The age of the Internet saw a steady rise in online celebrities. They found fame for uploading and sharing various videos on their YouTube channels.
This video-sharing platform helped them earn lots of money through the views they generate daily. It also saw the increase of young multimillionaires who get paid for showing the world their fun and colorful videos online.
Here are five of the most popular YouTube stars under 18 who earn millions of dollars at a very young age.
Ryan Kaji – Ryan’s World
Number of Subscribers: 27.5 million
Nine-year-old Ryan Kaji shocked the world in 2019 when Forbes declared him the highest-paid YouTuber at that time. According to reports, the YouTube star earned $22 million in 2018 and $26 million in 2019.
Ryan started his YouTube career in 2015 when he asked his mother, Loann if he can also try out reviewing toys online like the other kids that he saw other kids in the video-sharing platform. Besides toy reviews, Ryan also started doing science experiments and other fun activities with his mom, dad, Shion, and younger twin sisters Kate and Emma.
Number of Subscribers: 6.69 million
One of the pioneers of toy review channels on YouTube is EvanTubeHD. He was actually one of the YouTubers who inspired Ryan to begin his own channel.
The 15-year-old YouTube star, whose real name is Evan Moana, started posting online in 2011. He began reviewing the latest toys, particularly the “Angry Birds” merchandise. He also started posting science experiments and challenges with sister Jillian and their parents. Jillian also has her own channel called “JillianTubeHD,” where she reviews toys for girls.
Boram Tube Vlog
Number of Subscribers: 13.9 million
South Korea also has a widely popular young YouTuber named Boram. Boram Tube Vlog, her channel, featured her and her relatives Ddochi and Konan try out various toys or role-play different characters.
The six-year-old star recently made headlines in her country when she was able to buy a property in Seoul’s trendy Gingham district for a whopping 9.5 billion won (US$8 million). She also has a separate toy review channel called Boram Tube ToysReview that has 13.9 million subscribers at the moment.
Kids Diana Show
Number of Subscribers: 70.8 million
Six-year-old Ukrainian YouTuber Diana and her brother Roma currently hold the fifth spot in the most subscribed channels worldwide. They are popular for creating funny skits and playing with various toys.
Some of the most popular clips that Diana and her family posted online include those where she tries various dresses and tests kid-friendly makeup. Meanwhile, Roma unpacks the toys and play with them. With a reported 47 billion total video views as of December 2020, the channel has estimated average earnings of $118,140 per video.
Anastasia Radzinskaya – Like Nastya
Number of Subscribers: 65.5 million
The Russian-American girl named Nasty, also known in the US as Stacy, was known for being one of the world’s fastest-growing content creators. She had a wide reach because her videos are featured in seven languages.
Nastya initially posted toy-unboxing videos but later on shifted to feature various amusement parks worldwide. Because of her multi-million subscribers, she became the third highest-earning YouTuber in 2019 after earning $18 million.