Forbes names 9-year-old Ryan Kaji highest-paid YouTuber 2020, see list of earners

The most paying YouTube stars of 2020 have been announced, with a 9-year-old boy retaining the role of the top paid YouTuber for the third year running. Kid influencer Ryan Kaji of Texas racketeered about $30m a year from “unboxing” and analysing YouTube toys and games, nabbing 12.2 billion views.According to Forbes, the 9-year-old made $29.5m (£22m) from his YouTube channel Ryan’s World, as well as a reported $200m from Ryan’s World branded toys and clothes, including Marks & Spencer pyjamas.

 

He has signed an undisclosed, but possibly multi-million dollar contract for his own Nickelodeon TV series. Kaji started making YouTube videos for the first time in March 2015 after seeing other toy review platforms and telling his mum, “How come I’m not on YouTube while all the other kids are? ”All earnings forecasts are from 1 June 2019 to 1 June 2020.Jimmy Donaldson, a.k.a. Mr. Beast, is in No. 2, earning nearly $24 million from three billion points of view. Dude Perfect is No. 3 on the chart, receiving 23 million dollars with 2,77 billion views.

 

See the full list:

 

1. Ryan Kaji

$29.5 million

 

2. Mr. Beast

$24 million

 

3. Dude Perfect

$23 million

 

4. Rhett and Link

$20 million

 

5. Markiplier

$19.5 million

 

6. Preston Arsement

$19 million

 

7. Nastya

$18.5 million

 

8. Blippi

$17 million

 

9. David Dobrik

$15.5 million

 

10. Jeffree Star

$15 million

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