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Forbes' top-earning vlogger is only 7, earns $22 million

Forbes' top-earning vlogger is only 7, earns $22 million”

A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of the highest-earning YouTube stars after making £17.2 million.

According to Forbes, all but $1.36m of the $29.9m earned by Ryan's channel comes from advertising shown before his videos, with the remainder earned from sponsored posts.

Videos are posted most days and one promoting a blue giant mystery egg bearing Ryan's face has had more than a million views since Sunday.

Ryan and his family, including younger twin sisters who first appeared on the channel when they were a few weeks old, also make educational videos on topics including tornadoes and astronauts.

Ryan's toy reviews are certainly paying off.

The toys featured in Ryan's videos often sell out.

Forbes measured pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018, without deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers.

Forbes top-earning vlogger is only 7 earns $22 million

The store, in August, began selling a wide range of toys and clothing called Ryan's World, and a video showing him and his parents searching for his own toys at a Walmart store has had 14 million views in three months.

As he is still a child, 15 percent of Ryan's earnings are put into a bank account that he can only access when he becomes a legal adult.

But he still earned nearly $20m, three million more than in 2017.

Coming in a close second on the list was former Disney actor Jake Paul, who earned a cool $29.3m during the same period.

Markiplier, Vanoss Gaming, Jacksepticeye, PewDiePie and Logan Paul rounded out the top 10.

Last year's top earner, Minecraft gamer Daniel Middleton, slipped to fourth place this year with $22.4m.



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