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A 9-year-old is the highest-paid YouTube star of 2020, earning $29.5 Million

A 9-year-old is the highest-paid YouTube star of 2020, earning $29.5 Million
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It’s time for your annual reminder that kids these days, are earning way more than we could have ever imagined ten years ago.

Ryan Kaji continues to break records with his YouTube channel, Ryan's World.

The 9-year-old star has been named the highest-paid YouTuber of 2020 by Forbes for the third year in a row, beating out other well-known YouTube personalities like Jimmy Donaldson (Mr. Beast) David Dobrik, Jeffree Star, and 6-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya.

According to reports, Kaji made $29.5 million USD and garnered a total of 12.2 billion views with 41.7 million users. But while he’s known for his toy unboxing videos and DIY science experiments, he made a majority of his earnings from licensing deals for Ryan’s World merchandise.

Here is a list of the top ten highest-paid YouTube stars of 2020

#10 | Jeffree Star | Earnings: $15 million

#9 | David Dobrik | Earnings: $15.5 million

#8 | Blippi (Stevin John) | Earnings: $17 million

#7 | Nastya (Anastasia Radzinskaya) | Earnings: $18.5 million

#6 | Preston Arsement | Earnings: $19 million

#5 | Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) | Earnings: $19.5 million

#4 | Rhett and Link | Earnings: $20 million

#3 | Dude Perfect | Earnings: $23 million

#2 | Mr. Beast (Jimmy Donaldson) | Earnings: $24 million

#1 | Ryan Kaji | Earnings: $29.5 million


You can check out the full article from Forbes here.

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