Meet the 8-year-old who is the highest paid personality on YouTube

Meet the 8-year-old who is the highest paid personality on YouTube

The digital age has brought with it different ways for people to make money but we never thought 7-year-old Ryan of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview will be one of the highest paid people in the world.

The highest earning YouTube personality in the world, at least for 2018, is Ryan Kaji, an 8-year-old boy residing in California in the US.

According to Businessreview.com, Ryan is the "host" of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, jumped from No. 8 to No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of YouTube stars who are making the most money.

Ryan's ToysReview chanel has over 19 million subscribers and over 29 billion views on his videos so far.

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Ryan ToysReview is a family-run and child friendly channel that generated about $22 million or GHC 118 million in pretax income from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, according to Forbes.

That amount is 50% more than Ryan earned in the previous. The raw estimate of $22 million put Ryan ToysReview just ahead of controversial star Jake Paul who banked $21.5 million.

Ryan's YouTube account was set up when he was a 4-year-old.

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.

The video now has an estimated to 1 billion views.

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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.

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