For some, YouTube serves as a place-to-go for funny videos and funny kids compilations, but for some, it is a sustainable business model. YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees in 2005, and was acquired by Google in late 2006.
Being a full-time YouTuber isn’t an easy job, but somehow people still manage to do it. Forbes, as the premier site for wealth rankings, regularly updates their list of highest-earning YouTubers, and Ryan from Ryan’s toys reviews made the list.
Forbes estimated that Ryan’s YouTube channel(s) generated more than $20 million in revenue, from June 2017, through June, 2018.
This puts Ryan’s channel as the highest-earning YouTube channel in existence, pretty neat for a 7-year-old kid!
Surprisingly enough, the channel “Ryan ToysReview” was launched in 2015, it only took 3 years for it to become one of the largest channels on the platform. This growth rate is highly unusual and typically reserved for music-related channels, as even “VEVO” partnered channels struggle to reach such high numbers.
“Ryan loves Toys. Toys Review for kids by a kid!
Join Ryan to see him play with toys and review toys for kids!
He loves Cars, Trains, Thomas and friends, Lego, Superheroes, Disney toys, open surprise eggs, play doh , Pixar Disney cars , Disney Planes, monster trucks, minions, playtime at the fun, family fun adventure and so much more!” reads the channel’s bio.
The channel usually uploads up to 4 videos per week, and they all tend to get millions of views, anywhere from 1 million to 10 million.
“Twin Telepathy Slime Challenge Ryan vs. Mommy!”
Going through the channel’s most recent uploads, it is evident that the “Twin Telepathy Slime” video made quite a decent amount of money. Just to give you an idea of how much a video like this makes, it’s usually somewhere between $1,000 all the way up to $10,000 for each 1 million views. So take this video as an example, it should have made around $20,000, at least.
When people found out that Ryan makes such astonishing figures per year, the comments started flying in on Facebook.
“My five-year-old little girl wants to marry Ryan. At first I was all… “You are too little too think about boys, etc..”
Then I found out how much this little shit makes per year and now I’m all “yeah babe, looks like a good fit for you!” one parent said.