Charli D’Amelio, 16, is first person with 100MILLION TikTok followers – and can charge $100,000 per post
TEENAGER Charli D’Amelio has become the first person in the world with 100million TikTok followers.
The 16-year-old now boasts 100.7million followers and 7.9billion likes.
That means she’s five times more popular on the short video platform than Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.
TikTok has only been avaliable since 2018 and D’Amelio started posting last year in May.
Her popularity came when clips of her dancing to popular songs went viral.
She’s reached such a strong following in a very short space of time compared to other platforms like YouTube where it took 14 years for one channel to reach 100million subscribers.
At just 16 she’s achieved a meteoric rise to fame[/caption]
Having 100million followers puts her way ahead of all the other TikTokers.
The second most followed person is dancer Addison Rae and she’s currently on 69.7million followers.
This time last year Charli had around six million followers.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Charli charges $100,000 per sponsored content post on TikTok.
Her net worth is said to be $4million (£3million).
The whole D’Amelio family are now famous in their own right with both parents having strong TikTok followings and Charli’s sister Dixie having her own record deal.
Charli is also branching away from TikTok and posts YouTube videos and has a book coming out.
Both Charli and Dixie came under scrutiny recently when a YouTube video of their family eating dinner with makeup artist James Charles caused some people to brand the sisters as spoilt.
TIKTOK: A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S MOST DOWNLOADED APP
TikTok lets users create and share short videos with music and camera effects.
It is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, founded by the entrepreneur Zhang Yiming.
The $75 billion conglomerate acquired the Musical.ly app in 2017 and merged it with TikTok, bringing millions of new users.
It is the world’s most downloaded iPhone app – with nearly 800 million downloads across the globe, according to data from mobile research firm Sensor Tower.
Facebook has taken notice of TikTok’s rising popularity, and launched a competitor app called Lasso in November last year.
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