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Meet Josh Richards, The Newest Teen TikTok Star With More Than 7 Million Followers

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Who Is Josh Richards? New Details About Teen TikTok Star With More Than 7 Million Followers

Before YouTube, we uploaded videos on websites like Dailymotion and Vevo. After YouTube became the main way to upload, other platforms followed suit. But it wasn’t until Vine was created that some of the funniest people lurking on the internet could show others videos of themselves in six-second clips that looped. 

Unfortunately, Vine was shut down in 2017, and its successor, V2, was created; however, it’s just not the same. That same year, we were introduced to TikTok, a video sharing app that allows users to create short videos of 3 to 15 seconds, or longer, looping videos up to 60 seconds. It’s the most downloaded app in the United States as of 2018.

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Who is Josh Richards? At just 17 years old, Richards has over 7 million fans on TikTok and 303.8 million “hearts.” 


A post shared by Josh Richards (@joshrichardzz) on Apr 25, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT

He also has a second TikTok account that has 1.3 million fans and 30.3 million “hearts.” In addition to his TikTok accounts, he has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and over 90,000 subscribers on YouTube. His videos mostly include him doing funny videos as well as lip-syncing.

But Richards isn’t just a social media influencer; he’s also an actor and a model. He’s appeared in the films Brother’s Keeper, which starred Laurence Fishburne and Glenn Morshower, as well as The Cardinal Sin and Summertime Dropouts. Originally from Canada, it’s impressive and pretty awesome that he was able to break through in the United States.

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Given his success as an actor and social media influencer, he decided to start his own merchandising brand. His website currently sells T-shirts, hats, hoodies, sweatpants, sweaters, phone cases, and even bracelets and necklaces, all with his name on them. Hey, good for him for capitalizing on his success.

But wait, there’s more! His success as a social media influencer, actor, model, and merchandiser are just the tip of the iceberg, because he’s also quite athletic.

He’s into playing sports like soccer and lacrosse, and has taken guitar and hip-hop lessons. He played ice hockey growing up as well. And, even cooler is that he speaks English, German, Italian, and Hungarian.


A post shared by Josh Richards (@joshrichardzz) on Jun 26, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT

As far as his love life, according to Richards himself, his manager has some pretty strict rules. He’s apparently not allowed to date until he’s 25 years old! But as we all know, teenagers sometimes just can’t help themselves from the distraction of a relationship.

Seeing how popular Richards is, he’s bound to gain more followers. And all before he graduates high school.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.