TikTok, unlike other social media networks, is driven by an algorithm that centers on video content. Many people prefer the platform because it has a prevalence of trends like dance challenges for popular songs and outlets for users to express themselves. It also gives users a sense of community and a chance to become creative.
How to Create a TikTok Account
Creating a TikTok account is very simple. All you need to do is; Download the app from Google Play Store or App Store, Open the app, Tap Profile in the bottom Right and Choose a method to sign up.
How to Gain Followers
Gaining followers on TikTok needs hard work, consistency, and luck factor. According to Influencer Market Hub, one can nurture an extensive presence on the platform and focus on making short and crispy entertaining videos to gain followers. Many individuals have gained over thirty million followers, and among them are famous figures like Will Smith and Jason Derulo. In this article, you'll get to know the most followed people on TikTok whom you can benchmark.
20. Riyaz (45.2M)
Riyaz was born on September 14, 2003, and as young as he may seem, he is the very first Indian youngest TikTok superstar with a net worth of $2 million. Apart from being a TikTok content creator, he is a fashion blogger, actor, model, and social media personality. He was born in Bhutan but currently lives in Mumbai. He joined TikTok in 2017 and rose to fame when he actively started posting videos on the platform. Riyaz is the 20th most followed person on TikTok with 1K videos.
19. Won Jeong (46.6 M)
Won Jeong is a popular South Korean verified TikTok content creator, social media influencer, performer, fitness enthusiast, and professional singer who has performed live in various concerts and shows. Apart from being a renowned TikTok, Won Jeong works in a reputed firm in South Korea. He joined TikTok in 2020 and posted his first video featuring a bouncing soccer ball filter, and since then, Won has been gaining popularity dynamically.
18. Younes Zarou (47.8 M)
Younes is a 24-year-old German YouTuber, Influencer, and social media personality based in the UK and famed for his illusion videos and tutorials. He joined TikTok in 2019 and made his TikTok account active by frequently posting. His tricky tutorial content left his viewers wowed, and just by sharing his videos across the platform, Younes has had millions of views, making him on the list of the top twenty most-followed people on TikTok. He has 1.4K videos that can keep you entertained.
17. Michael Le (51.4 M)
Michael is a famous American TikTok star, Choreographer, social media influencer, entrepreneur, and YouTuber from West Palm Beach, Florida, US. His stage name is justmaiko. He was born on March 19, 2000, and started dancing at four. Michael started posting on TikTok while he was only 16 years old and rose to fame for his angelic dance moves and lip-syncing videos. He has 1.3K videos on his TikTok account, and most feature his dance content.
16. BTS (52.1 M)
BTS is an abbreviation that simplifies the name Bangtan Sonyeondan. The band is also known as Bangtan Boys. It is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010. The band consists of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Their biggest hit is Dynamite, which went viral and broke records on Digital Song Sale Charts and Billboard's Global Charts. BTS joined TikTok in 2019 purposefully to interact with fans.
15. Jason Derulo (52.5 M)
Jason is a 32-year-old American songwriter, singer, dancer, and one of the most popular content creators on TikTok. He rose to fame after signing a record Label when he won the grand prize on the 2006 season grand finale of the TV show Showtime at The Apollo, a stepping stone to his solo recording career. If you are a dead fan of pop music, you might have come across one or two of his most popular and trending music, such as Savage Love and Wiggle. Through those songs, you can see how energetic and charming Jason is.
His personality has made him gain huge followers on all his social media accounts. Jason first joined TikTok in 2016, where he posted his very first video and then took himself off the platform. He later rejoined in 2019 to promote his music video "Mamacita" and has been an active TikTok personality since then. Jason has 788 videos and, according to Popbuzz, he earns over $75000 per TikTok video.
14. Loren Gray (54.6M)
Loren is a 20-year-old American model, singer, and Social Media personality from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Loren started posting her videos in 2015 at the age of 13, and since then, this beauty has been gaining followers dynamically. She was once a most followed personality on TikTok and one of the first influencers. Having posted 3K videos on her TikTok account, the young Content creator currently has over fifty Million followers, and among them are celebrities, including Fletcher.
13. Spencer X (55 M)
Spencer was born on April 20, 1992, in New York. The 29-year-old popular beatboxer owns the 13th most followed TikTok account. After starting TikTok, he began posting music with original sound and produced comic tracks. In 2020, Forbes included him in the list of TikTok's highest-earning stars. Currently, Spencer has 1.3K videos that will keep you entertained.
12. The Rock (55.7 M)
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, is an American actor, professional wrestler, businessman, and a TikTok influencer. He was born on May 2, 1972, and rose to fame between 1996 and 1997. Dwayne, apart from being a TikToker, has performed in many movies, and among them is the famous Film Jumanji. The rock grew up with a view of performance and theatrics; therefore, he knows how to capture people's attention easily. He has gathered a lot of followers on his active TikTok account, and with 94 videos only, his loyal fans are always eager and waiting for him to drop new content on his account.
11. Dominik Elizabeth Resendez (56.1 M)
On TikTok, Dominik goes by the name @Domelipa. She is a famous Mexican YouTuber, Instagram, and TikTok personality. From Monterrey Mexico. She was born on August 27, 2001, and at only 21 years, Dominik is already famed for her dancing and fan videos. She first joined TikTok in June 2018 and started posting videos of her dancing, attracting many followers. Dominik is also part of a collaborative Mexican and Columbian TikTok group called Stranger's Team. She has 1.4K videos on her TikTok account.
10. Dixie D'Amelio (57.4M)
Dixie is an American social media and TikTok personality. She is the elder sister of Charlie D'Amelio and first joined TikTok in 2019 after her sister Charlie had gained popularity. Dixie later starred in the YouTube web series Attaway General in 2020. She is the tenth most followed individual on TikTok.
9. Burak Özdemir (62 M)
Burak is a 26-year-old creative Turkish chef behind the ninth most followed TikTok account. The TikTok Star, Burak has amazed fans with his culinary prowess in making different foods. In TikTok, Burak goes with the name @Cznburak. Czn is his nickname, a common mispronunciation of Cinzano- the name of his father's textile and shop in Laleli. His fans always wait for him to prepare various Syrian and Turkish delicacies using a distinctive methodology.
8. TikTok (64.3M)
TikTok, popularly known as Douyin in China, is a short-form video-making app owned by the Chinese company BytePance. The app was launched in 2016 and currently has 399 videos. It was established primarily for creating, sharing, and discovering short videos.
7. Kimberly Loaiza (65.9 M)
Kimberly Loaiza is a 24-year-old Mexican YouTuber and a social media influencer. Before joining TikTok, Kimberly had a massive following on YouTube. It made her gain quite a huge number of followers on TikTok because of her popularity and amazing content. At this very moment, Kimberly is the seventh most followed TikToker with 2K videos.
6. Zach King (69.1M)
Zach is a 32-year-old American social media personality, film producer, and illusionist. Having posted 342 videos since joining TikTok, Zach has wowed viewers with shocking content that amazes loyal fans. Most of his videos are illusion and portrays various magic tricks. He levitates objects into real magic, making fans wonder how possible that can be, and some are praising him for being too creative. The most viewed TikTok is the Harry potter illusion, where one of his fans, @lixmofficial, commented, "Literally a quarter of the population of the world has seen this"…
5. Will Smith (72.2 M)
Have you watched the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? The TV show that features Will Smith for having a charming and mischievous personality? Or do you remember Agent J? One of those two energetic protagonists in the Men in Black Film series? Besides being an actor, rapper, and producer, Will smith has attracted a huge following on TikTok. A lot of viewers are enchanted by his content as well as his charming nature. With 136 videos only, this American- based social media personality has been ranked among the top TikTok influencers for having many followers in TikTok.
4. Addison Rae (88.5M)
Addison is a 21-year-old American actress, singer, dancer, and social media personality who first joined TikTok in July 2019 at 18. She started uploading dance videos to popular trending songs after joining. Among them was a video of her dancing with her mom that went viral, making her rise to popularity. Her most viewed TikTok was a video she posted on August 22, 2020, where she danced to the video challenge named WAP by Megan Thee Stallion. Since then, Addison has become so influential on the TikTok platform, making her gain more followers every day.
3. Bella Poarch (90.9 M)
Bella Poarch, a twenty-Five-year-old Filipino-American social media personality and singer, is the third most followed on TikTok. She is famed for her hypotonic lip-synched videos and her beauty as a bonus. She joined TikTok in April 2020, and the video went viral after an "M to the B" lip-synching video challenge by Millie B that she did and posted on August 17, 2020. Bella quickly skyrocketed to fame, making huge followers in less than eight months. Her TikTok content is about lip-synching, gaming, and dance challenges.
2. Charlie D'Amelio (144.6 M)
Charlie D' Amelio is an 18-year-old TikTok personality and a dancer from the United States. Having 2.2K videos on her TikTok account, Charlie is the most followed content creator after Khaby Lame. According to Guinness World Records, Charlie became the first most followed female TikToker and the first to hit fifty million followers. She achieved this within seven months after posting her first video on TikTok on March 30, 2019. The video made her rise to fame quickly, surpassing Loren Gray at fifteen. Charlie loves to dance, and in most of her videos, you'll see her making angelic dance moves swiftly and with no struggles. The most viewed video is Vroom Vroom Dance having 111.7 Million views.
1. Khaby Lame (147.7 M)
Khaby Lame is a twenty-two-year-old Senegalese social media personality based in Italy. According to Forbes, Khaby became the world's most-followed TikToker with more than 147 million followers, on June 22, 2022, after surpassing Charlie D' Amelio, who previously had the most followers in TikTok since March 25, 2020. Many followers are impressed by Khaby's comic videos that are wordless yet humorous, like; Summer Is Coming (133 Million Views); hence, following him to get more of his videos. Primarily, his videos silently mock those absurdly "life hacks" videos posted by other content creators. The most viewed video is Wing Mirror, with 351.5 million views. Before fame, Khaby worked as a CNC machine operator in a factory in Chivasso, and he later lost his job in March 2020 after the Covid-19 breakdown, thus turning to TikTok.
TikTok is a fun platform where you can easily connect with people and view anything from sports to make-up and celebrity news. From the people mentioned, you can guess that TikTok isn't biased in any way because among the top twenty list are the teens, Youth, and middle-aged. You can easily join the platform and get a huge following once your video goes viral. To go viral, you must captivate your audience by serializing your content.
Written by Dana Hanson
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