It’s remarkable just how much “influence” influencers have in pop culture and how easily they can reach celebrity status. TikTok star Jacob Sartorius isn’t even 20 years old and is quickly moving to the celebrity rank. He’s even dated “Stranger Things” star, Millie Bobby Brown.
Sartorius is a talented singer which has attracted nearly 24 million TikTok fans. Now signed to an official label, he debuted his single, “Sweatshirt”, which was even featured on the Hot 100 chart in the United States.
The Aspiring Actor: Joe Albanese — $700,000
Joe Albanese is an aspiring actor known for his comedic posts that feature his family. But Albanese is also a talented dancer. It was the video of him breakdancing in his kitchen that drew crowds to his account but now he has put more strategic thinking into his posts.
Not even 20 years old, Albanese does his best to follow the trends and keep his posts fresh for his audience. He is also a member of the collaborative group Sway House, along with Josh Richardson.
Petite Power: Avneet Kaur — $1 Million
Avneet Kaur first garnered public attention when she entered a dance competition at age nine. Today, she is still dancing and has gone on to become both a popular actress and choreographer. With all of her dance knowledge, TikTok became the perfect platform for her.
Young Kaur shares exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from on set with her 22.5 million fans. She also posts lip-syncing videos with her friends and family and is active on both YouTube and Instagram.
The Rising Star: Rod Contreras – Unknown
Mexican social media star, Rod Contreras began on TikTok like many others: posting lip-syncing and dance videos. In 2013, however, he started playing soccer, but later, his career took a different turn. After slipping into the platform through the usual door, his 22+ million followers don’t seem to mind.
Now with his signature bleach blond hair, the young star still primarily posts dance videos with the occasional deviation that allows fans a peek inside of his life.
The Ex: Lilhuddy (AKA Chase Hudson) – $3 Million
Teenager Chase Hudson, also known as Lilhuddy, is the former boyfriend of Charli D’Amelio, another TikTok megastar. Young Hudson has to make his own name for himself as an independent guy.
He has said that he draws inspiration from Just Bieber and Shawn Mendes in his model-like posts. Hudson is also a member of the Los Angeles-based creator collective, Hype House, and is presently worth about 3 million.