YouTube has turned out to be a huge goldmine for content creators which include this young boy from Texas who made a whopping $29.5 million for unboxing and reviewing toys and games.
And guess what, this is the third consecutive time he has been named as the highest earner on the popular video sharing website
Ryan Kaji, made his fortune from Ryan’s World, as well as a further estimated $200m from Ryan’s World branded toys and clothing, including Marks & Spencer pyjamas. He also signed an undisclosed, but likely multimillion dollar, deal for his own TV series on Nickelodeon.
Kaji began his journey to the wealthy echelon five years ago when he watched similar videos of some some boys reviewing toys and wondered why he (probably he believed he was better than those reviewers) has not started his own channel yet.
His family bought the idea and started it off by changing his family name, Guan, to his on-screen surname, Kaji. The young millionaire presently runs nine YouTube channels. Ryan’s World was the most popular with 41.7m subscribers and 12.2bn views. Kaji’s most popular video, Huge Eggs Surprise Toys Challenge, has more than 2bn views, making it one of the 60 most-viewed videos ever on YouTube.
We guess you have been motivated to come up with something creative you can also publish on YouTube in order to make money to enhance your life, especially on the back of the devastating effect of Covid-19 on mainstream jobs.
See below for the full top earners on YouTube;
1. Ryan Kaji
Earnings: $29.5 million
Nine-year-old Ryan Kaji earned an estimated $29.5 million and 12.2 billion between June 2019 and June 2020. His channel Ryan’s World has 41.7 million subscribers.
2. Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson)
Earnings: $24 million
Jimmy Donaldson more commonly known by his online alias MrBeast, is notable for his expensive, attention-grabbing stunts and philanthropy. His channel has 47.8 million subscribers.
3. Dude Perfect
Earnings: $23 million
Dude Perfect is owned by five friends – Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Garret Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney – who play stunts with lightsabers, Nerf Guns and paintballs. Their channel has 57.5 million subscibers.
4. Rhett and Link
Earnings: $20 million
Rhett James McLaughlin, 43, and Charles Lincoln, 42, are some of YouTube’s longest-standing stars, having started “Good Mythical Morning,” their good-natured, nerdy talk show, back in 2012. Their channel has 41.8 million subscibers.
5. Markiplier (Mark Fischbach)
Earnings: $19.5 million
Markiplier has been at it on YouTube for eight years, posting ultra-popular breakdowns of video games which have drawn in nearly 28 million subscribers.
6. Preston Arsement
Earnings: $19 million
Arsement, 26, rose to YouTube stardom off his videos exploring the pixelated world of Minecraft and has since branched out to several other gaming-focused YouTube channels. His channel has 33.4 million subscribers.
7. Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya)
Earnings: $18.5 million
Six-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya, a Russian YouTuber who goes by “Nastya” on her channel, which features the her and her father playing with legos, doing household chores and explaining viruses. Her channel has 190.6 million subscribers.
8. Blippi (Stevin John)
Earnings: $17 million
The only adult creating kids content on the list, the 32 year old launched his channel in 2014. He stars as Blippi, the brightly dressed, child-like character who educates through videos like “Blippi Visits the Aquarium” and “Learn Colors with Blippi.” His channel has 27.4 million subscribers.
9. David Dobrik
Earnings: $15.5 million
Dobrik, 24, has done just about anything to make his audience laugh. He has driven a convertible through a car wash, shaved someone’s entire body and even once surprised his best friend by marrying his mom. (She was in on the joke—they divorced, amicably, after a month.) His channel has 18 million subscribers.
10. Jeffree Star
Earnings: $15 million
Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr., known professionally as Jeffree Star, is an American entrepreneur, make up artist, YouTuber, singer, and the founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. His channel has 16.9 million subscribers