Back in the day, it started out with silly dances to songs like Kesha’s Tik Tok, as users everywhere would share their own, creative clips for pure amusement. Now, it’s all about the money: In the new world of YouTube, views and sponsorships are everything.
And for one eight year old boy, it equals millions…$26 million, to be exact.
Ryan Kaji, the eight year old YouTube star of ‘Ryan’s World’, has officially been titled highest paid YouTuber…for the second year in a row. That’s right, the pint-sized Texas blogger has once again made it to the top of Forbes’s list, and we can’t help but feel a little jealous.
Since the ripe age of three, Kaji has gone from unboxing and reviewing children’s toys to landing his very own line of them. Oh, and did we mention he’s signed deals with both Nickelodeon and Hulu?
Because he’s a minor, Kaji’s parents, Shion and Kieu-Loan Guan, are apparently putting most of the money he rakes in towards his college fund. But he’s not the only little one hitting the jackpot.