List of most-followed TikTok accounts

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Khaby Lame is the most-followed account on TikTok.

This list contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the Chinese social media platform TikTok, which was merged with musical.ly in 2018.[1] The most-followed individual on the platform is Khaby Lame, with over 153 million followers. He surpassed the previous most-followed account, Charli D'Amelio, on 22 June 2022.[2]

Most-followed accounts

The following table lists the 50 most-followed accounts on TikTok, with each follower total rounded down to the nearest hundred thousand, as well as a description of each account and their country of origin.[3]

Rank Username Owner Followers
(millions)
Likes
(billions)
Description Country Brand
Account
1 @khaby.lame Khabane Lame 154.4 2.51 Social media personality  Italy
 Senegal
2 @charlidamelio Charli D'Amelio 149.7 11.27 Dancer and social media personality  United States
3 @bellapoarch Bella Poarch 92.7 2.23 Singer and social media personality  Philippines
 United States
4 @addisonre Addison Rae 88.9 5.80 Social media personality and dancer  United States
5 @mrbeast MrBeast 73.7 0.70 Social media personality  United States
6 @willsmith Will Smith 72.9 0.51 Actor and film producer  United States
7 @zachking Zach King 72.8 0.94 Social media personality  United States
8 @kimberly.loaiza Kimberly Loaiza 72.1 4.41 Singer and social media personality  Mexico
9 @cznburak Burak Özdemir 68.9 1.25 Social media personality  Turkey
10 @tiktok TikTok 67.3 0.28 Social media platform  China Yes
11 @therock The Rock 65.4 0.42 Actor and former wrestler  United States
12 @domelipa Dominik Lipa 63.3 3.77 Social media personality  Mexico
13 @dixiedamelio Dixie D'Amelio 57.4 3.26 Singer and social media personality  United States
14 @jasonderulo Jason Derulo 56.9 1.23 Singer, songwriter, and dancer  United States
15 @bts_official_bighit BTS 56.6 0.91 Band  South Korea
16 @spencerx Spencer Polanco Knight 55.4 1.28 Beatboxer and social media personality  United States
17 @lorengray Loren Gray 54.4 2.97 Singer, dancer, actress, and social media personality  United States
18 @ox_zung Won Jeong 52.4 1.52 Social media personality  South Korea
19 @justmaiko Michael Le 52.1 1.42 Dancer and social media personality  United States
20 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner 51.8 1.04 Model and socialite  United States
21 @youneszarou Younes Zarou 49.8 1.04 Social media personality  Germany
22 @kallmekris Kris Collins 48.1 2.10 Social media personality  Canada
23 @homm9k Alina Kim 47.7 1.04 Social media personality  Kazakhstan
24 @billieeilish Billie Eilish 46.9 0.30 Singer and songwriter  United States
25 @brentrivera Brent Rivera 46.3 1.49 Social media personality  United States
26 @riyaz.14 Riyaz Aly 45.5 2.06 Social media personality  India
27 @itsjojosiwa JoJo Siwa 45.5 1.76 Singer, dancer, and social media personality  United States
28 @selenagomez Selena Gomez 45.3 0.42 Singer and actress  United States
29 @junya1gou Junya Gou 43.2 0.71 Social media personality  Japan
30 @avani Avani Gregg 42.9 2.93 Social media personality  United States
31 @karolg Karol G 42.9 0.23 Singer  Colombia
32 @joealbanese Joe Albanese 42.4 1.60 Social media personality  United States
33 @carlosferiag Carlos Feria 42.2 2.12 Social media personality  Colombia
34 @elrodcontreras Rod Contreras 42.2 2.35 Social media personality  Mexico
35 @bayashi.tiktok Bayashi 41.5 1.19 Social media personality  Japan
36 @xoteam XO Team 30.1 1.22 Social media personality  Russia
37 @anokhinalz Liza Anokhina 39.4 1.28 Social media personality  Russia
38 @pongamoslo_a_prueba Pongámoslo a Prueba 39.0 1.28 Social media personality  Mexico
39 @ondymikula Ondy Mikula 38.4 0.59 Social media personality  Czech Republic
40 @psg Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 38.1 0.52 Football club  France Yes
41 @scottsreality Scott Hentzepeter 38.0 0.88 Social media personality  Netherlands
42 @bp_tiktok Blackpink 37.7 0.37 Band  South Korea
43 @nianaguerrero Niana Guerrero 37.5 0.74 Social media personality  Philippines
44 @jamescharles James Charles 37.5 1.09 Social media personality  United States
45 @montpantoja Paola Montserrat Pantoja Lizárraga 37.3 1.96 Social media personality  Mexico
46 @dobretwins Lucas and Marcus 37.3 0.96 Social media personalities  United States
47 @miakhalifa Mia Khalifa 36.7 0.58 Media personality, former pornographic actress  Lebanon
 United States
48 @babyariel Baby Ariel 36.1 1.92 Singer, actress, and social media personality  United States
49 @gordonramsayofficial Gordon Ramsay 35.8 0.57 Chef, television personality  United Kingdom
50 @spider_slack Spider Slack 35.7 0.66 Social media personality  Brazil
as of 30 January 2023

Historical most-followed accounts

Charli D'Amelio was the most-followed TikTok user for over 2 years, before being surpassed by Khaby Lame.

The following table lists the accounts that were once the most-followed on TikTok, excluding the official TikTok account.

Before Khaby Lame claimed her number one spot on 22 June 2022, Charli D'Amelio was the most-followed TikTok user. She herself claimed the spot from Loren Gray on 25 March 2020 by amassing 41.4 million followers.[4] Later that same year D'Amelio became the first TikTok user to reach 100 million followers.[5]

Before Loren Gray, Lisa and Lena were the most followed individuals on TikTok, with over 32.7 million followers.[6][7] They deleted their account in March 2019, citing privacy concerns and their loss of interest in the platform.[8][9][10][11] They rejoined TikTok on a new account with the same username on 7 May 2020.

  Current record
Username Owner Followers
(millions)
Date achieved Days held Ref(s)
@khaby.lame Khabane Lame 142.4 22 June 2022 230 [12]
@charlidamelio Charli D'Amelio 41.4 25 March 2020 819 [13]
@lorengray Loren Gray 32.8 31 March 2019 360 [14]
@lisaandlena Lisa and Lena 18.9 27 April 2017 703 [15][16]
@babyariel Baby Ariel [15][16]

Most-followed accounts on Douyin

The following table lists the 20 most-followed accounts on Douyin as of 30 June 2022. Douyin, available only in China, is similar to TikTok. However, it runs on separate servers to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions. They are both owned by ByteDance.[17]

Rank Username Owner Followers

(millions)

Region
1 @rmrbxmt People's Daily 160  China
2 @cctvnews China Central Television 140  China
3 @6182390 Xiao Yang 78.2  China
4 @andylau.9.27 Andy Lau 69.1  Hong Kong
5 @191433445 Chen He 67.3  China
6 @cxldb001 Chen Xiang 67.3  China
7 @dsmovie2019 DS Movie 63.2  China
8 @renminwang People's Daily Online 59.7  China
9 @xinhuashe Xinhua News Agency 55.8  China
10 @AresCheng Ares Cheng 52.7  China
11 @71158770 Li Ziqi 52.5  China
12 @douyin Douyin 51.2  China
13 @189251310 Tu Lei 51.9  China
14 @xiaohan96 Xiaohan Zhu 49.0  China
15 @274110380 Dilraba Dilmurat 47.8  China
16 @yichan6666 Monk Yichan 46.9  China
17 @scgcnews Sichuan Radio and Television 46.6  China
18 @166902759 Austin Li 44.7  China
19 @857857xdl Crazy Sisters 44.3  China
20 @117908807 Zhang Da Xian 43.1  China
As of 30 June, 2022

See also

References

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