It offered a unique twist to browsing social media and devised an algorithm that kept people on the platform for as long as possible.
Like with every other social media platform, celebrities, and creators flocked to TikTok to increase their popularity.
In this article, we will discover who is the most-followed person on TikTok and how they earned the title.
But before we get there, let’s also go through the other top 10 accounts with the most followers on TikTok.
We’ll be seeing creators whose niches range from dance challenges and comedy sketches to makeup tutorials and food.
Most-Followed Person On TikTok: Top 11!
|Rank||Name||No. of Followers|
|1||Khabane Lame (@khaby.lame)||155.8M|
|2||Charli D'Amelio (@charlidamelio)||150.4M|
|3||Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch)||92.9M|
|4||Addison Rae (@addisonre)||88.8M|
|6||Zach King (@zachking)||74.8M|
|7||Kimberly Loaiza (@kimberly.loaiza)||73.8M|
|8||Will Smith (@willsmith)||73M|
|10||Burak Özdemir (@cznburak)||69.7M|
|11||The Rock (@therock)||69.3M|
11. The Rock (@therock) | 69.3M Followers
No matter which platform you’re on, you will see this celebrity among the most-followed accounts. So it’s no surprise that The Rock is also one of the most-followed TikTokers, with over 69.3 million followers.
You can expect to find reels related to his workout session, behind-the-scenes shooting for his action movies, and attending high-profile events. Some of his more popular content revolves around his family and daily life.
The Rock does not shy away from posting TikToks showing his daughters applying princess makeup on him.
@therock Daddy can we give you a makeover? No baby, daddy has a zoom meeting in 10min. PLEASE it’ll be quick! Ok, but make it quick but only do my nails and make me look handsome. * zoom meeting canceled. * my two tornadoes point and laugh uncontrollably with no mercy judgement. * I spend an hour TRYING to scrub lipstick off my head and face – unbeknownst to me – this sh*t stains the skin 💄🤣 Hey they’ll be a time down the road when this stuff won’t matter to them anymore, so sign me up – daddy’s in: 🙋🏽♂️😂 #MaybeIDoNeedBlender? ♬ original sound – The Rock
10. Burak Özdemir (@cznburak) | 69.7M Followers
If you’re looking to add some mouth-watering Turkish cuisine to your TikTok feed, look no further than Burak Özdemir, who has amassed an incredible 69.7 million followers on the platform.
His mesmerizing and entertaining videos have made him one of the most popular chefs on TikTok. Burak’s dedication to Turkish cuisine has earned him a loyal fanbase both on and off social media.
With his infectious personality and engaging content, Burak has become a global influencer and has collaborated with several high-profile brands, such as Pepsi and Samsung.
In 2022, Burak’s hospitalization caused distress to his millions of fans throughout the world. Fortunately for everybody, he came back stronger than ever.
Czn Burak Dubai❤️♬ orijinal ses – cznburak
9. TikTok (@tiktok) | 71M Followers
Considering your reading an article on TikTok, it shouldn’t be surprising that the company itself is also on the list.
With 71 million followers, we think TikTok’s popularity is well deserved since it took the internet by storm with its innovative yet addictive interface.
From DIY hacks and lip-syncing videos to travel and educational, TikTok has it all. Not to mention how the app has over a billion active users worldwide, it has become a hub for creative content creators and influencers who have gained massive followings through their engaging and entertaining videos.
Not only this but thousands of businesses are profiting every day from their presence on TikTok. With such a high virality score, you never know when TikTok will turn something into an overnight sensation.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t get banned…
Our CEO Shou shares his thoughts about the recent congressional hearing and everything TikTok is doing to make it a safe place to connect, create, share and learn.♬ original sound – TikTok
8. Will Smith (@willsmith) | 73M Followers
Next up on the list is none other than Hollywood legend Will Smith, who has gained a large number of fans on TikTok, totaling 73 million. Smith is known for his entertaining and uplifting content on the platform, sharing everything from funny skits and dance videos to motivational messages and behind-the-scenes glimpses into his life.
With a career spanning over three decades, Smith has become one of the most successful and beloved actors in the film industry, starring in highly successful hits such as Independence Day and Men in Black.
In 2022, Will Smith made headlines and was the talk of the world when he slapped Chris Rock in an Oscars ceremony, no less. This was also what led him to be the most-searched person on Google in 2022!
@willsmith Huh? Say that again. #f1 #SaudiArabianGP ♬ original sound – Will Smith
7. Kimberly Loaiza (@kimberly.loaiza) | 73.8M Followers
The first female on the list, Kimberly Loaiza, is one of the most followed TikTok accounts, with more than 73.8 million followers.
She is a talented Mexican YouTuber and musician who has taken TikTok by storm. Known for her charismatic personality and catchy music, Loaiza has won over audiences from around the world with her entertaining lip-syncing videos, dance routines, and sneak peeks into her daily life.
@kimberly.loaiza @JD Pantoja ♬ sonido original – Santiago Perales
6) Zach King (@zachking) | 74.8M Followers
The King of Magic has multiple tricks up his sleeve, including nabbing a spot on this list with a whopping 74.8 million followers.
Zach King has captivated audiences and left them baffled with his creative and innovative approach to video-making.
He makes good use of his expertise in visual effects and storytelling to create captivating content that’s bound to make your head scratch and leave you in awe.
@zachking When the day needs me anywhere and everywhere, #CeraVe SPF is what I wear so I can #FaceItLikeADerm 🥼🌀 #CeraVePartner ♬ original sound – Zach King
5. MrBeast (@mrbeast) | 79.7M Followers
Living up to his name (when it comes to spending money), we have MrBeast.
With 79.7 million followers and showing no signs of slowing down, MrBeast’s fame is probably due to his nature of giving away absurd amounts of money to strangers and creating over-the-top challenges.
Furthermore, his genuine and humble personality has helped him build a loyal fanbase who appreciate his down-to-earth demeanor despite his immense success and wealth.
With so many redeeming qualities, it’s no wonder Mr. Beast cemented his status as one of the top influencers on TikTok.
Amy’s been getting to work without a car formonths, thanks to you we changed that 🙂♬ original sound – MrBeast
4. Addison Rae (@addisonre) | 88.8M Followers
Next, we have the American social media personality and dancer Addison Rae, boasting over 88.8 million followers.
Addison Rae’s charming personality and engaging content have won over audiences from around the world as she shares glimpses into her daily life, fun dances, and collaborations with other influencers.
3. Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch) | 92.9M Followers
We’re entering the top league now. Starting the Big 3 with 92.9 million followers, it’s none other than Bella Poarch.
This top TikToker rose to fame in under a year thanks to her lip-synching videos, which went viral last year.
In addition to her entertaining videos, Bella is also known for her activism, using her platform to raise awareness about important social issues. Her unique style and infectious personality have made her one of the top creators on TikTok.
Let’s make pineapple pizza!🍍🍕💗♬ Boy's a liar Pt. 2 – PinkPantheress & Ice Spice
2. Charli D’Amelio (@charlidamelio) | 150.4M Followers
Next we have the Queen of TikTok, Charli D’Amelio. Charli D’Amelio, an OG TikTok star, was the first to reach 100 million followers on TikTok.
This made her the most-followed person on TikTok, a title that was recently taken away from her.
Charli D’Amelio danced her way into people’s hearts and captivated audiences around the world, earning her a spot as one of the most influential and beloved creators on the platform.
At just 18 years old, it’s hard to believe that she has already achieved a follower count of an astonishing 150.4 million followers. However, as impressive as her following is, she was still dethroned last year as the most followed TikTok account.
@charlidamelio @amazon created my dream irl stroefront the other night and it was perfect!! 🤍✨ you can shop it online at amazon right now! #ad ♬ original sound – charli d’amelio
This brings us to…
1. Khabane Lame (@khaby.lame) | 155.8M Followers
We talked about the Queen of TikTok. Now let’s talk about the King of TikTok, Khabane Lame.
After his ( Fortunate? ) layoff during the pandemic in 2020, Khabane took to TikTok, where he initially posted himself dancing and playing video games.
But what got him fame was his signature hand gesture as he proceeded to mock complicated life hacks, which struck a chord with his audience.
He now sits contently on the throne as the most-followed person on TikTok with a staggering 155.8 million followers. Moreover, almost a million people search him every month on Google!
@khaby.lame Bro, you could have spent that time sleeping. 🛌 #spleepingmask #learnfromkhaby ♬ original sound – Khabane lame
Who will be the next most-followed person on TikTok?
With how social media works these days, making anything go viral in a matter of few hours, you never know who will be the most-followed person on TikTok by the end of the year.
Maybe Charli D’Amelio will take her title back? Maybe Khabane lame will witness exploding growth once again.
Or maybe someone not even on this list will be the next TikTok star.
Only time will tell.
As TikTok continues to evolve and shape the future of social media, we can expect to see even more incredible talent emerge and capture our hearts and attention.