Lele Pons’ Net Worth and the Impressive Milestone She Hit Last Year
Internet personality Lele Pons will be co-hosting the Teen Choice Awards with Nick Cannon this year, and she’s also up for three awards herself.
At just 22 years old, Pons is already a millionaire; she has an estimated net worth of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Pons moved to the United States when she was five years old, and she first found success online via Vine, quickly becoming one of that video service’s biggest stars. According to Teen Vogue, she became the first ever Vine star to receive one billion loops; on Vine, videos were six seconds long and would continuously loop until the viewer stopped them.
Vine shut down in 2017, but Pons continues to produce short comedy videos on Instagram and YouTube. Her YouTube account has 10 million subscribers, with each of her uploads earning anywhere between five and 30 million views. Her YouTube content primary consists of scripted sketches, plus some occasional music videos.
However, it’s on Instagram where Pons is even more popular. She has 26 million followers on there, and in 2017, she reached a huge milestone. Just as she was the most-watched person on Vine during its height, in 2017, she had the most-watched Instagram story of the year.
Although she is primarily known for her Internet content, Pons has done other work, including taking on some acting roles. If you’ve seen MTV’s Scream, you’ll recognize her as the very first person to die in the first episode of Season 2, although this turns out to just be a scene within a movie that the characters are watching. The Scream franchise is known for killing off major celebrities early on, as with Drew Barrymore in the original film and Bella Thorne in the pilot of the MTV version.
Additionally, Pons starred in the YouTube Red original movie We Love You. This fall, she will be hosting Mexico’s version of The Voice, according to Variety.
Pons is also a published author, having co-authored the novel Surviving High School with Melissa de la Cruz. Finally, she has her own jewelry line and does modeling work as well, becoming a CoverGirl ambassador last year.
Now, Pons will be hosting the 2018 Teen Choice Awards alongside Nick Cannon. There’s a decent chance she’ll end up walking away with an award, too. After all, she’s nominated in three categories: Female Web Star, Comedy Web Star, and YouTuber. She is up against Lilly Singh in all three categories; some of her other competition includes Miranda Sings, The Dolan Twins, and Liza Koshy. This is the first time Pons has hosted the show, although she has been nominated in at least one category for the past four years, and in 2016, she won Choice Viner.
Although Pons’ estimated net worth is quite impressive for a 22-year-old YouTube star, she’s not quite as wealthy as some of her fellow Internet personalities. Lilly Singh, for instance, is reportedly worth $9 million. Currently, the individual YouTuber with the most subscribers is PewDiePie, who has an estimated net worth of $20 million.