The internet plays a huge role in our daily lives. It is our go-to assistant for almost everything. Internet celebrities are people who became famous through social media. It helped expose them to a global audience. The internet can make or break a career in a minute.
Today we have internet celebrities all over the world. Social media helps people increase their outreach to a global audience. It relies mostly on the number of followers a person has. Top influencers can earn $300 000 per advert on their social media account. According to Captiv8’s data, an Instagram user with 100 000 followers can get $5 000 for a post through a partnership with a company or brand.
Kylie Jenner is the highest paid celebrity influencer on social media at about $1million per sponsored post on her Instagram. The well-known Justin Bieber started off his career by uploading videos of himself singing covers on YouTube. He was spotted by a talent manager in 2007.
Here’s a list of some celebrities who became famous through social media
- Justine Bieber
- Carley Rae Jepsen
- Susan Boyle
- Greyson Chance
- Cody Simpson
- Soulja boy
Even though some celebrities were already famous before they came onto social media, like Jimmy Fallon. They rely on social media to maintain and grow their fame, following and rates.
Social media is a critical tool for people to get attention from music gurus to college coaches and recruiters. Wesley Estime who plays football on ESPN under the name Dadi Nicolas was found spotted through social media. He was named player of the week by ESPN following a record-breaking threè-sack game against Pittsburgh. A video showcasing his skills landed in the wrong hands for him to be where he is today.