The Rock Beats Out Will Smith For Most Followed Actor On TikTok

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The Final Boss breaks a new record.

The Guinness World Records announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 51, had become the most followed actor on TikTok on Wednesday (April 17). To claim the top spot, the most electrifying man in entertainment lays the smackdown on the former title holder, Will Smith, 55, who had held the title since 2022. 


We made @WWE and entertainment history this weekend with over 140,000+ in attendance in Philadelphia. Love you back and THANK YOU! – Final Boss 💪🏾 Highest grossing event in @WWE HISTORY. Highest selling Wrestlemania in WWE history. (up a whopping 78% from last year) Most TV-viewed Wrestlemania in WWE history (up 41% from last year) Most social media-viewed Wrestlemania in WWE history. (over 700 million social views in the first 48 hours) Most single day WWE Youtube views ever with 67 million in 24 hours.

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Over 74 million people follow The Rock on TikTok. This month’s Wrestlemania 40 had the highest-grossing and the highest-selling main event in Wrestlemania history, which can be attributed to the action star’s return to wrestling. 

Johnson has set many records over the years, including the largest layered dip, which weighed 540 lb, and the most selfies taken in three minutes, which was 105.

The decline in Will Smith’s following could lead to him infamously slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022. Smith and J Balvin performed the iconic dance sequence to Smith’s hit song “Men In Black” during Coachella, marking Smith’s first performance in years.

The ongoing competition between Will Smith and The Rock in Hollywood has been discussed for some time. The Rock became the highest-paid actor in July 2023 after Will Smith, who shared the title with Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves over the years, originally claimed it in 2003.

Johnson began acting in 2001 and eventually became an action star in 2011 with Fast Five. During the 90s, Will Smith became an action star with his leading roles in hit movies such as Independence Day, Bad Boys, Men In Black, and Enemy of the State.

Dwayne Johnson and Will Smith share glimpses into their lifestyle on TikTok. The Rock posts workout videos, surprises shoppers, and shares his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Will Smith also shares his showbiz life and global sights.

Will Smith is preparing for the release of the latest Bad Boys movie, while Dwayne Johnson is currently filming Moana 2 and Fast X: Part 2. The Rock launched the XFL football league in 2023, later rebranded as the UFL.  

In WWE, The Rock shared he has his sights set on Wrestlemania 41.