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I was reading through the earnings of the most well-known people on TikTok and although they are doing very well it was not exactly the figures that I imagined.  Forbes estimates that the number one earner is Addison Rae Easterling who earned $5 million in the past year largely through branded merchandise and sponsorship from companies.  Of course, that is not bad for a 19 year old, but it is not exactly the figures we hear in other fields.  Second and third are the D’Amelio sisters of whom Charli D’Amelio is the better known.  Charli D’Amelio earned $4 million in the last year, which is fantastic for a 16 year old and her 19 year old sister, Dixie D’Amelio earned $2,9 million.  How long those types of gigs last is another question and I am not just talking about the concerns that obviously many might have about the future of TikTok, but as long as they invest the money wisely, don’t spend too much in terms of getting a very fancy house, they will not have to work again.

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Monday 09-Nov-20 Share on Facebook   Tweet It

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Brenda Strydom  said:
on Friday 04-Dec-20 04:40 PM
I love to look at Tik Tok video . Some of the Video is amazing and Funny. I think in Lock Down Tik Tok was booming and kept everybody busy.

Nicolle  said:
on Friday 04-Dec-20 01:55 PM
I find it admirable that young people have taken up the opportunity to not only be popular, but, to earn some money.

Bronwyn  said:
on Friday 04-Dec-20 08:57 AM
i enjoy watching Tik tok video with my kids, they have tried creating a few for fun but it takes ablot of practice before it comes out perfectly.

thembi  said:
on Friday 04-Dec-20 07:34 AM
I saw these TikTok movies. I see that many my friends are making this videos. It would be nice to see more and make a living on this too

sandra  said:
on Friday 04-Dec-20 07:32 AM
I have seen a few TikTok videos, very entertaining. I don't think that I would ever attempt a TikTok video, but it sure does look fun

Michelle D  said:
on Thursday 03-Dec-20 01:57 PM
If I were younger and more creative, I may see this as a feasible career opportunity. I really admire people who see an alternative opportunity to earn some money and succeed with it.

Zandelee  said:
on Thursday 03-Dec-20 08:02 AM
TikTok really does help those who are already creative to create. Due to Tiktok's unique delivery algorithms it makes it easier to get higher engagement on ones videos with a lot less effort having to be put into these videos. If you are smart and put together a hilarious video or something other people have not done in the past and can cause your tiktok video to go viral even if your account has just been created and you have zero followers. I think this is a great platform to market yourself and gain popularity to attract business and marketing deals.

Tersia  said:
on Wednesday 02-Dec-20 09:41 AM
And that is how some people get their foot in the door and start other things like reality TV shows or become a movie star. It's definitely a stepping stone for some, depend on how you use it and if you can make something of it. It will probably also fade out eventually like Facebook did and then something new will come a long and another person will be famous for that.

Helen  said:
on Monday 30-Nov-20 08:55 PM
I will believe that TikTok can make so much money, specially with so many young followers in the world. Some videos are very creative and funny!

Prishani  said:
on Monday 30-Nov-20 04:36 PM
I have seen a few tiktok videos, I am really surprised that they manage to make so much money! Good for them!

Lourien  said:
on Monday 30-Nov-20 03:33 PM
I also do not think TikTok is for everyone, it might be a quick way to make money but you do not learn much from it.

brumilde  said:
on Monday 30-Nov-20 03:31 PM
My 6 year old knows more about tick tok than myself. Must mention that allot are really super creative. Anything on the media will make move. Wonder what the title is going to be for doing tik tok videos as job, like how you tube develop and you can now earn money by being a 'you-tuber'

Daniella  said:
on Monday 30-Nov-20 10:26 AM
TikTok is so addictive! would have been interesting to see the earnings if Donald Trump actually managed to get the app banned in the USA. Luckily that didn't happen though.

Sarah  said:
on Thursday 26-Nov-20 04:47 PM
i personally don't watch anything on Tik Tok, atleast some people can get paid for entertaining other people. During lock down Tik Tok was perobably booming

Henrietta  said:
on Wednesday 25-Nov-20 04:50 PM
TikTok became overrate to me the moment too many people around me that I know got addicted to it. Some are quite good and I have had a few good laughs. It's quiet a young age to be a millionaire but good for them. Hopeful they'll spend I wisely and never work a day again

Melissa  said:
on Friday 20-Nov-20 03:45 PM
It is a good thing for people to create something where they can earn quite a lot of money

Chante  said:
on Thursday 12-Nov-20 10:44 AM
They are truly lucky to have that amount of money coming in but yes it is less than one would expect. This may not last long as many social media platforms got old quickly of course things like facebook & snapchat have stuck around but not all apps are as lucky.

fikile  said:
on Thursday 12-Nov-20 08:46 AM
It is amazing to see that people are actually making money from these Tik Tok video. i don't have the app and don't think I will have the app. I have always though that people are just pushing time with these TikTok but now that people are getting payed to do them, it's going to be huge, even with videos that are not even meant to be the.

Shristi  said:
on Thursday 12-Nov-20 07:33 AM
TikTok is really addictive and it is hard to make these videos so well done to them. But at the same they really young, should they not rather spend their time doing old school stuff such as playing outdoors etc. Nevertheless well done to them on making such large sums of money!

Brenda Strydom  said:
on Thursday 12-Nov-20 07:28 AM
I personally do not have Tik Tok. TikTok is for me I can see many people in the world use Tik Tok some of the video's I find is very funny on Facebook but I personally will not use Tik Tok.

Claudia B  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 04:35 PM
Tik Tok is not for everyone, but everyone knows Tik Tok. Some people got really famous with Tik Tok, but the fame won't last long.

Colleen  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 03:29 PM
It is really interesting to see the unusual ways that people make their money other than the mainstream avenues that we are taught about from a young age

Jolene   said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 02:17 PM
I personally do not have Tik Tok and I have no idea who these people are but well done to them!

Melissa van Tellingen  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:16 AM
Tiktok blew up in the last few months. I think it came out at just the right time during lockdown when everyone was on their social media. I do however believe that TikTok will not last as long as Facebook and therefore they have to work with their money wisely.

Ruby  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:12 AM
Wian the Magician is a South African that has about 9.4 million on followers on Tik Tok from all around the world. I'm pretty sure he also makes a good amount of figures through his videos.

Dune  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:09 AM
TikTok is for me, call me old fashioned but I have a lot of better things to do with my time. Perhaps kids should leave their phones and start living their lives, outdoors etc like we use to when we were children.

Tamaryn   said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:04 AM
TikTok is something I've never watched or been interested in. I'm glad for those who found new ways to make money but it can't last forever. I would also hope people aspire to be more that a TikTok star.

Michelle Barendse  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:03 AM
That is super interesting. Its a significant amount of money for such young people. They should definitely be wise because I don't think Tik Tok will be around for much longer.

Patrick Sedutla  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:01 AM
Is good to see young starts making money. Lets hope they don't spent it recklessly.

Marchinique  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 09:01 AM
I am also on Tiktok and have a very small account with only 3.5k followers and to be honest, it's really not easy to get 'famous' or known. You always need to be on time with trends and the life of an influencer ( Addison and Charli ) cannot be easy. Although they get money out of it, they also get a lot of hate. I take my hat off for them. they've worked very hard to get there.

Angelique  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 08:54 AM
I wish I was more entertaining and out there so that one can make money without needing to study. Even when you do study, there's no money and no jobs. So these tik tok stars can count their blessings lol. I am sure when they started making silly videos that they never imagined that they could make so much money. It was probably all for the fun and the fame! I think its awesome how times have evolved and how influencers make money. One thing is for sure, it takes a lot of time and effort as much as it is "easy money". It certainly takes a lot of time and dedication. You also need to have the personality for it.

Megan  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 08:49 AM
I agree they need to be savvy with their money, all three of them. I've heard so many stories about how people come into money and don't invest correctly or save. I do think they need to have financial advisors as well since they're so young and don't really know what's best for them. Who knew, just from adding a few videos, you could be in forbes... Good for them, but yes very good question, what will the future look like for TikTok?

Victoria  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 08:48 AM
I agree they should be very clever with their money and rather invest it, not spend it on things that are not needed like a fancy million dollar house. Really is amazing how much money they making from making videos.

Nikita  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 08:47 AM
I have not downloaded or joined TikTok. I sometimes see the re-posts on Facebook or Instagram and some of them are very funny. I just imagine that eventually these TikTok stars will get boring and will start doing extreme things to stay relevant.

Cornelie  said:
on Wednesday 11-Nov-20 08:47 AM
What an interest article I did not even knew people get money for acting silly. And yes what if tiktok stops its just a trend now tomorrow something else hits the internet.

Dasanya  said:
on Tuesday 10-Nov-20 04:50 PM
TikTok has become quite the trend in the past few months and I think it was especially during lockdown when the app became quite popular. I assume that there are quite a few people on TikTok being sponsored and so forth.. Definitely an interesting way to make money

Tayla  said:
on Tuesday 10-Nov-20 02:00 PM
It is amazing how these young people can make so much money from their phones. Some videos are entertaining and some educational. I know lots of people have been sponsored in South Africa by Starbucks for their video's.

Ziyanda  said:
on Tuesday 10-Nov-20 01:28 PM
I honestly did not know people were getting paid for their tik tok videos but I really enjoy watching most of the videos on tik tok.

Lauren   said:
on Tuesday 10-Nov-20 12:35 PM
I personally do not have Tik Tok but my younger sisters do and I have heard them ask for these Tik Tok star's merchandise. I always thought what a quick and easy way to make money online.

Kendall  said:
on Tuesday 10-Nov-20 10:40 AM
I was unaware that people were making so much money through Tik Tok. I personally do not have the app but I have seen some of the videos originally posted on the app. I think Tik Tok is probably a trend that won't last too long and there will be another new app developed soon that will be the new craze amongst young people.

Bianca Taljaard  said:
on Tuesday 10-Nov-20 09:49 AM
That is awesome, didn't know that, and that is a lot of money for just making a little video.

Nicolene  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 04:54 PM
Wow. How can a person make so much money for making silly videos. It's interesting. I heard a lot of stories about this App, but there will always be people complaining about something. I hope they invest their money wisely as they're still very young and I am sure they can get quite far with the new technology.

Roxanne Rautenbach  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 01:48 PM
Wow that's insane i didn't even know that you could earn money for these silly video's. I personally don't have the app only see what gets posted on facebook.

Alexis  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 12:25 PM
I do not subscribe to social media and do not know much about TikTok besides for comments made in passing. Did not even know that you could make money out of it.

Clare  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 11:21 AM
This sounds great, i actually did not know you can earn money doing Tik Tok video's i feel i should start lol. I like to watch them sometimes they can be extremely funny, like this one girl that has crazy eyes. So how do we start?

Natasha  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 10:51 AM
I didn't know that you can earn money through Tik Tok I have Tik Tok but I don't make videos I only use it to watch the videos some of them are very entertaining ,but very interesting to know that people can earn money using Tik Tok .

Lucretia  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 09:36 AM
I find TikTok to be very over rated so don't really follow them. However, Kuddos to those who are making it big with TikTok...

Bianca Niemann   said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 08:46 AM
I honestly did not think that people can make so much money off TikTok. I personally do not use the app, and I have absolutely no idea who these people are, although when I do see the videos posted on Facebook I tend to watch it. It's amazing how much money you can make by just, making videos on a social media platform. Good for them, I hope they use the money wisely and don't just blow it all.

david  said:
on Monday 09-Nov-20 07:14 AM
i have never seen one of their timepieces, let alone hear of them.
if i'm going to get a tik tok i'll hold out for a patek phillippe.
proper swiss, not tom foolery.


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