The biggest earner on YouTube is a 7-year-old toy genius.
The pint-sized vlogger, who reviews the hottest playthings under the name Ryan ToysReview, tops this year’s Forbes ranking of the top 10 highest-earning YouTube stars.
Banking $22 million in 2018 — and doubling last year’s $11 million haul — this kid proves that you’re never too young for a side-hustle.
Some other notables on the Forbes list of gamers and goofballs are known for being quite a bit less family-friendly.
Widespread shaming apparently hasn’t slowed down the notorious Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, who earned $15.5 million in 2018, up from $12 million the year before. This is after he was called out for uploading a number of anti-Semitic posts to his popular channel, costing him a multi-million dollar partnership deal with Disney.
Outrage hasn’t hurt the much-maligned Logan Paul either, who got into trouble with parents of his young fans after showing a real dead body on his channel late last December.
While the video goon has dropped down to the 10th spot on the list — after coming in at number 4 in 2017 – his earnings have stayed surprisingly constant, with Paul bringing in $14.5 million this year, compared to $12.5 million one year ago.
Paul’s on-screen antics also haven’t tarnished his younger brother Jake’s star-power.
The goofy 21-year-old has eclipsed Logan as the social-media-savvy family’s top breadwinner. While Jake made $11.5 million last year, according to Forbes, he raised the bar in 2018, landing himself in the penultimate spot on the list with an income of $21.5 million.