Highest paid YouTube stars revealed as boy, 8, tops list

An eight-year-old boy from Texas has crowned a Forbes wealthy record of the perfect paid YouTube stars, incomes an estimated $26m (£19.8m).

The American trade mag checked out how much cash the so-called influencers constituted of the video sharing platform within the yr to June 2019.

Ryan Kaji stated on YouTube when he was three and now conducts experiments on the channel. Pic: YouTube/Ryan's World
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The boy began on YouTube when he was once simply 3. %: YouTube/Ryan’s Global

Ryan Kaji, who has virtually 22 million subscribers, got here first within the record for the second one yr in a row, together with his income reportedly emerging from $22m (£16.8m) within the closing 12 months.

He began out at the channel when he was once simply three-years-old by means of reviewing toys and now does science experiments for his legion of enthusiasts.

Forbes says the teen has additionally branched out past YouTube with a line of greater than 100 toys and clothes pieces – and he additionally has a display on Nickelodeon and a handle US tv community Hulu.

Additionally making the coveted most sensible 10 is Dude Highest – a gaggle of 5 buddies of their 30s who play sports activities, carry out stunts and destroy Guinness global data. They got here 2d within the record, incomes $20m (£15.2m).

Russian-born five-year-old Nastya, actual identify Anastasia Radzinskaya, was once 3rd with $18m (£13.7m), because of movies in seven languages that display her enjoying along with her father.

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PewDiePie got here joint 7th within the record

Different YouTubers who additionally made the record come with PewDiePie, actual identify Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, who not too long ago introduced he takes a destroy from the platform as a result of he’s “drained”. He was once joint 7th within the record after it appears making $13m (£nine.9m).

Briton Dan Middleton dropped from number four to number nine in the list. Pic: YouTube/DanTDM
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Briton Dan Middleton dropped from quantity 4 to quantity 9 within the record. %: YouTube/DanTDM

British YouTuber Dan Middleton dropped from quantity 4 within the record closing yr to 9th in 2019 – together with his income falling $6.5m year-on-year – to $12m (£nine.1m).

Jointly, the highest 10 earned a complete of $162m (£123.8m).

Forbes most sensible 10

1 Ryan Kaji $26m
2 Dude Highest $20m
three Nastya $18m
four Rhett and Hyperlink $17.5m
five Jeffree Megastar $17m
6 Preston Arsement $14m
7 PewDiePie $13m
7 Markiplier $13m
nine Daniel Middleton $12m
10 Evan Fong $11.5m

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