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An Eight Year Old Boy Becomes Top On Forbes List YouTube Highest Paid Influencers

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An eight-year-old boy from Texas has topped a Forbes rich list of the highest paid YouTube stars, earning an estimated $26m (£19.8m).

The American business magazine looked at how much money the influencers made from the video sharing platform in the year to June 2019.
, who has about 22 million subscribers, top’s the list for the second year in a row, with his earnings reportedly rising from $22m (£16.8m) in the last 12 months.

The young lad started out on the channel when he was just three-years-old by reviewing toys and now does science experiments for his legion of fans.

Forbes says the youngster has also branched out beyond YouTube with a line of more than 100 toys and clothing items – and he also has a show on Nickelodeon and a deal with US television network Hulu.

Also making the coveted top 10 is – a group of five friends in their 30s who play sports, perform stunts and break Guinness world records. They came second in the list, earning $20m (£15.2m).

Russian-born five-year old , real name , was third with $18m (£13.7m), thanks to videos in seven languages that show her playing with her father.

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