Forbes made their yearly TOP 10 list of the most paid YouTubers. They always reached out to ask if the numbers are correct (IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS FORBES)
But let’s have a look at it. Logan Paul is 10, PewDiePie is #9, Jacksepticeye is #8, etc. DanTDM was the highest paid last year if I remember correctly. Now, a lot of people seem to take these as facts, but it is just pure speculation. Forbes has no idea.
There is really no reason to even take this seriously. However, they did rank Ryan ToysReview as #1, a literal 9 year old (7 year old), and not everyone was too pleased about this list. The main reason I’m bringing this up is because my newly favorite YouTuber, Lily Singh, had some interesting things to say about it:
2 years ago, it was almost even between male & female, last year it was just me, and this year, there are no females at all. (…) Something I predicted in my Instagram caption last year. I’m concerned the digital space is going to repeat the mistakes of ancient industries. Hope I’m wrong.
Maybe this is a crazy idea, but maybe you should plan a campaign or something like that to increase your revenue? Something about mental health? And then just come back and sell a bunch of merch afterwards. That would be a great idea, maybe that will help you earn more revenue!
Imagine being actually mad about the fact that a 7 year old is the most paid YouTuber. I think what’s interesting about this whole thing is saying that men are being paid more than women in the YouTube space, which is obviously just ridiculous. You don’t get paid more or less based on your gender. AdSense pays the same way. If people want to subscribe to you, they generally do it because they enjoy your videos, not because of your gender. If you start complaining about this, you literally just sound like a crybaby and an idiot, which you are, Lily Singh (just in case you weren’t sure).