LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An 8-year-old boy has topped the Forbes list of the Highest-Paid YouTube Stars of 2019 once again.
Ryan Kaji, who was 3 when he starred in his first video, has 22.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel “Ryan’s World” and more than 34 billion views.READ MORE: Judge: LAPD Must Restrict Use Of Less Lethal Projectile Launchers
The viral sensation made a reported $26 million in 2019, a $4 million increase from his 2018 earnings which placed him atop of the same list.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Vehicle Falls Nearly 300 Feet Into Embankment Off Angeles Forest Highway
Ryan’s channel is run by his parents, Loann and Shion, who keep a watchful eye on the content.
“We try not to capture any moment that Ryan is in distress,” said his father Shion. “Any moment that we feel like would not be proud of when he grows up.”MORE NEWS: NBC Will Not Air 2022 Golden Globes Amid Hollywood Foreign Press Association Controversy
Aside from his YouTube income, the internet star also has a personalized line of clothing and toys at Walmart and Target as well as a show on Nickelodeon and a deal with Hulu, according to Forbes.