One 7-year-old boy is actually making $22 million a year on YouTube by living what every child dreams of. What are you doing? The young entrepreneur called Ryan spends his days reviewing toys and has become the highest-earning YouTube star by doing so. Yes, we are all cringing for not thinking of taking this career path when we were younger. At least, I know I am.
The little boy actually helps to host the family-run YouTube channel called Ryan ToysReview, where he gets to play with all his favorite and new toys and judge just exactly how fun each and everyone is.
While we might be jealous that a 7-year-old is making far more money in a year than we probably will in our entire life, but hey, as soon as you open the video and hear Ryan talking as he introduces the show in an adorable voiceover, I am sure that even your icy heart will melt.
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According to Forbes’ annual list of YouTubers who make the most money, Ryan got the top spot in the past year, beating Jake Paul by half a million dollars. Ryan’s parents started shooting and producing their son’s videos back in 2015, and now, an episode of Ryan ToysReview is released almost daily. The videos include Ryan reviewing more than 100 toys from Pixar’s Cars series and sharing his opinions with the world. Currently, Ryan has 17 million followers while his videos rack up close to 935 million views. I’m sure my parents are very proud of me, but Ryan’s parents must be over the moon for giving birth to such money-maker. On the downfall, it might be hard to get him a Christmas present if he already has all the toys and money.
According to Reuters, Ryan has now stricken a deal with Walmart to sell a toy line called ‘Ryan’s World’ in over 2,500 US stores and Walmart’s website.
Talking to TubeFilter, Ryan’s mum explained how her son got in the whole making videos thing, saying:
Ryan was watching a lot of toy review channels because they used to make a lot of videos about Thomas The Tank Engine, and Ryan was super into Thomas.
And then she explained how he came up with the idea:
One day, he asked me, ‘How come I’m not on YouTube when all the other kids are?’ So we just decided — yeah, we can do that. Then, we took him to the store to get his very first toy — I think it was a Lego train set — and it all started from there.
I bet it feels good to be Ryan!
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