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TikToks Millionaires: The 7 Top Earners You Should Know

Dec 11 2020

Although first released in China for the Chinese market in 2016 as Douyin, TikTok quickly became a platform for entertainment around the world. By the end of 2020, it has launched the careers of thousands of personalities, many of whom are using the platform as a means to earn a living. In less than 36 months, TikToks millionaires have made some serious cash and are still doing so. Here are 7 of its top earners.


1. Spencer X

Earnings: $1.2 million
Spencer Polanco Knight, better known as Spencer X, initially promoted his beatboxing skills through YouTube, later combining his YT earnings with sponsorships to become a TikTok millionaire by the age of 28. After dropping out of college, Spencer X started his beatboxing career busking, and was even part of a bluegrass group. His popularity as a beatbox artist grew when he began posting on YouTube and on TikTok in 2019.

2. Michael Le

Earnings: $1.2 million

Michael Le, better known as JustMaiko was one of the pioneer content creators on Tik Tok, back when it was known as Le is a dancer and choreographer who offers multiple posts on his Tik Tok account daily for his nearly 5 million followers. Other than creating dance and challenge videos, Le also earns through paid partnerships using Instagram and merchandise sales with his Shluv clothing line.

3. Josh Richards

Earnings: $2.5 million

Josh Richards is a Canadian Tik Tok star who is also currently the highest-paid male content creator on the platform. Richards provides content on Tik Tok, YouTube, and Instagram where he posts video clips of his performances. He co-founded Ani Energy and TalentX Entertainment and is the Chief Strategy Officer of Triller. He has accumulated north of 20 million followers on the TikTok application.

4. Loren Gray

Earnings: $4 million

Loren Gray is another Tik Tok pioneer - that is, she was on the platform back when it was known as She started posting when she was just a 6th grader. These days, Gray is focused on her music career which she began promoting by creating content and building her TikTok followers. By the middle of 2020, she had nearly 50 million followers on the platform.

5. Dixie D'Amelio

Earnings: $2.9 million

Dixie is the older half of the D'Amelio sisters. After her sister Charli ventured into Tik Tok territory, Dixie also began to make her mark on the platform. By 2020, she ranked No. 7 as the most followed personality on Tik Tok. Dixie has also expanded her career from just vlogging to music, releasing her first single in the middle of 2020. She has also starred in the web series, "Attaway General", released by Brat TV.

6. Charli D'Amelio

Earnings: $4 million

Dixie's li'l sis joined Tik Tok in 2019. A competitive dancer, Charli posts dance videos on the platform, becoming so popular that she became the first creator to gain 50 million and later, 100 million followers. She is also an entrepreneur, promoting her makeup line, sweatshirt and nail polish collection, and a book. She also lent her voice as a character in "StarDog and TurboCat".

7. Addison Rae

Earnings: $5 million

Addison Rae is Tik Tok's top earner. By the age of 20, she has more than 71.3 million followers on the platform, thanks to her popular dance videos. A competitive dancer since she was 6 years old, Rae put her dreams of becoming a sports broadcaster aside to pursue a career in web entertainment. She has launched Item Beauty, her own cosmetics line in partnership with Madeby Collective, and has partnered with brands such as L'Oreal, Hollister, American Eagle, and Reebok.

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