8-Year-Old YouTuber is YouTube’s Highest Earner of 2019 With $26M USD

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Forbes list of 2019’s highest-earning YouTube stars is here.

This 2019, eight-year-old unboxing viral sensation Ryan Kaji with his Ryan’s World subscriber channel, is the streaming platform’s biggest earner.

Kaji, who became famous at the age of three for his unboxing videos and his more recent science experiment videos, earned a total of $26 million from June 2019 to June 2019. His YouTube channel has 22.9 million subscribers, a total that earned him an extra $4 million in comparison to 2018. Since the YouTuber has become a mega-hit, he has gone on to sign an agreement with Nickelodeon for his own show, a deal with Hulu, launching over 100 toys and starting his own clothing line.

Right behind Ryan’s World is Dude Perfect, a group of five friends who play sports and perform stunts. The group earned a total of $20 million. In third place was five-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya, earning $18 million for her wide array of channels that have a total of 107 million subscribers.

The top 10 highest earners of 2019 earned a total income of $162 million, according to Forbes. Forbes process for evaluating income looks at the pre-tax amounts of sponsored content, advertisements, merchandise sales, and tours. Other top earners include Jeffree Star, PewDiePie and Markiplier.

Check out the full list below:

  • 1: Ryan Kaji, $26m USD
  • 2: Dude Perfect, $20m USD
  • 3: Anastasia Radzinskaya, $18m USD
  • 4: Rhett and Link, $4.5m USD
  • 5: Jeffree Star, $17m USD
  • 6: Preston (Preston Arsement), $14m USD
  • 7 (joint): PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg, $13m USD
  • 7 (joint): Markiplier (Mark Fischbach), $13m USD
  • 9: DanTDM (Daniel Middleton), $12m USD
  • 10: VanossGaming (Evan Fong), $11.5m USD

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