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YouTube star Logan Paul complains of money issues and pink eye

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has complained of money issues, admitted to having pink eye and said he was possibly the fastest runner on the planet in a bizarre Fox Business interview.

The 24-year-old was interviewed by Fox Business host Liz Claman on Monday about social video sharing and how he makes money from his whopping 19.5 million YouTube subscribers. 

Paul made a point of starting the interview by saying he was an ‘ex-controversial YouTuber’ after he was widely condemned earlier this year for posting footage online of a suicide victim in a Japanese forest. 

‘I am an ex-controversial YouTuber. That’s no longer me,’ he said after Claman introduced him to viewers as a ‘controversial megastar’.

Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul, 24, was interviewed by Fox Business host Liz Claman on Monday about social video sharing and how he makes money

Paul went on to joke about his fame, saying: ‘I’m everywhere and nowhere, baby, I’m a ghost’. 

He said that he opted for YouTube over other video sharing platforms, including Facebook, because they are better at monetizing for creatives. 

‘YouTube does a better job of monetizing for the creators. That is the home for me as a creator where not only my content can be seen, consumed, digested – but also they pay,’ he said.  

Paul went on to say that despite reportedly earning $14 million last year, his financial manager had informed him it was downhill from here.  

‘I will say, my expenses just surpassed my income for the first time ever,’ Paul said. 

‘I just sat with my financial manager he told me that. Like, I’m definitely going downhill from here.’ 

He said the money issues left him nervous. 

Paul made a point of starting the interview by saying he was an 'ex-controversial YouTuber'

He also complained of money issues, admitted to having pink eye and said he was possibly the fastest runner on the planet

Paul made a point of starting the interview by saying he was an ‘ex-controversial YouTuber’. He also complained of money issues, admitted to having pink eye and said he was possibly the fastest runner on the planet

Paul was widely condemned earlier this year when he posted a 15-minute video (above) of himself and several friends walking through an at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji that is dubbed 'suicide forest'

Paul was widely condemned earlier this year when he posted a 15-minute video (above) of himself and several friends walking through an at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji that is dubbed ‘suicide forest’

‘I’m terrified. I think it’s the beginning of the end,’ he said, before bizarrely admitting he was suffering from a medical condition. 

‘I also have pink eye,’ he said. ‘I’m so sorry, it’s not contagious. No, it is – there’s a two week incubation period.’

Paul eventually went on to talk about a new project he is working on, The Challenger Games – a charity race to be held on Saturday between himself and other YouTubers and entertainers. 

‘I’m the fastest entertainer on the planet. I could be the quickest man on the planet,’ he said of his running abilities. 

‘I’m betting $100,000 that I’m the fastest man on the planet.’

He went on to applaud and give himself a pat on the back.

The Ohio native, who now lives in Los Angeles, dropped out of Ohio University to pursue a career in social media entertainment.

He rose to fame on Vine, the now-defunct app that allowed him to share six-second videos of comedy. 

The Ohio native, who now lives in Los Angeles, dropped out of Ohio University to pursue a career in social media entertainment

Paul has 19.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos rake in millions of views

The Ohio native, who now lives in Los Angeles, dropped out of Ohio University to pursue a career in social media entertainment. Paul has 19.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos rake in millions of views

Paul has 19.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos rake in millions of views. 

He was widely condemned earlier this year when he posted a 15-minute video of himself and several friends walking through an at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji that is dubbed ‘suicide forest’.

Paul posted footage of a man’s body hanging from a tree as he yelled: ‘Yo, are you alive? Are you f**king with us?’ 

He went on to note that the man’s hands were purple and speculated that he had probably killed himself that day.  

After facing huge backlash from celebrities, including Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner, Paul posted a follow-up video apologizing to fans. 

‘I’m so sorry about this. This was supposed to be a fun vlog,’ he said, adding that ‘suicide is not a joke… depression and mental illnesses are not a joke’. 

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