TikTok has become very popular for its concept of short videos, especially among the young audience. In the USA alone, people of 16-24 years old use the Chinese social media platform more than Facebook.
The app continues its growth and is still actively acquiring new users all around the world. Since its launch in 2018, many things have shifted and TikTok has made the transition from an average Vine clone to a major social media with huge daily activity and fans in 100+ countries. Particularly, TikTok was booming during the coronavirus lockdown, as users had much more time to spare.
Lots of people discovered their talents through TikTok, many have become singers, dancers, comedians. The app is so big now, it has its own superstars that were raised uniquely on TikTok.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 most followed accounts on TikTok:
- Charli D’Amelio - @charlidamelio
TikTok Followers: 86.7 million
The 16-year-old once competitive dancer, she started gaining popularity for her videos dancing to the platform’s trending music. Charli has become so successful and culturally influential, has was called the ‘reigning queen of TikTok’. She has made a collaboration with lots of celebrities like Bebe Rexha, the Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Lopez, and many others. Among her popular commercial collabs, Charli D’Amelio has modeled for Hollister and became an ambassador for Invisalign.
Currently, she is filming a television reality show about her and her older sister Dixie.
Fortune magazine has mentioned the young superstar in their 40 Under 40 list, with an estimated net worth of $4 million, which is about £3.1 million.
- Addison Rae - @addisonre
TikTok Followers: 60.3 million
Another professional dancer in this list, 19-year-old Addison Rae is considered to be the highest-earning TikToker in the world. Her content mainly consists of dancing and singing videos. After the first success. she mover to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a social media influencer, expanding her area of influence on other social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. Her Spotify podcasts with her mother are played millions of times.
Her notable collaborations are with Reebok, American Eagle, L’Oréal, and Hollister.
According to Forbes, Addison Rae’s fortune is approximately $4 million, which is about £3.9 million.
- Zach King - @zachking
TikTok Followers: 49.5 million
A 30-year-old American content creator, his top-quality magic trick videos have been gaining worldwide popularity for at least the last 5 years. After his successful career on Vine and Youtube, Zach has transitioned his energy to TikTok to conquer the most hyped social platform of today.
His wealth is estimated to be around $3 million, which is about £2.3 million.
- Loren Gray - @lorengray
TikTok Followers: 47.3 million
American 20-year-old singer, recording for Virgin Records. She represents the first generation of TikTokers, as she joined the Chinese social media back in 2016 when the app was called Musical.ly
She even used to be #1 in the ranking of the highest-followed channels on TikTok.
Loren Gray has released a few popular singles and appeared in numerous advertisement collaborations with big brands. Her latest appearance was in Taylor Swift’s music video The Man.
According to Forbes, Gray's fortune is approximately $2.4 million, which is about £1.9 million
- Spencer Knight - @spencerx
TikTok Followers: 44.1 million
Spencer is a popular American 28-year-old music producer, he is well known in the TikTok community for his beatboxing skills. He posts his videos on TikTok and Youtube and records tracks featuring famous artists like Marshmello, Alicia Keyes, Sean Kingston, and others.
- Riyaz Aly - @riyaz.14
TikTok Followers: 43.3 million
A 17-year-old Indian TikTok superstar, who is famous for his funny lip-syncing and singing videos. He made many connections in the music industry, so his popularity allowed him to start featuring in various music videos in India. The most popular songs are Yaari Hai, Pahadan, and Superstar.
- Michael Le - @justmaiko
TikTok Followers: 39.4 million
This 20-year-old American social media superstar has started his way in 2016, and to this day he entertains his audience with lip-syncing videos, pranks, and dancing tutorials
- Dixie D’Amelio - @dixiedamelio
TikTok Followers: 37.8 million
She is the older sister of hugely successful TikTok star Charli D’Amelion. Just as her sister, Dixie has become famous for her acting and singing videos, which are usually very energetic and engaging.
A 19-year-old American singer has released her debut single Be Happy in June 2020 which now has over 80 million views. She has also starred in YouTube’s teenage series Attaway General and plans on launching her own podcast with her younger sister Charli. Dixie’s wealth is estimated to be around $2.9 million, which is about £2.2 million.
- Will Smith - @willsmith
TikTok Followers: 36.5 million
This man needs no introduction himself. The 51-year-old Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is engaging with his audience by posting comedy, dance, and prank videos. He also uses TikTok to share some of his personal life and thoughts with his fans.
- Jason Derulo - @jasonderulo
TikTok Followers: 35.2 million
A 30-year-old singer from Miami has become a real TikTok sensation, and not for his voice! Jaso Derulo’s main content is comedy videos and his workout recordings. He has produced a lot of viral videos and challenges, his latest dancing challange ‘Savage One’ had millions of contestants all around the world.