With stars like Charli D’amelio, Bella Poarch, and Addison Rae reaching hundreds of millions of followers, TikTok is home to many famous faces. Here are the top 20 most-followed people on TikTok in January 2022.
TikTok has established itself as a perfect place for videos to go viral, reaching millions of users, and can make a superstar out of anyone overnight.
The platform is now available in over 150 markets across the world in 75 different languages, with the past year looking like the most successful year yet for the application.
With so many lip-sync videos, comedy sketches, and various other content, people are easily hooked — despite the app almost getting banned in the United States back in September 2020.
Updated January 3, 2022.
Most-followed TikTok accounts (January 2022)
With so many people making accounts for the platform all over the world, there are some names you’ll instantly recognize on this list, but there are a few surprises too — and it’s crazy to see how many followers some people have managed to accrue in short periods of time.
King has been able to amass a following of above 65 million, despite posting far less than those above him in the list.
The star made a name for himself on the now-defunct app Vine, but he’s been able to transition his following over to a new platform quite nicely. Although he has a wife and two kids, he’s still able to produce consistent content, which is an impressive feat on its own.
If there’s one name almost as synonymous with TikTok fame as Charli D’Amelio, it’s Addison Rae. She is best known for her dance choreography videos, and has built an immensely popular YouTube following off the back of her TikTok success.
It’s been reported that she makes $5m per year from TikTok — even more than D’Amelio — and it’s only looking up for the young star. The star appeared in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, has signed a multi-film deal with Netflix after the release of the streaming platform’s ‘He’s All That’ movie, and launched her own line of fragrances.
Skyrocketing to fame in under a year, Bella Poarch has amassed a huge following at lightspeed. The American-Filipino star started their TikTok account in April 2020, and now sits at over 85 million followers just over a year later, also overtaking Addison Rae as the top 3rd most-followed TikToker.
Prior to fame, the starlet served in the United States Navy. Now, she’s well known for her comedy TikToks that often center around gaming. Starring in her very own music video for ‘Build a Bitch’ and ‘Inferno’, she’s also featured in Sub Urban’s music video for ‘Cirque’, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Vol. 3 fashion show, and has signed on as a HyperX brand ambassador.
Italian TikToker Khaby Lame is one of TikTok’s most-followed, well-known faces, having now taken over the likes of Addison Rae’s follower count from her long-held top #2 spot.
Creating reactions to many other videos, such as one of the platform’s most liked videos in which he responds to someone’s method of peeling a banana, Lame has also overtaken the likes of and Dixie D’Amelio, TikTok, Zach King, and Bella Poarch insanely fast.
The star’s popularity doesn’t look like it’ll slow down, either. Could Khaby potentially knock Charli D’Amelio off of the spot she’s held for so long, too? We’ll update this as things continue to change.
It’s no surprise here, the most followed individual on TikTok is Charli D’Amelio. Overtaking Loren Gray on March 25, 2020, she became the largest account in the world. Her ‘secret’ TikTok account also has over 11 million followers, despite the fact that she hasn’t publicly advertised it anywhere.
At just 17 years old, her rise to the top has been nothing short of spectacular. Alongside her incredible success, she has already garnered over 9.0 million YouTube subscribers, collaborating with the likes of Noah Schnapp, and Marshmello.
D’Amelio exploded onto the scene with her videos of dance choreography. She even ended up being the first star on the app to appear in a Super Bowl commercial, an impressive accomplishment no matter which way you try to slice it. She has also starred in Chase Hudson’s music video for ‘America’s Sweetheart’.
As well as holding the top spot on the most followed list for so long, Charli has also become the first person to reach 10 billion likes on the platform.
Top 20 list of most followed TikTok accounts
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So, there you have it. The list of the top 20 most-followed people on TikTok, from Charli D’Amelio to Addison Rae. Make sure to check back often, as we update the list regularly.
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