OnlyFans is a content-based subscription platform. For a long time, it was considered an adult platform. Most of the content was sex-oriented and sex-based. But that has changed now, with performers like Cardi B and Tyga among the OnlyFans top earners.
How much do users earn by posting exclusive content? Tim Stokely established the platform in the UK in September 2016. Since then, the app was slowly growing. But during the 2020 lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic, the platform and app grew rapidly.
What started as X-rated content, sex workers, adult content, turned into a platform even celebrities used as a source of income.
Yes, during the Covid-19 pandemic, many celebrities used OnlyFans to post content and earn money while they were locked at home. OnlyFans helped a lot of celebrities during the lockdown.
Nowadays, the platform offers content like physical fitness, music, and more from users that post daily. Viewers can choose between a monthly subscription, one-time tips, and pay-per-view.
On average, OnlyFans content makers can earn up to $200 per month. But some of the OnlyFans top earners earn much more than that. Let’s take a look at how users earn money and who are some of the richest OnlyFans members.
How much money do creators get?
Before we get to some of the top earners on OnlyFans, let’s talk about how users earn money from the platform. The British content subscription service offers services to both creators and users. Creators can post their content, while fans can subscribe to their channels and see their content.
Content creators receive funding directly from their fans on a monthly basis. But they can also receive money via off tips and pay-per-view features. Subscribers pay a monthly fee (different depending on the creator) and get exclusive rights to view the content.
Out of that money, the company pays 80% of the fees to the content creator. OnlyFans retains the remaining 20%.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 earners at OnlyFans.
Blac Chyna is a reality TV star and model. But she is also the richest OnlyFans content creator in terms of earning. While some of the creators have a higher net worth, Blac Chyna earns the most money from the platform.
Her subscription fee is $19.99 per month, with some estimates claiming she earns roughly $20 million from the platform.
Blac Chyna posts different types of content. Her content ranges from X-rated photos and videos. And she even has content geared toward specific fetishes, for example, feet.
So far, she has posted around 150 posts, and for the $19.99 subscription fee, users get access to everything.
Fun fact: she has reduced her subscription fee. When she first joined the platform, she had a much higher fee. Since then, she has reduced her monthly subscription to a more affordable price.
Sitting at Number 2, Bella Thorne has a two times cheaper monthly fee than Blac Chyna. She charges $9.99 for her monthly subscription. This might be the reason she is at Number 2 since she has more followers than Chyna.
Bella is one of the most successful content creators at OnlyFans. She started earning the moment she joined the platform. Within the first 24 hours, Bella earned $1 million posting an OnlyFans record. Within the first week, she hit the $2 million mark.
Now, she makes more than $11 million per month. Thorne was a subject of controversy between fans. They claimed she charges for nude photos but wears lingerie instead.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, sex workers accused her of drawing attention and income from those who needed the platform to survive. During the pandemic, sex workers started using OnlyFans to create content.
We are sure you are just as surprised to find Cardi B on this list. But the famous singer is among the top earners at OnlyFans.
Comparing her to the top 10 earners, she charges a relatively low subscription rate at $4.99 per month. And she has only a few posts so far.
How does she use the platform? Well, Cardi B reserves OnlyFans for exclusive behind-the-scenes and intimate content.
Here is another celebrity that used OnlyFans as an income source. Tyga has more than 21 million followers and charges a monthly subscription fee of $20.
The hip-hop artist joined OnlyFans at the beginning of 2021. He uses the platform to share his life, intimate look, and some behind the scenes of his music albums.
Mia Khalifa is a Lebanese-American media personality. A lot of fans remember her as the hijab porn star. Mia was among the first porn stars to wear a hijab in an adult video.
For her OnlyFans content, she charges $11.99 per month. And she is quite active. So far, she has posted more than 200 photos and almost 30 videos.
The former adult entertainer now works as a webcam OnlyFans model. When she joined Pornhub in October 2014, she became the most viewed performer in just two months.
Yet, the worldwide reaction to her hijab video forced her quick exit from the business.
Erica has the highest subscription rate among the top 10 OnlyFans earners. She charges $35 per month. The American television personality and former model got famous for her appearance on Love & Hip Hop: New York.
Mena uses her Instagram followers to promote her content on OnlyFans. She and her husband Safaree Samuels are the celebrity OnlyFans couple.
Pia Mia is a singer and actress. She signed up for OnlyFans in 2021, and since then she has climbed the ranks. Charging $10 per month, she earns a few million per month from the platform.
Pia started her career by posting videos of herself singing on YouTube. Since then, she has appeared in commercials and music videos.
We mentioned Safaree is one part of the celebrity OnlyFans couple. Unlike his wife, he charges $19.99 per month.
Samuels got famous as the boyfriend of Nicki Minaj. The two dated for 12 years before they parted ways. Following the breakup with Minaj, he started dating Erica Mena.
Nicki helped him start a career as a rapper, songwriter, and television personality. He began his career in the group Hoodstarts in the early 2000s. There, he met the then-unknown rapper Nicki Minaj.
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The actress got her breakthrough in Love Island. She charges $24.99 per month for her OnlyFans subscription.
There, she posts sexy and spicy adult content. The model rose to fame in 2018 and since then she has used her popularity to find new sources of income.
Love Island exposed her major plastic surgery work. Before Love Island, she appeared on the cover of Sixty 6 Magazine.
Jem is a unique personality among the top 10 earners. Unlike others, she is a fitness influencer. She posts images and videos where she talks about fitness.
Jem started her career on Instagram but got her account deleted for violating rules against lewd content. But because she had already made a name for herself, Wolfie simply moved on to OnlyFans.
She doesn’t reveal her monthly subscription fee. Some sources claim she can earn up to $30,000 per day. The Australian model and social media personality has a net worth of $8 million.