YouTube star Ryan Kaji brings lockdown fun
Courtesy: Ryan's World
The eight-year-old began his channel
to review toys for his audience
He was 2019's highest paid content creator
raking in $26 million
(SOUNDBITE) (English) YOUTUBE STAR, RYAN KAJI, SAYING:
"Well, when I was three, I saw a bunch of other little kids on YouTube and I asked my mom if I could do it too and she said yes. So, we went to the store and then she asked me what I wanted and I said a LEGO train so for the video we got a LEGO train. And the whole point of the channel was for our other family members to watch but then a bunch of other people started joining in and I found out that I was famous when I went to school and a bunch of other people said that they watched my videos."
Since lockdown began
Kaji has pivoted his focus
His content now involves
fun indoor activities
and educational interviews with experts
for his 25.8+ million followers
(SOUNDBITE) (English) RYAN KAJI'S FATHER, SHION KAJI, SAYING:
"We got a lot of positive responses. Especially there's a video where we had a Q and A video interviewing U.S. healthcare expert Andy Slavitt and Ryan asked his own questions to him and a lot of those questions were coming not only from himself but other of his fans too so a lot of the questions were what kids were wondering about."