Uni dropout TikTok star, 21, reveals how he makes the same salary as a doctor despite working just 14 hours a week
A TikTok star has revealed how he makes more money than a doctor – despite sleeping in and only working two hours every day.
Andy Peng, who goes by Andy the Sk on social media, has racked up more than 4.6million followers on TikTok thanks to his outrageous pranks.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, the star, 21, from Sydney, revealed how he dropped out of university to pursue a career as an influencer full time, which all started when he was ‘messing around and making videos’ while he was bored studying for his HSC exams.
Andy Peng, who goes by Andy the Sk on social media, has racked up more than 4.6million followers on TikTok thanks to his outrageous pranks
Since growing his following, he’s travelled all over the world – including to London, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Mykonos and Los Angeles. He’s even been offered a chance to go to Bali with Jason Derulo to make content, but ended up turning him down due to scheduling commitments.
‘I was in Year 12 studying for my HSC exams, and I got really bored so I started pranking people at the library and filming it,’ he said.
‘It just started for fun, all of my classmates liked it. Then I went to uni and started to take TikTok a bit more seriously.’
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, the star, 21, from Sydney,(picture in London) revealed how he dropped out of university to pursue a career as an influencer full time
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He quickly but ‘organically’ grew a following and soon saw his numbers skyrocket, leading him to make the tough decision to quit studying for his business degree – which disappointed his parents.
Aged just 19, he also left his part-time job working in real estate and moved out of his family’s home and in with some influencer pals.
‘They didn’t take it too well. We had a big argument,’ he said.
‘They tried to convince me not to, but I had this gut feeling and had to run with it.
‘They sort of get it now.’
He now makes six-figures working just a couple of hours a day and filming content three or four days a week.
Andy sleeps in most days, relaxes with friends, goes to the gym, plays basketball before editing and scheduling clips for around two hours.
‘It’s alright at times, but it can stressful and stuff,’ he said.
He quickly but ‘organically’ grew a following and soon saw his numbers skyrocket, leading him to make the tough decision to quit studying for his business degree – which disappointed his parents
After moving out of his parents house, he stayed in different AirBnBs for about three weeks at a time.
He also headed to Melbourne for three months before moving to the Gold Coast to dodge lockdowns.
But he eventually moved back to Sydney getting an apartment in the inner suburb of Zetland where he stayed through 106-day 2021 lockdown.
During that time, he got invited to join the Wave House, the UK’s biggest influencer house, where a group of 20-somethings live in a $9million mansion in the British countryside making and sharing content together.
Unfortunately, due to the strict lockdown laws at the time he was unable to travel.
But the setback haven’t seem to have stopped him, with his videos reaching almost 100million likes.
Most of his clips show him brazenly approaching apparent strangers asking them trick questions, cheekily asking for their number or pranking his mates.
One of his most popular videos sees him approaching people sitting down on public benches telling them: ‘Excuse me I was sitting there’.
Most of his clips show him brazenly approaching apparent strangers asking them trick questions, cheekily asking for their number or pranking his mates. He is pictured in Rome
In another, he approaches workers at a McDonald’s telling them he ordered a small fries but was given a raw potato, while many clips show him getting free samples for food vendors before running away.
Despite already reaching a major career milestone at a young age, Andy hopes to keep growing and is aiming for 10million followers by the end of next year.
‘I see social media is still a baby. We’re still in the early days.
‘There’s no creator fund yet in Australia, so all the money I’ve got is through brand deals.
‘I can do TikTok for a lot more years to come. I started in 2020, which was probably a year late. I’d have grown more if I’d been on earlier.
‘I can do TikTok for a lot more years to come. I started in 2020, which was probably a year late. I’d have grown more if I’d been on earlier’ he says
‘The pandemic helped because everyone was at home on their phones. But it also got harder because more people we posting. Back then I’d post three times a day.
‘It’s much harder and slower now. It’s way way more saturated right now. But 10million is definitely the goal.’
Even though he has a relaxed approach, and refuses to schedule his lifestyle, the star definitely has savvy around growing his profile and will always post videos at midnight to ensure it’s prime time for his US-based audience.
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