Forbes magazine just dropped its first-ever "Top Influencers" list and it'll probably make you cry.
The ranking reveals who earned the most money from social media it covers beauty, fitness and home, with fashion, food and a bunch of other categories coming soon.
Ready to have your mind blown? The 30 featured influencers have a combined following over 250 MILLION! And according to the report, if they have 7 million subscribers or more on YouTube, vloggers can make up to $300,000 per post for a video partnership! PER POST.
Meanwhile, top influencers can earn $187,000 per Facebook post and $150,000 per Instagram post! Even those on the "lower" end of the spectrum—about 100k followers— aren't doing too bad. They can make up to $5,000 per Insta post, which we'd gladly take!
And that's ON TOP of earnings from book deals, apps, clothing lines, supplement brands and other businesses they start! For example, Michelle Phan co-founded cosmetics box Ipsy, which was valued at $500 MILLION in 2015, and Kayla Itsines raked in $17 MILLION just from her "Sweat with Kayla" app in 2016.
Anyway, before we crawl up into a ball and cry as we dream of making that much money, here are the top influencers according to Forbes.
1. Zoe "Zoella" Sugg
2. Michelle Phan
3. Huda Kattan aka Huda Beauty
4. Nikkie de Jager aka Nikkie Tutorials
5. Shannon Harris aka Shaaanxo
Check out the full top 10 beauty influencers list here.
1. Kayla Itsines
2. Jen Selter
3. Emily Skye
4. Michelle Lewin
5. Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach
Check out the full top 10 fitness influencers list here.
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