In November, YouTube updated its service policy, giving itself the "power" to close accounts that it considers to be unprofitable. The decision was met with discontent and revolt, especially after a year marked by the creators' struggle against the platform's most oppressive policies.
Nevertheless, for some creators, Youtube remains a (very) profitable platform. By the way, the top 10 highest paid youtubers this year grossed $ 162 million, advances to Forbes. Topping the list for the second time in a row is Ryan Kaji, who, just 8 years old, made $ 26 million from his toy unboxing videos. Despite his young age, the young man is not a newbie to youtube, as he has been producing content for his channel Ryan ToysReview since he was three.
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To determine which were the highest paid breeders this year, Forbes relied on data collected from platforms like Captiv8, SocialBlade and Pollstar. The amounts correspond to revenues recorded between an analysis period from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019, excluding taxes and charges on agents, managers and lawyers.
But Ryan Kaji is not the only youtuber under 10 years on the list of the highest paid breeders. Third on the podium is 5-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya, who in 2019 earned $ 18 million. The young Russian girl born with cerebral palsy has become one of the most popular youtubers among children, with a total of 107 million subscribers across her seven channels.
While youtube channels have gained popularity in recent years, as one Pew Research Center 2019 study, Google's platform has announced measures that allow it to penalize the business of many content creator families and children. The ruling comes after the Federal Trade Commission fined YouTube for $ 150 million to $ 200 million for allegedly violating the Federal Online Privacy Protection Act for Children.