With nothing much to do in our houses, a lot of us have turned to social media to get a little bit of entertainment amid this chaotic period. One of the apps that has been dominating of late is TikTok – even A-listers try to upload content on the platform now and then.
While TikTok is a place to be entertained, know that it is also a place to get rich. Yes, you may be surprised to know that you can make a living out of making short videos and uploading them for everyone to see but here are the highest-paid users on the app:
Addison Rae Easterling - $5 million
There are millions of people, particularly teens, going to the platform dancing funnily or impressively to the beat but Addison Rae Easterling may be the person who best knows how to leverage TikTok. This is because the star, who launched her Item Beauty makeup line and signed deals with Spotify and American Eagle, pocketed $5 million last year from the app.
Charli D’Amelio - $4 million
Did you know that Charli D’Amelio only joined TikTok in June 2019? Going home with $4 million last year meant she made a lot of money from the app in just a few months. All it takes is a couple of eye-grabbing videos to catapult her to stardom.
Add to that feat, she just turned 16 this year – despite her young age, she has already been rubbing elbows with Bebe Rexha; appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’; attended the Paris Fashion Week for Prada; signed a deal with EOS cosmetics, and starred in a Super Bowl commercial.
Dixie D’Amelio - $2.9 million
She is the older sister of Charli and boasts 32 million followers. The siblings actually appear on each other’s clips most of the time, which is why it’s not shocking to know that they both earn big from TikTok.
Loren Gray - $2.6 million
Loren Gray admitted that she started rough after going through many bad talent managers who only botched her deals. So she decided she would run her own show and true enough, she thrived with this mentality.
In 2018, she inked a deal with a record company and released eight singles. While she isn’t the highest paid on this list, she still has the most number of followers.
Josh Richards - $1.5 million
The only man to enter the top 5 is Josh Richards, who seems to know how to utilize his fortune well. He has a lot of sponsorship deals with big brands and unlike the others on this list, he already has his own talent management company called TalentX.