Jan 13, 2022 - Economy & Business
TikTokers out-earn top CEOs
Charli D’Amelio is bringing home more than some top CEOs, per The Wall Street Journal.
Why it matters: TikTok — now more popular than Google — has propelled creators like D’Amelio, 17, into a new class of business empires driven by follower count.
By the numbers: D’Amelio, TikTok’s top account with 133.4 million followers, earned $17.5 million last year, according to Forbes.
- How that bacon was made: Sponsorships, a Hulu series and an apparel brand.
- Together with her 20-year-old sister Dixie (the second-highest earner on TikTok) the duo made over $27 million, says Forbes.