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£100,000 a year for Jersey's teen YouTube wonder

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Chris Dixon (18) has become a YouTube sensation after posting videos of himself playing the football game Fifa online, with more than 380,000 people subscribing to his online channel – more than pop superstar Rihanna and football legend David Beckham combined.

And the teenager, who goes by the name ChrisMD online, has even decided not to go to university in favour of pursuing his online career.

In the last couple of years, the amount of money that can be made through advertising revenue on YouTube has risen dramatically, with the most popular online stars earning millions of pounds.

The former Victoria College student posts around four videos a week, with each receiving hundreds of thousands of views. The more clicks his videos receive, the more companies are willing to pay for pre-video advertising space.

Full story in this weekend's JEP

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