YouTube is one of a kind social media platform which can make anyone a superstar overnight. Countless people have tried, but most have failed. Still, with the advent of technology and the digital revolution being witnessed across the world, new superstars are bound to emerge, literally from anywhere and everywhere and they will force you to examine your own performances. However, Ryan, a YouTuber who reviews toys on his channel 'Ryan ToysReview', has an interesting tale to tell.
In pretax income, his YouTube channel has garnered close to $11 million in the year 2017, states Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube celebrities. The most bizarre thing about Ryan is his age. He has reached great heights of success at the mere age of 6!
The elementary school kid whose videos generally garner an average 4 million views is the youngest on the list released by Forbes. The channel, Ryan ToysReview was launched in March 2015. Within three years, the channel has more than 10 million subscribers.
The videos on the YouTube channel are made with the help of his parents who direct and produce the videos, the channel, which was originally created in March 2015, started off as being a platform for the four-year-old to showcase his reviews.
The turning point in Ryan's channel was a video published on July 1, 2015, which went viral. In the video, Ryan reviewed a 'Giant Egg Surprise' box which contained over 100 toys from Pixar's 'Cars' animated movie series. The video has more than 800 million views.
Apart from toys, Ryan also reviews food items for children with the tenor and tone of your average 6-year-old. 'Ryan ToysReview', with close to 10 million subscribers, generates around $1 million per month in advertising revenue alone, according to reports.
The channel's viewership earns around $1 million a month in advertising revenue alone.
Other notable names in the list of highest paid YouTubers of 2017 include India born Lilly Singh who minted $10.8 million. 6-year-old Ryan tied the list with a comedy YouTube channel Smosh. Felix Kjellberg, also known as PewDiePie on YouTube, who has the highest number of YouTube subscriber, earned $12 million. The list is topped by Daniel Middleton with tota earing of more than $16 million.