With $26 million in earnings and more views than Baby Shark, this 8-year-old is Forbes' Highest-Paid YouTube Star of 2019

At an age where most kids are still losing and growing baby teeth, 8-year-old Ryan Guan has achieved a level of success most adults only dream of, topping the Forbes list of Highest paid YouTube stars not once, but twice. 

This past year, the preteen earned $26 million via his YouTube channel Ryan's World, and in 2018, he racked up $22-million

For some perspective, The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco placed 6th on the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Actresses 2019 for her yearly earnings of $25 million. 

The only other child included on the 2019 list is 5-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya who earned $18 million. 

Started as an unboxing and toy review channel when the little guy was only three, Ryan's World now boasts more than 23 million subscribers and more than 34 billion views. 

While officially dubbed "the most-viewed trend of all time in YouTube's 'Education' category," according to the numbers, Ryan is in fact more popular than the viral monster, Baby Shark, which racked up (only, ha!) 5 billion views since its 2016 release. 

Clearly, the battle of the cutest has been won, but with 2020 on the horizon, the war rages on (doo doo doo doo doo doo. D'oh!)

Watch Ryan take on Baby Shark below or on YouTube

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