YouTube Star Boram buys $8 Million Dollar Property
YouTube Star Boram has bought a five-story building worth 9.5 billion Korean won ($8 million). She bought this building in an affluent suburb in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam. Boram has over 30 million YouTube subscribers.
The 6-year-old has two popular YouTube accounts on which she posts content.
Boram Tube, ToysReview which is for posting toy reviews has 13.6 million subscribers. Her other account, Boram Tube Vlog has 17.6 million subscribers. Her alleged estimated monthly sales is set at an eye-watering 3.7 billion won (£2.5 million).
A Public real estate registration document showed that the Boram Family company which was set up by the girls’ parents, purchased the 258.3-square-meter property on April 3.
One of Boram’s most popular clips which now has more than 376 million views features her cooking noodles with her friends in a plastic toy kitchen, before excitedly eating it.
Her videos however stirs up controversy sometimes over the value it passes off. The video in which she stole money from her father’s wallet and apparently drove cars on the road, led to a complaint being filed with a non-governmental organization ‘Save the Children’ in 2017.
Some of the child’s videos, however, have stirred controversy because of the values they promote.
In 2017, non-government organization Save the Children received complaints over concerns Boram’s videos could have adverse effects on the ethical and emotional development of young viewers.
The concern stemmed from staged clips showing Boram stealing money from her father’s wallet and apparently driving cars on the road.
After the videos were reported, the Seoul Family Court ordered Boram’s parents to complete a counseling course on preventing child abuse. The offending videos have since been removed.
YouTube Child Stars
YouTube has become a money-generating platform for a growing number of kids.
Other YouTube channels that feature young hosts include Kid President, Evan Tube HD, and EthanGamer
YouTube child stars earn impressive amounts from their channels. Seven-year-old Ryan Kaji of Ryan ToysReview was named the highest earning YouTuber in 2018. He earned an estimated $22 million from his channel with more than 20.8 million subscribers.