Who is Vanessa Pappas – The New COO of TikTok?

Vanessa Pappas is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of TikTok. Read on to find out the personal life. net worth, and other details of Vanessa.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameVanessa Pappas    
Real NameVanessa Pappas
Date of birthOctober 31, 1978
Age45 years old
Place of birthQueensland, Australia
FatherNot disclosed
MotherNot disclosed
SiblingsNot disclosed
HusbandNot disclosed
SonNot disclosed
OccupationCOO of TikTok
Net worth3 Million USD
Height5.7 ft (174cm)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorGrey
Instagram idv_ness


Vanessa Pappas is an intellect with many educational achievements. Though nothing much about her early education is out, the sole fact that she has two Masters degrees in Arts and Media is enough to show her achievements. 

Pappas got one of her Master’s degrees from the University of Queensland, one of the top fifty universities in the world, and the other from another well-renowned university, The New School. 

Vanessa Family, Parents, Kids, and Personal Life

Pappas was born and raised in Queensland until the age of twenty. After the age of twenty, she moved to places. She was in London for four years and then finally moved to the USA. 

Initially, she was based in New York City but later shifted to LA because of her work. Pappas has a very private personal life and tries to keep her personal life and professional life separate. 

She hasn’t talked much about her parents except for the fact that her father was from Greece. From her father’s side, she is half Greek. 

Poppas is a married woman with two children under the age of five. Her elder child is her daughter Penelope, whom she named after the queen of Ithaca. She has yet to disclose about her husband and her son.

Vanessa Pappas Husband and Relationships

The COO of the trendiest app TikTok Pappas is a happily married woman. She is very public about her marital status. However, she has maintained secrecy about her husband.

Vanessa Pappas Net Worth and Salary

Pappas has been working in the digital world for a while now. She is getting all the praises as well as money for her excellent work. 

Pappas already had a salary of 110 to 150 thousand USD. After she became the COO, her salary increased, and now she has a net worth of 3 Million USD.


Pappas began her career in digital media in 2017 by working for the Next New Network. It was a media company that used to produce online content and distribute them to the audience. 

YouTube bought this company in 2011. Along with the company, Pappas too merged with YouTube. Initially, YouTube assigned her the role of the Global Head of Audience. Because of her talent and her hard work, she got promoted to Head of Creative Insights. 

Pappas was already discovering the creators that we call Influencer from the time she was working with Next New Network. Later, she turned YouTube into the home to many more Diverse and creative creators. 

Pappas was one of the best in her field. Many companies wanted her to work for them. In 2018, TikTok approached Pappas to work for them, but she wasn’t ready. 

But, when she stumbled upon a TikTok video where a man dressed up in a cardboard box was skittering around his apartment, she was determined that she wanted to work for them. 

She found TikTok a new platform where people appreciated the flawed, raw and silly things over the perfect or rigid ones. The decision to join TikTok was challenging as it wasn’t as popular as it is now back then, and she had two small kids to look after. But, she trusted herself and joined TikTok as its strategic advisor. 

Gradually she was promoted to General Manager. In her new working place, the responsibility of shaping TikTok for American consumers was on her shoulders. Under her management, Tiktok started to grow magnificently. 

She then was offered the post of Interim Head after Kevin Mayers left. By this time, Pappas already had enormous knowledge in online media, commercial production and strategy development. 

Because of this, she received a promotion to the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Currently, she is working efficiently as the COO of TikTok and turning TikTok into a much bigger platform. And Shou Zi Chew is the current CEO of TikTok.

Awards and Achievements

Pappas is an inspirational and hardworking woman, and the world acknowledges it. The annual list published by Variety, a media company, featured her in 2019. It had the Most Influential Women In Showbiz, and Pappas was in number thirty-six.