You’ll Be Surprised How Much People Are Making Off TikTok

*Rethinks entire existence*


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Social media is full of people partying and living the most glam lives possible, but it begs the question, how do they afford it? Well, it turns out being an influencer can earn you a lot. And we mean A LOT.

TikTok might seem like it’s only for the young uns’, but getting an insight into what they’re earning through dancing around on camera might make you rethink your own career and grab a ring light and your phone instead.

Forbes released the estimated earnings of the most popular TikTok stars, and they are making the big bucks – check em’ out.

Charli D’Amelio


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Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s princess and is the most followed person on the platform, with 133 million followers on TikTok. She skyrocketed to stardom after posting dance videos on the app and now is living the dream after moving to L.A. and getting a reality show following her and her family. But how much does she earn?

Well, at only 17 years old, Charli is already a millionaire, and her 2021 earnings are estimated to be around $17 million or €15 million.

Dixie D’Amelio


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Charli isn’t the only successful TikTok star in the D’Amelio family. Oldest sister Dixie is also a TikTok star and has racked up an impressive 56.7 million followers. Of course, she features on the fam’s reality show, but she is also pursuing her own music career.

But how does this success translate into money? Well, the 20-year-old earned an estimated $10 million or €8.8 million in 2021, mainly through her massive partnerships with brands like Hollister and Morphe.

Addison Rae


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You know, Kourtney Kardashian’s BFF at one point. Addison Rae is a TikTok superstar with 86 million followers. Addison’s journey was a wild one. One minute she was a uni student in Louisiana, and the next, she had found fame on TikTok posting dance content and was moving to L.A.

Now Addison is embarking on an acting and music career, starring in Netflix’s He’s All That and releasing her debut single Obsessed, both this year. So after her mad successful year, what did Addison’s income look like? Well, last year, the 21-year-old earned an estimated $8.5 million or €7.5 million.

Bella Poarch


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Bella Poarch went viral for her lip-syncing videos and has amassed 87 million followers. Born in The Philippines before moving to the U.S. as a teen and then serving in the U.S. military for 4 years. She went viral in 2020 and created the most liked video in TikTok history when she lip-syned to Soph Aspin Send by Millie B. All of this, and then in 2021, she started her music and released her debut song Build a B*tch, with was extremely well received and started a viral TikTok trend.

So what did this success translate into? Well, in 2021, Bella earned an estimated $5 million or €4.4 million.

Josh Richards


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19-year-old Josh already has 25 million followers on TikTok. Known for posting an array of different content, everything from sketches to reactions to lip syncs. Aside from his social media career, Josh has his heart set on becoming an entrepreneur. In 2020 he co-founded TalentX Entertainment, and invested in Triller, a video sharing social network. So how much did his entrepreneurial spirit earn? His 2021 earnings were an estimated $5 million or €4.4 million.

Written by Sláine McKenna 


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