TikTok is the video-sharing app that is taking the world by storm, so it is no surprise that it is currently the most downloaded app on Apple iOS. With over 2 billion downloads, people everywhere are flocking to TikTok to see what all the fuss is about. Although Gen Z are primary users of TikTok, many brands have recognised the app’s marketing potential and are collaborating with TikTok influencers from all over the world.
As TikTok is the fastest-growing social media app, it can be tricky to know who the most popular TikTokers are. Let’s take a look at the most famous TikTokers on the platform.
Top 5 most famous TikTokers
1. Charli D’amelio
TikTok followers: 111.5M
At just 16 years old, Charli D’amelio is the most followed person on TikTok. She first began uploading videos to TikTok in 2019 and has skyrocketed to fame since then. Her content mainly consists of dancing to trending songs on the app as well as participating in dance challenges. Before embarking on her TikTok career, Charli had already been a competitive dancer for over 10 years.
Her new-found fame has come with endless opportunities for the American teenager — she even has her own docuseries, The D’amelio Show, lined up for 2021. Charli has also been cast as a voice actor in the 2019 film StarDog and TurboCat, and has also endeavoured into creating her own makeup line and nail polish collection. These are just a few examples of how the app has opened many doors for the most famous person on TikTok.
2. Addison Rae
TikTok followers: 78.8M
20-year-old Addison Rae is one of the most followed on TikTok. She quickly rose to fame on the app in 2019, just months after posting her first video. Within a few months, Addison received over 1 million followers on the app. Much like Charli D’amelio, Addison is best known for uploading dance videos to trending songs and taking part in dance challenges. The famous TikToker is also a member of the TikTok group, Hype House. This collaborative account features a number of famous TikTokers who promote each other’s platforms.
Addison has ventured into making podcasts on Spotify, Mama Knows Best, with her mother, which detail their personal lives and careers. She has also launched her own cosmetics line, Item Beauty. She has also collaborated with a number of top brands including American Eagle, Reebok and Hollister.
3. Bella Poarch
@bellapoarchSum wrong with mah ice 🧊😀♬ ohh we VIBINNN – Katriina 🕺🏽💫
TikTok followers: 60.4M
Bella Poarch is a Filipina social media personality based in Hawaii. The famous TikToker is best known for creating lip-sync videos to popular songs on the app. She often pulls cute and funny faces during her videos whilst using the Zoom effect. Her simple yet alluring TikTok videos have gained so much popularity on the site that millions of users have imitated her most famous videos. The most-liked video on TikTok in fact belongs to Bella, where she is seen lip-syncing to a trending TikTok song.
Since her rise to fame, Bella has collaborated with various social media influencers and celebrities such as James Charles and Tyga. She has received worldwide attention for her endearing nature and is also known for having several tattoos.
4. Zach King
@zachkingThey rejected my application to Hogwarts but I still found a way to be a wizard. 🧹##illusion ##magic ##harrypotter♬ Zach Kings Magic Broomstick – Zach King
TikTok followers: 58.1M
Zach King is a filmmaker and internet personality based in America. He is no stranger to social media, as he was popular on YouTube and Vine before making his first TikTok video in 2016. He is best known for his creativity, making TikTok videos that are filled with illusions and great editing. Zach’s most-viewed video shows him riding a broomstick, which is then revealed to be a mind-blowing illusion using a mirror.
Zach has been partnered with a number of commercial brands such as Chipotle.
5. Spencer Polanco Knight
@spencerxThis will always blow my mind 👄💥🤯
TikTok followers: 52.2M
Spencer Polanco Knight is a famous TikToker and talented beatboxer. He is one of the most famous TikTokers today. Spencer is known for creating comedic beatboxing videos which often feature other popular TikTokers. The award winning beatboxer has shared the stage with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Doug E. Fresh. He has performed for top commercial brands such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and Vans.
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