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Charli D’Amelio has broken a Guinness World Record on TikTok

Published: 26/Sep/2020 16:05 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 10:16

by Charlotte Colombo

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At just sixteen years old, Charli D’Amelio is continuing in her quest for world domination. She’s an influencer, multi-millionaire and now, a Guinness World Record holder!

In the past year, the name Charli D’Amelio has become almost synonymous with TikTok. As a former member of influencer hub the Hype House, her internet fame has skyrocketed in unprecedented ways.

With 89.1 followers on TikTok, she is by far the most-followed influencer on the platform. She also has 29.7 million Instagram followers and 4.3 million followers on Twitter.

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Charli D’Amelio’s internet fame has caused her to break a Guinness World Record.

Unsurprisingly, her Guinness World Record is down to her astronomical TikTok following. In the 2021 book, she holds the prestigious title of  “Most Followers on TikTok”.

Her official entry, which can be found in the book or on the official Guinness World Records website, reads as follows:

“Charli D’Amelio (USA) became the first person with 50 million TikTok followers on 22 Apr 2020. By 30 Apr, she had 52,037,851 fans. She reached the top spot in just 10 months, having begun uploading dance clips to the video platform in summer 2019.”

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Charli achieved a world record for being the first person to reach 50 million followers on TikTok.

D’Amelio announced the achievement in an Instagram story earlier this month, simply commenting: “this is crazy!!! [sic]”

With a net worth of $4 million, D’Amelio has made an established career for herself off the back of the platform.

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At just 16, D’Amelio has become a multi-millionaire.

As well as making a fortune from numerous sponsorship deals and merchandise, Charli along with her sister – fellow content creator Dixie D’Amelio – partnered with Morphe cosmetics to release their own palette, Morphe 2 alongside their own nail polish line.

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Charli has collaborated with sister Dixie on several projects since finding fame on TikTok

D’Amelio is also set to release a book in the December entitled: Essentially Charli: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping It Real.

Which man holds the record for most TikTok followers?

The 2021 Guinness World Records book also contains a world record for the man with the most TikTok followers; and this is a record held by internet personality and illusionist Zach King.

King, 30, boasts 49.8 million TikTok followers. He is also an established content creator on YouTube, and previously made waves on Vine and musical.ly.

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Illusionist Zach King holds the record as the man with the most TikTok followers with his entertaining “digital sleight of hand” format.

The book’s official entry for King is as follows:

“The most followed male on TikTok is Zach King (USA), with 41,386,005 followers as of 20 April 2020, according to SocialTracker. Best known for his magic tricks and special effects, or what he calls “digital sleight of hand”, King has built on his strong fanbases already established on YouTube and former short video platform Vine to become one of TikTok’s leading stars.”

It’s clear to see that both Charli and Zach have dedicated a lot of time and effort into their content, so it is great to see that a lot of this hard work has paid off. Congratulations to them both!

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio hit back at Mr Beast trivia cheating allegations

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:11

by Virginia Glaze

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The D’Amelio sisters, famous for their TikTok presence, incited the ire of the gaming community after winning Mr Beast’s Creator Games on October 17 — a feat that many accused them of cheating to achieve.

Mr Beast is hailed as one of YouTube’s most popular — and most creative — content creators, having hosted a slew of outrageous challenges on his channel in exchange for an equally outrageous sum of cash.

While he previously hosted a “Creator Games” (a massive virtual gathering of YouTubers for a huge game of rock-paper-scissors), this time, Mr Beast’s YouTube celebrity challenge was a trivia quiz, which the D’Amelio family found themselves winning.

However, it seems that their victory was much to the chagrin of Mr Beast’s viewers, who accused Charli and Dixie of cheating, claiming that their parents fed them the answers or that they looked up the questions on their phones.

Charli and Dixie spoke out on the backlash during an episode of their ‘2 Chix’ podcast, where they hit back at the accusations against them.

“I didn’t think winning a contest would ever come with so much hate,” Dixie said of the matter. “I’m probably one of the most hated people in the gaming world right now.”

“There’s this one picture that keeps coming up of us with our phones out,” she continued. “That picture is when they brought us on screen while we were waiting. …you can’t cheat if you don’t know the question, which we don’t know until it’s on, and no one’s watching the video!”

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“The other thing is, if Mr Beast had a problem with it being four of us, he would have told us that it wasn’t okay, or that we should pick two,” Charli added. “So I feel like that was just a big misunderstanding. People also think we’re keeping the money, which is 100% not true.”

Mr Beast has also spoken out regarding the stacking of “unfair teams” in the games, explaining in a tweet that, “honestly, the tournament was just for fun and to bring the community together, and I’d appreciate if you were to get mad at anyone, get mad at me. It was my decision.”

It’s unfortunate that what was meant to be a “fun” and carefree event resulted in so much drama, but it looks like Mr Beast is keeping the criticism in mind for the next Creator Games he decides to throw in the future.