Le became famous in 2016 when he started posting videos on Musical.ly, the social media platform that eventually became TikTok — and today he is one of the most popular TikTokers. Michael is best known for his dancing videos as well as tutorials on TikTok, where he has multiple posts in a span of a single day.
He is also an avid blogger, a photographer and documents his life pretty openly on social media. Michael Le was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. His mother, Tina Le, is a nail technician who has her own enterprise. He has three younger siblings named Tiffany, Jonathan, and Daniel.
He is of Vietnamese descent and Michael often features his family in his videos, so each of them has a considerable following of their own. His mother has 5 million followers on TikTok, his sister Tiffany has 3 million followers on it, and his brother Jonathan used to have 9 million followers before his account was shut down due to non-compliance with TikTok’s FTC guidelines, as he was underage.
Michael started dancing at the age of 4, and began making dance videos at the age of 12, posting it on sites like YouTube. He later made his TikTok debut at the age of 16, in 2016.
In 2020, he became one of the most popular TikTokers. As of 2022, he is the 16th most popular TikTok creator.
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|Real Name||Michael Le|
|Social Media Username||Justmaiko|
|DOB and Age||March 19, 2000; age 22 years|
|Height||5’8” (172 cm)|
|Weight||71 kg (156 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|TikTok Followers||TikTok: 51.4 million; 1.4 billion likes|
|YouTube Followers||YouTube: 3.01 million|
|Instagram Followers||Instagram: 2.4 million|
|Address/Residence||Los Angeles, California, West Palm Beach, Florida|
|YouTube Total Views||YouTube: 165 million views|
|TikTok Total Views||TikTok: 623.6 million views|
(Source: Instagram) Michael Le with his family members, part of the collective “The Shluv Family”
After starting to dance at a tender age, Le started posting dance videos on YouTube in 2014 under his own name, ‘Michael Le’. Initially, he posted dance videos that lasted for seconds, sort of similar to Vines. Few years later, he started posting dance tutorials and challenges, like the ‘Tutting challenge,’ which helped him reach out to a wider audience, and not just the younger generation. Soon, the YouTube account was shut down for violating the website’s guidelines.
In 2019, he started another YouTube channel called JustMaiko, and started posting dance videos, tutorials and lip-sync videos, with a dose of comedic content and also including vlogs. He now also has a personal channel by his real name Michael Le, where he uploads family vlogs and non-dance-related content.
He then started posting on TikTok in 2016. But his fame reached new heights in 2020, the year he formed ‘Shluv House’, of which creators like Spencer X were members. His main reasoning for founding the content creation group was to amplify a key aspect- being founded and run by a group of non-white creators.
Its emphasis was on being diverse and being inclusive, given the fact that the original five members are of Asian descent, including his brother Jonathan, who is his younger brother.
He also went viral in 2020 for starting the challenge of dancing on the escalator, to Latin artist Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”. While being part of the Shluv House, Le did collaborations with Jason Derulo, and brands like Skechers, House Party, Motorola, and has been an ambassador for brands like Bang Drinks and Invisalign.
According to a Forbes report, Michael Le was said to have earned $1.2 million from all his social media activities, the majority of it coming from TikTok.
He also did a three-way collaboration between Meta and Ray Ban in 2021.
Between 2021 and 2022, he created three companies-
In 2021, Michael Le made a notable cameo in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home” as a student in Peter Parker’s high school.
In 2022, he started selling his own NFTs under the Shluv Pals venture. He also co-founded ‘Joystick’ with Robin DeFay, a gaming and esports venture which aims to build the ‘Next Generation Gaming Ecosystem’ which empowers gamers to earn money while playing their favourite games. They have raised $8 million so far for this venture.
As of 2022, he has continued to make his signature TikToks, while promoting and developing his ventures, as well as his social media outreach.
As of 2022, he is worth $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He mostly earns through his endorsements, his ventures, and his social media posts.
Other than TikTok, he posts on YouTube and Instagram.
Michael Le is Vietnamese, as is his mother and his younger sister Tiffany. His younger brothers Jonathan and Daniel are half-Jewish and half-Vietnamese. Michael Le identifies as a Christian and continues to practice it as his religion.
A. Michael previously dated Analisseworld, but they broke up in 2021.
A. Not much is known about Michael Le’s biological father, as it has not been revealed to the public.
A. Yes. He is shown to be wearing a variety of colored nail paint in his social media posts.