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You won't believe how much the highest paid YouTubers earn in a year (it's a LOT)

Cosmopolitan (UK) Logo By Olivia Blair of Cosmopolitan (UK) | Slide 1 of 11: Forbes has released its annual list of the highest-paid YouTube stars in the world and, in 2018, it's been topped by a seven-year-old.  Yes, you read that correctly.The YouTuber who earned the most money this year was Ryan, the American star of Ryan ToysReview - a channel with 17.3 million subscribers where he reviews toy online (and has been doing so since 2015) - and has amassed an estimated $22 million (£17m) over the past year.Other notable names on the list include make-up supremo Jeffree Star, who was ranked fifth on the list (which might help explain those controversial outrageously extravagant purchases) and Logan Paul, who still managed to earn enough to be make the top ten list despite the huge backlash he received over that so-called 'Suicide Forest' video earlier this year. Forbes calculates earnings from June 1 2017 to June 1 2018 based on available data as well as interviews with industry insiders. Here's who else the money magazine determined as earning the most money from their videos.

Forbes has released its annual list of the highest-paid YouTube stars in the world and, in 2018, it's been topped by a seven-year-old. Yes, you read that correctly.

The YouTuber who earned the most money this year was Ryan, the American star of Ryan ToysReview - a channel with 17.3 million subscribers where he reviews toy online (and has been doing so since 2015) - and has amassed an estimated $22 million (£17m) over the past year.

Other notable names on the list include make-up supremo Jeffree Star, who was ranked fifth on the list (which might help explain those controversial outrageously extravagant purchases) and Logan Paul, who still managed to earn enough to be make the top ten list despite the huge backlash he received over that so-called 'Suicide Forest' video earlier this year.

Forbes calculates earnings from June 1 2017 to June 1 2018 based on available data as well as interviews with industry insiders. Here's who else the money magazine determined as earning the most money from their videos.

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