TikTok’s growth has skyrocketed in recent years. It currently has over a billion active users. Along with the rise of the platform, the content creators are also getting many chances to increase their fame and fortune. So many jump on the trend, but few make it to the top.
Here is a list of the ten highest paid TikTok celebrities and how much they make annually.
10. Riyaz Aly – $2 million
Riyaz Aly is an actor, model and fashion blogger from Mumbai, India. He was born in Bhutan but has spent most of his time as an influencer in his current place of residence. His account grew in popularity thanks to his lip-sync videos.
He started posting clips on Instagram at a young age and later switched to TikTok where he first became known for his duet clips and comedic content. Riyaz Aly also collaborated with major mainstream artists in India. Now he is his country’s biggest TikTok star.
He has over 44.7 million followers and makes about $35,000 per sponsored post. But he also has other sources of income such as acting, appearing in music videos and YouTube where he re-uploads his TikToks. That’s why he has a high annual income and an estimated net worth of $2 million.
9. Brent Rivera – $2.2 million
Even before TikTok, Brent Rivera was a huge social media star. He got his first glimpse of social media fame on Vine, YouTube, and Instagram. He used his already massive following to give himself a head start when he made the move to TikTok.
Brent’s videos are funny, clever, light-hearted, and relatable at the same time. He usually collaborates with other artists, family members and friends. It is consistent with its content quality and upload frequency. That’s why he continues to expand his online success.
With 42.6 million followers, his TikTok income alone generates $2.2 million in annual income. As an entrepreneur and actor, he has other earning potential. He has been acting since 2017 and still gets occasional roles. He is also a member of several content creator organizations.
8. Zach King – $4.7 million
Like Brent Rivera, Zach King is a creator who had a lot of success online before TikTok gained worldwide recognition. However, he has a completely different channel. Zach is an illusionist who never fails to scratch his viewers’ heads after watching.
His videos are described as digital sleight of hand. His influencer story began with creating visual effects tutorial videos on Final Cut Pro. In February 2016, King uploaded his first video to TikTok, depicting his perplexing escape from a detention cell.
Even though his clips are usually 15 seconds long, people still enjoy every bit of it. He now has 67.7 million followers, making it the fifth most followed TikTok account. This gives him an estimated $4.7 million in annual income from creating creative videos.
7. Avani Gregg – $4.75 million
Avani Gregg is a makeup artist who became a star on TikTok thanks to a series of lip-sync shots in which she wore extravagant clown makeup. Her fans dubbed her the “clown girl” and started watching her makeup tutorials.
Her transformation into a Harley Quinn-esque character has sparked her fame on the platform. In 2019, she joined Hype House, a group of top TikTok stars, along with best friend Charli D’Amelio. She gained more recognition for her role as Gemma on the online series Chicken Girls.
In 2019, she won the Shorty Award for TikToker of the Year and was part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the social media genre the following year. She promotes beauty brands like NYX Cosmetics and her own merch to her 40.3 million fans. That makes her $4.75 million annually.
6. Kris Collins – $5 million
As one of the top female comedians on TikTok, Kris Collins makes good use of her reputation. Though unlike many on this list, she didn’t plan on being a major influencer. But Kris had a rapid rise to stardom, which is an example of how quickly someone can become an icon on the app.
It was never her intention to become a social media star. Kris had to stop working as a hairstylist from Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She ended up on TikTok by accident. She is now making fun content accessible to almost everyone as she is known for family comedies.
Collins has 43.1 million followers. Companies like Amazon, Forbes, Lionsgate, Pantene and Hershey have been some of their sponsors. She also models for brands on her Instagram page. Kris makes between $4.75 and $5 million from all of these deals.
5. Josh Richards – $5 million
Josh Richard’s public image grew due to his lip syncing, dancing and singing videos. At 19, he’s made a name for himself as TikTok’s favorite bad boy and heartthrob. He has been a resident of the Sway House since January 2020. Besides posting content, Josh is an industry leader.
He has expanded into other ventures. Josh has gotten into podcasting and co-hosts the show BFFs with Dave Portnoy. Josh acted in some movies and made music. He is also co-founder of TalentX Entertainment, Animal Capital and CSO of the social network Triller.
Richards has 25.6 million followers. Several brands such as Reebok and HouseParty have worked with him. He also signed a record deal with Warner Records. He also markets Ani Energy, the energy drink company he founded. That’s why the young creator earns $5 million every year.
4. Bella Poarch – $5 million
Much like Kris Collins, Bella Poarch’s TikTok fame seemingly happened overnight. But Bella was on a much larger scale. She rose to fame for her lip syncing to Millie B’s “Soph Aspin Send.” It became TikTok’s most viewed video in 2020.
Since then, the Filipino-American’s account has been inundated with similar clips. But she had other talents. Her internet celebrity status has led to her signing with Warner Records and releasing her debut single, Build a Bitch. It peaked at number 56 on the Billboard pop chart.
Bella quickly rose to become the third most followed TikTok creator with 88.3 million followers. She’s landed some major collaborations with brands like Prada and Google. She has also agreed to sign with 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan. She makes more than $5 million every year.
3. Addison Rae – $8.5 million
Addison Rae has made her name on TikTok by showing off her dancing skills. In less than a year after creating an account, she had a million followers. This made her realize that she didn’t need to pursue higher education to be successful.
She moved to Los Angeles, California and joined Hype House. After that, many doors opened for her. Fashion Nova, an online women’s clothing company, was their first sponsor. In collaboration with cosmetics company Madeby, she launched Item Beauty, her own makeup collection.
Her dance moves and other content ideas gave her 87 million followers, the fourth largest follower count on the platform. She capitalized on her success and became the face of American Eagle. She also starred in He’s All That, a Netflix original. She earns $8.5 million annually.
2. Dixie D’Amelio – $10 million
Charli D’Amelio’s big sister is known for picking up trending topics and making fun videos that showcase her personality. The D’Amelio sisters regularly collaborate on each other’s content, which has had a positive impact on their overall online presence.
Though some people criticize her for building on her siblings’ success, Dixie is a top creator herself. Her solo efforts are the proof. Dixie decided to pursue a career in music. In June 2020 she released her first track “Be Happy”. It was warmly received by the TikTok community.
Her 57.1 million followers were very supportive of her new endeavor. Her song was number one on Billboard’s Top Thrillers in the US and worldwide. It also became the most popular video on YouTube after its release. She later dropped two more songs. She has an annual income of $10 million.
1. Charli D’Amelio – $17.5 million
The biggest star on TikTok rose to fame by always keeping up with the hottest dances on the app. Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha also helped her gain more fans by inviting the 17-year-old to dance with her. This also helped Charli D’Amelio bond with the Jonas Brothers and Jimmy Fallon.
She moved into Hype House with her sister. In September 2021, they released a Hulu miniseries titled The D’Amelio Show, which was renewed for a second season. They sell their own goods and Morphe Cosmetics has contracted with them. Dunkin Donuts also named a drink after Charli.
Charli is both the highest paid TikToker and the most visited with 137.8 million followers. She has worked with a number of companies including Invisalign and Hollister. She also authored a book in 2020. All of this young lady’s ventures add up to an impressive annual income of $17.5 million.