He is rich. He is popular. And now, everyone is talking about him. He’s made a name and space for himself on arguably the world’s most popular and thrilling video platform- YouTube. At a time where everyone is chasing success, how magnificent, it ought to be asked, would be the feeling to have made a name for himself at such a young age? And now, believe it or not, the name of this young fellow is being recounted everywhere one is talking and raving about lists and rankings that celebrate those who left an impression in a year where there was so much drama and entertainment whether one speaks of movies, popular culture, music, and general entertainment. Do you know the world’s richest YouTuber of 2019?
But first up, some context.
The popularity of YouTube can be understood not only through the sheer magnificent variety of video content it provides, across streams, but also through the creativity of those content generators that are making the experience on YouTube worth everyone’s while.
Gone are the days when we solely went to YouTube to access our favorite movie clippings, browse songs, watch snippets of sporting activity or witness the world’s latest developments, regardless of geography.
Today, much of YouTube is about independent channels that are split into countless categories- whether sports, international affairs, DIY, comedy, news, fashion, buzzing trends, and whatnot! And implicit in the ever-rising popularity of YouTube is the rise of those who are making it a place like no other: YouTubers! Isn’t it? To that end, it’s worthwhile knowing what a spectacular year it has been for an 8-year-old.
Yeah, you read that right and sans errors. According to confirmed sources, the richest YouTuber of 2019 was someone who was not even 10 years old.
An 8-year-old boy Ryan Kaji, who took to the world’s famous Video content platform to start his own channel at the mighty promising albeit surprising young age has topped the charts for being the richest YouTuber of 2019.
What is rather striking and impactful about the success of Ryan Kaji, who’s not even reached double digits of age is that he is already running a successful and widely known YouTube channel.
But one wonders what might have brought him the fame that has ultimately crowned him the richest YouTuber of 2019?
Ryan runs his own video channel where he happens to review toys, a major part of his independent content creation revolving around playing with new toys, giving the first hand experience about them.
In many clippings, young Ryan Kaji can be seen unboxing new packs of toys where he gives information about new toys and items that are fun-filled and quite entertaining.
But that said, one wonders, what might have the richest YouTuber of 2019 made throughout the year so as to have become a popular person in the online world?
To that end, it’s worth knowing that the owner and main force behind the Ryan Toys Review ended up making a whopping $26 million this year, the most made by any YouTube content creator anywhere in the world.
Now, if that’s not thrilling- then what will suffice?
That told, the following was reported by Hindustan Times, related to Ryan’s famous mark this year:
Several of the videos have racked up more than one billion views, and the channel has received almost 35 billion views since its creation, according to data from the analytics website Social Blade.
Recently, the channel was renamed after a consumer advocacy organization, Truth in Advertising, filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about it.
Truth in Advertising accused the channel of not clearly denoting which videos had been sponsored, meaning brands paid for the video to feature their products.
The channel has also evolved as Ryan ages, now offering more educational videos in addition to the toys.