Tiktok Blew up This Year, and So Did the Bank Accounts of These 10 TikTokers.
Gone are the days of having a paper route to earn a bit of pocket money. Babysitting is so noughties, and don’t even consider waitering, because what you earn for one successful TikTok post could equate to what you earn in a restaurant after a month of “would you like ice with your water, or lemon with your soda?”
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With that out of the way, let’s check out how much is the 10th highest-earning TikToker taking to their bank.
Baby Arial – Fluctuating
Her net worth fluctuates drastically, depending on who you’re asking. Some say as little as $400k while others report an impressive $6 million, and her exact 2020 earnings are not clear either. Suffice to say, she’s doing alright.
Ariel Rebecca Martin made a huge impression on Music.ly when Famous Birthdays credited her for being the first person to have over 20 million followers on the platform. She’s bagged two Teen Choice Awards and released an original single called Aww, which has clocked over 54 million views on YouTube.
The talented TikToker can add author to her resume, as she released her autobiography called, Dreaming Out Loud. Her biggest piece of advice, Aluxers, is “You gotta be you, babies.”
Spencer X- $1.2 Million
His dream is to one day beatbox with Beyonce and perform at the Superbowl; Spencer Polanco Knight is well on his way to making his dream a reality.
This Tik Tok star has 47.4M followers and his uploads have garnered over 1.1 billion likes!
The video that put Spencer X on the map was called “One beatboxer, 14 genres,” and the follow up, “One beatboxer, 20 soundeffects,” also went viral.
He’s collaborated with Alicia Keys, Russ, Marshmello, Sean Kingston and other well-known TikTok stars. His beatboxing skills have won him several accolades, including the Vice Champion title at the Midwest Beatbox Battle in Ohio plus mentions in The Village Voice and USA Today. He has also secured partnerships with brands like Sony, Oreo, and HBO
His beatboxing along with Jason Derulo to Savage Love, is epic!
Aluxers, if you want to try and beatbox – say puppets and puppeteers quickly and repeatedly!
Michael Le – $1.2 Million
With over 41.1 million followers, and more than 1.1 billion likes, Michael Le is well on his way to building an empire among TikTokers! In fact, that’s exactly what he wants to do. Michael Le wants to be a mogul.
Michael was not an overnight success. It took him years to gain traction, but things changed in September 2019, when his followers grew exponentially.
Around 60% of his earnings are made from brand deals, 30% from labels and the rest through other means.
He is extremely focused on his family, as you can see in his video uploads. His mom has 3 million followers on Tik Tok, his sister 1.3 million, and his 5-year old brother had 9 million followers, but his account was shut down because he’s a little young for his own account according to FTC regulations.
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Josh Richards – $1.5 Million
This Canadian Tik Tok star wears many hats: influencer, investor, entrepreneur and podcast star. Like many TikTokers, Josh started on Music.ly and he’s been on social media since he was 14. His younger sister introduced him to it, and he hopped into one of her videos, and was hooked.
He left Canada and headed to LA where he moved in with Bryce Hall. The pair stayed with other TikTokers in Sway House and worked together to build their brands.
Josh is a private equity investor and the chief strategy officer of Triller. Each week, he uploads 3 videos and earns top dollar through sponsorship deals and brand endorsements.
He takes his role as an influencer seriously and reminds himself daily with a tattoo on his wrist which says, “With power comes responsibility.”
Riyaz Aly – $2 Million
With 43.5 million subscribers, we’re not certain at this stage how Riyaz will grow his numbers.
Why? Because on the 29th of June, India banned TikTok along with 58 other Chinese owned Apps, due to a violent border clash between China and India.
He has developed a following, not just for his great lip-syncing videos, but his sense of style is influencing purchasing decisions globally.
While he may not be super active on TikTok now, he has been super active releasing a Punjabi song, produced by Agam Mann and Azeem Mann. The song is called Gucci and was released on the 8th of October.
Dixie D’Amelio – $2.9 Million
Aluxers, we’d like to introduce you to the older sibling of Charli D’Amelio, Dixie. She has 42.1 million followers with posts that have received over 1.4 billion likes. She’s the 9th most-followed individual on TikTok and released her first single in June 2020 called “Be Happy.”
The single has performed phenomenally well and has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube.
Her entire family are repped by United Talent Agency and she’s a fan of Dakota Fanning. Well, we assume so because her two favourite movies are Cat in the Hat, and War of the Worlds.
Zach King – $3 Million
He’s a multi-talented Tik Tok sensation who can add illusionist, filmmaker and comedian to his portfolio.
Zach King had 51.9 million followers at the time this video was written, but his fans are growing exponentially, and it’s easy to see why. His videos are entertaining, funny, and well-made, that he’s won several awards over the years!
He is married to Rachel Holm, and they have 2 sons – Liam and Mason.
A quote by Zach King, “When you don’t tackle a niche, you’re not tackling anything,” and he’s certainly found his niche with his perfectly executed illusions.
Loren Grey – $3 Million
Aluxers, reports differ to Loren Grey’s earnings, so we’re opting for the $3 million suggested by more than one site.
She’s been in the biz since she was 14 years old, and has amassed a following of 48.6 follower on Tik Tok and her videos have been like over 2.6 billion times!
Loren is signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records and has appeared on several music videos, including HRVY’s, Personal and Taylor Swift’s, The Man.
Her last single she released was in May 2020, called Cake which has been watched over 2 million times on YouTube and was added to the playlist of South Korean singer and actress, Jisoo.
Someone who also likes the music video is Charli D’Amelio, coming up at number 3.
Here’s Charli saying she likes the song.
Charli D’Amelio – $4 Million
Over 96 million followers and counting, this is Charli D’Amelio – the younger sibling of Dixie! Her vids have over 7,4 billion thumbs up and she’s featured some incredible talent on many of them, including Bebe Rexha!
For Charli, it was all about timing. In her own bio she writes, “Don’t worry, I don’t get the hype either.”
Marc Faddoul, an AI researcher at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information, confirms that Charli is a median user and she, “carries the perfect message for the brand’s strategy: on TikTok, everyone can be famous and happy!”
Addison Rae – $5 Million
And Aluxers, we’ve arrived at our biggest earner on TikTok for 2020 – Addison Rae. She has 67 million followers and over 4.2 billion likes on her videos.
Before Addison found Tik Tok fame, she had planned to become a sports activities broadcaster, and had briefly attended Louisiana State University to study. After amassing over a million fans on Tik Tok, she left Uni to pursue a Tik Tok career.
Reebok, L’Oréal, Hollister and American Eagle have all worked with Addison, and she’s made $5 million in 2020 from endorsement deals and merchandise.
You’ll be able to catch Addison Rae in the upcoming remake He’s All That!
Which of these TikTokers are your favourite? We’d love to hear from you!