16 Jun 21 TOP RICHEST INFLUENCERS IN 2022
In recent years, social media influencers have become some of the richest people in the world. Many of them started out on platforms like Instagram and YouTube, but have since diversified their portfolios to include TikTok, Twitch, and other platforms.
The biggest influencers can command massive audiences and earn millions of dollars per year. Some of them have even gone on to launch their own businesses and create their own content empires.
Below is the curated list of top 21 richest influencers across different platforms:
RICHEST INFLUENCERS ON INSTAGRAM
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Instagram Influencer #1
Cristiano Ronaldo @cristiano
Christiano Ronaldo is one of the richest Instagram influencers in the world, commanding a fee of US$1,604,000 per post. The Portuguese football star has a massive following of 454 million people on the social media platform, where he regularly promotes brands ranging from sports equipment to fashion labels. His net worth is estimated to be over $450 million.
Unlike many other celebrities who simply slap a logo on a product and call it an endorsement, Ronaldo actually takes the time to write thoughtful captions and produce high-quality content. As a result, he is one of the most sought-after social media influencers in the world.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Instagram Influencer #2
Dwayne Johnson @therock
Dwayne Johnson, also known as ‘The Rock’, is an American actor, producer, and professional wrestler. Initially billed as “Rocky Maivia”, he gained mainstream fame as “The Rock” in the WWF from 1996 to 2004.
Due to his prolific acting career, The Rock has become one of the richest Instagram influencers with an estimated cost per post of US$1,523,000. His estimated net worth as of 2019 is $280 million. Given his high popularity and net worth, The Rock is considered a valuable asset by health and fitness brands who wish to tap into his 322M followers on Instagram.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Instagram Influencer #3
Ariana Grande @arianagrande
Ariana Grande is an award-winning singer, actress, and songwriter with several hit singles to her name. Her latest single, “Just Look Up,” has been climbing the music charts worldwide. She has recently launched her own makeup line as well called R.E.M. beauty. Her net worth is estimated to be over $50 million.
Grande is also one of the richest Instagram influencers in the world. With over 316 million followers, she can command a fee of US$1.5 million per post.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Instagram Influencer #4
Kylie Jenner @kyliejenner
At just 24 years old, Kylie Jenner is already one of the richest and most influential people in the beauty industry. As the founder of Kylie Cosmetics, she has built a massive following of over 348 million people on Instagram. What’s more, she charges an eye-popping US$1,494,000 per sponsored post!
Kylie has become one of the most sought-after voices in the luxury fashion and beauty industries. Thanks to her enormous social media following and her ability to generate massive amounts of buzz, brands are eager to partner with her.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Instagram Influencer #5
Selena Gomez @selenagomez
Selena Gomez is a singer and an actress with a massive fan base. With over 327 million followers, she is one of the richest Instagram influencers. Her average engagement rate of 1.41% is among the highest in the world, and she frequently breaks the norm that celebrities don’t get high engagement rates on their posts.
Gomez has been among the most popular Instagrammers for years, and her popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to her massive follower base and high engagement rate, she is estimated to earn US$1,468,000 per post.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Instagram Influencer #6
Eleonora Pons @lelepons
At just 26 years old, Eleonora Pons is the richest Instagram influencer in the world. With nearly 50 million followers, she commands an impressive fee of US$180 000 per post. In addition to her work as an influencer, Pons is also an accomplished singer and actress. She stars in a YouTube docuseries ‘The Secret Life of Lele Pons’, as well as hosts her own Spotify podcast.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS ON TIK TOK
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – TikTok Influencer #1
Charli D’Amelio @charlidamelio
At just 18 years old, Charli D’Amelio has managed to amass a staggering fortune of $17.5 million, making her the richest TikTok influencer in the world. D’Amelio started out as a competitive dancer, but found massive success on the platform with her dance clips bringing a following of 141.8 million people!
She has since gone on to land licensing deals with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Hollister, Procter & Gamble and Dunkin Donuts. In addition to her commercial success, D’Amelio has also starred in her own Hulu series with her sister Dixie and has a limited series on Snapchat.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – TikTok Influencer #2
Dixie D’Amelio @dixiedamelio
Dixie is one of the richest TikTok influencers with an estimated earning of 10 million dollars. She has a massive fan following of 57.4 million people on the platform. Dixie’s career has been fairly similar to that of her younger sister Charli, with the two often collaborating on projects.
Dixie released her first single in 2020 and was quickly snapped up by HitCo Entertainment. Her second single, which featured rapper Wiz Khalifa, proved to be even more popular, cementing her standing as one of the most promising new pop stars around.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – TikTok Influencer #3
Addison Rae @addisonre
Addison Rae Easterling is one of the richest TikTok influencers in the world. She started out posting short dance clips on the app and quickly rose to fame. Today, she has 87.9 million followers and has received 5.7 billion likes.
Easterling is a former competitive dancer who has leveraged her TikTok fame to create her own cosmetics company, called Item Beauty, and land a starring role in “He’s All That.” In 2021, she was estimated to be worth $8.5 million.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – TikTok Influencer #4
Bella Poarch @bellapoarch
Bella Poarch is one of TikTok’s richest personalities, with a reported earnings of $5 million. She rose to prominence in 2020 with a lip-synch video that quickly went viral, and since then she has done ads for Google, Prada, and Tinder.
Poarch has also released her first single, which has been met with positive reviews. She currently has over 90 million followers on TikTok, making her one of the most popular influencers on the platform.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – TikTok Influencer #5
Josh Richards @joshrichards
Josh Richards is a Canadian TikToker and already a serial entrepreneur. He’s among the richest TikTok influencers in the world, with a net worth of $5 million.
And he’s not just a one-hit-wonder: he’s built an empire from scratch. His first company was Ani Energy, an energy drink company that he started when he was just 15 years old. He then went on to co-found Talent X, a talent management agency, and serve as an officer at Triller, a TikTok competitor.
In addition to his business ventures, Josh is also a co-host of the Barstool Sports podcast with Dave Portnoy, founder of the Barstool Sports website. With an impressive resume and a devoted following of 25.6 million people, it’s clear that Josh Richards is a force to be reckoned with.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS ON YOUTUBE
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – YouTube Influencer #1
Jeffree Star @jeffreestar
Jeffree Star continues to top the lists of richest YouTubers, with an estimated net worth of $200 million as of 2020. The makeup artist and entrepreneur first rose to fame on the social media platform MySpace before transitioning to YouTube in 2006.
In 2014, Jeffree Star founded Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and his highly successful line of makeup products has propelled him to new levels of popularity and wealth. His self-titled YouTube channel, which he uses to promote his cosmetics line, is now one of the most popular channels on the site, with over 16 million subscribers and more than 2.55 billion total views.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – YouTube Influencer #2
Stevin John @Blippi – Educational Videos for Kids
Wealthy Gorilla estimates that Stevin John, the creator of the popular Blippi character, has a net worth of $40 million. This puts him among the richest YouTube influencers in the world. Stevin John served in the United States Air Force before returning to his hometown and creating Blippi in 2014. The character quickly became a hit with kids, thanks to the fun and educational videos that were released on the channel.
Moonbug Entertainment bought the channel in 2020, providing now Blippi channels in several languages. The main channel now has 15.8 million subscribers and over 12 billion views.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – YouTube Influencer #3
Felix Kjellberg @PewDiePie
Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, more commonly known by his online alias PewDiePie, is currently one of the richest YouTube influencers in the world with Wealthy Gorilla estimating his net worth to be $40 million.
After leaving university due to a lack of interest in his course, Kjellberg started his main YouTube channel in 2010. His parents refused to financially support him, so he took on various jobs to pay the rent while creating his gaming-based content. By July 2012, he had already amassed 1 million subscribers; today, that number has grown exponentially to 111 million, with over 28.2 billion views.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – YouTube Influencer #4
Logan Paul @Logan Paul
Logan Paul is an American YouTuber and actor. He first gained a following on Vine before making it on YouTube. His main channel, Logan Paul, which has been up since 2015, has 23.5 million subscribers and over 5.8 billion views.
In addition to his successful career as a YouTuber, Logan Paul has had acting parts in movies and TV shows and is a professional boxer. He is one of the richest youtube influencers in the world with an estimated net worth of $35 million.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – YouTube Influencer #5
Mark Fischbach @Markiplier
With an estimated net worth of $35 million, Mark Fischbach, better known as Markiplier, is currently one of the richest YouTube influencers. Originally from Hawaii, Fischbach began his YouTube career in 2012 with sketch comedy videos. He soon began to focus on gaming videos and has since collaborated with other popular YouTubers.
His channel has amassed a whopping 33 million subscribers and over 17.8 billion views. In addition to his success on YouTube, Markiplier has also branched out into podcasting and clothing design with his brand Cloak. He has won multiple awards for his work, including recognition for the large amounts of money he has raised for charity through live streams.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – TWITCH STREAMERS
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Twitch Streamer #1
For the uninitiated, Critical Role is a web series featuring professional voice actors playing Dungeons and Dragons. The show has been running for over two years and has amassed a large and passionate following. It is no surprise, then, that Critical Role is one of the richest twitch streamers around. In fact, according to TwitchTracker, the channel has earned over 9 million dollars in donations and subscriptions.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Twitch Streamer #2
As two of Twitch’s most popular streamers, Ninja and Shroud’s departure from the platform in 2019 left a big void in terms of who was the most popular. However, XQc has been steadily building up his following since he started streaming in 2017 and finally found his break with the rise of Among Us and Fall Guys. His average viewership suddenly spiked from 20,000 to over 50,000, making him one of the richest Twitch streamers with an estimated net worth of over $8 million.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Twitch Streamer #3
With a net worth of $5.8 million, Summit1g is one of the richest Twitch streamers in the world. A former Counter-Strike pro, Summit has been streaming for years and has built up a massive following by being one of the most entertaining and consistent personalities on the platform.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Twitch Streamer #4
As one of the most popular players in the battle royale genre, Tfue has built up a large following on Twitch. His journey started in Fortnite, but he has also played other titles like Warzone. Tfue is quite gifted when it comes to playing shooter and battle royale games, and viewers enjoy watching him play.
Tfue was able to bank $5,295,582 in the last three years on Twitch through subscriptions, ad revenue, and cheers from viewers. This makes him one of the richest Twitch streamers.
RICHEST INFLUENCERS – Twitch Streamer #5
With a following that he built up from his YouTube days, Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff didn’t waste any time in making a name for himself on Twitch. His four years of consistent streaming and high-level gameplay have led him to amass an audience of 6 million followers.
In addition to his impressive follower count, NICKMERCS has also made a considerable amount of money from Twitch. In the last three years, he’s raked in an estimated $5,096,642 with $1,373,397 of that coming directly from his subscribers.