Bregoli, 19, rose to unlikely fame after appearing on a September 2016 episode of Dr Phil, having been joined by mother Barbara Ann for the segment titled ‘I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime’.
A clip from the show went viral, reinventing Bregoli as the 'Cash Me Ousside Girl' after spawning her now-iconic catchphrase: “Cash me ousside, how bout dah?”
Since then, she has forged a rap career as Bhad Bhabie, and is currently signed to Atlantic Records.
However, she has also made the move into OnlyFans – a business decision that has more than paid off, according to Forbes, which recently unveiled its latest Top Creators list.
Bregoli came in at number 16, with her total earnings for 2021 estimated to be $51 million.
The majority of this, the business magazine said, came from her OnlyFans work, which apparently raked in more than $1 million in her first six hours alone.
“Danielle Bregoli, who goes by 'Bhad Bhabie,' made $49 million in 2021 from content subscription service OnlyFans,” Forbes said.
“For just $24 per month, fans can access lingerie and bathing suits-clad photos of Bregoli – who encourages her subscribers to tip and receive more explicit content privately.
“The 19-year-old earns as much as top Hollywood actors and more than TikTok stars like Addison Rae Easterling. Bregoli, however, may be less palatable. The Florida teen entered the public eye in 2016 after a feud between her and her mother over Bregoli’s obnoxious (and sometimes illegal) antics on Dr. Phil went viral when she exhorted the jeering audience to ‘cash [her] outside.’
“Following a moderately successful rap career, Bregoli translated her starpower into an OnlyFans account after her 18th birthday last year—reportedly making over $1 million in the first six hours.”
Elsewhere in Forbes' list were TikTok sensations Khaby Lame, who was in at number eight with $10m in earnings for 2021, and Addison Rae Easterling, who came ninth with $8.5m.
In the third spot was former college soccer player turned podcaster Alexandra Cooper ($20m), followed by TikToker Charli D'Amelio as runner-up ($17.5m).
Perhaps inevitably, the list was topped by YouTuber MrBeast - aka Jimmy Donaldson - whose 2021 earnings came in at a whopping $54m.
"Stunts like spending 50 hours buried alive and attempting starvation for 30 days are well worth it when they net $54 million a year," Forbes said.
Still, though, it's highly unlikely that you'll rake in the millions following suit, so best leave it to the professionals, eh?
Featured Image Credit: @bhadbhabie/Instagram/CBS
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