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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Kids just want to be 'influencers'

Generation Z, which means 16- to 25-year-olds, don't want to grow up to be doctors, lawyers, astronauts or cowboys, according to a new Censuswide survey, reports Adam Heitzman. Twenty-seven percent plan to be social-media influencers: 20 percent of males and 13 percent of females say it is the "only" career for them.

The benefits of being an influencer are "free products," earnings, meeting other influencers, gaining followers, traveling and holidays, and being a “celebrity.”

Parents aren't enthusiastic about their children pursuing a career in social media, the respondents said.

Their favorite influencer is Charli D'Amelio, a dancer with nearly 194 million followers on TikTok and Instagram. In addition to acting, "her other endeavors include a book, a podcast, a nail polish collection, a mattress, a makeup line, and a clothing line," reports Wikipedia. DiAmelio is 18.

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