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  • 9-year-old boy from Texas is highest-paid YouTuber, earning $40m

    NEW YORK – A nine-year-old boy from Texas has topped the annual list of highest-paid YouTubers compiled by Forbes magazine for the third year running, with earnings of nearly US$30 million (S$40 million) this year.

    Child influencer Ryan Kaji reviews toys and games on his YouTube channel Ryan’s World, which has 41.7 million subscribers and 12.2 billion views.

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    His most popular video, Huge Eggs Surprise Toys Challenge, has more than two billion views, making it one of the 60 most-viewed videos ever on YouTube, according to The Guardian news site.

    In addition to the US$29.5 million he earned from his “unboxing” videos, where he removes toys from their packages and reviews them, Ryan’s line of branded merchandise sold at Target, Amazon and Walmart raked in US$200 million in sales last year.

    He has also signed a deal with children’s channel Nickelodeon for a series called Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, reported Forbes.

    The business magazine noted that the top 10 earners on its list secured an estimated US$211 million in total earnings from June 2019 to June 2020, a 30 per cent jump from the previous year. The coronavirus pandemic, it said, has boosted business for YouTube, which has been a major draw for people staying home during the pandemic.

    The second-highest earner and newcomer to the list is Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr Beast, who earned an estimated US$24 million. The 22-year-old digital celebrity is famous for his wild and expensive stunts, including blowing up a Toyota and detonating the world’s most-expensive firework, a 180kg, US$160,000 device. The 11-minute firework episode has since been viewed nearly 60 million times.

    Another child star, Anastasia Radzinskaya, known as Nastya, came in seventh on the list. The six-year-old Russian girl and her father play with Lego, do household chores and explain viruses on her channel, which has over 190 million subscribers and 39 billion views. She earned US$18.5 million for the year.

    Other top earners include comedian David Dobrik, make-up guru Jeffree Star and Mark Fischbach, known as Markiplier, who breaks down videogames.

    While it may be a good time to be YouTube star, the pandemic casts a shadow even on them.

    “I just can’t wait until we can go back outside,” Ryan says, according to Forbes.

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  • YouTuber Attacked In Thailand After Insulting Locals – Video

    A YouTuber’s video ended in a pitch black screen after an altercation with a local who intervened as he filmed bystanders and made disrespectful comments along a street in Pattaya, Thailand.

    The man, who goes by the handle of “Chuck Wow,” started his YouTube channel in October 2018, focusing on “fun travel videos with girls, friends and nightlife” in the coastal city.

     

     

    Chuck began his video by focusing at one local woman who stood on the side of the street.

    “Holy sh*t, that girl is just all kinds of chunkiness,” he commented.

    He then turned his camera to a “happy couple” who appeared to be talking about something on their phone.

    “I don’t think this guy realizes he’s talking to a ladyboy,” he said.

    Chuck went on to share that he had shot “a little scene” along Walking Street earlier, which involved a “guy discovering that he was trying to hook up with a ladyboy.”

    “It’s really funny but it was kind of like, not necessarily my style of what I put on my channel,” he explained. “I got the whole interaction.”

    Chuck then turned his attention back to the opposite side of the street, this time saying “Oh my god, this is disgusting.”

    However, it’s unclear what he was referring to.

    Seconds later, two local men appeared on Chuck’s camera, one wore an orange vest and was “blocking” his view.

    “Hey, hey, hey,” he called before whistling to get their attention. “Can you tell him to move?”

    Apparently, Chuck was trying to film a trio — who also appeared earlier — with one woman holding her head down.

    “Oh, he doesn’t want me to shoot it,” he commented about the man obstructing his view. “F*ck you, dude.”

    Chuck accused the local of being a “social justice warrior.”

    “Mr. Social Justice Warrior … Here’s a Thai social justice warrior, right here.”

    The man then retaliated with his middle finger.

    “You wanna f*ck me?” Chuck replied before laughing. “We have a social justice warrior on our hands.”

    Moments later, a “spit” sound was heard before the video continued in what appeared to be a chase.

    While the camera went dark, the voice of an angry Thai man continued, suggesting that Chuck was being pursued.

    YouTube user Ben Dover shared the recorded stream on his own channel, writing “Chuck Wow attacked in Walking Street, Pattaya, Thailand by a Thai guy while on a livestream.”

    In the comments, Dover wrote, “Hey Chuck, I hope you are ok buddy, totally unprovoked attack. I hope you reported him.”

    The video, which was uploaded on June 4, has received more than 11,000 views.

    While Dover expressed support, many slammed Chuck’s behavior, stating that he only got what he deserved.

     

    Image via YouTube / ChuckWow

  • Video: Youtuber attacked in Pattaya after insulting locals

    Youtuber attacked in Pattaya after insulting locals

    A YouTuber’s video ended in a pitch black screen after an altercation with a local who intervened as he filmed bystanders and made disrespectful comments along a street in Pattaya, Thailand.

    The man, who goes by the handle of “Chuck Wow,” started his YouTube channel in October 2018, focusing on “fun travel videos with girls, friends and nightlife” in the coastal city.

    Chuck began his video by focusing at one local woman who stood on the side of the street.

    “Holy sh*t, that girl is just all kinds of chunkiness,” he commented.

    He then turned his camera to a “happy couple” who appeared to be talking about something on their phone. “I don’t think this guy realizes he’s talking to a ladyboy,” he said.

    Chuck went on to share that he had shot “a little scene” along Walking Street earlier, which involved a “guy discovering that he was trying to hook up with a ladyboy.”

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    “It’s really funny but it was kind of like, not necessarily my style of what I put on my channel,” he explained. “I got the whole interaction.”

    Chuck then turned his attention back to the opposite side of the street, this time saying “Oh my god, this is disgusting.”

    However, it’s unclear what he was referring to.

    Seconds later, two local men appeared on Chuck’s camera, one wore an orange vest and was “blocking” his view.

    “Hey, hey, hey,” he called before whistling to get their attention. “Can you tell him to move?”

    Apparently, Chuck was trying to film a trio — who also appeared earlier — with one woman holding her head down.

    “Oh, he doesn’t want me to shoot it,” he commented about the man obstructing his view. “F*ck you, dude.” Chuck accused the local of being a “social justice warrior.”

    “Mr. Social Justice Warrior … Here’s a Thai social justice warrior, right here.” The man then retaliated with his middle finger.

    “You wanna f*ck me?” Chuck replied before laughing. “We have a social justice warrior on our hands.”

    Moments later, a “spit” sound was heard before the video continued in what appeared to be a chase.

    While the camera went dark, the voice of an angry Thai man continued, suggesting that Chuck was being pursued.

    YouTube user Ben Dover shared the recorded stream on his own channel, writing “Chuck Wow attacked in Walking Street, Pattaya, Thailand by a Thai guy while on a livestream.”

    In the comments, Dover wrote, “Hey Chuck, I hope you are ok buddy, totally unprovoked attack. I hope you reported him.”

    The video, which was uploaded on June 4, has received more than 11,000 views.

    While Dover expressed support, many slammed Chuck’s behavior, stating that he only got what he deserved.

     

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