Meet the teenage su­per­stars adored by tee

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Grace Ma­caskill

THE lat­est young global stars have mil­lions of fans but chances are you have never heard of them.

They are not singers or ac­tors – but kids tak­ing the world by storm by up­load­ing videos of them­selves to the in­ter­net.

YouTu­bers and so­cial me­dia sen­sa­tions on In­sta­gram and Face­book are the new show­biz roy­alty for the younger gen­er­a­tion. And their earn­ing po­ten­tial is huge.

Take 13-year-old twins Max and Har­vey who have 2.2 mil­lion fol­low­ers on the lip-synch­ing app Mu­si­cal.ly.

The boys from Berk­shire are mak­ing mil­lions by mouthing along to fa­mous hits and are des­tined for star­dom.

They were over­whelmed by girl fans when they ap­peared at the Teen Awards in Los Angeles last month.

And while dad Paul won’t say how much they have earned, ex­perts es­ti­mate web celebs such as the twins and beauty vlog­ger Zoella can make up to £50,000 a month.

For­mer London stage singer Paul, 44, said a lot of the money made is re-in­vested in the boys’ fu­ture.

He said he and his wife Sara, 42, are as sur­prised as any­one by the suc­cess of the twins, who started per­form­ing aged eight.

Cru­cial

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