this astronomically lucky child review a DIY candy dispenser below:
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