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Top 20 most followed TikTok accounts: Charli D’Amelio, Addison Rae, more

Published: 10/Aug/2020 14:08 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 11:12

by David Purcell

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TikTok has established itself as a perfect platform to allow videos to go viral, reaching millions of online users, but who should you be following on the app? Well, let’s take a look at the top 20 accounts. 

For those who don’t know a lot about the app itself, TikTok is a social media service that was launched back in 2017 for iOS and Android, owned by ByteDance.

It is now available in over 150 markets across the world in 75 different languages, with 2020 looking like the most successful year yet for the application. With so many lip-sync videos, comedy sketches and various other content, so many people are already hooked — despite the app almost getting banned in the United States in September 2020.

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TikTok? We’ve rounded up the top 20 most followed to give you some ideas.

Now, as so many more people are making accounts for TikTok, we’re going to run through 20 of the most-followed users, using stats from Social Tracker.

There are some names you’ll instantly recognize on this list, but there are a few surprises too — and it’s crazy to see how many followers some people have managed to accrue.

Here’s the list of the top 20 most-followed accounts, as of December 2020:

Top 20 TikTok accounts (November 2020)

1. Charli D’Amelio — 102.0 million

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D’Amelio overtook Loren Gray on March 25, 2020.

The most followed individual on TikTok is Charli D’Amelio, who overtook Loren Gray on March 25, 2020 to become the largest account in the world.

At just 16 years old, her rise to the top has been nothing short of spectacular. Alongside her incredible success, she has already garnered over 7.25 million YouTube subscribers, and collaborated with the likes of James Charles, Noah Schnapp and Marshmello.

Instead of making a name for herself with her singing TikTok, D’Amelio exploded in followers thanks to her videos of dance choreography.

She even ended up being the first star on the app to appear in a Super Bowl commercial, which is an impressive accomplishment no matter which way you try to slice it.

2. Addison Rae — 70.4 million

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Rae has stormed into the top 5 most followed TikTok stars.

If there’s one name almost as synonymous with TikTok fame as Charli D’Amelio, it’s Addison Rae.

She is best known for her dance choreography videos, and has built an immensely popular YouTube following off the back of her TikTok success. It’s been reported that she makes $5m per year from TikTok — even more than D’Amelio — and it’s only looking up for the young star.

3. Zach King — 53.0 million

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Zach King is massive on TikTok and YouTube.

Zach King been able to amass a following of almost 50 million, despite posting far less than those above him in the list.

King made a name for himself on the now-defunct app Vine, but he’s been able to transition his following over to a new platform quite nicely. Although he has a wife and two kids, he’s still able to produce consistent content, which is an impressive feat on its own.

4. Loren Gray — 49.7 million

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Loren Gray has fallen to no. 3 as a result of Charli D’Amelio’s and Zach King’s rise in fame.

Loren Gray is an American singer and TikTok user with just over 46.2 million people following her account on the platform. She is signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records, with her most recent singles being Options, Lie Like That, and Can’t Do It – which featured rapper Saweetie.

She was only usurped of top spot in this list at the end of March 2020, as a result of Charli D’Amelio’s unparalleled rise in popularity.

5. Spencer Polanco Knight — 49.3 million

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This YouTuber and Beatboxing star of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent has pushed TikTok out of 5th place. Featured all over the media as an artist to watch, he’s collaborated with many musical artists, such as Alicia Keys and Sean Kingston.

Rank Account name Followers (millions)
#1 Charli D’Amelio 102.0
#2 Addison Rae 70.4
#3 Zach King 53.0
#4 Loren Gray 49.7
#5 Spencer X 49.3
#6 TikTok 48.9
#7 Dixie D’Amelio 45.4
#8 Bella Poarch 43.3
#9 Will Smith 41.8
#10 Riyaz 43.6
#11 Michael Le 42.4
#12 Jason Derulo 40.7
#13 Brent Rivera 35.1
#14 Baby Ariel 35.0
#15 Faisal Shaikh 32.1
#16 Gilmher Croes 31.2
#17 Kimberly Loaiza 31.2
#18 JoJo Siwa 30.6
#19 James Charles 30.5
#20 The Rock 29.8

Last updated: December 4, 2020

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.