When the worldwide version of what began as a Chinese social media site in 2016 was unveiled in 2018, it grabbed the world by storm. Naturally, the most popular TikTokers made a lot of money rather quickly. Because the platform is still relatively new,
most of the TikTokers truly raking in cash make the majority of their money from other social media platforms or other ventures, so we only had one criterion for compiling this list aside from their net worth: the person had to be among the top 50 TikTok accounts with the most followers. And now, these are the wealthiest TikTokers. All figures are in United States dollars.
The Richest TikTokers 2021
10. JoJo Siwa (Net worth: $14 million)
Jojo Siwa (@itsjojosiwa) began her career competing in dance competitions on television. Her singing career began with the release of her single “Boomerang” in 2016, and she has since expanded to include acting and her own fashion accessories company. But it’s YouTube that’s been raking in the dough, with her dance videos averaging 400,000 views each day. Despite this, she made her big debut on TikTok, where she has 33.3 million followers, lip-syncing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” The star’s net worth is reported to be $14 million.
9. David Dobrik (Net worth: $15 million)
David Dobrik (@daviddobrik) was born in Slovakia and raised in the United States. He began his career on Vine, but recognition, money, and honours came through YouTube and The Vlog Squad. He is now one of the wealthiest YouTubers. Dobrik is also one of the co-founders of the Dispo app. On TikTok, he has over 26 million followers and a net worth of $15 million.
8. Jason Derulo (Net worth: $16 million)
Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) began his career as a songwriter, penning songs for Sean Kingston, Diddy, Danity Kane, and Lil Wayne, among others. In 2006, he won the Showtime at the Apollo season finale, which led to a record deal and his first breakthrough single in 2009. Along with his singing career, he’s starred on reality shows, had some major fashion faux pas, and dabbled in acting, notably the much-maligned Cats remake. His song “Savage Love” got viral on Tiktok in 2020, and he now has 44.4 million followers. His net worth is estimated to be over $16 million.
7. Lucas and Marcus (Net worth: $22 million)
Lucas and Marcus, also known as the Dobre Twins (@dobretwins), rose to fame thanks to their gravity-defying dancing videos on Vine, where they amassed over 1.8 million followers. Their dexterity comes as no surprise given their mother, Aurelia Dobre, a former Romanian Olympic gymnast and world champion. Following Vine’s death, the twins became well-known on YouTube, where they posted videos of pranks and culinary challenges. They perform with their two elder brothers as the Dobre Brothers on another channel, which led to a record deal in 2018. Lucas and Marcus have a net worth of $22 million and 28.3 million TikTok followers.
6. James Charles (Net worth: $22 million)
In 2015, make-up artist James Charles (@jamescharles) began uploading makeup tutorials to YouTube. A year later, one of his tweets went viral, and he became CoverGirl’s first male brand ambassador within a month, at the age of 17. Despite various issues, YouTube and Instagram provided him recognition, fortune, and the opportunity to collaborate with celebrities. He’s also got a TikTok channel with 36 million followers. His estimated net worth is $22 million.
5. Selena Gomez (Net worth: $75 million)
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) was meant to be famous one day, as she was named after Tejano music diva Selena Quintanilla. Her journey to stardom began at a young age when she earned a position on Barney & Friends when she was only ten years old. She became a regular on Disney Channel shows including Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place, and at the age of 16, she founded her own production firm.
She also obtained a record deal and began a successful music career around the same time. Gomez has moved out into other projects, such as her own fashion brand, despite her mental and physical health challenges over the years, which included a kidney transplant. She’s also gone through a lot of style changes. She has around 27.4 million TikTok followers and a net worth of $75 million.
4. BTS (Net worth: $100 million)
TikTok is very popular among K-Pop fans, so it’s no surprise that BTS (@bts official bighit) has found success on the app. The boy band has been active since 2013, but it was only in 2017 that they truly broke through internationally, with a dizzying rise compared to that of The Beatles. The septet has been at the forefront of the Korean Wave, boosting the appeal of anything Korean. They have a combined TikTok following of 31.1 million people and a net worth of $100 million.
3. Dwayne Johnson (Net worth: $320 million)
When it comes to celebs who have perfected the pivot, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (@therock) has to be at the top of the list. After temporarily signing with the Calgary Stampeders as a professional football player, he opted to follow in his Canadian-born father’s footsteps and become a professional wrestler.
He was instantly dubbed “The Rock” and became one of the WWE’s biggest performers. This led to guest parts on TV – one of his first was on That ‘70s Show, where he played his own father, Rocky Johnson – and a career pivot: he is now one of the world’s highest-paid performers. On TikTok, he has 35.4 million followers and a net worth of $320 million.
2. Will Smith (Net worth: $350 million)
Will Smith (@willsmith), one-half of the rap combo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, has been entertaining us since the 1980s. He went on to star in sitcoms before bringing his talents to the big screen in films like Men in Black. He’s won four Grammys and been nominated for two Oscars and five Golden Globes. On TikTok, the singer has roughly 50.1 million followers and a net worth of $350 million.
1. Kylie Jenner (Net worth: $700 million)
Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) originally caught our attention as a reality television star. Thanks to her cosmetics company, she was also dubbed the “youngest self-made billionaire” for a time. The Kardashian–Jenner family’s wealthiest member has roughly 28.1 million TikTok followers and a net worth of $700 million.