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2018's Highest Paid YouTubers Have Been Revealed And There Are Some Surprises

2018's Highest Paid YouTubers Have Been Revealed And There Are Some Surprises

With more than 17.3 million followers, Ryan ToysReview emerged on the top of Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2018, earning a sweet $22 million.

Ryan, the face of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview, is giving the adults life goals by making $22 million in revenue previous year through its videos posted on the largest video platform. The YouTube star's channel was set up by his parents in March 2015, and his videos now have a total of 26 billion views. Third in line was YouTubers Dude Perfect sports crew who amassed £15.7 million, followed by Daniel Middleton of Minecraft fame who has earned £14.5 million. Forbes notes that, not surprisingly, Ryan's fans are mostly other elementary school-aged kids.

Forbes top-earning vlogger is only 7 earns $22 million
Boy, 8, who plays with toys is earning millions as the world’s highest paid YouTuber

A video in which Ryan, then five or six-years-old, finds toy eggs on an inflatable water slide has been viewed 1.6 billion times. According to Forbes, everything but $1 million was generated by advertising while the balance comes from sponsored posts.

The short, simple videos of Ryan playing and giggling over toys have won over millions around the world. According to Forbes, the boy made a revenue of over $22 million in 2018 with his videos on YouTube. Fifteen per cent of his earnings are put into a bank account to access when he becomes an adult.

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Jake Paul came in second on the list, earning US$21.5 million for his goofy raps and pranks.

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Apart from his success on social media, the 8-year-old YouTuber also has a line of toys and clothes sold at Walmart stores around the U.S. At the No. two spot rests Jake Paul, who flexed an estimated $21.5 million in the 12 months to June 2018. Thanks to sponsorships and paid posts, these social media stars can earn as much as a CEO of an worldwide company. But it turns out doing kind-of dumb but impressive tricks is still a viable way to make money, with five-man sports crew Dude Perfect coming in at #3 with USA $20 million ($27,315,100).

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