The Covid-19 pandemic has seen most of us spend a lot of time online, either working from home or on social media, and TikTok is trending as the most used social media platform.
Ranking as the most followed person on TikTok, Charli D’Amelio is totally rocking it! The 16-year-old star is a charm having a huge following of over 104 million followers on TikTok.
Since joining the platform in May 2019, Charli became an online sensation by sharing videos of herself and her sister Dixie D’Amelio, which followed a sharp rise to stardom.
Social media influencer is slowly becoming a currency that can inspire, entertain, and inform large followings of like-minded demographics. Forbes magazine awards the most influential individual on social media, and this year her name was 17 years old Charli D’Amelio.
Forbes’ list reflects the rising stars of social media influencing alongside established impactors, people who have redefined the most visible cultural trends.
Even after being named TikTok’s second-highest-paid influencer in 2020, Charli is not yet done.
Well, it seems that the whole world is rapidly catching up to her charm.
Charli’s Impact As A Social Media Influencer In 2020
With 3.8 billion or 49% of the world’s population on social media, 2020 must be the last year that anyone will say half the globe is not on one of the many online interactive apps.
For instance, Charli has publicly addressed cyberbullying, becoming a verbal mouthpiece for the issues that matter to teens.
It’s only a few days ago when blogger Perez Hilton hoped Charli could help him recover his TikTok account, with of course her massive following.
Pres. Trump Also Awarded
Outgoing US President Trump also made it to the list. 2020 was a bad year, for everyone, and more so the President. Forbes decided that he too deserved something and got him the Annus horribilis award, a Latin name for ‘horrible year’.
It was not only because of the past Presidential elections but because he also tried to ban TikTok from the US.
TikTok is less than two years old and changing the social media landscape, albeit with lots of ripples. It has become the platform where influencers are significant, 100 million followers big.
The social media site has recently overtaken Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; at least where trendy youths are concerned.
Other Awards Go To
Here is a list of other awardees that made the Forbes list alongside Charli D’Amelio;
· Web-based video celebrity for hire creator’s Cameo for Best Product
· Audio and invite-only and exclusive guest list platform Clubhouse for Most Intriguing Newcomer
· Social media site and disruptive innovator TikTok got the Disruptive Innovator
· Conferencing, voice and video chat platform Discord got the award the Most Outstanding Firm
Who else do you think should have been on the list?