8-Year-Old is YouTube’s Highest Earner for 2nd Year in a Row
Ryan Kaji of 'Ryan's World' is the highest earning YouTuber for the second year running, bringing in $26 million in 2019.
According to CNN, Kaji has brought in nearly $50 million over the last two years. Forbes compiled the list of highest YouTube earners looking at their reported pre-tax income on revenue streams including sponsored content, advertisements, & merchandise sales.
Kaji's channel started with simple unboxing videos of Kaji opening toys on camera and giving his opinions of them. It has since snowballed into 22.9 million subscribers, a toy line, and a popular kids show, "Ryan's Mystery Playdate".
YouTube's Top Earners for 2019
- Ryan Kaji, $26 million
- Dude Perfect, $20 million
- Anastasia Radzinskaya, $18 million
- Rhett and Link, $17.5 million
- Jeffree Star, $17 million
- Preston (Preston Arsement), $14 million
- PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg, $13 million
- Markiplier (Mark Fischbach), $13 million
- DanTDM (Daniel Middleton), $12 million
- VanossGaming (Evan Fong), $11.5 million