VIDEO platform TikTok has skyrocketed in popularity due to the tailored For You page filled with endless videos.
On the social media app, users can find dancing, recipes, comedy skits and social activism with creators racking up followers in the millions.
Who has the most followers on TikTok?
TikTok is available in more than 150 countries and has been downloaded over 175 million times just in the US.
The For You page on the app tailors the videos you see without even needing to follow the creator which allows the content to spread quickly.
However, you can still follow people to connect and boost the number of their videos and similar content that you see.
As with all social media apps, TikTok has its fair share of influencers and creators with massive followings.
Dances and trends move so quickly across the platform, one golden video can catapult a creator into superstardom.
The top 10 most followed TikTok accounts are the following.
1. Khaby Lame
Khaby Lame unseated TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio as most followed person on the app in June 2022.
He shot to fame with his silent videos pointing out the flaws in overly complex “life hack” videos.
The star has over 143.2million followers and is estimated to be worth around $5million.
After losing his job in the pandemic, Khaby took to TikTok as an outlet for his boredom and the rest is history.
2. Charli D’Amelio
Charli was previously the most followed person on TikTok with 142.4million followers.
She began on TikTok posting dance videos and went viral instantly.
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Since her rise, she has performed alongside Bebe Rexha and the Jonas Brothers, modelled for Hollister and became an ambassador for Invisalign.
After being included on Fortune’s 40 under 40 list, D’Amelio’s net worth is thought to be around $4million.
3. Bella Poarch
Bella Poarch is a 25-year-old Filipino-American creator known for her lip-syncing videos.
Her video lip-syncing to the Soph Aspin Send by British rapper Millie B became the most liked TikTok in 2020 with 50million likes.
She has over 90million followers and began releasing music in 2021 to some chart success, peaking at 24 on the US top 40 with her debut single.
Bella served in the US Navy for four years after enlisting in 2015, finishing just before her TikTok took off.
4. Addison Rae
Addison began her TikTok career posting dance videos, with her mum making occasional appearances.
She has 88million followers and moved to Los Angeles to pursue content creation full time.
Addison has sponsorships with Reebok, L’Oréal, Hollister and American Eagle.
She has a podcast with her mother on Spotify and is starring in a remake of He’s All That – titled She’s All That.
5. Will Smith
Renowned actor and former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith shares prank videos, comedy clips, and insights into his star-studded life.
He has 72.3million followers on the app and has 10million likes on a video of himself and Jada Pinkett Smith dressed up for the Oscars.
Will is only following 25 people back which includes Jada, Jaden Smith, Jason Derulo and creator Liza Koshy.
His bio reads: “Same kid from West Philly”.
6. Zach King
Zach became popular on TikTok for his videos showcasing magic tricks and what he calls “digital sleight of hand”.
He had a following on Vine and YouTube and attracted more fans while on TikTok, reaching 68.8million fans.
One of these fans is none other than Will Smith himself – Zach is one of the chosen few who the actor follows.
Zach’s video on which he appears to fly on a broom has a whopping 2.2billion views on the platform.
7. Kimberly Loaiza
Singer and creator Kimberly Loaiza is only 24 but has amassed over 64million followers on TikTok.
She began her career in 2016 on YouTube and started posting on TikTok in 2020.
Kimberly is the most followed Spanish-speaking influencer on TikTok and lives in Mexico.
Her net worth is estimated to be around $17.5million and she has collaborated with international influencers such as James Charles.
8. Burak Özdemir
Turkish chef Burak Özdemir (@cznburak) shares recipes and cooking videos on TikTok.
He is popular for his skills but also for the fact he is always smiling in his videos, gaining him 59.5million followers.
In March 2022, it was announced Cristiano Ronaldo would be opening a new venture with the chef in London.
Fears for his health arose in May 2022 after Burak posted a picture of himself in hospital, rumours of a brain tumour circulated but have never been confirmed by the chef himself.
9. Dixie D’Amelio
Dixie is Charli D’Amelio’s sister and the pair appeared in a reality TV show together.
She followed in her sister’s footsteps sharing videos of herself dancing, singing, and acting.
She has starred in the YouTube series Attaway General, released her first single Be Happy, and launched her own podcast series with Charli.
Dixie has 57.4million followers and collaborates with his sister and other influencers.
10. Spencer Knight
Spencer got popular on TikTok for his beatboxing videos and has produced tracks of his own as well.
He has worked alongside a number of famous artists, including Alicia Keys, Sean Kingston and Marshmello.
Spencer has 55.1million followers and over 1.3billion likes on his videos.
What’s the most popular ever TikTok video?
Zach King’s Harry Potter illusion video is the most watched of all time on the app.
It has had 2.2billion views and counting.
The video features Zach riding a flying broom with a Harry Potter coat, leaving many to believe he is levitating over the road.
The popular magician reveals his illusion trick in the short video and shows himself riding a longboard with a reflective mirror covering it.
It also has fake legs attached and bent to make it look like he is flying a broom.
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