Jason Derulo makes at least $75k per TikTok but won’t say how much

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While I admit that I’m not on and do not intend to register on TikTok, I have been enjoying the many highlighted clips that pop up on my other forms of social media. Many have found their space at TikTok and a few have emerged as TikTok rock stars. One such person is Jason Derulo, who has been dubbed King of TikTok by some, a title he claims he wears to promote the young creators on the app. Jason recently spoke remotely with Speedy Morman at Complex about his TikTok fame and more specifically, how profitable it is for him. Speedy asked whether the rumor that he was pulling down $75K a post was true. Jason claimed humility prevented him from discussing his finances… but then assured us that it was way more than that.

What you’ve done over the last few months [reminds me] of what DJ Khalid did with Snapchat, when he just took it and ran with it and it blew up. Do you see any similarities in your short career on TikTok like Khalid was on Snap?
I do, I do see a similarity. You know, when Snapchat came out it kind of took over the world and it was all about Khalid. And I think, with his particular act, he was able to just show himself more than we’ve ever seen him. And I think it’s the same thing with TikTok, I’m able to show who I am and whereas in other apps I didn’t thrive as much because I couldn’t show me, you know what I’m saying? So anytime I’m able to create something from nothing, those are the moments that I really thrive. You know, slowly people started to call me the King of TikTok and I was like, ‘whoa, that’s a lot of pressure.’ But I decided to just wear it, to just wear that crown and be a leader and support the young creators.

Let me know if this is true or not, there was a rumor flying (around Twitter) that Jason DeRulo makes 75 grand on TikTok. Is there any truth to that?
I think it’s tacky to say what I do make from them, but it’s far more than that. But I’m not going to say what it is.

I remember in an interview you said a while back something along the lines of, “if I held my checkbook up against your favorite rappers checkbook, he can’t even hold a candle to me.” How accurate still is that statement?
Uh, I mean, it’s really accurate. I’m not really the type to boast, I must have been upset when I said that (laughs). But, I mean, it is the truth.

A quick Google search, Jason DeRulo’s net worth is $14 million. Is that accurate?
Nah, it’s so wrong… It’s not accurate at all. I think Diddy and Jay Z take about how inaccurate (the Forbes wealth list) is, but mine is just so egregious, not in the ballpark.

Like, exponentially more?
Oh, exponentially more. Like, different world. Like this crib is probably worth $14 million now.

[From Complex via Buzzfeed]

Jason finished the interview discussing the importance of Black people promoting each other and making sure artists hire Black people at every level in their teams. He also addressed speaking up for Black Lives Matters. He said people who unfollowed him because of his BLM posts were fans he “didn’t need.” I was impressed by that and how he’s motivated to make his TikTok videos by his desire to create something out of nothing. Unfortunately, they were sandwiched between Jason talking about knocking someone out for throwing ice at him and how he’d like to meet the folks on social media saying his videos were silly so that he could – you guessed it – knock them out.

Jason said he had spoken to Forbes about the $14M Google listed for his net worth and asked how to get “it fixed,” because, according to him the number is higher than what is listed. I think Jason is very talented and I don’t take issue with someone claiming their own talent or success. Honestly, I think we should all probably be more comfortable with what we’ve accomplished. But it’s a little funny to me that Jason is trying to pass himself off as someone who doesn’t “boast” about his fortunes and finances and while he makes sure we know he’s far richer and more successful than anything published about him.

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  1. Darla says:

    Sarah Cooper is the King AND Queen of tiktok as far as I’m concerned, but I never heard of this guy so.

  2. OriginalLeigh says:

    He’s a well known R&B singer who was famous pre-TikTok. I’m happy for his success but I don’t understand why people are so concerned about having their wealth reported accurately? I don’t think I would want everyone to know how much money I have.

    I also love Sarah Cooper!

    • Darla says:

      Watching her videos is the only ray of sunshine in trump’s dystopia. I am not sure I could pick a favorite, but I know her “how to water” one is the one I’ve watched the most. And every single time I laugh until I cry. I want her to have everything she wants, a huge career, I think she wants to be an actress, whatever. I hope she gets it all. it’s the least she deserves for giving us some respite.

  3. Grumpier than thou says:

    Does anyone else sing his name? I literally cannot even read it without singing ‘jaaason de ruuuulo’ appreciate I may just be very old and uncool.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I don’t even really know what tiktok is. I just see some videos pop up in my twitter feed occasionally and I laugh, but I don’t have the app and don’t really have any desire to get it. I could barely figure out snapchat (okay, I never figured out snap chat, I just liked the faces lol.)

    Good for him though if he’s making money off it.

  5. Dani says:

    I think he is being particular about his net worth to increase his value. If he says he makes more than that it is just so he doesn’t get low ballers in the future

  6. Chelly says:

    His tiktoks can be excessive, then again, when you get paid thousands for each tiktok you post that’ll happen. But I dont find his videos very funny, or super entertaining. Maybe because I know he does it merely for the cash & not necessarily the enjoyment, or, maybe I’m just too old for his page. Whatevs

  7. Dani says:

    He also hangs out with 16-18 year old kids. It’s creepy.

  8. Original Jenns says:

    Good for him. I’m glad he’s found a new entertainment venue, he’s using new media and adapting with the times. However, why is no one talking about the fact that he actually STOLE music created by a New Zelander and claimed he just couldn’t find the originator but still used it in his music. An original beat that came from Pacifika sounds that was created by a Polynesian teenager. That blew up on tik tok. Culture Dance eventually cleared him to use it, but until then, he legit stole it and profited. So, how much of that “way more than $14 million” did this humble bragger actually earn?

  9. Katie says:

    Everyone, get off of TikTok. It is not safe and is a facial recognition data harvesting app. Also, it’s literally Vine all over again.

    Shame on Jason for promoting it after all that has come to light about it.

    • ME says:

      That’s what I was wondering…it’s literally Vine. I don’t understand how Vine ended it’s business only to have Tik Tok come and do the exact same thing.

  10. LoonaticCap says:

    I don’t have tiktok – enough social media and also not safe.
    I came here just to say that I will foreverrrrr find JD cornyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Even if he sometimes has some really good/catchy dancing songs, he is as corny as it gets.
    Also, I’ll never forgive him for how he clowned Jordyn Sparks. She dated him, took care of him and nursed him back to health when he broke his neck and he dumped her. Sure, that would be fine if he hadn’t gone to trash talk her like “she’s obsessed with marriage” – dude- he literally made A SONG called “Marry Me” and made a video for it!!!
    He’s the worst.
    And also bragging this much is not a sign of humility anywhere *eyeroll*