Lauren Luke

Social media fame and fortune: Five of the biggest internet celebrity successes

In 1968, Andy Warhol made a prescient prediction: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes“. Thanks to technology and the internet, 15 minutes of fame is within just about anyone’s reach. Unfortunately, thanks to social media, extending that fame beyond 15 minutes is a tough task.

In fact, most ‘internet celebrities‘ don’t even get 15 minutes. It’s more like 15 seconds. But that doesn’t mean that the internet and social media haven’t produced some big successes. They have. And here are five of the biggest.