Karabo Mokoena
Content producer
2 minute read
24 Dec 2019
1:00 pm

The top earning YouTuber is only 9

Karabo Mokoena

A 9-year-old YouTube star is the highest-paid YouTuber for 2 years running.

Ryan Kaji is a 9-year-old YouTube sensation earning an income through his Youtube Channel, Ryan’s World, previously known as Ryan ToysReview.

Forbes placed Ryan on the number one slot with 2019 annual earnings of $26 million. That is over R370 000 000 in our currency. He earned $22 million in 2018

Ryan has 23.1 million followers on YouTube and spends his days reviewing his favorite toys. He is a big fan of trains and Lego. He posted his first video in March 2015 when he was 5 years old. He was playing with some Lego toys and exploring a toy store. Ryan was an instant hit, and he followed up with more videos.

Ryan’s YouTube channel is also one of the most successful channels of all time. He also has a deal with one of the biggest toy companies in America.

He releases a new video almost daily, and bags millions of views for each post.

Ryan’s YouTube came under fire when he was criticized for manipulating preschoolers to buy the toys that he is paid to review.

So, in summary: Ryan Kaji gets paid $26 million just to play with toys

Karabo Parenty Post BioKarabo Motsiri is a first-time mom, over-sharer, lover of life, chronic napper and married to her best friend. She loves a good party because the dance floor is her happy place. She enjoys good food, good conversations, laughs a little too hard, and cries during every episode of Grey’s Anatomy. She started her blogging journey because she wanted to share all the ups and downs of being a young modern mama in South Africa. Her blog Black Mom Chronicles has been featured on Ayana Magazine & SA Mom Blog. She has enjoyed airtime on Power FM and frequently writes for the parenting section of Saturday Citizen. She also works with MamaMagic on their Product Awards, Milestones Magazine, Heart to Heart blog, and the Baby Expo, which is South Africa’s biggest parenting expo. 

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