Undoubtedly, the digital revolution and social media have provided tons of opportunities to Gen Z to make lots of money online just by showcasing their talents. Recently, TikTok has been at the forefront of providing a platform for young people to exhibit their creative abilities through short videos. The more followers and views they get, the more money they make. Since the lockdown began in 2020, downloads on all social media platforms, particularly TikTok, have exploded; people are looking for ways to counter their boredom during quarantine, and social media has proven to be the perfect form of entertainment for them. This has ultimately benefited countless creators on social media who entertain their audiences with their creative stunts, some of which have become successful in amassing millions of followers and are making millions of dollars every year.
Here are the top 10 highest paid TikTokers in 2020:
Charli D’Amelio – 16
Charlie D’Amelio is an American dancer who has rapidly gained millions of followers and made millions of dollars through her dancing videos on TikTok. Her followers on TikTok and other social media platforms are growing rapidly every day. As of 22 August 2020, D’Amelio has 81.3 million followers and 6 billion likes on her official TikTok account, 27 million followers on her Instagram account, and 6.62 million subscribers on her Youtube account. She has her own website and is active on Snapchat as well. She earns around $48,000 per sponsored post, which makes her the highest-earning TikTok star. Moreover, she makes tons of money through her sponsorship deals with companies such as EOS cosmetics and has appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Sabra hummus. According to Forbes estimates, D’Amelio has earned around $4 million since June 2019 when she uploaded her first TikTok video.
Loren Gray – 18
Lore Gray, born in April 2002, is a singer, and social media celebrity from America. As of August 2020, Loren Gray has over 46.6 million followers on TikTok, with 2.5 billion likes. She also has 4.7 million followers on her Instagram account, 1.3 million followers on Twitter, and over 3.82 million subscribers on her official Youtube account. Overall, she has over 76 million subscribers on her social media accounts. This makes her one of the most influential and highest-earning teen internet celebrities. She earns over $42,000 per sponsored post which makes her the second-highest earning Tik Toker. According to Forbes’ estimates, Gray earned around $2.4 million in 2019 through her various sponsorship deals and merchandise.
Zach King – 30
Zach King, whose full name is Zachary Micheal King, born on February 4, 1990, is an American internet celebrity, author, filmmaker, actor, and illusionist. As of 22 August 2020, He has over 47.7 million followers on TikTok with 542 million likes, over 8.11 million subscribers on Youtube, over 4.7 million followers on Facebook, and 23.5 million subscribers on Instagram. He earns over $41,000 per sponsored post, which makes him the third-highest earning Tik Toker in 2020. He has a net worth of around $3 million. Zach has been involved in several ventures that make him a good amount of money such as selling merchandise and his book on his website. He works with various companies such as Chrysler, Lacoste, Buick, LG, Crayola, etc., that pay him thousands of dollars to promote their products.
Riyaz Afreen – 16
Riyaz Afreez, born in 2004, is a social media personality and a fashion blogger from India. As of August 22, 2020, Riyaz Afreen has over 43.2 million followers on TikTok with over 2 billion likes. He actively posts lip-synching and duet videos for his followers on TikTok and makes comedy videos as well. Besides this, he is also a bright student and is currently studying in high school (12th standard). He earns over $35,000 per sponsored post which makes him the fourth-highest earning Tik Toker in 2020.
Addison Rae – 19
Addison Rae Easterling, well-known for her dance videos on TikTok, was born on October 6, 2000. She is an American dancer, TikTok influencer, and social media personality. She, with her 56 million followers on TikTok, is the second most followed personality on the platform. She earns around $35,000 per post which makes her the fifth-highest earning TikTok influencer in 2020. She earns money from her other social media platforms as well; she has 3.54 million subscribers on Youtube, 2.58 million Instagram followers, and 3.4 million followers on Twitter. According to Forbes’ estimate, she has earned around $5 million in the past year through her various ventures.
Baby Ariel – 19
Ariel Rebecca Martin, professionally known as Baby Ariel, was born on November 22, 2000, is an internet celebrity, singer, and actress from America. She is famous for her videos on TikTok on which she has 34.6 million followers and 1.8 billion likes. She also has 3.07 million followers on her Youtube channel, 9.7 million followers on Instagram, and 1.1 million Twitter followers. She earns over $32,000 per post which makes her the sixth-highest earning Tik Toker in 2020. She is also known for her role in the Disney movie Zombies 2. In 2017, Time magazine recognized her as one of the most influential internet personalities.
Spencer X – 28
Spenser X, born on 20 April 1992, is a social media personality, beatboxer, comedian, and content creator from America. As of 22 August 2020, he has over 42 million followers and 1 billion likes on TikTok, 2.26 million subscribers on Youtube, and over 900,000 followers on Instagram. He earns over $28,000 per post which makes him the seventh-highest earning TikToker in 2020. Spencer has collaborated with several top artists such as Alicia Keys, Marshmello, and Sean Kingston. He is famous for his music with original sounds, produced tracks, and comedic sketches. He posts beatbox challenges and tutorials on his Youtube channel.
Gil Croes – 27
Gilherm Croes, professionally known as Gil Croes, is a social media personality, model, and actor from Aruba. He is famous on the internet for his lip-sync and comedy videos which he actively uploads on his TikTok and Youtube accounts. He is one of the most well-known and influential celebrities in Aruba. He has 29 million followers and 731 million likes on TikTok, and 1.1 million followers on his Instagram account. He also runs another Youtube channel, CroesBros, with this younger brother, which has over a million subscribers. Following his massive success on social media platforms, he got the opportunity to work in various short films. He charges over $26,000 per post which makes him the eighth-highest earning TikTok star in 2020.
Arishfa Khan – 17
Arishfa Khan, born on April 3, 2003, is an Indian internet celebrity and musical artist. She has over 28.5 billion followers on TikTok with over 1.1 billion likes, 1.8 million subscribers on Youtube, and over 10.6 million subscribers on her Instagram page. She actively uploads lip-sync videos, skits, and singing clips on her official TikTok and Youtube accounts. Khan nets around $24,000 per sponsored post which makes her the ninth-highest paid TikTok influencer in 2020. Since age 10, she has acted in various TV serials and has appeared in numerous TV commercials as well. Moreover, she has featured in various Punjabi and Hindi music videos.
Kristen Hancher – 21
Kisten Hancher, born on May 17, 1999, is an internet celebrity and actress from Canada. She is very famous for her dance, creative music, and lip-sync videos on social media platforms TikTok and Youtube. She has over 24.5 million followers and 1.7 billion likes on TikTok, 1.1 million subscribers on Youtube, and 5.6 million Instagram followers. She started her career as an actress and has starred in six films from 2017 to 2019. Hancher has also been nominated for several awards such as Choice Muser 2016, Choice Muser 2017, and Streamy Award. She nets around $24,000 per sponsored post which makes her the tenth-highest paid TikToker in 2020.