The Top 20 Facebook Stars & Content Creators To Know In 2016
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20 Biggest Trending Facebook Stars You Should Be Following
With over 1.7 billion users, Facebook is already the largest social network on the planet. In recent months, Facebook has been attempting to attract even more users (and compete with Snapchat) by expanding its video capabilities—most notably, by launching Facebook Live, "Lifestage," and Facebook Messenger video calling features—and inviting popular social media stars to create content exclusive to Facebook. In lieu of the network's gradual shift from a social networking site to a video-focused content distribution platform, a number of digital influencers have chosen to make Facebook their platform of choice and, as a result, earned millions of new followers along the way.
For a list of the top 20 Facebook stars, see our exclusive infographic below!
Quick Guide: 20 Of This Year's Biggest Facebook Stars
To identify Facebook's top content creators, we assessed each social media star based on the size of their following, the type of content they produce, and whether or not they produce original content for Facebook (as opposed to simply republishing content from YouTube, Vine, Instagram, or other social media platforms). The following (not presented in any particular order) represents the Facebook content creators we believe are the most engaging and engaging on the network today:
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1. Logan Paul
Made famous by his hilarious Vine videos, Logan Paul now has one of the largest Facebook followings in the world (over 12 million followers). In addition to regularly publishing original content on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, Paul has also released his own emoji app and is the star of the YouTube Red original film, The Thinning.
2. Eh Bee
The Eh Bee family is well-known across social media for their funny, family-friendly videos. Acting as “Papa Bee,” “Mama Bee,” and kids “Mr. and Mrs. Monkey,” these stars sustain over 10 million Facebook followers and almost 2 million YouTube subscribers with their highly amusing skits and parodies. This hilarious clan of Canadians is quirky, fun, original, and appeals to an audience of every age.
Known for his hilarious and often shocking videos and vlogs, digital star Lance Stewart has amassed 6 million followers on Vine and over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube. In addition to publishing his Vine and YouTube videos on Facebook, the 20-year-old influencer has earned an audience of almost 9 million by creating original Facebook content.
4. King Bach
Best known by his social media alias, King Bach, Andrew B. Bachelor is a Canadian-born social media star who initially gained fame by creating comical Vine videos around his cartoonish personas (he now has over 16 million followers on the platform). Today, King Bach commands the attention of large audiences on every major social network/platform—8.3 million people follow Bachelor on Facebook alone.
Curtis Lepore is a former musician and social media star who hails from New York. Lepore is best known for making funny skit videos in which he often collaborates with other digital stars like Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Amanda Cerny, and others. Though Lepore rose to fame via Vine, he now has over 8 million Facebook followers.
Better known as Piques, Jon Paul Piques is a former professional soccer player who attracts massive audiences on Vine by posting videos while driving back and forth from his insurance salesman job. Now in Los Angeles, Piques has grown his Facebook following to 8 million by posting skits, vlog-style videos, and Facebook Live content.
7. Amanda Cerny
Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny has amassed a huge social media following by showing audiences her comedic chops on Vine, YouTube, and Facebook. Cerny often appears in videos from social media stars like Logan Paul, King Bach, George Janko, Curtis Lepore, Lele Pons, and many others. Cerny’s Facebook channel currently has over 5.6 million followers.
8. Lele Pons
One of social media’s funniest stars, Venezuela-born Lele Pons’ 11.4 million Vine followers makes her the most popular female on the platform. Pons’ social media videos consist primarily of physical humor and playing pranks on her friends. Since starting her social media career at age 15, Pons has grown her Facebook following to over 3.1 million users.
Baltimore native DeStorm Power first vaulted into the limelight on YouTube, where his channel currently has nearly 2 million subscribers. Much of DeStorm Power’s content features creative, funny skits and videos of the star rapping and/or beatboxing. Power’s magnetic personality has helped him grow his Facebook channel to 2.7 million followers.
10. Brittany Furlan
Los Angeles-based comedian and social media star Brittany Furlan has attracted millions to her YouTube, Vine, and Facebook channels by publishing funny skits and vlog-style videos. In 2015, Furlan was named by Time as one of the 30 Most Influential People On The internet. To date, Furlan’s Facebook following has grown to 1.8 million.
11. Anto Sharp
One of social media’s rising stars, comedic prankster Anto Sharp is best-known for his “Straight In My Basket” series, funny skits, and vlog-style videos. Anto’s largest audience is on Facebook, where he entertains his 1.1 million followers with hilarious content, though Sharp claims sizable followings on YouTube and Vine, as well.
12. Laura Clery
Social media star and actress Laura Clery has made a name for herself on Facebook by publishing hilarious videos around her alter-ego, Pamela Pumpkin, and using a filter to draw audiences to her “Me Trying To Flirt” video series. Clery has more than 1 million Facebook followers and thousands more on YouTube, Vine, and Instagram.
13. George Janko
One of Facebook’s most versatile talents, George Janko has accumulated nearly 1 million followers by sharing funny skits and music videos on his channel. Janko’s prowess as both an actor and singer has led to collaborations with other well-known social media stars, including Logan Paul, Amanda Cerny, Jake Paul, Liane V, and many others.
Goubran Bahou, also known as Goubtube, is a Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube comedian who specializes in skits, challenges, vlogs, and interviews. Though Bahou has only been creating social media content for a short time, his Facebook channel already has over 600,000 followers and is rising fast.
15. Casey Neistat
A filmmaker by trade, Casey Neistat is one of the leading social media stars on the planet today. Neistat’s vlogs and videos, which often focus on unique experiences, have helped him amass more than 5 million YouTube followers (his largest audience), though he also claims more than 580,000 and 1.7 million followers on Facebook and Instagram, respectively.
New York-based social media star QPark has grown his Facebook following to 1.2 million users by frequently publishing comical skit videos to the network and regularly engaging with his followers. While QPark’s Facebook audience is impressive, his largest following is on Vine—3.3 million users follow the star on the short-form video platform.
17. Jake Paul
Born and raised in Westlake, Ohio, Jake Paul is one of today’s most popular social media stars. Brother to actor/model Logan Paul and member of the trending “Team 10,” Jake Paul has over 5 million followers on both Facebook and Vine. In addition to his prevalence on social media, Jake plays Dirk in the Disney channel original series “Bizaardvark” and appears in the YouTube Red original movie Dance Camp.
18. Hannah Stocking
Best known for her comedic video skits, model, actress, and social media star Hannah Stocking has garnered more than 1 million Facebook followers by providing high-quality entertainment for her large audiences. Stocking also has large social followings on Vine (900,000 followers) and Instagram (2.4 million followers).
19. Gabe Erwin
Though Gabe Erwin rose to stardom on Vine, where he has 2.3 million followers, the 20-year-old social media star has now acquired over 600,000 Facebook followers by publishing original skits and other comedic videos.
20. Wuz Good
Actor, director, and social media star Wes “Wuz Good” Armstrong has grown his Facebook channel to over 1.6 million by posting hilarious interviews, Facebook Live content, and Facebook exclusives. Though Facebook serves as Armstrong’s “home” for social media content, he also has over 500,000 Instagram followers and 600,000 Vine followers.
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October 11, 2016 By Mediakix Team