Ryan ToysReview—or simply Ryan—is a 7-year-old who reviews toys on his YouTube channel. In 2016, he made $11 million doing so, according to Forbes, making him number eight on Forbes' "2017 Highest-Paid YouTube Stars" list, tying with Smosh.
Ryan began his career of YouTube stardom by reviewing a giant toy containing more than 100 cars about two years ago. The video currently has more than 800 million views. Now, his channel has more than 10 million subscribers, averaging 1 to 4 million views per video. In each one, Ryan sits in front of the camera and reviews new toys or food products that were sent to him.
According to a profile by The Verge in 2016, Ryan's advertising revenue makes about one million per month due to his 10 million subscribers.
However, fame comes with the haters—his first video also has more than 400,000 dislikes along with its 700,000 likes. And people are rushing to parent this child, accusing the parents of exploitation and forcing Ryan to shoot videos. Internet trolls also comment on the sheer number of toys that Ryan receives, claiming that he'll become spoiled.
One of the most subscribed Youtubers, PewdiePie, also accused the family of faking their billions of views by using bots—a 2017 video by Philip Defranco interviewed the family and seemed to dispel all the rumors. PewdiePie has also come under fire for racist remarks that caused his drop from being the richest YouTuber.
According to the video, the family donates most of the toys to charity and if Ryan doesn't want to film a particular day, they respect his wishes. Sometimes, the stiffness in Ryan's demeanor is due to off stage direction from his parents.
From watching his videos, it just seems like a kid having fun talking about something he loves — the camera and setting don't seem to be professional, although not bad quality either. His parents are also very present in the video — so much so that it almost seems like a vlog.
Comments are also disabled on most videos, which is sensible since people are harsh and this is the Internet.
Ryan's family has also started another channel called Ryan's Family Review which features more footage of the entire family and their day-to-day life along with playing games and testing out new goodies. In my opinion, it's just a way to document the growing up process with her kids and sharing it with the world — what mom doesn't love to brag about her children?
Ryan's channels might be interesting to you if you're looking to buy a new toy or if your child is looking for something to watch — I know my baby brother used to love watching Ryan review and play with different toys.
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Airbnb offers an affordable option for people looking to be more comfortable as they travel.
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If you're keeping tabs on the art and tech worlds, you've probably been hearing whispers about "NFTs" for the past month. Just over the past week they've entered the mainstream lexicon.
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey made the news for selling his first ever tweet. The app has been teasing paid subscription models and newsletter-like features, but tweets for sale is "the next frontier."
just setting up my twttr— jack (@jack)1142974214.0
The 2006 tweet went up for auction as an NFT, and the current bid is $2.5 Million. But what does it mean to own that? Why would anyone want to? And what even is an NFT?
Long gone are the days when the majority of Americans dreamed about owning a home with a white picket fence.
The traditional American Dream may be on its deathbed, but that doesn't mean a core component of the vision can't survive. It simply takes a diverse perspective. People can still believe they can attain their own vision of success in society with hard work, knowledge, and risk-taking. Investing in today's American Dream may literally mean investing money in our modern economy, starting with our infrastructure.
Real estate investing in particular is a lucrative method that can boost income and secure a better financial future for many. There's always risk involved, but the payoffs can far outweigh the uncertainty. Selecting solid financial investments is about confidence and competence. If you're looking for some advice on this kind of investment, here are a few savvy tips for new real estate investors.
Stick To a Specific Strategy or Niche
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Be Vigilant About Viable Financing Options
While it takes money to make money, you don't have to use all your own money. A common misconception about real estate investing is that you must be wealthy to start off. This isn't straight fact, however. A majority of people can test the waters of real estate investing without a lot of initial cash in their pocket.
Aside from traditional financing options from banks and institutions, private lending options can be worthy solutions. Hard money lenders are popular, reasonable choices, and they tend to have fewer qualification requirements upfront. However, be sure to strategically choose a hard money lender to find the best possible fit.
Master the Art of Finding Good Deals
There may be hundreds of thousands of available properties for sale on the current market, but the bulk of them will never amount to the final money-making result you desire. Another great tip for new real estate investors is to use good math to estimate profit. Taking risks is part of the process, but you have the ability to analyze properties and use networking sources to find the greatest deal. You can't win every deal, but you can steadily work towards a thriving financial future.