The rise of social media and the insanely popular app Tik Tok has created influencers and a new version of celebrities. No other platform is as easy to gain a following on than Tik Tok and its expansive reach has helped many achieve great success.
Influencers and social media stars are becoming more and more common in the entertainment industry and many businesses now rely on these people to sell their products and market their business. Teenagers and young people are becoming millionaires in the blink of an eye.
From the D'Amelios to Josh Richards and Addison Rae, these Tik Tok stars are raking in millions through brand partnerships, music, acting, reality television, various business ventures, and more.
Here are the top 5 earning Tik Tok influencers according to Forbes:
1. Addison Rae, $5 million
Addison Rae Easterling was just a normal college student attending Lousiana State University when she began to blow up and gain a huge following. She has had brand deals with multiple beauty companies and has even started her own cosmetics company by the age of 21. She has recently ventured into acting and starred in Netflix's "He's All That". She has also signed a large deal to star in and produce multiple Netflix original films in the coming years and even released her own song and music video.
2. Charli D'Amelio, $4 million
At 17 years old, Chali D'amlio is the most followed person on Tik Tok with over one hundred million followers. She has become a huge star and her family even has their own reality show on Hulu. She has been sponsored by loads of companies and has appeared on some of the United States' biggest talk shows and has amassed a very large following on Youtube. She also has her own clothing line with her sister and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
3. Dixie D'Amelio, $2.9 million
Charli's older sister Dixie is no stranger to the spotlight. At 20 years old, Dixie has appeared on the small screen, garnered millions of subscribers on youtube, and released multiple songs that have millions of streams. With over 50 million followers on Tik Tok and over 20 million on Instagram, Dixie is raking in millions alongside her younger sister.
4. Loren Gray, $2.6 million
Loren has been in the public eye for many years. She gained an extremely large platform on music.ly which then transitioned to Tik Tok. She often talks about how she went through a lot of hardship when she was first starting her career in Los Angeles due to poor management. Nowadays, she has begun to release music, buy a house, grow a youtube channel, and more, all by the age of 19.
5. Josh Richards, $1.5 million
Last but certainly not least we have Josh Richards. Josh Richards has ventured into numerous industries including the beverage industry with friend and business partner Bryce Hall. He even started a production company with Mark Whalberg. Josh Richards is often seen in numerous tabloids and on the very popular barstool podcast with Dave Portnoy and Brianna Lapaglia (Also known as Brianna Chickenfry). Josh Richards is only nineteen years old.
Social media influencers are often seen as lazy or undeserving, but when you look behind the scenes, these people are working hard and changing their lives, all because of an app. It is crazy to see so many people chase their dreams at such a young age and all five of these social media figures are not going anywhere anytime soon.