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YouTuber Lilly Singh generously gives fans cash for rent, exams and food

YouTuber Lilly Singh generously gives fans cash for rent, exams and food
From BBC - November 9, 2017

The world's highest earning female YouTuber has been giving cash to her fans to help with their financial problems.

Lilly Singh asked her 4.5 million Twitter followers what challenges they are currently facing and then offered to give them money.

She's helped them pay rent, buy college books and even gym membership.

Uma, 18, tells Newsbeat she was "just speechless" when Lilly offered to pay so she could take her ill mum out.

In 2016, Lilly earned 5.7m making her the third highest paid YouTuber in the world, according to Forbes.

The Canadian comedian, who goes by the name Superwoman online, has 12.5 million subscribers.

This week, she celebrated reaching 1,000 vlogs by sharing out $1,000 (762) among fans who said they needed it.

One fan got in touch saying her mum had recently been arrested and she was looking after her 10-year-old brother, so Lilly offered money for food.

Uma, who lives in Malaysia, told us: "I usually bottle things up but I told her how my mum was going through some health issues.

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