It’s not surprising these days that there are many out there who have picked up a camera and started doing vlogs, tutorials, reviews, and more. This is because in more recent years, making a living purely off YouTube is more than feasible, and Forbes’ list of the top 10 highest-paid YouTubers shows that there is a lot of money to be made.
As expected YouTuber PewDiePie is ranked on that list at number 9, but what’s surprising is that the number one spot goes to a 7-year old by the name of Ryan of Ryan ToysReview fame. It was previously reported that his channel had allowed him to earn as much as $11 million where all he does is play with toys and reviews them.
Based on Forbes’ list, it seems that the appeal of a child playing with toys and reviewing them hasn’t died out yet, and that it has been estimated that for the year 2018 (calculated from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018), the YouTuber has managed to earn a whopping $22 million. According to Forbes, he has even launched a line of collectibles which are sold through Walmart.
Other YouTubers that made the cut include the controversail Paul brothers, Jake and Logan, who ranked 2nd and 10th respectively. There is also Dude Perfect in third, DanTDM in fourth, Jeffree Star in fifth, Markiplier in sixth, Vanoss Gaming in seventh,a nd Jacksepticeye in eight.