Eight year old Russian YouTube star Anastasia Radzinskaya made over $40 million in 2021

Anastasia Radzinskaya was the highest paid child on Youtube last year.
Anastasia Radzinskaya was the highest paid child on Youtube last year. Photo credit: Instagram/@likenastya

Like most eight-year-olds, Anastasia Radzinskaya spends her time playing with toys. However, she has turned playtime into a multimillion-dollar business.

The Russian YouTube star is the highest paid child on the video platform last year, making over NZ$40 million in 2021.

Radzinskaya ranked sixth on Forbes' overall list of the highest paid YouTube stars, following big names like MrBeast at number one and Jake Paul in second place.

The YouTuber has over 86 million subscribers on her main account 'Like Nastya' and a combined total of 260 million subscribers across her 11 YouTube channels.

She also has her own merchandise of 'Like Nastya' dolls and an NFT collection.

She is known for creating her own kids songs, playing with toys and traveling with her family.

Born in January 2014, Radzinskaya was misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy and doctors warned her parents she may never speak.

Her parents created a YouTube channel for her in 2015 to encourage her to speak, walk and enjoy herself.

Doctors later reviewed her diagnosis and found it was incorrect, but the family continued to make Youtube videos selling their businesses of a construction company and bridal salon to create the channel 'Like Nastya' in 2016.

What started as a toy unboxing channel has become one of the top subscribed to Youtube channels in the world.