The covid-19 pandemic meant a before and after for the whole world, especially for TikTok, the short video social network that became a favorite of many during the quarantine. Until last April it registered 2 billion downloads.
However, her fame also caused her problems, such as the exposure of minors to being victims of cybercrimes, including sexual crimes, as well as the threat of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to ban her for threats to privacy. national security, just because it is of Chinese origin.
In addition to this, TikTok has become a gold mine for its popular users, the so-called tiktokers, young people who have become millionaires by uploading videos to the social network.
Forbes Magazine made a list of the richest tiktokers, all of them teenagers, in the world.
Topping the list is Addison Rae Easterling, 19, who according to Forbes is worth $5 million.
He started uploading videos on TikTok just a year ago, standing out for his dancing ability, he reached one million followers in October 2019.
Then the sponsors began to pour in, brands like Fashion Nova, an online clothing store for women.
Last December he dropped out of school, where he was always approached for photos and signatures, to move to Los Angeles, California, devoting himself entirely to the app.
Addison Rae Easterling formed with other TikTok stars Hype House, a collective of content creators, making her even more popular on the web.
Its sponsors were joined by Reebok and the watchmaker Daniel Wellington, who have been the two main sources of income.
In July, Addison Rae Easterling became American Eagle's top global spokesperson.
She recently started a weekly podcast on Spotify with her mom, Sheri Nicole, called Mama Knows Best.
Addison Rae Easterling also founded her makeup line, Item Beauty.
Charli D'Amelio began posting on TikTok in June 2019 and in less than a little over a year she is already one of the app's millionaires with a fortune valued at 4 million dollars.
She rose to fame after posting a series of dance videos that went viral.
The recognition he received from TikTok users led him to become friends with singer Bebe Rexha, who invited Charli to accompany her to open the Jonas Brothers concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
Charli D'Amelio has been a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She has also participated in Paris Fashion Week where she did a chronicle for Prada.
The American has been sponsored by brands like EOS cosmetics, and was even featured in a Super Bowl commercial for hummus brand Sabra.
She and her sister Dixie, both originally from Connecticut, frequently collaborate on videos with Hype House, and recently announced they will be the new faces of Hollister.
On top of that, Charli D'Amelio created her own clothing line. All this with just 16 years old.
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In third place is Dixie D'Amelio's older sister, the 18-year-old tiktoker Dixie D'Amelio, with a fortune valued at 2.9 million Dollars.
On TikTok, Dixie D’Amelio has 32 million followers.
The D'Amelio sisters recently signed joint contracts with clothing brand Hollister, and Morphe, a cosmetics company.
In particular, Dixie has ventured into the music industry with her single “Be Happy”.
The song has amassed 58 million views, and on the day of its release, it became the most viewed trending video on YouTube.
It even beat out the Kanye West and Travis Scott video, which premiered the same day.
Loren Gray, 18, has had her ups and downs on TikTok, but that hasn't stopped her from amassing a $2.6 million fortune.
As she began her career, the American went through a string of bad managers, who led her astray and ruined some of her early endorsements.
Since then, Loren Gray has worked without an agent, manager or PR vulture, a mindset that has worked pretty well for her so far.
In 2018 he reached a deal with Virgin Records and has since released eight singles.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Loren Gray built the largest fanbase on TikTok and earned endorsements with Skechers, Hyundai and Burger King.
Currently his biggest sponsor is Revlon, for whom he makes content for the official account and on his own TikTok he publishes content related to the brand.
With a net worth of $1.5 million, Josh Richards. The 18-year-old has made a name for herself on TikTok.
He's made money on TikTok in traditional ways: Reebok and HouseParty endorsements, a merchandise line, YouTube ad revenue, or a contract with Warner Records.
However, the Canadian stands out for having his own talent management agency, TalentX, and his own beverage business, Ani Energy.
In addition, he joined the executive suite of Triller, a small competitor to TikTok, as chief strategist.
His fame quickly spread on TikTok, where he began uploading videos just last year featuring dancing, singing and lip-syncing.
He has been in lawsuits with other influencers on social media, and co-founded Sway House, the TikTok collective famous for partying and smashing.
In May, two members of Sway Hpuse were arrested in Texas for drug possession, after violating California's stay-at-home order for COVID-19.
Wealthworthy at $1.2 million, 20-year-old Michael Leno is something of a shy guy on TikTok.
Originally from Florida, Leno is famous for founding a collective of Tiktokers called Shluv House.
Among Michael Le's backers is Bang, an energy drink company.
He is looking to jump onto YouTube, where he intends to make inroads with viral videos and make some series.
Also worth $1.2 million, Spencer X, 28, has gained fame on TikTok for her beatbox videos.
Originally from New York, Spencer X joined TikTok in February 2019, now boasting 10 million followers on the app.
Sponsorships from Uno, Oreo and Sony have come to his account.
She is currently working on the songs she wants to make into her first singles.
With information from Forbes