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This 7-Year-Old Leads YouTube’s Highest-Paid List with $22 Million

The biggest earner on YouTube is a 7-year-old toy genius.

The pint-size vlogger, who reviews the hottest playthings under the name Ryan ToysReview, tops this year’s Forbes ranking of the top 10 highest-earning YouTube stars.


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.

Some other notables on the Forbes list of gamers and goofballs are known for being quite a bit less family-friendly.

Widespread shaming apparently hasn’t slowed down the notorious Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, who earned $15.5 million in 2018, up from $12 million the year before. This is after he was called out for uploading a number of anti-Semitic posts to his popular channel, costing him a multimillion-dollar partnership deal with Disney.

Outrage hasn’t hurt the much-maligned Logan Paul either, who got into trouble with parents of his young fans after showing a real dead body on his channel late last December.

While the video goon has dropped down to the 10th spot on the list — after coming in at No. 4 in 2017 — his earnings have stayed surprisingly constant, with Paul bringing in $14.5 million this year, compared to $12.5 million one year ago.

Paul’s on-screen antics also haven’t tarnished his younger brother Jake’s star power.

The goofy 21-year-old has eclipsed Logan as the social media-savvy family’s top breadwinner. While Jake made $11.5 million last year, according to Forbes, he raised the bar in 2018, landing himself in the second spot on the list with an income of $21.5 million.

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