Their antics are raking in millions!
If you're an elder millennial, you probably think of TikTok stars as B-listers at best — sure, they may be semi-famous, but nowhere near the sphere of paying off giant mansions or running huge ad campaigns, right? Wrong.
Last week, Forbes released a list of the platform's highest-paid stars of 2022, exposing the vast fortunes these short-video wonders are now earning, and wouldn't you know it — there were actually a couple of Canadians on there.
At the moment, Josh Richards, a Toronto-born influencer whose bro-heavy antics have earned him a whopping 25.6 million TikTok followers, is the highest-paid Canadian TikToker and tied for fourth place overall, earning an estimated $5 million in 2021 alone.
Richards has turned his modern-day frat guy image into a money-making machine, appearing shirtless way too many times to count and rarely missing an opportunity to promote his luxurious lifestyle.
Good old morning shoty for the grandmas bday
Richards (and his perfectly coiffed bangs) has managed to turn his aesthetic into cash, hooking up massive deals with Amazon and CashApp. He even partnered up with the Toronto Maple Leafs to promote the All Or Nothing documentary.
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Trailing close behind at number five is Kris Collins, a Vancouver-based hairstylist who turned her sense of humour into a gold mine during the pandemic.
The Blame Game🤺
Collins' hilarious sketch comedy chops earned her an impressive 42.2 million followers so far, as well as putting $4.75 million in her bank last year. She's wasted no time establishing herself.
The Non Apology Apology🪢
If you've got a goofy family and are starving for some spot-on relatable comedy, then Collins, who recently signed deals with Hershey and Lionsgate, is definitely your vibe.
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