The Most Famous Gen Z Celebrities: A Ranking of Rising Stars

Choose the Celebrity you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:29
Welcome to StrawPoll's ultimate Gen Z celebrity showdown! As the freshest faces in the world of entertainment, these young stars have taken the world by storm, and now it's your turn to weigh in. We've gathered an eclectic mix of musicians, actors, influencers, and trendsetters for you to rank - who will come out on top? Will it be Billie Eilish's haunting melodies, Zendaya's on-screen prowess, or Charli D'Amelio's viral TikTok moves that win your vote? Dive in, cast your vote, and help us determine the true icons of Gen Z! And hey, if your favorite didn't make the list, don't sweat it - simply suggest a missing option and watch their fame soar. The power is in your hands, so let the Gen Z celebrity battle commence!

Who Are the Most Famous Gen Z Celebrities? (October 2023)

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    Billie Eilish

    Billie Eilish
    At just 19 years old, Billie Eilish has already made a huge impact on the music industry with her unique sound and style. She has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammys, and has a loyal fanbase.
    Billie Eilish is an American singer-songwriter known for her unique style and alternative pop sound. She rose to fame at a young age and has gained worldwide recognition for her introspective lyrics and haunting vocal delivery.
    • Genre: Alternative pop
    • Birthdate: December 18, 2001
    • Debut album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
    • Awards: Multiple Grammy Awards
    • Chart success: Top chart positions in various countries
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  2. 2
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    Zendaya is a versatile actress, singer, and dancer who first rose to fame on the Disney Channel. She has since starred in hit movies and TV shows, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Euphoria.
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  3. 3
    Timothée Chalamet is a talented young actor who has received critical acclaim for his roles in Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, and Little Women. He has also been cast in upcoming blockbusters like Dune and The French Dispatch.
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  4. 4

    Yara Shahidi

    Yara Shahidi herself
    Yara Shahidi is an actress and activist who is best known for her role on the TV show Black-ish. She is also a Harvard University student and has spoken out about issues like gender equality and racial justice.
    Yara Shahidi is an American actress, model, and activist. She gained popularity for her roles in the television series 'Black-ish' and its spin-off 'Grown-ish'. Shahidi is known for her advocacy work and active involvement in promoting diversity and representation in the entertainment industry.
    • Age: Eleven-year-old
    • Nationality: American
    • Profession: Actress, model, activist
    • Notable TV series: 'Black-ish', 'Grown-ish'
    • Advocacy focus: Diversity, representation
    Yara Shahidi in other rankings
  5. 5
    Jojo Siwa is a social media star and performer who got her start on the reality show Dance Moms. She has a huge following of young fans who love her colorful, upbeat style and positive message.
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  6. 6

    Shawn Mendes

    Shawn Mendes
    Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has become a global superstar with hits like "Stitches" and "Treat You Better." He has won numerous awards and has a dedicated fanbase known as the Mendes Army.
    Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter who gained popularity through social media platforms and rose to international fame. He is known for his pop and acoustic sound, focusing on heartfelt and relatable lyrics. Mendes has released several successful albums and singles, achieving commercial success and earning numerous awards and nominations.
    • Genre: Pop, Acoustic
    • Nationality: Canadian
    • Birth Date: August 8, 1998
    • Debut Album: Handwritten (2015)
    • Number of Studio Albums: 4
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  7. 7
    Millie Bobby Brown
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    Millie Bobby Brown is an actress who gained fame for her role as Eleven on the TV show Stranger Things. She has also starred in movies like Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Enola Holmes.
    Millie Bobby Brown is a popular British actress and model. She gained international recognition for her role as Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things.
    • Age: 11 (at the time of her breakthrough role in Stranger Things)
    • Nationality: British
    • Profession: Actress, Model
    • Notable Work: Stranger Things
    • Award Nominations: Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards
    Millie Bobby Brown in other rankings
  8. 8
    Lil Nas X
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    Lil Nas X is a rapper and singer who shot to fame with his viral hit "Old Town Road." He has since released other popular songs and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
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  9. 9
    Greta Thunberg
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    Greta Thunberg

    Greta Thunberg
    Greta Thunberg is a climate activist who has become a household name for her efforts to raise awareness about the urgent need for action on climate change. She has spoken at international events and inspired a global movement of young people fighting for a sustainable future.
    Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist and one of the world's most prominent voices in the fight against climate change. At a young age, she gained international recognition for mobilizing students to participate in global climate strikes and demanding political action. Greta's unwavering dedication to environmental issues has inspired millions of people worldwide.
    • Nationality: Swedish
    • Occupation: Environmental activist
    • Achievements: Received numerous awards, including TIME's Person of the Year
    • Age: 18
    • Influence: Has inspired global climate strikes and galvanized youth activism
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    Emma Chamberlain is a popular YouTuber and social media influencer who has gained millions of followers with her relatable and funny content. She has also launched her own coffee brand and has been featured in fashion campaigns.
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Ranking factors for famous celebrities

  1. Social media presence
    The number of followers on their social media accounts can be a good indicator of their popularity and influence online.
  2. Mainstream media coverage
    The amount of media coverage they receive from mainstream sources, such as television, magazines, and newspapers, can reflect their level of fame.
  3. Box office success
    If they are actors, the amount of box office success achieved through their films could be a factor to consider.
  4. Awards and nominations
    If they have won or been nominated for awards, this could help indicate their level of talent and recognition within the industry.
  5. Brand endorsements
    The number of brand endorsements they have and the value of those endorsements can reflect their level of influence on consumer behavior.
  6. Overall popularity
    This can be determined by their fan base, public recognition, and overall reputation within the industry.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Gen Z celebrities. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or your favorite Celebrity is missing from the list, feel free to help us improve the ranking.


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Celebrity once every 24 hours. The rank of each Celebrity is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous gen z celebrities

Generation Z, also known as Gen Z, is the demographic cohort born between 1997 and 2012. As the youngest generation, they are quickly making their mark on the entertainment industry as actors, musicians, and social media influencers. Gen Z celebrities are known for their unique perspectives, relatable content, and ability to connect with younger audiences. With the rise of social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, many Gen Z celebrities have gained massive followings and become household names. From Millie Bobby Brown to Billie Eilish, there is no shortage of talented and influential Gen Z celebrities making waves in the entertainment industry.