As smartphones become glued to everyone's hands, there are people who actually make a living through social media sites like YouTube. With millions of followers, these "celebrities" film their everyday lives and profit off them.
Twenty-two-year-old Logan Paul is one of those YouTube celebrities, who currently has a net worth of over $14 million. In 2016, the young adult made $12.5 million and bought a house worth $6.6 million. Making his money mainly off of advertisers, Paul also has his own digital TV series, merchandise line, and is directing an upcoming movie called Airplane Mode.
"To be honest, I’m worth three times the amount I’m getting paid,” Paul said in 2016. “I think anyone on the Internet with eyeballs at this time and place is a bargain because it’s so new — no one really knows what they’re worth.”
But now, thanks to his own video, Paul is losing advertisers and sponsors quicker than he can keep up. After a trip to Japan, Paul and his team released a video which quickly caused controversy.