Who is Josh Richards? Everything you need to know about the Tik Tok superstar

We’re obsessed with his hair, tbh


by Hannah Mellin |
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It’s no secret that we’re getting more obsessed with TikTok every single day, we clock up way too much screen time watching on the app and becoming obsessed with the amazing content creators. We spend way too many hours scrolling, honestly.

One particular social media superstar we’re currently obsessing over is floppy haired Canadian Josh Richards, a social media influencer, musician, actor, host, and entrepreneur. He also serves as chief strategy officer of Triller, an American video-sharing social networking service. We don’t think there’s much that he can’t do, really.

So how did Josh Richards get so big? Let’s take a deep dive into his life prior to becoming a pretty big deal…

Who is Josh Richards?

He’s a jack of all trades! As mentioned above Josh is huge on Instagram, Triller, TikTok and Youtube and has millions of followers. A cool 25 million on TikTok and 7.3 million on Instagram.

How old is Josh Richards?

Josh was born in Canada on 31 January 2002, so that makes him 19-years-old. He has a sister named Olivia and a brother named William.

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What is Josh Richards famous for?

Josh started to make moves on social media when he was just 14, posting videos on musical.ly (now TikTok). He soon gained a following and signed with a manager in 2017. Josh typically posts dancing, lip syncing video skits with his friends.

Josh is also a member of Say House, an all male creator collective based in Los Angeles. All seven members combined have close to 45 million TikTok followers.

He’s also a promising actor, with his IMDBb page listing movies like Summertime Dropouts and Brother's Keeper as films he's worked in.

He also reportedly bagged a role in the upcoming movie The Cardinal Sin. IMDb says it's based on the true story about the '09 Abilene High School Football team. Josh says he'll be playing a character who helps stop bullying.

Like many young influencers these days, Josh is using his following to raise awareness for causes close to his heart. Josh attended Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2020 and teamed up with others to help the environment. He worked with Stan Bharti, Alex Mashinsky and crypto billionaire Brock Pierce to give three fans $5,000 each to three fans. All they had to do was post about what they were doing to help the planet.

JIn a big to uplift his followers, Josh ends all of his livestreams with "Remember to keep smiling 'cause it's what looks good on you."


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Is Josh Richards dating anyone?

He’s recently split from fellow influencer Nessa Barrett, who he dated since 2019. They were affectionally known in the TikTok world as "Jessa" and got together after Josh "slid into her DMs on TikTok". Modern day romance, eh.

However, in April 2021, Josh revealed on a podcast that, “Yes, me and Nessa are broken up. We are not together."

There were claims made by influencer Mads Lewis that Nessa hooked up with Josh’s best friend, Jaden, but Josh said there was a “zero percent” chance that happened and they’re all friends again now.

Looks like Josh's DMs are well and truly open for offers...

Where can I follow Josh Richards on social media?

You sure can! He’s everywhere…

Josh Richards Instagram

@joshrichards for all the dreamy selfies and lifestyle content.

Josh Richards Youtube

You can watch Josh's antics and vlogs over on @joshrichards.

Josh Richards TikTok

Join the other 25 MILLION people watching his every TikTok move over on @joshrichards.

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