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.