A "talking" dog has ended up in Forbes' Top 50 Influencers. How did Bunny manage to get no less than 1.1 million followers?
The famous Forbes magazine has compiled a top 50 list of influencers around the world. Nearly two billion followers add up to the social media content creators.
Top brands around the world spend huge amounts to sponsor them. The total revenue earned by the 50 influencers amounted to 570 million dollars in 2021.
Forbes' Top 50 Influencers practically redefines the notion of celebrity in the contemporary era.
The Top 50 Influencers
Topping the list is Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) with 162 million followers. Spending 50 hours buried alive or trying to starve yourself for 30 days seems worth it when you get 54 million dollars a year.
Charli D'Amelio is second on the list with 203.7 million followers. In 2021, 18-year-old Charli D'Amelio was the highest-earning TikToker, earning 17.5 million dollars from her clothing brand.
Although she still posts videos of herself dancing, D'Amelio also devotes much of her content to promoting her own brands and partnerships.
Third place in the Forbes Top 50 Influencers is Alexandra Cooper, with 3.6 million followers. She has gained popularity for her videos in which she speaks openly about "the bedroom affairs".
A Dog In Forbes' Top 50 Influencers
In Forbes' Top 50 Influencers we also find a... dog. Bunny ranks 45th, with 1.1 million followers on her Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube accounts. The pooch became famous because he can "talk".
Bunny is one of nearly 2,600 dogs and 300 cats that are part of a project called TheyCanTalk. The aim of the study is to understand whether animals can communicate with humans through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
AAC systems, such as Bunny's giant labeled buttons that speak a single word when pressed, were originally designed to help people with communication disorders.
Animals learn to use the tools to help people with speech impairments communicate more easily.