As children, we had very little understanding of how this world really worked. We all assumed that when we grew up we could do whatever we pleased. Whether that be becoming a vet (something we quickly reconsidered when it transpired that it required seven years of dedicated training) or a princess – a much more achievable job title if recent events are anything to go by.
But for most children, the ultimate dream was to become a tester of toys. After all, as a child, your main skills lie in building Lego towers and constructing intricate Scalextric racing tracks.
However, as we grow up this idea is crushed by our parent’s desire to have us attend college and our teacher’s desire to inflict their own misery upon us. Thus, we slowly begin to consider careers which require us to commit to an office desk.
Some of us still harbor some hope of pursuing a job in the toy industry, having been inspired by the 1988 classic, Big, in which Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) lands the job of a toy tester and designer in New York City. But, ultimately, we resigned to the fact that fiddling with children’s toys wouldn’t pay our bills – and may even result in some rather awkward questions from the police.
However, for one six-year-old, the dream is firmly alive. Ryan, from the YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview, earns a staggering $14.6 million a year by simply reviewing toys.
The tiny tot, who has 10 million subscribers, ranked eighth in Forbes‘ list of the 10 highest earning YouTubers of the year, despite having only started his channel two years ago.