FORBES 5 TOP EARNING TIK TOK STARS of 2021

Charli D' Amelio

2021 was an extremely productive year for social media, specifically TikTokers. With the coronavirus still running rampant, media consumption has continued to be a primary source of engaging, connecting and earning revenue! Forbes curated a list of the top 5 highest earning social media influencers for the 2021 year, in review. On the top of the list, Charli D’Amelio, creator of viral dance videos and lifestyle clips, ranks as the #1 earner, raking in a whopping $17.5M in 2021, with 133M followers on TikTok. Following close behind, Dixie D’Amelio, singer-songwriter and media personality, who earned $10M with a following of 57M followers. Addison Rae, known for her viral dances and friendship with Kourtney Kardashian, came in 3rd, yielding a respectable $8.5M, with 86M followers. Bella Poarch and Josh Richards tied for 4th in the ranking, both accruing a $5M this past year. And finally, Kris Collins, a Vancouver-based hairdresser and comedic artist, rounds of the Forbes list as she brought in $4.75M! The sky’s the limit, and these influencers seem to know how to capture their audiences. 

Written by Alyssa G.

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