Social media is a strange place where young teenagers boast more followers than A-list celebrities — by posting dance videos and bizarre challenges. TikTok is the latest trend among youngsters who have flooded the platform, amassing millions of followers within a few short months.
But now that the platform is facing the threat of a potential ban in the United States due to President Trump’s new executive orders, TikTok creators could soon lose their stardom if the app’s ownership is not transferred to another American company.
For now, these are the richest creators on the video-sharing platform. You won’t believe how old some of these social media stars are!
Adison Rae Easterling – 5 Million
A year ago, Adison hadn’t imagined in her wildest dreams that her dance videos on this new video-sharing app she recently started usign would turn into a global sensation. Young Easterling was just starting her college life at LSU when her videos started gaining traction and even people from her university began to recognize and take photos with her.
In fall of the same year, Adison was already an established social media star doing sponsored posts for established brands like Fashion Nova. As her career on social media took off, the young star quit college and joined a group of TikTok creators under the name of Hype House.
More brand endorsement from even bigger brands like American Eagle, Reebok and Daniel Wellington began rolling in, and soon Adison was worth millions. Besides the regular sponsored content, she was also making money from her own merchandise, a spotify podcast with her mom called, Mama Knows Best, and even her own makeup line, Item Beauty.
Charli D’Amelio – $4 Million
Chalrie’s TikTok career is more recent than Adison Rae’s, but she is quickly catching up with her former Hype House friend in net worth. The 16-year-old posted her first video in 2019, and a few months later, she went viral for some of her dancing videos, even getting invited to open shows.
Soon, she left her hometown and moved to LA, much like any other social media celebrity. The young star has also made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Paris Fashion Week.
Dixie D’Amelio – 2.5 Million
Charli wasn’t the only one from her family who found fame on TikTok. Older sister Dixie D’Amelio is also one of the highest earning stars on the video-sharing platform. Boasting a following of 32 million, Dixie has bagged some major sponsorships over the past few months with brands like Morphe and Hollister.