JustMaiko was ranked the sixth highest-paid TikToker by Forbes. He's one of the platform's most-loved dancers, and here's what else we know about him.
Who is JustMaiko and why is he famous?
JustMaiko (aka Michael Le) is an American dancer, choreographer and social media star. He's one of the most-followed people on TikTok in 2021.
He started dancing at age four and joined TikTok (formerly known as Music.ly) in 2016.
Michael is best known for sharing dance videos and tutorials on TikTok, but he's also an avid blogger/vlogger and photographer who documents his life online.
Michael established his first YouTube channel in his own name in 2014. He started posting short dance videos but then progressed to dance tutorials and challenges.
His current YouTube channel 'JustMaiko' was set up in 2019.
In 2020, Michael and four of his pals formed the social media collective Shluv House. The five men live together in LA and create content for TikTok and other social media platforms.
He was also one of the big TikTok stars to speak out against Donald Trump's proposed ban of the app in 2020.
His TikTok username is @justmaiko.
JustMaiko key facts
- Real Name: Michael Le
- Age: 21
- DoB: 19th March 2000
- Nationality: American
- Net Worth: $4 million
- TikTok Followers: 50 million
- Instagram Followers: 2.6 million
- YouTube Subscribers: 2.67 million
- Twitch followers: 5,900
All numbers correct as of August 2021.
JustMaiko net worth: How much does JustMaiko earn?
Michael Le or JustMaiko is estimated to be worth $4 million (£2.9 million) in 2021.
With such a huge following on social media, Michael earns a lot of his money through sponsorships and partnerships with big brands such as Invisalign and Twitch.
Michael is a brand ambassador for Bang drinks and he also sells his own merchandise through Shluv clothing.
How old is JustMaiko?
Born on 19th March 2000 in Florida, Michael is 21-years-old in 2021.
His mum, Teena is a nail technician and she pops up in his videos from time-to-time. Not much is known about Michael's father, other than he is a businessman.
Michael has two younger brothers, Daniel and Jonathan and a younger sister, Tiffany.
Who Is JustMaiko's girlfriend?
Michael is said to be dating fellow TikTok star and dancer, Analisseworld, who regularly appears in Michael's dance videos.
It's unclear if they're still dating or how long they were dating for.
3 Interesting Facts about JustMaiko
Here are a few interesting things to know about Michael Le.
1) 'Maiko' is the Asian way of saying 'Michael'
According to Michael's Instagram bio, "Maiko is just an asian way of spelling Michael," so there's a fun fact you didn't know.
2) He has the most-shared TikTok video
Bella Poarch might have the most-liked, but Michael Le has the most-shared video on TikTok.
His 'escalator dance prank' racked up more than 550,000 shares and counting. The video shows Michael and his buddy performing a dance routine on opposite sides of an escalator in Michael's hometown.
"During that time I was trying to get more creative with my videos, doing public videos, doing out-of-the-norm things, so with the escalator I just kinda visualized like the perfect TikTok and did it," he explained in an interview with Media Kix. "From there, I saw all my TikToks afterwards thrive from out-of-the-box content."
3) He's got big dreams to become a social media mogul
When asked by Media Kix what his long-term ambitions were, Michael said:
"I want to just become a mogul where anything I touch just turns to gold!
People I look up to include Kevin Hart, The Rock, and Will Smith.
"Long-term, I definitely want to be a super-established YouTuber. I want to be one of the top YouTubers like I am now on TikTok. I want to take over YouTube. I definitely want to be the person who is able to 'do it all' in a sense."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@justmaiko