Forbes Top Content Creators 2022: See the Complete List

Social media can make anyone famous and well-known quickly. Sharing content on social media platforms like Instagram or TikTok is a way for content creators to make a lot.

Forbes recently released the complete list 2022’s top content creators. The list consists of the names of many social media influencers such as Charli D’Amelio, Khaby Lame, Addison Rae Easterling, and many more who have managed to build a strong fan base over the years.

In Forbes’s 2022 list of top content creators, you will find the names of the most powerful influencers on the internet who know how to excel in the world of social media.

Top Content Creators 2022 marks a new ranking and ranking of the most influential content creators in the industry. Continue reading further to see whether your favorite content creator is on Forbes’ list or not.

1. Jimmy Donaldson, also known as MrBeast

Jimmy Donaldson, the YouTube king, is a top-rated content creator on Forbes’ list. He currently has 162,000,000 social media followers. He goes by the name MrBeast. His YouTube videos include various stunts such as spending 50 hours in the tomb and starving for 30 consecutive days.

Jimmy has earned $54 million in the last 12 month. A large part of his earnings comes from YouTube videos. He was awarded the number 1 spot on the list for MrBeast Burger. This is a great way for him to invest his money in a worthwhile venture.

2. Charli D’Amelio

Charli D’Amelio has taken the second spot on the Forbes list. This 18-year-old has gone from TikTok’s short dancing videos to creating an empire. She now has 145.5 million TikTok users. Isn’t that pretty insane?

In addition to this, Charli has her own perfume line called Born Dreamer and a clothing brand that goes by the name of Social Tourist which is a joint venture with her sister Dixie and Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister.

3. Alexandra Cooper

The podcast is the brainchild a former soccer player. Call her Daddy into a multimillion-dollar baby. Her ex-roommate Sofia Franklyn and she started her podcast in 2018. After their podcast gained popularity, they signed a contract with Barstool Sports to produce the podcast.

After Sofia split, Alexandra brokered a major contract. According to reports, she negotiated a deal worth $60million to bring her podcast on Spotify. Cooper’s podcast, Call her Daddy is one of the most popular podcasts on Spotify.

4. Elliot Tebele

Elliot Tebele was a pioneer in social media and is best known for creating internet memes and content. Elliot Tebele was the original mass-market inventor of FuckJerry memes. Elliot has been expanding the business into television, games and television over the years. He is also a digital media expert. He is also an actor and producer.

5. Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain dropped out of high school to begin posting videos on YouTube. She was an internet celebrity in a matter of minutes.

Emma is well-known for being a funny host and her sense of humor. She also sells her merchandise. Chamberlain Coffee is her coffee brand.

6. Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan is a beauty blogger and entrepreneur. Huda Beauty Cosmetics is her creation. In a Forbes interview she stated that heavy makeup was something she began wearing at the age of 12 years.

The beauty queen, aged 38, then spoke with the business magazine. “I always felt like a misfit. Even now, I still struggle with this a little bit. And I think that’s what probably motivates me so much.”

7. Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal (Rhett & Link)

McLaughlin & Link first met in 1984 while in first-grade jail. They had written profanities on each other’s desks, and soon after, they performed funny sketches at school.

The sketch comedy is provided by students at North Carolina University to more than 5,000,000 YouTube subscribers.  This dynamic duo launched a $5 million accelerator fund to help other creators.

8. Khaby Lame

Khaby Lame is the most famous TikToker in the world. He left Charli D’Amelio behind in June. He currently has more 146,000 followers via TikTok. He makes funny videos mocking complicated life hacks and doesn’t say a word.

Before becoming a content creator, Khaby worked in a factory in Italy. During the pandemic, he lost his job. Forbes estimates that he earned $10 million last year.

9. Addison Rae Easterling

Addison Rae Easterling, a trained choreographer, has more than 88 million TikTok customers. Her TikTok videos can be funny and entertaining. Over the past two years, she has seen a significant rise in her TikTok users.

Addison made the film debut last year with the movie. He’s All That. In the past, she has been a partner with American Eagle, Vital Proteins and Pandora. She also owns a cosmetics brand, Item Beauty.

10. Jake Paul

Jake Paul is a professional boxer who uses trash talking as a way to hype his boxing matches. His matches can be streamed live to his 20.4 million YouTube subscribers. Vine was his first platform of fame. He has many fans on social media platforms.

11. Mark Edward Fischbach

Mark Edward Fischbach is also known as Markiplier. He is a YouTube star who has made a lot from selling merchandise. His Annus line, which includes hoodies and T-shirts, helped him make more in 2021.

The YouTuber star is a co-founder of clothing company Cloak with fellow YouTuber Jacksepticeye. He is also a co-host of the Distractible podcast alongside LordMinion777 and Muyskerm.

12. Felix Lengyel

Felix Lengyel, also known as xQc, is one of the most prominent Twitch streamers. He has been involved with numerous controversy regarding homophobic and racist content throughout his career.

Twitch has more 11,000,000 followers for Lengyel. He began his Twitch career when he was 19 and competed in the ’19 Olympics. Overwatch online tournaments. He streams many games like Counter-Strike Multiversus.

13. Nathan Johnson Graham

Nathan Johnson Graham is a YouTube star for children with 14 million subscribers. He posts videos to his YouTube channel in which he plays games such as  Minecraft Pulling stunts.

They made many videos and did many stunts. They made Unspeakable $28.5M by selling Spotter’s YouTube content, selling merchandise, signing endorsement deals, and paying an unbelievable $28.5 Million in 2021.

14. Patrick Simondac

Patrick Simondac, also known by Patrick Starrr is a well-known Filipino American makeup artist. When he was 12, the Filipino-American makeup artist found out he was gay. Soon afterward, he discovered his passion for makeup and began sharing tutorials on YouTube. In 2013, he started sharing videos.

YouTube beauty content creator is a social influencer. To date, he has been featured in campaigns for popular brands like L’Oréal and M.A.C. He is also the founder and CEO of ONE/SIZE makeup brand.

15. Sean McLoughlin

Sean McLoughlin is an Irish Youtuber who goes by “Jacksepticeye,”Follow him on social media. He is well known for his comedy blogs and comedic Let’s Play series. His channel has over 15.4 billion viewers and 28.6million subscribers. He also has a clothing brand with Markiplier.

16. Danielle Bregoli

Danielle Bregoli, also known as Bhad Bhabie. She is a social media celebrity and rapper. According to her OnlyFans page she earned almost $49 million in 2021. Fans can subscribe to her OnlyFans for $24 per month.

The 19-year-old social media influencer stepped into the world of the limelight in the year 2016 after a feud between her and her mother over Bregoli’s obnoxious (and sometimes illegal) antics on Dr. Phil It was viral online.

17. Josh Richards

TikTok’s star Josh Richards attracted the attention of viewers through his TikTok dancing videos. He built a content empire using his TikTok fame. He cohosts the Barstool podcast alongside Dave Portnoy BFFs. 

Josh Richards is a native Ontarion and the cofounder of Ani energy drinks and Animal Capital VC. Last month, he announced his partnership with Amazon Prime. As part of his partnership, he will be a brand ambassador and producer, creator, as well as creator for the streaming platform.

18. Marques Brownlee

Marques Brownlee is well-known for his podcast Waveform and technology-focused videos. He shares reviews of electronic gadgets, including drones, smartphones and other on the platform. YouTube has more 16,000,000 subscribers.

19. Tyler Blevins

Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, is one of the most prominent Twitch gamers. He streams games like Fortnite and Valorant for nearly six hours a day for his 18 million followers on the platform. Over time, he has diversified his streams into lifestyle content like cooking.

20. Olajide Olatunji

British Youtuber turned rapper boxer, Olajide Olatunji, aka KSI started his career in the year 2019. He began uploading videos to YouTube at that time. In them, he commented on FIFA matches.

Later, Olajide founded Sides restaurant chainAnd Vodka brand VIII. He is also the cofounder and co-founder of Prime Hydration, which Logan Paul developed with Olajide.

21. Dixie D’Amelio

Just like her sister Charli, Dixie D’Amelio started her journey to name and fame by posting dancing videos on TikTok. Her TikTok fame helped her launch music, a reality TV series on Hulu, Snap and a family-run venture capital firm, 444 Capital.

22. Dani Austin Ramirez

Dani Austin Ramirez started her YouTube career as a YouTuber back in 2012. Over the years, she has gained a loyal following on Instagram. She currently has 1.3 Million Instagram followers. Divi, her hair-growth business, has already made $23 million in sales.

23. Ryan Kaji

Ryan Kaji is a 10-year-old millionaire living in Honolulu. He makes YouTube videos to make his living. During a media interaction, Ryan’s dad Shion Kaji said, “We had no idea Ryan’s videos were going to be such a big hit, and we’ve been putting out fun videos ever since!”

Ryan videos are all toys and have received a lot from viewers. He talks about DIY science, doodles and animated co-stars now that he’s 10 years old. His AdSense revenues, merch and line of toys as well as AdSense revenue helped him to earn a staggering $27million last fiscal year.

24. Michael Le

Michael Le, aka JustMaiko is a dancer most well-known for creating dance videos with his 15-year-old sister and five- and 7-year-old brothers. His social media followers exceed 56.6 million.

Le has partnered to promote products with Hugo Boss, Prada and many other companies like that of Hugo Boss. Joystick, an esports company based on Web3 that Le co-founded in 2011, is now available for sale.

25. Aimee Song

Aimee Song, a fashion blogger, and fashion designer, began blogging in 2008. Song was studying Interior Architecture in San Francisco, when she started Song of Style. She has more than 6.8 million Instagram followers.

Los Angeles native, she turned her blog’s readership into Fashion blog invites and partnerships. She has partnered brands like Valentino and Prada and Amazon Fashion, as well as the clean beauty brand Biossance.

26. Desi Perkins

Desi Perkins, a beauty blogger, shares all about her life with her 4.4million followers on Instagram and 3.2million subscribers on YouTube. She is also the CEO of Dezi Skin, an online eyewear company.


27. Bretman rock

Bretman Rock, a Filipina beauty blogger, began posting makeup contour videos on TikTok. His TikTok followers number over 20 million. They love to watch his makeup videos and funny workout videos.

28. Noah Beck

Like many TikTok stars including his girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio, Noah also went viral on TikTok during the Covid-19 pandemic. He wanted to play professionally in soccer but decided to pursue a different career. He has now formed partnerships with FIFA, Major League Soccer.

29. Bella Poarch

Bella Poarch, a social media superstar and former military officer, served in the past. The Make a BitchHer singing helped build her empire. TikTok has more than 90 million followers. Moncler luxury fashion house has partnered her with the videogame. Call of Duty. 

30. Camila Coelho

Brazilian-American CamilaCoelho uploaded makeup videos to YouTube in order to keep in touch. Her following grew daily and she now has 12,000,000 users across all social media platforms. Elaluz is her own brand of beauty products.

31. Adam Waheed

Comedy comedian Adam Waheed went viral with a sketch of his girlfriend applying makeup to her car in her car. He does slapstick stunts via YouTube and TikTok. He has partnered with many brands such as Old Spice, Dr. Pepper, and Doritos. He earned $7 million last fiscal year, according to reports.

32. Christina Najjar

Christina Najjar is the creator of TikTok content and is commonly known as Tinz. She is a lover and creator of hot girl talk. She also offers dating advice. Stanford-educated, she is the founder of a Chipotle Bowl and a SiriusXM radio station. It’s Me, Tinx.

33. Rickey Thompson

Rickey Thompson was bullied high school. He began posting comedy videos on Vine, then to Instagram, to vent his anger. He now has 3,000,000 followers on TikTok. He has partnered with brands like Moncler and YSL Beauty.

34. Bailey Sairan

Bailey Sairan began uploading videos to YouTube when she was just a teenager. It was in 2013, when it all began. She shares her amazing makeup transformations with her followers while sharing real stories. She has more than 6.5 million YouTube subscribers. HelloFresh and Audible have offered deals to her for her true crime-meets-glam.

35. Avani Gregg

Avani Gregg first rose to fame as TikTok’s ‘clown girl’For posting videos in the which she wore Harley Quinn inspired red stars and blue stars on to her face. She was able to earn nearly $5 million last year for her cat.

36. Mikayla Nugueira

Mikayla, a 24-yearold makeup artist with over 13 million TikTok followers, is Mikayla. Her loyal audience helped her to attract deals with Charlotte Tilbury, L’Oréal, and CVS last year and earn $2.4 million.

37. Michael Grzesiek

Canadian gamer Michael Grzesiek (aka Shroud) attracted the attention from the fans when he was playing  Global Offensive Counter-Strike—a multi-player shooting game. He is well-known for his calm and collected over 556,000,000 views, making him one of Twitch’s most popular streamers.

38. Ziwe Fumudoh

Ziwe Fumudoh was the creator of YouTube’s viral video.Baited with Ziwe She speaks out about racial issues with viewers on the show. She recently cohosted Crooked Media’s Hysteria Podcast, and played the part of a writer for Stephen Colbert’s late night show Desus and Mero She has her own Showtime Show, called Ziwe.

39. Lele Pons

Lele Pons is one of many stars whose creator careers began with Vine. Lele Pons, who was born in Venezuela, became the first Vine user to reach 1,000,000 loops or views in 2015. She now makes slapstick videos for TikTok and Instagram. She has more than 95 million followers across all social media networks.

40. Jalaiah Harmon

Jalaiah, a choreographer and dancer, was the star of the show when she ‘Renegade’TikTok made this dance move viral. TikTok megastar Charli D’Amelio performed her dance routine. Now, she has partnerships with big sponsors like Coca-Cola, Levi’s, and Netflix.

41. Benito Skinner

Benny Drama is the best TikTok impersonator. His perfect impressions of stars like Billie Eilish and Timothée Chalamet have got him tons of views on his videos. He has attracted the LGBT creator partnerships with Svedka, McDonald’s, Ulta, Pepsi, and Target.

42. La’Ron Hines

La’Ron Hines went viral by asking a question from the kids at his daycare house that he co-owns with his parents “Are you smart?”He continued to walk red carpets with celebs like Keke or Bia. Last year, he earned $1.5 million from his partnerships with Fashion Nova, Capital One, and McDonald’s.

43. Lynn Yamada Davis

Lynn Yamada Davis aka Lynja is now 66 years old. She went viral for her—you’ll never guess—cooking. She states that she’s not good at it but her videographer son put out a special effect video of her making egg, bacon, and cheese sandwich on TikTok in July 2022. She has landed deals with Amazon, Chobani, and McDonald’s, among others.

44. The Old Gays

Robert Reeves (68), Jessay Martin (66), Mick Peterson (66) and Bill Lyons (78), are known as The Old Gays of TikTok. The fantastic four live in a TikTok collab house and they have partnered with Oreos, Lay’s, and Netflix to create heartfelt and good content.

45. Bunny, what about you?

For the very first time, an animal has made it to Forbes’ list of content creators. This talking sheepdog has more than 1.1 million Instagram followers. The sheepdog tells her owner that she loves her mom, misses Dad, and smells strange things.

Bunny communicates using a soundboard which has 92 buttons. Bunny has even partnered Open Farm Pet, an environmentally-friendly pet food brand.

46. Sophie Dee

Sophie Dee is a film superstar for adults. She has also appeared in a newspaper shoot. The Sport and acted for various production companies. She opened her OnlyFans account in 2017 and now earns approximately $200,000 per month. She is also an investor and founder of Gig Social.

47. Elyse Meisters

Elyse Meers’ October 2012 video about her horrible date with a man made her viral. She convinced him to buy her 100 Taco Bell Tacos. She has since created humorous videos about anxiety and depression which have landed her good relationships at Audible.

48. Remi Bader

TikTok was founded by Remi Bader, a fashion model. Her followers exceed 2.1million. She shows off her Cider, Skims, and Free People looks in her TikTok videos. Also, she takes a look at fashion trends.

49. Elsa Majimbo

Elsa Majimbo was a comedy superstar during the Covid-19 pandemic. After dropping out of school, she decided that comedy was her passion. Instagram has more than 2.5 million followers. She has partnerships between Maison Valentino and Bumble, as well as Beats by Dre.

50. Vivian Tu

Vivian Tu used to be a Wall Street trader. She is now a TikToker for financial literacy. TikTok is home to 1 million of her followers. She offers financial advice to her followers on crypto, credit cards debt, and so forth. She has agreements signed with Invesco as well as Lululemon.

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Source: Forbes Top Content Creators 2022: See the Complete List

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