Boy, 6, makes £8200000 a year reviewing toys on YouTube

  • Boy, 6, makes £8200000 a year reviewing toys on YouTube

Boy, 6, makes £8200000 a year reviewing toys on YouTube

Bright is from Cape Town and on his YouTube channel, he works his way through South African food such as koeksisters and even Simba chips.

Meet Ryan. Ryan is the six-year-old host of Ryan ToysReview, a popular YouTube channel for kids. "They are playing with toys that Ryan likes, but they are also presenting him with toys that are popular across YouTube".

According to Forbes' annual list, the family-run channel earned an enormous $11 million in pretax income in 2017, ranking eighth on the list, which it shared with comedy duo Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla's Smosh. Life was simple, all you had to worry about was eating vegetables, taking naps, and whether or not you'd be mentioned on Forbes list of top-earning YouTubers.

Ryan's family are pretty happy with what he brings in after starting his YouTube channel in 2015 when he was just three years old. Because, despite what you might think, the online video space isn't dominated by media bigwigs like "The Tonight Show" or Justin Bieber (sorry, Beliebers) but by a kid named Ryan who has a knack for reviewing toys.

"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", she said. Ryan gained YouTube fame in 2015 when one of his videos went viral.

It has over 802 MILLION VIEWS.

In an interview with TubeFilter, Ryan's mother explained how the phenomenon started. There are so many toy cars and planes from "Cars" on the floor by the end of the video that we swear we've had enough of Lightning McQueen for a lifetime.

The multi-platform children's media startup Pocket.watch made a major deal with Ryan ToysReview in September that includes plans to flesh out the franchise in books, apps, licensing and merchandising. Most of the videos of Ryan are based on the reviews of different toys. In September, NBA superstar Kevin Durant also made an appearance in one of Ryan's videos as he performed a children's science experiment.