TikTok has undoubtedly become the revolution in social media. The app’s algorithms have changed the game for brands and content creators. You can go viral literally overnight and enjoy a large fan base in the morning.

This has made many brands interested in the app and they have reached out to TikTok influencers for collaboration. Many of them have made tons of money through sponsored posts and the app itself.

Here are the top 10 highest paid TikTok influencers in 2021.

1.  Addison Rae Easterling

Annual Estimated Earnings: $5 million

TikTok followers: 64.6 million

Addison Rae started out her TikTok career mainly through showing off some of the most popular dance moves on the app. In the fall of 2019 she posted her first sponsored video and soon moved to Los Angeles to become a full-time celebrity. Together with other content creators, they formed Hype House and she got more and more business opportunities. She mainy makes money from branded merchandise and sponsored content.

Ever since then, Addison Rae has become the spokesperson for American Eagle and started her own makeup line, Item Beauty. 


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2. Charli D’Amelio

Annual Estimated Earnings: $4 million

TikTok followers: 92.6 million

Even though she was only 15 when she first started TikTok, her dance video managed to go viral very quickly. She then started to get invited to numerous events including an invitation from Bebe Rexha to her opening for the Jona Brothers at Barclay Center in Brooklyn. She moved to Los Angeles and was part of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

She also became involved in Hype House where she landed several partnerships including Hollister and Morphe Cosmetics.  In addition ,she has her own line of influencer merch.


@dixiedamelio dc @Tay Tay🦋

♬ DC ME – Tay Tay🦋

3. Dixie D’Amelio

Annual Estimated Earnings: $2.9 million

TikTok followers: 40.5 million

Dixie is also part of her younger sister’s journey, Charli. They both moved to Los Angeles and joined the agreement with Hollister and the cosmetics company Morphe. However, Dixie has gone in a different direction.

She recently released her first single “Be Happy” which debuted on some of Billboard’s top charts. Her video even beat out the Kanye West-Travis Scott video released on the same day!  


psycho live performance out now🖤

♬ original sound – dixie

4. Loren Gray

Annual Estimated Earnings: $2.6 million

TikTok followers: 48.1 million

Even though she had a difficult time in the beginning listening to some bad managers, she finally trusted herself and made it. Her TikTok activity has landed her some incredible brand collaborations – Hyundai, Burger King, Sketchers, Revlon.

The Revlon collaboration has given her freedom to experiment with her content and appeal to her followers.


well. turns out bangs are not for me.

♬ Berries and Stay – Cursed Mashups

5. Josh Richards

Annual Estimated Earnings: $1.5 million

TikTok followers: 22.4 million

Josh Richards is making a significant effort to stay active in TikTok. Apart from releasing his own influencer merch line, he has landed collaborations with Reebok and HouseParty. He has also started his own energy drink business, joined Triller and even co-founded a talent management company! 

Josh is definitely trying to build his TikTok career and is constantly looking for new opportunities!


Been missing the fam so thought I’d post the last fail from this video 😂

♬ original sound – madi !

6. Michael Le

Annual Estimated Earnings: $1.2 million

TikTok followers: 40.7 million

Michael Le is another TikTok content creator who lives in a mansion in Los Angeles with four other TikTok influencers called “Shluv”. His efforts on the app are definitely paying off.

Michael Le has landed several sponsorship deals including Bang energy drinks. His career path is currently set on developing his Youtube presence where he hopes to involve his 5-year-old brother Jonathan as well.


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♬ original sound – Michael Le

7. Spencer X

Annual Estimated Earnings: $1.2 million

TikTok followers: 45.8 million

Spenser X is a famous beatboxer who had to go through a long bumpy road towards success. He wanted to spend his 20s performing and this is exactly what he did. He focused on his musical career and moved to Los Angeles, where he had to sleep on people’s couches at first.

However, he was soon recognized and popular brands reached out to him for collaboration – Uno, Oreo, Sony. He now has his own house and is currently working on his debut singles.


BTS of this glitch trend 🗣🤖😜 @merrickhanna @maddchadd

♬ original sound – Spencer X

8. Zach King

Estimated Earnings per Post: $41,000

TikTok followers: 50.6 million

Zach King is not new on the social media stage. He became famous in 2008 through his YouTube channel. Later, he was a big fan of Vine and became one of the viral creators.

His video-editing skills and amazing videos landed him a deal with Tic Tacs which quickly got him to be one of the highest paid TikTok stars


Why the Golden Gate Bridge is #RED

♬ original sound – Zach King

9. Riyaz Afreen

Estimated Earnings per Post: $35,000 

TikTok followers: 43.4 million

Riyaz is an Indian fashion guru who started his career by posting videos on Instagram. He is also an influencer and an actor. 

He became TikTok famous with his duet videos and comedy content. If you are looking for some fashion inspiration, then Riyaz is the right one for you!


Aa raha hu 🔥 #riyaz #duetwithriyaz

♬ original sound – Pritam Jadhav – Balraje Patil

10. Baby Ariel

Estimated Earnings per Post: $32,000

TikTok followers: 34.7 million

Baby Ariel started with her lip-syncing videos even before the app was called TikTok. She was posting on Musical.ly and her list of popular videos is very long. She has been featured in a Billboard magazine and has created an anti-bullying campaign which was recognized by People magazine. Forbes and USA Today have ranked her as a top influencer. 

All of these achievements and her hard work on TikTok have made her one of the highest-paid content creators!

If you are also trying to become one of the viral influencers on TikTok, read more about how to get your profile verified first! 


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♬ INDUSTRY BABY – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow