Wednesday 13 December 2017

Irish web wizard Kelly Fitzsimons (22) makes €500,000 in year

Kelly Fitzsimons only set up her channel in June 2015 and it now boasts 2.1 million subscribers.
Kelly Fitzsimons only set up her channel in June 2015 and it now boasts 2.1 million subscribers.

Gordon Deegan

Irish YouTube sensation Kelly Fitzsimons is well on her way to joining her older twin brothers in the exclusive Irish under-30 millionaires' club.

New accounts show that the 22-year-old last year paid herself almost €500,000 from her successful YouTube channel 'Little Kelly Minecraft'.

The YouTube content creator only set up her channel in June 2015 and it now boasts 2.1 million subscribers.

A native of Ashbourne, Co Meath, Ms Kelly - who only turned 22 at the end of May - posts child-friendly videos each day about her latest 'crazy' Minecraft adventures.

During the past 26 months, Kelly's channel has recorded 1.1bn views.

Now, the first set of accounts filed for the Kelly Fitzsimons firm, Kelfit Entertainment Ltd, shows that she paid herself €475,058 last year.

The pay was made up of remuneration of €455,058 and pension contributions of €20,000. The company also made a profit of €98,454 from October 2015 to December 2016.

At the end of last year, the company had a cash pile of €164,602.

The confirmation of Ms Fitzsimmons rapidly growing wealth follows separate accounts filed by her 26-year- old brothers, Scott and Ryan showing that they shared a pay pot of €2m last year as a result of their own YouTube Minecraft channel.

Irish Independent

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