The amount generated by sponsored posts is small compared with other top YouTubers, Forbes writes. It is “the result not only of how few deals Ryan (or his family) chooses to accept, but also the fact that his pint-sized demographic isn’t exactly all that flush”.
The toys featured in one of the channel’s videos can sell out instantly.
In August, Walmart began selling an exclusive range of toys and clothing called Ryan’s World, and a video showing Ryan and his parents searching for his own toys at a Walmart store has had 14 million views in three months.
The revenues from the Walmart deal are set to substantially increase Ryan’s total earnings next year.
As he is still a child, 15% of Ryan’s earnings are put into a bank account that he can only access when he becomes a legal adult.
Ryan’s twin sisters haven’t been left out of the fun either: they feature in some videos on a related YouTube channel called Ryan’s Family Review.
A video titled “Top 10 Science Experiments you can do at home for kids” starring the three children has had more than 26 million views: