Not every TikTok star on our list is your traditional A-lister celebrity and yet they’ve claimed their chance at fame by going viral through one of their videos. They’ve all got millions of followers and the potential to earn thousands of pounds for a single sponsored post, which is just 60 seconds of their time!
Read on to discover who is the richest person on TikTok !
What is a TikTokker?
With Tiktok being the most popular app of choice for most Gen Z’s out there, we probably don’t need to explain what a TikTokker is – am I right? Well for those of you who don’t know, that’s okay because we’re here to give you all the deets.
A TitTokker is someone who regularly uses and is seen on TikTok. The term is a combination of the words “TikTok” and “user”. Most TikTokkers will upload and share their own videos in which their content can vary between things like comedy sketches, motivational speeches, makeup tutorials, informative videos and of course, dances.
Who is the richest person on TikTok?
Charlie D’Amelio remains the richest TikTok creator; however, Senegalese TikTokker Khaby.Lame tops the leaderboard with 193 million followers – 800,000 more than Charlie! Scroll on to find out the top 10 highest earning TikTokkers this 2022.
1. Charlie D’Amelio – £95,564 per post
Charlie D’Amelio became TikTok famous from her dance videos and setting peak-lockdown dance trends like “Renegade”. Ever since she has manged to secure some of the top brand deals with companies such as Invisalign, Dunkin’ Donuts and even has her own reality TV show (The D’Amelio Show) which you can now watch on Disney+.
2. Khabane Lame – £83,366 per post
On the 23rd of June, Khabane Lame, also known as Khaby.Lame broke TikTok records as he became the most-followed creator on TikTok for his viral comedy videos. Ever since he claimed his shot at fame, he has managed to win partnerships with high-end brands such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hugo Boss.
3. Bella Porch – £60,381 per post
Ranking third as the most-paid TikTok star: Bella Porch has over 90 million followers, earning £60,381 per post. Originating from the Philippines, she became TikTok famous after her lip-syncing video of the song “M to the B” became viral. As her popularity increases, Bella has done ads for top brands such as Google, Prada and Tinder. She has also released her first song, “Build a B*tch,” which scored rankings on Billboard’s pop chart.
4. Addison Rae – £58,908 per post
From Louisiana, USA, Addison Rae earns approximately £58,908 per post and has 88 million followers worldwide. The content creator has made it to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for her work as a social media influencer. TikTok has enabled her to gain a lot of wealth and sponsorships with brands such as American Eagle and Sephora, where she even has her beauty line called ITEM Beauty. Not only through TikTok is she regularly seen, but she also stars in a Netflix movie called “He’s All That”.
5. Will Smith – £48,563 per post
With or without TikTok, Will Smith is a top-ranking celebrity- famously known for his role in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and other movies. However, it seems on TikTok that Will Smith has quite a fan base. With over 72 million followers, he earns approximately £48,563 per post.
6. Kimberly Loaiza – £42,808 per post
Social media influencer Kimberly Loaiza creates content from Mexico and earns £42,808 per post. She started her influencer career on YouTube in 2016, and when she moved over to TikTok, her following grew to almost 64 million.
7. TikTok – £40,178 per post
Not sure if this is surprising or not but TikTok currently ranks seventh in earning the most money per post. The TikTok official account has over 63 million followers, and a single TikTok sponsored post costs £40,178.
8. Zach King – £39,962 per post
Zach King began his social media career through Vine in 2013 (RIP to the best app ever invented) and eventually moved over to YouTube and TikTok. Posting his first ever TikTok in 2016, which was then known as Music.ly, he has achieved a large following of over 68.7 million followers, earning him £39,962 per post.
9. Czn Burak – £20,481 per post
Czn Burak produces his content from Turkey, where he is famous for cooking various Turkish and Syrian food. He rose to fame after he shot videos of him preparing abnormally large portions of food and looking into the camera lens with a big grin. Currently ranking 9th as one of the most followed TikTokkers around the world, this had led Czn Burak to earn approximately £20,481 per post.
10. The Rock – £17,217 per post
"It's about drive; it's about power" – are the lyrics that went viral on TikTok last year for many extreme fitness and satirical meme lovers alike. And this was all down to The Rock's musical debut in the "Face Off" song by Tech N9ne. Constantly inspiring his followers to be their better selves has landed The Rock the 10th most followed TikTokker worldwide.
How much do TikTok creators make?
Using a TikTok money calculator, we predicted which TikTok content creator would become a billionaire—considering factors such as the number of followers and earnings per post. We also calculated how many years it could take for them to earn their first billion on an average of 60 sponsored posts a year.
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We used data from Influencer Marketing Hub’s TikTok money calculator to identify each star’s earning potential. Then we calculated how long it would take to earn a billion by posting just 60 sponsored posts a year. All numbers have been converted from dollars into pounds using the latest conversions, subject to change.
*Please note this is a prediction and not an exact science. We have not taken other revenue streams into account aside from possible TikTok earnings.