5 Social Media News Stories You Need to Read This Week
By Yasmin PierreDec 7
Published April 17th 2023
In fact, TikTok is so huge that it surpassed YouTube – the number one video-sharing platform in the world - in average user time consumption in 2022.
All data was gathered on April 17 2023.
With close to 53m followers, Kylie Jenner starts the list of most followed TikTok accounts. But that’s not all. Not only does she place as the 20th most followed account on TikTok, Kylie is also in the top five of Instagram’s most followed accounts, with over 380m followers.
Who would have thought that a student and soon-to-be sound engineer would go from 0 followers to 38.6m in just one year! Won Jeong, who is now clocking in close to 55m followers, is a 27-year-old South Korean full-time TikToker, whose large following scored him the 19th spot on our list, right before Kylie Jenner. Won Joeng frequently posts about hangouts with friends, day trips, and his love for fitness.
Loren Gray Beech is an American singer and social media personality with an impressive following – nearly 80 million followers across TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram. That, however, didn’t help the TikToker secure a spot in the top five of most followed TikTok accounts.
American beat-boxer or “mouth music man,” as this TikTok star refers to himself on social, is best known for creating original tunes for social media platforms. Spencer Polanco Knight (the real name behind this account) reeled in 55.3m followers with his skills, placing him 17th on this list.
Magician Zach is an American YouTuber, TikToker, former Vine creator, filmmaker, and YouTube personality. He grabs the sixth spot with his videos, which blend magic and his family.
As of March 29 2023, this American dancer and social media personality has accumulated more than 5.8 billion likes and 88.7 million followers on TikTok, ranking as the fourth most followed individual on the platform.
Since 2021, the TikTok star has moved up six spots, placing in the top three most followed accounts in 2023. Bella is a Filipino-born American singer and social media personality whose lip-sync videos went viral in August 2022.
Guinness World Records has a new record holder. With 155.8m followers as of March 29 2023, social media personality Khabane Lame has become the most followed individual on TikTok.
Khabane Lame is known for his videos where he silently mocks overly complicated life hack videos posted by other users.