Adorable and rich child celebrities are nothing new. But instead of singing or acting, here’s a cute kid who’s now famous and rolling in the dough for living out every child’s dream: reviewing toys for a living. Must be nice, right?
Ryan is only six years old, but he’s already a multi-millionaire thanks to his successful YouTube channel, “Ryan ToysReview.” Thanks to Ryan’s parents, who have been posting videos of their sweet son reviewing toys since he was 3 years old, he just made Forbes’ most recent list of highest-paid YouTube entrepreneurs. Among the YouTube stars, Ryan was No. 8 on the list, after bringing in a whopping $11 million in revenue between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before management fees and taxes.
“Ryan was watching a lot of toy review channels — some of his favorites are EvanTubeHD and Hulyan Maya — because they used to make a lot of videos about Thomas The Tank Engine, and Ryan was super into Thomas,” said his mother, who remains anonymous. “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. Then, we took him to the store to get his very first toy — I think it was a Lego train set — and it all started from there.”
It took only four months for Ryan’s popularity to take off, after a video of the little boy reviewing a hundred toys in one sitting went viral.
By now, he has more than 10 million subscribers and more than 16 million views on his videos. Considering his charming personality and the comical nature of his videos, it’s not hard to see why. These days, we could all use a good laugh!
Can we please sign our kids and grandkids up for this job — or maybe even ourselves?