In summary, the most-followed creator on TikTok, as of August 2022, is Khabane Lame. He is followed by Charli D’Amelio, Bella Poarch, Addison Rae, and Will Smith.
With nearly a billion users, TikTok has cemented itself as a social media platform that is definitely here to stay. But with so many users, an interesting question arises.
Who has the most followers on TikTok?
Well, we did the research so you won’t have to. Below, we’ll go through the nine most followed TikTok creators right now.
Read on to learn more.
Khabane Lame (@khaby.lame)
Khabane Lame is currently the most followed account on TikTok, with over 154 million TikTok followers and once you catch a glimpse of his videos, it’s easy to see why.
Khabane Lame is incredibly funny. The large majority of his videos on TikTok are comedic. In fact, even when he posts educational content, there is still a comedic twist to it. And if you’ve been on any social media platform in the past year or so, you’re probably becoming familiar with his face.
This creator originally gained fame with his reaction content to people overcomplicating simple daily tasks with their “life hacks”. The face he makes when reacting to these videos is enough to make a whole room erupt in laughter, so it should come as no surprise that he is currently one of TikTok’s brightest stars.
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Charlie D’Amelio (@charlidamelio)
Coming in at number two, we have the queen of TikTok, Charlie D’Amelio. With over 148 million followers, up until recently, she comfortably sat at the number one spot pretty much since the beginning of TikTok.
But she isn’t one of the top creators solely because of her follower count. On top of that, she has earned the most money compared to other TikTokers and has even reported more income than many top CEOs in the world.
So, how did she become so famous?
Well, as you might have guessed, Charlie D’Amelio is a dancer. She initially rose to fame on the platform because of her viral TikTok dances that took the world by storm. Her dancing got so famous that it caught the attention of the Jonas Brothers and the Tonight Show, giving her unparalleled publicity.
And from there, the rest was history. After her initial rise to fame, she had endorsements and appearances followed one after the other. And through these appearances, she attracted more followers until she rose to the top of TikTok.
While she started as a dancer, her videos are now more varied. Aside from her classic dancing videos, you can also go to her profile to check out skincare routines, makeup routines, and even comedy content.
Bella Poarche (@bellapoarch)
With around 92 million followers, Bella Poarche easily fits into the category of TikTok royalty. Prior to becoming the star that she is, she was an officer in the Navy. But soon after starting to wear different uniforms and showcasing them on TikTok, she blew up and is currently the 3rd most follower profile on the platform.
But aside from content around her outfits and daily life, Bella Poarche is a skilled entertainer. People are instantly captivated by the tone of her videos, which is why brands pay up to $30,000 for a single TikTok with the star.
And like most major influencers, Poarche has started branching out to other types of content. Her page now features everything from cosplay, to dance, to daily life, and even behind-the-scenes content of her shoots.
Addison Rae (@addisonre)
Addison Rae is a TikTok star and an actress. She currently has around 88 million followers, which puts her just behind Bella Poarche. And while she initially started her career as an actress, she had her big TikTok break with her dance videos.
As a skilled dancer, it’s easy to see why Addison Rae’s videos are some of the most popular on the platform. In fact, she was shortly one of the highest-earning stars on TikTok. On top of that, there’s no indication that she’ll slow down any time soon.
Her account has been going strong ever since her big break, and anything she posts on the platform instantly gets millions of views. So, while she might not have the same numbers as some of the people higher up on this list, she definitely has star power.
Will Smith (@willsmith)
Does Will Smith really need an introduction?
Smith has been one of the most popular actors in Hollywood for decades. He got his first break playing the starring role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the 90s. But after that, he cemented himself as a movie star with multiple notable appearances such as in Pursuit of Happiness, Men in Black, I Am Legend, and more.
On top of that, Smith also has a pretty impressive music career. He even has a Grammy for best rap performance, which is something no one on this list can match. Currently, Will Smith’s TikTok account has around 72.6 million followers, making him one of the most followed accounts on the platform.
He has some of the best-quality videos on the platform, which has actually opened up some criticisms of his work. This is because his videos seem like they have a professional team behind them. This isn’t something everyone has access to, which some people complain creates an unfair environment.
But regardless of the controversy around his account, Smith still has one of the most popular and successful profiles on the platform, and we can’t deny that.
Zach King (@zachking)
Zach King is one of the best short-content creators in the world. While he has one of the most-followed TikTok accounts with around 71 million followers, he’s been making short-form content for a long time. Zach King is an illusionist who performs mind-blowing camera tricks that seem to break the laws of reality.
But before TikTok, he was already popular on YouTube and Vine for his short but very entertaining videos. And since he specializes in illusions, most people who catch his videos watch them more than once, which further improves his TikTok numbers.
Zach King is one of the most-awarded content creators. He has received awards from YouTube, Mr. Beast, and multiple Streamies for his content. So, if you’re looking for a perfect example of a content creator with lasting power, Zach King is a great person to follow.
Kimberly Loaiza (@kimberly.loaiza)
Kimberly Loaiza is from Mexico and currently has around 70 million TikTok followers. She is also one of YouTube’s top influencers, making her a true social media expert. And as you might guess, she rests comfortably as the top TikTok influencer in Mexico.
Her account currently has one of the highest potentials for virality on the platform. This is because everything she seems to post gets an incredible number of engagements and over 3% of her posts end up on the For You tab, which is a huge accomplishment for a TikTok creator.
She started out releasing classic dance covers, challenges, and vlogs. But right now, she’s starting a music career, with four singles to her name which are all available for streaming.
Burak Özdemir (@cznburak)
Burak Özdemir is a culinary influencer from Turkey. With over 65 million TikTok followers, he’s easily one of the most popular chefs on the platform, even surpassing the British legend, Gordon Ramsey.
But his success reaches far beyond TikTok. Aside from establishing himself as a great creator on the platform, Burak also owns a very successful restaurant in Dubai known for serving humongous portions of food to guests.
Dwayne Johnson (@therock)
Like Will Smith, The Rock also hardly needs an introduction. The Hollywood actor and former wrestler are currently comfortably sitting in at over 63 million followers, making him the top 10 most followed account on the platform.
Though the Rock can use his influence for practically anything, he mostly advertises the “Tequilla for the people”, called Teremana, which he also happens to be the founder of. Considering the fact how business savvy the American actor is, there’s no surprise he’s taking full advantage of his huge following on TikTok.
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And here you have it. These are some of the most followed TikTok creators on the platform. So, if you’re looking for a bit of entertainment at the end of a long day, don’t hesitate to follow any of the profiles named above. They are hilarious and you can easily go hours scrolling through their content without noticing.
However, remember that TikTok is a massive platform. And while there’s nothing wrong with following the most popular accounts, you’ll be surprised by what you can find when diving deep into different niches. But again, if you’re in need of people to follow to get your TikTok account rolling, these are some of the best choices on the platform.
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