Six-year-old YouTube star buys $6.5mn property
Published: 06:26 PM, 23 August 2019
A six-year-old South Korean YouTube star, Boram has purchased a multi-million dollar five-story property in Seoul, according to CNN report.
Boram is the country's most popular YouTuber and her two channels: a video blog and a series of toy reviews have more than 30 million subscribers.
The Maeil Business Newspaper reported the five-story building is in Gangnam, one of Seoul's most affluent areas. The property was bought by the Boram Company, which was set up by the YouTuber's parents, for 9.5 billion won (6.5 million dollars).
It may seem like a lot of money but maybe not for the youngster who earns an estimated monthly income of 2.4 million dollars.
Boram's videos which are posted to Boram Tube ToysReview and Boram Tube Blog attract hundreds of millions of views.
But some of Boram's content has attracted controversy in South Korea for the values it promotes.
In 2017, non-governmental organization ‘Save the Children’ received complaints from citizens in South Korea who were worried Boram's clips could impact negatively the emotional and ethical development of young viewers.
They were especially concerned by staged clips that showed Boram stealing money from her father's wallet and appearing to drive cars on the road, the organization's advocacy department manager Koh Woohhyun told CNN.
Save the Children reported her videos to the police. The Seoul Family Court ordered Boram's parents to complete a counseling course designed to prevent child abuse.
The offending clips have since been taken down, Koh said.
CNN has reached out to Boram's representatives and YouTube for comment but had not heard back at the time of publishing.