Meet the seven-year-old boy who plays with toys and then reviews them on YouTube.

He has earned a staggering $22 million in 2018 alone, shares Daily Mail.

Ryan ToysReview came in first place in Forbes’ ranking of this year’s 10 highest-paid YouTubers in the world.

The young US boy, jumped from eighth place last year to number one this year.

According to his mother, Ryan was once an avid watcher of toy reviews, especially ones that focused on Thomas the Tank Engine, before he asked to start his own channel.

‘One day, he asked me, “How come I’m not on YouTube when all the other kids are?” So we just decided—yeah, we can do that,’ his mum told TubeFilter in 2016.

‘Then, we took him to the store to get his very first toy—I think it was a Lego train set—and it all started from there.’

Most of his viewers are children between the ages of three and seven, his father said last year. The majority of Ryan’s fans are located in the US, but many also live in the UK and in the Philippines.

I think I need to go and have a word to my children ASAP!

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  • Hopefully the parents keep him grounded


  • Wow, but I don’t get. Obviously a lot of people watch these but, hmmm, mind you I wouldn’t say no to the $’s.


  • I do not understand why anyone would want their child all over the internet like that. I don’t get why kids enjoy watching it either.

    • No I don’t desire for my kids to famous in this way either.


  • A lot of money for a young man – do hope the parents invest it wisely for him and don’t spend themselves.


  • Hopefully the parents use the money well


  • That’s amazing!! He is a talent.


  • Good on him. But, I just don’t get this phenomenon. I’ve tried to watch these reviews to understand the hype, and I just get bored. Clearly I’m not the target market… but it is certainly a growing and valued activity.

    • No – we are not the target market either.


  • It pays to have a great personality and parents who are willing to set things up for him. Wonder if he pays them a wage for helping? Hopefully the money is invested wisely and goes towards his schooling.


  • That’s crazy! I hope his parents are teaching him how to manage it wisely.


  • That amount of money is a bit much. My daughter used to love watching Ryan though.


  • I’m happy for him, but it’s staggering how others who are working hard every day earn a pittance compared to a vlogger.


  • Some kids are just made for stuff like this. He’s got such a cute and expressive looking few I can see why kids would love his channel.


  • Would he have to pay tax on that being the age he is? I like the idea of it but it scares me as well…not everyone is nice or decent..
    I’m guessing he is now sponsored to review things? If he is then I probably wouldn’t believe his reviews. Not a fan of cash for comment..


  • $22 million, Wow ! Hope his parents invest this money wisely for him.


  • That is a massive amount of money for reviewing toys. I bet the tax office is happy! We have not watched these reviews.


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