8-Year-Old YouTube Star Makes $1.3M Per Year

Just 8 years old, Evan reviews toys and games on his YouTube channel, which brings in $1.3 million each year.
Posted at 2:28 PM, Sep 30, 2014

Prepare yourselves. You're about to become jealous of an 8-year-old. Why, you ask? Well, let's just say it's not because of an epic collection of Legos or Barbies. 

EVAN VIA EVANTUBEHD: "We got the Pirate Pig Attack Game!"

Evan spends his time reviewing toys and video games. He and his family create entertaining videos that often involve some special effects and time-lapse magic and post them on YouTube

And then there's the fact that Evan's videos get millions of views. His Pirate Pig Attack Game video has received almost 7 million so far. 

And finally, Evan's YouTube channel brings home an incredible $1.3 million each year, according to Business Insider

Newsweek reports the majority of that sum is made from ad revenue. But Evan's father, Jared, told the publication Evan doesn't even know about all the money and his popularity online. "For the most part, Evan goes about the day like any other second-grader. He goes to school, does his homework, hangs out with his friends, attends karate class, and, of course, he has his computer time."

"Good Morning America" had Evan on the show Tuesday morning to talk about how he got started making his videos. 

EVAN: "I watched YouTube, and I guess asked my dad if I could start a YouTube channel."

MICHAEL STRAHAN: "Now, what is your all-time favorite toy? That's what I want to know."


We decided to see how he stacked up against some other young, self-made millionaires. 

App designer Nick D'Aloisio sold his news app to Yahoo for a whopping $30 million when he was just 17 years old. 

And Evan's already surpassed 16-year-old Madison Robinson. Last year Forbes reported she earned over $1 million in sales with her Fish Flops. 

Seems like Evan's in pretty good company. And as for all that money he's raking in? He'll be able to spend it when he's older. For now, it's in investment accounts for him and his sister, who also stars in the videos. 

This video includes an image by Getty Images.