The bot­tom line

The Week (US) - - Leisure -

A 7-year-old who re­views toys is the high­est-paid YouTube star, earn­ing

$22 mil­lion last year. Ryan, of RyanToysRe­view, has gar­nered 26 bil­lion views and 17.3 bil­lion fol­low­ers since his par­ents set up his YouTube Chan­nel in 2015. Nearly all the money is gen­er­ated from ads shown be­fore the videos, which he posts nearly ev­ery day. He bested YouTube star Jake Paul by $500,000. In third place was Dude Per­fect, five guys per­form­ing silly, dex­ter­ous tricks, with $20 mil­lion.


Stark­ist, Bumble Bee, and Chicken of the Sea still com­mand 80 per­cent of canned tuna sales, but the mar­ket is un­der­wa­ter. Canned tuna con­sump­tion dropped 42 per­cent over the past 30 years, through 2016. Tuna com­pa­nies have added fla­vors such as sriracha, repack­aged their prod­uct in pouches, and even turned to selling chicken.

The Wall Street Jour­nal

Michelle Obama’s Be­com­ing is the best-selling book of 2018— even though it just came out, in mid-Novem­ber. As of Nov. 30, the mem­oir had sold 1,122,618 hard­cover copies. It sur­passed Michael Wolff’s con­tro­ver­sial book about the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion, Fire and Fury, which was pub­lished in Jan­uary and to date has sold 1,008,088 hard­cov­ers. It also beat out Bob Wood­ward’s Trump book, Fear, which came out in Septem­ber and has sold 872,567 hard­cov­ers.

Face­book re­mains one of the coun­try’s best places to work, but the scan­dals have taken a toll. In Glass­door’s an­nual em­ployee sur­vey, it fell from first to sev­enth this year. Google came in eighth. Ap­ple, though the world’s most prof­itable com­pany, was 71st, up from 84th last year.


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