TikTok has taken the world by storm since its launch in September 2016, becoming one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 800 million active users worldwide.

TikTok has created a whole new generation of internet stars, with users gaining millions of followers by uploading entertaining and engaging videos. But who are the most followed people on TikTok?

TikTok has taken the world by storm since its launch in September 2016, becoming one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 800 million active users worldwide.

Most Followed People On TikTok - Snapseed

TikTok has created a whole new generation of internet stars, with users gaining millions of followers by uploading entertaining and engaging videos. But who are the most followed people on TikTok?

These individuals have gathered massive followers, ranging from tens of millions to over 100 million, through their creativity, humor, and relatability. 

From dancers and comedians to lip-syncers and foodies, these TikTok stars continue to capture our attention with their entertaining content, and their stardom only seems to be on the rise. So let’s look at the top ten most followed people on TikTok and their journey to social media fame.

List of Top 20 Followed People on Tiktok

Let’s find out! Here are the 20 Most Followed People on TikTok in 2023!

1. Charli D’Amelio (@charlidamelio) – 140.8 million

Charli d’Amelio

With more than 140 million followers, Charli D’Amelio is the most followed person on TikTok; this 18-year-old Dancer was also the first TikTok creator to reach over 100 million followers.

This feat is even more impressive because it took her only seven months.

Charlie rose to fame in 2019 when she participated in the Renegade TikTok dance challenge.

She got viral instantly and hasn’t looked back.

2. Khabane Lame (@khaby.lame)-13.4 million

Khabane Lame, known as Khaby, is the most followed male TikTok influencer.

Khaby began posting on TikTok in march 2020 after losing his job. His claim to fame is comedy skits and reactions to people complicating simple things. He became a meme soon after he started his journey on TikTok; even though he doesn’t talk in his videos, his signature facial expression speaks volumes.

3. Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch)- 89.5 million

Bella Poarch

Former US Navy Bella Poarch cut with a whopping 89.5 million followers. Bella’s popularity detonated overnight when she posted a video lipsyncing to Millie B’s M to the B. That video quickly became TikTok’s most-liked video, with over 55 million likes.

Nowadays, Bella is making a name in the music industry with successful singles, and her debut single, Build a Bitch became an instant hit on the internet.

4. Addison Rae (@addisonre)- 87.6 million

Addison Rae

Addison Rae Easterling joined TikTok in 2019 and rose to popularity with her dancing and lipsyncing videos. Addison became viral after posting a lipsyncing video to Mariah Carey’s Obsessed. The video became an instant hit and even got a like from Mariah Carey.

Addison’s TikTok fame has opened doors to the music industry and Hollywood. She released her debut album “Obsessed” in 2021. Soon after, she made her acting debut in the Netflix original film “He’s All That.”

5. Will Smith (@willsmith)-71.9 million

The Fresh Prince has reached the 5th spot with a massive following of 71.8 million. Will Smith was long famous before most TikTok creators were even born. The credit for his success on the platform is usually given to his videos’ quality and pre-existing fanbase. He gets criticized for the same reason.

6. Zach King (@zachking)- 68.5 million

Zach King, the former Vine star, is popular for his digital magic. He is the perfect combination of digital magic meets comedy. His playful optical illusions and fun videos have earned him 68.4 million followers on the platform and a spot on this list.

7. Kimberly Loaiza (@kimberly.loaiza)- 63 million

Kimberly Loaiza

Kimberly Loaiza began her journey in 2016 when she started vlogging on Youtube and soon became one of the most subscribed Spanish-speaking YouTubers. Her success on Youtube has translated well on TikTok, gaining her 7th place on our list, Kimberly is best known for her challenge videos and vlogs, but she has also done well in the music industry.

Her single “Don’t Be Jealous” came out in 2020 and has topped the charts in multiple countries.

8. Burak Özdemir (@cznburak)- 58 million

Burak Özdemir

Burak Özdemir won over the internet with his ginormous food and adorable smile. With an average of 2.5 million views per post, the audience seems to go gaga over his over-the-top antics. He is notorious for going out with giant portions of food and oversized utensils; instead, he is constantly seen grinning and staring directly into the camera while preparing food.

9. Dixie D’Amelio (@dixiedamelio)- 57.4 million

Dixie D’Amelio

Dixie D’Amelio is our list topper, Charli D’Amelio’s older sister. But unlike her younger sister, Dixie is more focused on music. Her debut single, “Be Happy,” came out in 2021 and topped the charts on multiple platforms. She has also performed alongside prominent artists like Ed Sheeran. In 2021, Dixie started a Hulu series, “The D’Amelio Show,” along with her sister.

10. Spencer Polanco Knight (@spencerx)- 55 million

Spencer Polanco Knight

Spencer Polanco Knight, or Spencer X, is an American beatboxer who calls himself Mouth Music Man, and he shares his original songs and covers on TikTok. He often does tutorials and collaborations with other artists too. In 2020, TikTok announced that he would receive a portion of TikTok’s creator fund. Spencer X has collaborated with various big names in the music industry, like Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar.

11. Loren Gray (@lorengray)- 54.4 million

Loren Gray

Loren Gray became an online sensation at the age of 13. In 2015, Loren first joined musical.ly and became an instant hit. Her content mostly revolves around music, and she has incredible talent and good looks to go with it. Loren has even released some music videos which have garnered millions of views.

12. Dominik Lipa (@domelipa)-52.8 million

Dominik Elizabeth Reséndez Robledo  - Most Followed People on TikTok

Dominik Elizabeth Reséndez Robledo is a Mexican influencer. Domelipa shows off her dance moves and lipsyncing skills on TikTok. On average, Domelipa gets over 1 million likes per post. She has a merch store that sells a wide range of apparel, like joggers and hoodies. She has partnered with several well-known brands, including Tommy Jeans and Pandora.

13. Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo)-52.3 million

Jason Derulo  - Most Followed People on TikTok

The award-winning singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo has also had plenty of success on TikTok. Jason’s fans see more of his true self on the platform, and they can’t get enough of it. Derulo has also shared in an interview that he makes about $75,000 per TikTok video.

14. DwayneJohnson (@therock)-52.4million 

The Rock  - Most Followed People on TikTok

Former WWE superstar turned actor is one of the top fitness influencers on TikTok.With over 52 million followers, The Rock has seen great success on the platform, and his popularity can be attributed to his fame as an actor.

15. Michael Le (@justmaiko)-51.4 million

Michael Le  - Most Followed People on TikTok

Michael Le has had a presence on TikTok, started while still known as Musical.ly. Michaels’s content on the platform mainly constitutes dancing. He also makes videos with his siblings, who are also into dancing. He created a collab house called Shluv House in 2020. 

16. BTS (@bts_official_bighit)-49.8 million

Michael Le  - Most Followed People on TikTok

You probably have lived under a rock without hearing of BTS. The official TikTok account of the k-pop band BTS has nearly 50 million followers. They hold the record for the fastest time to get one million followers on TikTok. It took them 3 hours and 31 minutes, and Guinness World Records even recognized the record.

17. Younes Zarou (@youneszarou)-46.4 million

Younes Zarou  - Most Followed People on TikTok

YZ, or Younes Zarou, is a German influencer best known for his illusion videos. In addition to this, he also shares tutorials about visual effects generated by pain or water. He has another TikTok channel just for his German followers. However, it doesn’t have nearly as many followers as his main account.

18. Riyaz Aly(@riyaz.14)-44.9 million

Riyaz Afreen  - Most Followed People on TikTok

Riyaz Afreen is an actor and influencer based in India, known for his duet and lipsyncing videos on TikTok, and he makes about $35,000 per post on TikTok, making him one of the highest-paid influencers on the platform.

19. Kris Collins (@kallmekris)-43.8 million

Kris Collins  - Most Followed People on TikTok

Kris Collins was a hairdresser based in Canada before joining TikTok. She created her TikTok account during the pandemic. On TikTok, her content revolves around lipsyncing and funny videos, and she has also developed two original characters: a fed-up mom and a toddler with a tiny hand.

20. Billie Eilish (@billieeilish)-43.6 million

Billie Eilish  - Most Followed People on TikTok

The popular American singer-songwriter has over 43 million followers on TikTok, and Billie Eilish gained popularity after her debut single,” Ocean Eyes.” Since then, she has won many accolades in the music industry and is amongst many celebrities who have taken to TikTok to keep her audience engaged and the people who love it.

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TikTok is a fast-paced platform that is catered to a young audience. It is not easy to catch someone’s attention in such a short amount of time.

Yet the people on our list have successfully managed to do so. Along with a massive number of followers also comes the daunting task of keeping engagement high. These people work hard to make their content as engaging as possible and keep their audience entertained.

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Hi, This is Gautham, a full time content writer and editor at snapseed.online who believes in bringing the best out and personalising stories to reach and relate to various audiences and I'm passionate about wild life photography, photo and video editing.

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