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There’s no clear explanation as to why Charli D’Amelio was even boosted with so many followers on TikTok. To be fair, even she is puzzled by the fact. It’s not like there are a million others on the platform. But it’s been a blessing as well as a curse for her. While people may try to bring her down with made-up scandals, her net worth is also boosted either way.
Born on May 1, 2004 [age 16], in Norwalk, Connecticut, to parents Marc D’Amelio [net worth: $2 million] and Heidi D’Amelio [net worth: $500,000], it was an overnight success for Charli D’Amelio. At one point she had just over 100,000 followers on TikTok. A couple of months later, she crossed 10 million followers. Even now, the rate at which she is gaining the follower count is consistent.
Charli D’Amelio’s TikTok follower count is increasing at a rate of around 2 million per week [in January].
Photo from: Charli D’Amelio, Instagram
As an aspiring dancer and model, Charli’s got the perfect platform to fulfill her dreams. At least, to begin the dream. She might be only a high school teenager, but she’s earning from that skyrocketing fame more than people can imagine. With more follower-count and view-count, her net worth won’t stop increasing anytime soon.
As of April 2020, Charli D’Amelio Possesses a $4 Million Net Worth, All from Social Media
Since being a competitive dancer at the age of five, Charli D’Amelio is worth $4 million as of April 2020. She found the source of beginning that dream in TikTok in June 2019, although she was awarded the Ultimate Sapphire distinction and won the highest scoring solo in her age category at the Diva Dance Regional Dance Competition on March 24, 2019.
TikTok’s new star, Charli D’Amelio, has a net worth of $4 million.
Photo from: Charli D’Amelio, Instagram
D’Amelio’s dance lessons started since she was three, and she aspires to be a renowned dancer like Jennifer Lopez. To be fair, the hype right now has made her equally famous among a different group. And having already met and danced with her before the Super Bowl, her fame’s skyrocketed, having hung out with Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp, as well. Apart from TikTok, even sponsored posts on Instagram adds some to her growing fortune.
[Updated] Charli D’Amelio’s Journey to Become the Most-Followed TikToker from the Start
When she was complimented to have “a really bright future in commercial dance,” they were not kidding. It’s not even been a year on TikTok, and she’s been collecting quite the fanbase. Unsurprisingly, they are mostly teenage boys falling for her.
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D’Amelio launched active her TikTok account, @charlidamelio, in June 2019. By the end of August, she had 100,000 followers, the excitement for which she announced on Twitter. Guess she caught the eyes of some people and started hyping up the teenage star because it was then that the numbers really started to spike up. She also announced she would be launching her own YouTube channel at that time.
in honor of hitting 100k, i will start my youtube channel. so comment questions to be featured in my first video, use hashtag #charlihit100k !!!
— charli d’amelio (@charlidamelio) August 30, 2019
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she talked about her first-ever viral video, a simple dance routine duet with another user, @movewithjoy (now inactive), that raked in thousands of likes within a matter of hours.
The fan-influx was so rapid that it surprised Charli herself. The 16-year-old was left aghast when she got 5 million followers by the end of November. That was not the full-stop to her follower-growth. Earlier that month, Bebe Rexha, invited her to join her at the Barclays Center in NYC to open for a Jonas Brothers concert at their Happiness Begins tour.
Since the tour, she’s surpassed many prominent stars on the platform, most notably her competition in Danielle Cohn [net worth: $2 million]. By mid-January, Charli D’Amelio was 19th in follower-count standings with almost 19 million followers with over 380 video posts, the follower-count growing at around 2 million per week. Loren Gray [net worth: $4 million] still dominated the standings.
She’d then featured in the Super Bowl commercial for Sabra and obtained about 23 million followers by the start of February, at the same time she danced with Jennifer Lopez. By Valentine’s Day, her numbers reached 26.3 million as she stood sixth in the rankings. At the same time, the question to who the real creator of the Renegade dance was, that she’d been named the CEO of, was then confirmed to be Jalaiah Harmon [net worth: $100,000]. Haters did come out of not crediting Harmon for the dance, but the two would later collaborate on it as well.
With the same rate of follower-count, D’Amelio surpassed Riyaz Aly to reach fifth at the time, just within a week on February 22. She had 28.8 million followers at the time. Then, in a matter of days, she also surpassed Baby Ariel [net worth: $2 million] with 30.3 million. Yes, her follower-count rate was increasing as well. She went up to fourth. But right now, Ariel is sixth and Aly is fifth as the latter also taken over the former.
It was thought to be a couple of weeks required for Charli to surpass Zach King [net worth: $3.5 million] as he had 35.3 million followers at the time she surpassed Ariel, with that 2 million per week rate of increase. But even that rate was increasing at another rate. Within 19 days, she went past Zach with 37 million followers in mid-March 2020 to reach third on the table and then went past TikTok’s account itself later that day. The 19-day feat was impressive also because of the fact that Zach’s numbers were increasing at his own pace.
Loren Gray [net worth: $4 million], the most-followed TikTok user until Charli took over, had 40.6 million followers at the time. So we thought it would be 10 or more days left until they go head-to-head for the number one spot. But she went ahead and surpassed Loren in just 9 days, the rate increased to 3 million per week at the time interval.
On March 25, 2020, Charli D’Amelio officially became the most-followed user on the lip-syncing app, TikTok. Loren Gray had 41.3 million followers on her page, while D’Amelio had 41.4 million. She had also already appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show as well as was preparing for her voiceover on the animated movie, Stardog and TurboCat. There was also another meet & greet or a tour in the works, had it not been for the nationwide lockdown.
The TikTok Earnings
As with any other social media platform, earnings from TikTok comes from the money that advertisers pay the users for their posts. With 46 million+ followers and around 1150+ posts, Charli D’Amelio gets an average of somewhere between $27,700 to $46,200 per post from sponsorships. But remember, not all of them are sponsored posts.
The Hype House is the name of the house where TikTok, Instagram and YouTube influencers came together to live in Los Angeles.
Photo from: Charli D’Amelio, Instagram
On TikTok, D’Amelio collaborated with many other prominent users like Maximo Rivano, Addison Rae [net worth: $1.5 million], Chase Hudson [net worth: $800,000], Tony Lopez, Daisy Keech [net worth: $600,000], Alex Warren [net worth: $700,000] and Ondreaz. You can still see them in her videos, especially her apparent boyfriend, Hudson. She’s also a part of their collaborative TikTok group, the Hype House. She is the youngest member of the group.
With the spike of followers on TikTok and evidently a steady increase in her fortune, it is certain for her other social media accounts to get a certain raise on her follower-counts as well. Charli D’Amelio started her Instagram account, @charlidamelio, in 2016 and posted photos of her, her sister and their parents. Back in November, she had 758,000 followers. In mid-January, she was just shy of reaching 8 million follower-count.
As of April 7, 2020, The King School student has 13.5 million followers, made over 270 posts on the social media platform. With numerous sponsored posts, she earns somewhere from $26,900 to $44,800 from each of those. Because of all the hype she got, she signed with the talent agency UTA in early January.
Charli Charged $100 for Special Treatment at Her Meet-and-Greet and Caused Controversy Because of the Price But All Sorted Out
The 5ft 4in dancer introduced her first meet-and-greet on November 17, 2019. It was held in her hometown, Norfolk, for her fans to personally interact with her, with $100 per person charged for an additional VIP experience. It includes taking dance lessons, making TikTok videos with her and get a surprise gift from her family.
The father, Marc, estimated about 400 people to have been present and about $7000 collected at the gathering. It was not much of an income, but people were quick to criticize her for the hefty price charged for the youngsters at the meet-and-greet.
After much criticism like that, along with the alleged swimsuit scandal, she had to make a video to tell people what she did with the earnings. She introduced a friend of hers and said that she herself donated every portion of the earnings to the friend’s charity, Carnival for a Cause, except for the security cost at the event.
Meanwhile, she uploaded the video on her YouTube channel and has over 9 million views at the time of writing. She’s been fairly regular at uploading videos, but with over 2.9 million subscribers already, she obtains around $58,900 from each of the six videos she uploaded through advertisement money. Oh, and she featured with makeup artist James Charles [net worth: $25 million] on March 20, 2020, before she surpassed Loren on TikTok.
The Whole Family Are TikTokers Supporting Her Career
Charli has an older sister by the name of Dixie D’Amelio [net worth: $700,000]. Dixie herself has 7.2 million followers on TikTok. She is also a member of The Hype Train and is said to be indistinguishable from Charli. The two sisters aren’t the only ones who use TikTok. Their dad, Marc also opened up his own account with 1.7 followers. He and their mother, Heidi, constantly feature in Charli’s TikTok videos.
You see all of them regularly on Charli’s TikTok videos.
Photo by: Dani Diamond
Supposedly, a picture of Charli D’Amelio wearing a swimsuit and posing for a mirror selfie was leaked into the internet. With the hype she got, people carried on negative things. She later denied it was her. Moreover, her sister had her own share of controversy at the same time. The two later made a video on TikTok, suggesting a reaction of the so-called scandal, playing the song lyrics to tell they were still good girls.
Marc also voiced his opinions on the matter, saying those accusations will not ruin their good times together as a family. It seems they didn’t let it eat them inside. And just like that, their net worth won’t stop increasing anytime soon either.
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