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In our world today, one very lucrative career is being an influencer on social media. Without being a celebrity, anyone can make a lot of money. The money earned comes from sponsorships and brand deals offered by companies and product brands. As such, social media influencers today earn a yearly pay amounting to millions of dollars. Despite being a relatively new social media platform, TikTok has produced some of the highest-earning influencers in the world.
In 2020, TikTok recorded over 2 billion downloads, and in the same year, it earned $1.9 billion. By the fourth quarter of 2021, statistics showed that TikTok was second on the list of top downloaded non-game apps, with YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, and Spotify coming after. Instagram was first on the list, although it only exceeded TikTok by a small margin.
This article focuses on the top TikTok earners and a look into how much they procure. Read on to find out what these TikTok stars earn with every passing second.
The Top 10 TikTok Earners
Charli D’Amelio holds the highest position on the TikTok top earning influencers list for 2022. She has also been included in Forbes magazine’s list of the Top 7 Highest Paid TikTok Stars two times in a row. In June 2019, she kept posting videos of herself dancing, and they became viral. Shortly after, she appeared as an opening act for the Jonas Brothers and later made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
Prada once invited Charli D’Amelio to cover Paris Fashion Week, and she was able to form a partnership deal with EOS Cosmetics. She has also made an appearance in a Super Bowl Commercial.
After moving to Los Angeles with her sister Dixie, she joined a creator cooperative known as Hype House. They moved on to sign a joint deal with Hollister after creating a clothing brand known as Social Tourist, contributing to 10 percent of Hollister’s sales. They also signed a brand deal with Morphe Cosmetics and launched a mini-TV series with a second season set to air soon.
Wall Street Journal reports that Charli D’Amelio earns more than some of the biggest CEOs of public traded companies. Dunkin Donuts named a drink after her, and she owns a line of influencer merch. She has over 133 million followers and annual estimated earnings of $17.5 million.
Dixie is an older sister to Charli D’Amelio. She sometimes posts content on Charli’s account and vice versa. This contributed to boosting their general presence on TikTok. She has, however, decided to venture into music. In June 2020, her first single titled “Be Happy” was released. It ranked number one on Top Global charts and Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. It was also the highest trending video on YouTube. She also released two songs in 2021 titled “Psycho” and “F-kBoy.” She has 57 million followers, and her estimated annual earning is $10 million.
Like Charli D’Amelio, uploading dance videos on TikTok brought Addison Rae Easterling fame. Barely a year after joining the platform, she has gotten about one million followers.
She quit school, moved to L.A., and joined a group of influencers called Hype House. Her first sponsored content was for Fashion Nova, a female online clothing store. Addison has also created sponsored content for Reebok and the watch company known as Daniel Wellington. Last year, she got a leading role in a movie titled He’s All That. Her estimated annual earning is $8.6 million, and she currently has 86 million followers.
The latest addition to the top TikTok stars is Bella Poarch. She became popular as a result of a video she released where she was lip-syncing to “Soph Aspin Send” by Millie B. Soon after, her followers increased to 80 million, making her the third TikTok star with the highest followers.
She is a pop artist and released a single titled “Build a Bitch.” She is a content creator for 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan. Bella has also made an appearance in both Google and Prada ads. She currently has about 87 million followers and annual estimated earnings of $5 million.
The next person on the TikTok earners list is Josh Richards. Videos of him singing, dancing and lip-syncing brought him to fame. He creates sponsored content for Reebok and HouseParty and currently has his line of influencer merch. He started a business where he produces energy drinks called Ani Energy and is a co-founder of Talent X’s talent management company.
He is currently a social media executive at Triller, which has made him less of an appearance on TikTok and more of an industry person. He has a total of 26 million followers and an approximate earning of $5 million per year.
Kris Collins is another one of the top-earning TikTok stars in the world. One feat that she has achieved, unlike other content creators is having a substantial number of active followers on both YouTube and TikTok. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kris lost her job as a hairdresser and then started uploading comedy skits on TikTok and quickly became famous. Her estimated yearly earning is $4.75 million, with a total of 42 million followers.
Avani Gregg rose to fame on TikTok in the summer of 2019 as Clown Girl. She posted videos that made her appear like Harley Quinn from D.C. Comics. After some time, she quit her job as a lifeguard and then moved to L.A. She happens to be one of the founding members of Hype House. An autobiography of Gregg titled Backstory: My Life So Far was commissioned by the publisher Simon & Schuster. Her yearly estimated earning is $4.75 million, and she has 39 million followers.
Riyaz Aly is a fashion blogger and TikTok star from India. He originally began uploading videos on Instagram before moving to TikTok and gained popularity from uploading duet videos. He also creates and uploads comedy content. His yearly estimated earning is $2 million, and he has 44 million followers.
Arishfa Khan is another high-earning TikTok star whose lip-sync, dance, and fashion videos gained her popularity. She also happens to be an Indian actor and a fashion blogger. She is one of the celebrities in India with the highest number of followers. Her estimated earnings per post on TikTok is $24,000, and she earns $24,000 per post.
We’ve made it to the final person on the TikTok earners list. Another Indian TikTok star, Awez Dabar, is a social media influencer, dancer, and choreographer. His career on social media started when he began uploading videos of himself dancing on YouTube in 2014. He quickly rose to fame on TikTok after joining the platform. His estimated earning per post on TikTok is $23,500, and he has 26 million followers.
Though the social media platform has suffered from criticisms, it does not appear to be affected in any way. Instead, it only seems to be growing by the day as there are over a billion active users on the platform. TikTok has much surpassed the social media platforms before it. Big names like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram are beginning to adopt the format of short videos that it initiated.
The above are the top 10 TikTok earners of 2022. They have proven that being an influencer on social media is very lucrative and that TikTok has the potential to make you a big-time earner.