News of a 14 year old Korean boy Kim Sung Jin earning thousands of money every night by broadcasting himself eating takeaway food in front of his computer, has been making headlines all over the world.
Kim Sung Jin who goes by the nick of Patoo online, makes about £1,000 an evening by gorging on fast-food while being watched by thousands of fans. His most lucrative night saw him netting £1,100. His number of followers are now in the thousands, as they watch the live broadcast every night, while Kim Sung Jin eats and talks to them from time to time.
Kim Sung Jin is one of the youngest broadcasters on Afreeca TV, an app for live-broadcasting video online. He had been doing live broadcasts of himself eating since he was 11 years old, and his fans even know that he likes eating pizza, fried chicken, and Chinese food the most.
Kim Sung Jin had started this because he wanted a dining companion. His parents worked in another city, and he was living with his grandparents who ate dinner too early. He said, “The show actually helped in making my dining time more regular.”