Charli D’Amelio (born on May 1, 2004) is a popular TikToker known for her dance videos and relatable personality.
Hailed by many as the queen of TikTok, she is the most followed individual on the platform, with over 151.6 million followers.
Her videos often feature her dancing to popular songs or doing challenges. She is also known for her positive and upbeat personality.
Here is her story as told by WoK.
Charli D’Amelio Early Life
She was born to Marc and Heidi D’Amelio in Norwalk, Connecticut.
She has an elder sister, Dixie, who is also a social media personality with over 50 million followers on TikTok.
Her father, Marc D’Amelio, was a former republican senate candidate while her mother Heidi was a former model and photographer.
D’Amelio was a competitive dancer for over 10 years and attended King School in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Until her fame, Charli D’Amelio attended the private King School in Stamford, Connecticut.
However, she has since switched to a one-on-one schooling program, which she attributes to her busy schedule.
“So I’m able to work my hours of schooling around that and I can do them a little bit earlier and get them done.
I’ve also been able to make a lot more friends out in California,” she told Yahoo Finance.
She has not stated whether she plans to continue her education beyond high school.
According to her Wikipedia page, D’Amelio is “a self-taught dancer” and has never taken formal dance classes.
She has said that she learned to dance by watching YouTube videos and practicing at home.
D’Amelio began posting videos on TikTok in 2019 and quickly gained popularity. Her videos often feature her dancing to popular songs or doing challenges.
In interviews, she said she was pressured to join Tiktok because all her friends were using the app and showed her a lot of dance videos, which she enjoyed.
This led her to create her own account, where she started uploading dance videos until she became famous.
Her first viral video was a dancing duet she did with Tiktoker user Move With Joy in May 2019.
Soon after that, she was gaining as much as much as 10k followers per night.
In 2020, D’Amelio became the most-followed person on TikTok, with over 100 million followers.
On seeing her success on the platform, her mum got her a talent representative and she was soon inking lucrative deals.
She is currently the second most followed Tikoker with over 150 million followers.
In 2021, Hulu released a documentary about Damelio and her family dubbed the Damelio Show.
Charli D’Amelio Net Worth
As one would expect, the popularity has come with its fair share of monetary benefits.
At 19, D’ Amelio is currently the highest-paid TikTok star, earning an estimated $17.5 million from the app in 2021 alone.
She has also inked deals with Amazon, Yoplait, Invisalign, and Morphe Cosmetics, Dunkin Donuts, among others.
She also co-owns a casual clothing brand dubbed Social Tourist with her sister Dixie.
Some of her earnings also come from her family’s reality show on Hulu.
Her total net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.
According to The Sun, she charges a minimum of $ 100,000 per post on her social media and only works with brands she likes.
How She Spends Her Money
She spends her fortune by donating to causes that appeal to her, such as the American Dance Movement, to which she donated about $100k in 2021.
That same year, she gifted her sister a pair of Dior X Jordan sneakers worth about $ 30,000.
She also spends her money on touring the world, with vacations in various countries. In 2021, social media photos showed her enjoying a vacation in Rome, Italy.
Finally, like other millionaires who splurge their cash on real estate, Charli spends a considerable portion of her income in an impressive place to live.
In 2021, while filming the Damelio Show, Charli and her family were said to be living in a $5.5 million house, where they were paying over $35,000 monthly in rent.
D’Amelio has won several awards for her work on TikTok. She was named the Breakout Creator of the Year at the 2020 Streamy Awards.
She was also named the Social Star of the Year at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. In 2020, she was hailed as the Favourite Female content creator.
D’Amelio’s popularity has led to her appearing in various media outlets, including Forbes, Time, and ABC News.
Charli D’Amelio Boyfriend
She is currently in a relationship with 20-year-old Landon Barker, who is the son of Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and actress Shanna Moakler.
Barker, who is a social media influencer, model, and musician, has over 2 million followers on Instagram and is known for his posts about fashion, lifestyle, and music.
He has also appeared in several modelling campaigns and has released two singles.