Source - Ryan, the 6-year-old “host” of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, is also reportedly a multi-millionaire.
A family-run YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview generated around $11 million in pretax income in 2017, according to Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning YouTube celebrities.
Ryan ToysReview started out slowly until a July 2015 video went viral. The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a “GIANT EGG SURPRISE” box containing over 100 toys from Pixar’s “Cars” series. It currently has close to 800 million views.
According to The Verge, the channel’s viewership, which boasts a current audience of 10 million subscribers, translates to around $1 million a month in advertising revenue alone.
I don’t like to start the week off with a feel-bad story but I couldn’t help myself. The numbers are too large to ignore. Eleven MILLION dollars. In one year. At age six. A fucking toddler is on the Forbes list, people. If that doesn’t make you want to kill yourself you’re not human. The videos aren’t even good. They’re tacky, over produced, and boring. Not to mention the talent is so weak that his producers literally have to walk him through the segments. Despite all that, they manage to drive a shocking amount of traffic to the channel. He has over a million subscribers and his original video alone has eight-hundred-million views. The only other person putting up those kinds of numbers is Justin Bieber. I guess it speaks to the power of “the review.” Doesn’t matter if it’s, pizzas, coworkers or toys, people eat them up.
Credit to his parents for coming up with the racket. There’s no need to get your kid into sports if you’re trying to make a buck. All you have to do is exploit them online. Best part is you don’t even have to give them a cut, you just have to make it seem like you’re playing a game. Sure, it’ll drive a massive wedge in the family when they realize they got robbed throughout their childhood, but by that time they’ll already be out of the house. So what does it matter? Besides, if they’re able to keep up the momentum there’ll be more than enough money to go around. It almost makes me want to have a child, almost.