The second-most watched YouTube clip of 2009, David at the Dentist (54 million views and counting), has turned a two-minute video clip into a six-figure yearly income and mini-empire for David’s family.
What at first began as a hypothetical “let’s make some money” has turned into a full-time job for David’s parents and potentially lucrative enough to pay for David’s college tuition.
Oh, and it’s helped David become a playah. What’s that? Oh no one uses that term any more?
“It’s helped me to go to a lot of places that I would have never gotten to go to before,” the boy told CNN. “When my video first got really popular, everybody [in school] started to know it, but then nobody was talking about it. I got some girls to like me now. I’m just a kid. It’s not really often that kids get famous.”