Lele Pons has made history in a way that will never be beaten; she was the first subscriber to attain one billion loops on the six-second video-sharing platform Vine. Before Vine closed in 2016, however, the internet sensation gradually transferred her presence to other social media platforms. As of early 2020, she has accumulated over 38.7 million followers on Instagram with almost 2,500 posts. At the same time, she has more than 15.6 million YouTube subscribers. Among other credits, she was named one of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens” in 2015 while she was 19 and just graduating from high school.
Eleonora Pons Maronese (professionally known as Lele Pons) has earned her fame majorly by making people laugh. As a matter of fact, she has always been a funny fellow right from childhood. The funny girl was born on June 25, 1996, in Caracas, the capital, as well as the largest city in Venezuela. But she was never really introduced to what it’s like to be a Venezuelan girl as she moved with her family to the United States when she was only 5. That’s how she came to be raised in Miami Florida by her mother Anna Maronese, a physician, and her dad Luis Pons, an architect.
Although none of her parents had their professions in anything related to entertainment, Lele Pons had their full support in charting her career path. Surprisingly, although she has always made people laugh, she admitted to being a nerd in her days at Miami Country Day High School. While there, she would spend hours reading when other students get busy with social or sporting activities. Without even realizing it herself, the perspectives that will eventually go into enriching Pons’s comedic acts were being imbibed by reading those books.
How Did Lele Pons Become So Famous?
Pons’s parents helped nurture her career into what it eventually became. They bought her the first phone she ever had while she was in her freshman year in high school. That was in 2011. Soon, she decided to take her funny acts online. She would often use spaces at home to stage those acts after school hours and later upload them online.
Aside from her parents’ encouragement, the online sensation also worked hard on her own to make her efforts productive. One thing is clear, she didn’t get anything handed to her on a platter.
Lele Pons Mixed Up With The Right Friends In School
Lele Pons may have been a nerd while in high school but she was also sociable. Indeed, without the influence of her high school friends, the encouragement from her parents couldn’t have taken Lele Pons far enough. For instance, her social media stardom began on the video-sharing platform, Vine, which she was introduced to by one of her high school friends. According to her story, she started on Vine by posting videos with her friends. At the time, her focus wasn’t professional; she was just into making creative videos for the fun of it.
But as she continued to upload those videos, Pons noticed that more and more people were showing interest in them and depending on her for their daily laughter. This spurred her on and she increased the tempo of her posts. The move saw her Vine viewership and followership explode exponentially. To date, even after Vine uploads have been shut down, her videos continue to be among the most prominent with over 16 billion loops. As we mentioned earlier, she was also the first user to make it past the 1 billion loop mark and surpassed well over 10 million followers before the app closed the door to further uploads. She is even credited as the one who coined the widely used phrase “Do It For The Vine”.
She Is Highly Versatile and Used That To A Great Advantage
Lele Pons is super-talented in a number of areas, she is not just a comedian but has also used her talent to become an actress. She made her first foray on television in 2016 on Scream, an American horror TV show and also appeared in Escape The Night, a YouTube Red series by Joey Graceffa.
She has also used her good looks and powerful intellect to excel in modeling. The beauty was brought in as the Brand Ambassador for Cover Girl in February 2017 and invited to work in the Milan Fashion Week in the same month by Dolce & Gabbana. She also co-hosted Latina America’s 2017 MTV Millennial Awards and served as one of the judges at the Miss Universe 2017 pageantry.
Interestingly, Lele Pons is also a singer, as well as an author. Her first book Surviving High School was published in April of 2016. She co-authored the book with Melissa de la Cruz, a New York Times bestselling author. Lele’s versatility has certainly aided the star in gaining followership and views from people with a wide range of interests.
Here’s How Much Money The Star Has Made From All Her Efforts
As of early 2020, Lele Pons’s net worth was estimated at $3 million. There can hardly be any doubt that she has made most of her money from her funny videos both on YouTube and Instagram, as well as on Vine back in the days. She bags a lot of money from ads displayed on her videos but we cannot account for the exact amount she receives at this time. She also does direct promotions for her products and other people’s products via her videos.
Her movie roles, modeling jobs, book sales, and a number of other sources have also contributed to the net worth she sits on today.
Among other things, Lele Pons spends much of her money globe-trotting. While this is as a result of her job many times, she also travels just for the fun of doing so. In early 2017, she made news when she went on an open helicopter excursion with her best friend and fellow vlogger Hannah Stocking.
She also spends a lot on charity. Although she does not have a charity organization as many celebs do, she supports causes to help people in various ways such as raising awareness and making financial donations. She did this, for example, when Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in 2017.