Who are the biggest TikTok stars and how much do they earn?

TikTok has become one of the favorite social networks of new generations, although middle-aged people have joined in the past couple of years as well.

“tiktokers” can show off their talents, “fashion” (fashion, in Spanish), make-up lessons or just share their personal lives on the platform. Fashion and makeup are the two topics that go hand in hand with these internet stars.

The seven highest-paid celebrities on the Chinese video platform (known as Douyin in its home country) combined earned $55.5 million in 2021, a 200% increase over the previous year.

This was determined by the ranking of the best-paid “tiktokers” for 2021 compiled by Forbes and cited by ANSA.

Among these seven, there are three young women at the top of the ladder. They are sisters Charlie and Dixie D’Amelio, ages 17 and 20, respectively, followed by Addison Ray, 21.


The youngest of D’Amelios, the absolute star of TikTok thanks to her videos of her dancing in 2019, she raised $17.5 million last year. With 133 million followers on the platform, she has expanded her business to include a fashion line and promotion of all kinds of products.

But the big leap for audiences off the internet happened with his sister with the Hulu-produced TV series “The D’Amelio Show,” which premiered in September and has been renewed for a second season.

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It’s a reality show in the style of the Kardashian sisters, which brought them together $27.5 million in 2021, compared to seven million they collected in 2020.

TikTok celebrity expansion exceeds managers’ salaries with thousands of people in charge. The median salary for S&P 500 executives was $13.4 million in 2020, according to an analysis of MyLogIQ data for the Wall Street Journal.

But the TikTok ranking leader is higher than managers like Darren Woods of Exxon Mobil Corp. (15.6 million in 2020), Kevin Johnson of Starbucks (14.7 million) or Ed Bastian of Delta Airlines ($13.1 million).

Third on the list, Addison Ray, moved in 2019 from her native Louisiana to Hype House in Los Angeles. This mansion stars in the recently released Netflix series of the same name, where a group of TikTok creators live together as they try to maintain their success on the platform. The D’Amelio sisters also lived there.

Ray earned $8.5 million last year.

Bella Burke is 24 years old and she is a singer, although she took the fourth place in TikTok earnings in 2021, she took the podium in the video with the most likes. Last year it achieved 376 million views and 32 million likes in just one month, and that’s what was listed.

Although the podium is occupied by women, Josh Richards also enters fifth. Josh is 19 years old and a singer. After his success in TikTok, he decided to start his acting career.

Chris Collins was a hairstylist in Vancouver, Canada, and during the lockdown she installed TikTok on the recommendation of her brother. He uploaded videos of sketches, illustrations, and humorous prints in which Collins plays various characters that have been relegated to some members of his family, such as his brother and mother. He has already achieved 41 million followers on the platform and another 4.6 million followers on YouTube.

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Avanni Gregg, in addition to working as a lifeguard, in the summer of 2019 became famous for uploading professional makeup lessons. First join Hype House, the group of content creators on the social network that marked a turning point in Tiktok’s growth. She is now on the professional acting side as she plays a role in the TV series Chicken Girls as well as her own show on Snapchat Originals. They all have one thing in common: they are very, very young.

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