Joshua Kenneth Richards (born January 31, 2002) is a Canadian social media personality, actor, and businessman. He has a following on a number of social media platforms and serves as the CEO of CrossCheck Studios.
Joshua Kenneth Richards
January 31, 2002
Early life Edit
Richards was born on January 31, 2002, in Toronto, Ontario. He has 2 younger siblings.
Richards has garnered a following of 25.7 million on TikTok, 2.4 million on YouTube, 2.4 million on Twitter, and 7.3 million on Instagram. His posts often include sports content, dancing, lip syncing, comedy, and video skits. He has acted in films including Brother's Keeper, Summertime Dropouts, and the upcoming Dream Scenario with Nicolas Cage and Noah Centineo.
Richards is the co-founder of digital management company TalentX Entertainment. Subsequently, Richards signed a recording contract with Warner Records and the first artist to sign with TalentX in July 2020.
He is an investor, helping form a $15 million venture capital fund.  Richards is also the co-founder of energy drink Ani Energy, and previously served as the chief strategy officer of Triller.
According to a Forbes report published in January 2022, Richards earned an estimated $5 million in 2021 from his numerous sponsorship deals and business endeavors, making him the fourth highest-earning TikTok personality.
- "Still Softish" feat. Bryce Hall (single, 2020)
See also Edit
- Williams, Kori (April 2, 2020). "Here's Everything You Need to Know About TikTok Star Josh Richards". Seventeen. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
- "Josh Richards - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
- Guglielmi, Jodi (July 23, 2020). "TikTok's Josh Richards Signs Recording Contract to 'Trailblaze a New Music Style'". People. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
- Ward, Tom (July 7, 2021). "Josh Richards is a Business Mogul". Forbes. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
- Eggertsen, Chris (July 31, 2020). "Executive Turntable: TalentX Founder Named Triller Chief Strategy Officer, Radio Promo Vets Launch New Company". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
- Lee, Wendy (July 28, 2020). "Popular TikTok stars to leave platform for rival app over data privacy concerns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
- Brown, Abram (January 7, 2022). "Top-Earning TikTok-ers 2022: Charli And Dixie D'Amelio And Addison Rae Expand Fame—And Paydays". Forbes. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
- Otterson, Joe (June 23, 2022). "Josh Richards Inks First-Look Deal With Amazon". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2022.