Toronto YouTuber cracks 25 most popular channels list
Sometimes things make me feel old. A good example of this would be when I discovered today that Evan Fong, a 22 year old from Toronto, owns one of the most popular channels on YouTube with over 10.5 million subscribers, an audience he has built up recording himself and his friends playing videos games like Grand Theft Auto.
Having watched my own friends do this (possibly while under the influence), I can understand that there'd be some mindless appeal in the vicarious experience of another person's gaming, but this guy is more popular than Justin Bieber for playing video games (ok, maybe that part makes sense).
According to an unnamed source contacted by the Canadian Press, Fong could pull in upwards of $300,000 a month for his exploits on YouTube collected at the Vanoss Gaming channel. Perhaps television really is on the way out because that's a staggering amount for offering the precise type of viewing product that TV can't or won't touch.
Next thing you know videos of people opening hundreds of Kinder Eggs will go big. Oops.
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