The 7-year-old making $31.7m — YouTube top earners

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There are a lot of millionaires out there and inspiring stories behind their success, but nothing compares to the likes of a 7-year-old boy who made $22 million by doing what kids his age do.

A seven-year-old boy has been named YouTube's highest-earning star after raking in nearly $30m in the last financial year.

Since launching his channel in 2015, the American boy has gained more than 17 million followers and around 26 billion views.

"Ryan is part of the YouTube trend of unboxing, in which content creators film themselves opening up toys, tech products and other consumer goods, explaining different features and, in Ryan's case, screaming and giggling with enthusiastic delight as he does so, ' the Forbes said".

The majority of his hefty earnings comes from ads shown before his videos, with the rest coming from sponsored posts, according to Forbes. He was placed 8th Top Earner past year. The smaller portion of Ryan's income came from sponsored posts.

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The school child has out-earned some of YouTube's biggest names, including Jake Paul, PewDiePie and Logan Paul. He's a train, car, Disney, and Lego connoisseur, and is now the creative director of his own toy and clothing line, Ryan's World, sold at Walmart.

The revenues from the Walmart deal are set to substantially increase Ryan's total earnings next year.

Although Jake beat out his older brother, Logan Paul (who sits at the number 10 spot, just underneath YouTube king Felix 'PewDiePie Kjellberg), he wasn't too happy with his high placement - especially concerning who he lost to.

DanTDM was 2017's top earner, but dropped fourth place with 2018 earnings of $18.5 million.

As a minor, 15 per cent of his earnings are funnelled to what's called a Coogan account.

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