The top 10 highest earning YouTube stars of 2018 have been revealed, and it seems that age is no barrier to wealth.
The list was released by Forbes earlier this week, based on both data and extensive interviews with industry insiders.
However, it’s likely that you’ll never had heard of the top earner. Incredibly, that accolade goes to RyanToys Review – a seven-year-old who has bagged $22 million in the last year for reviewing toys on his channel.
Check out the list in full below, complete with a brief video from each star.
10) Logan Paul – $14.5 million
9) PewDiePie – $15.5 million
8) JackSepticEye – $16 million
7) Vanoss Gaming – $17 million
6) Markiplier — $17.5 million
5) Jeffree Star — $18 million
4) DanTDM — $18.5 million
3) Dude Perfect — $20 million
2) Jake Paul — $21.5 million
- Ryan ToysReview — $22 million
Appearing on Twitter as TheHackerGiraffe, the individual took to Reddit to admit what he’d done. “I hacked 50,000 printers worldwide out of potential 800,000 for PewDiePie and security awareness,” he said on the site’s AMA page.
Commenting on the lack of security, they said that they were “horrified to see over 800,000 results show up in total”.
Meanwhile, Logan Paul’s career was rocked at the beginning of the year after he uploaded a video featuring the body of a suicide victim. The clip, which was watched over one million times on Paul’s YouTube channel, showed the vlogger and his friends discovering a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, a notorious suicide hotspot.