DJ Khaled is a musical producer, radio presenter, DJ, record label CEO, and author of Palestinian and American origin.
Khaled is also the president of Def Jam South and the CEO and founder of ‘We the Best Music Group.’This is a substantial increase over his net worth in previous years of his career when it was only $3 million.
Khaled Mohamed Khaled was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 26, 1975, to Palestinian parents who had immigrated to the United States. He has stated that he is a devout Muslim. Alec Ledd (Alaa Khaled) is his brother.
His parents were also artists who specialised in Arabic music. As a young youngster, Khaled had an interest in rap and soul music, which his parents encouraged. He worked in a local record store, which aided in the development of his musical career.
Khaled rose to prominence in the 1990s as a DJ on Miami hip hop radio station 99 Jamz. The group Terror Squad hired Khaled as their DJ because of his work at the radio station. After a few credits with Terror Squad, Khaled transitioned towards album curating and released his debut studio album “Listennn… the Album” in 2006.
Khaled went on to release “We The Best” in 2007, “We Global” in 2008, “Victory” in 2010, “We the Best Forever” in 2011, “Kiss the Ring” in 2012, “Suffering from Success” in 2015, “Major Key” in 2016, “Grateful” in 2017, and “Father of Asahd” in 2019. His album “Khaled Khaled” will be released in 2020.
“All I Do Is Win,” featuring Ludacris, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, and T-Pain is one of Khaled’s most successful tracks. The song is the second single from Khaled’s 2010 album “Victory.” The RIAA has certified the song three times platinum.
Due to his larger-than-life personality, numerous Snapchat videos of Khaled discussing his “secret to success” received a lot of attention in late 2015 and early 2016. He rose to fame on the internet, and some dubbed him a “living meme.
“Today, Khaled is a highly sought-after hip-hop producer as well as a well-known social media presence. In 2018, he opened for Demi Lovato on her Tell Me You Love Me Tour, which began in San Diego, California in February 2018 and ended in July 2018.
DJ Khaled released a new video for “Wish Wish,” which features Cardi B and 21 Savage, on May 21, 2019. The clip, directed by Khaled and Eif Rivera, has a lot of explosions, flames, and motocross riders, and appears to be a B-level early-2000s street-racing movie rushed into production to capitalise on the success of the first Fast and Furious.
Khaled’s book “The Keys” debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. The book includes his thoughts on success, personal tales, and descriptions of contributions from other musicians. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in “Pitch Perfect 3,” “Spies in Disguise,” and “Bad Boys for Life” in 2017.
In 2008, he was named DJ of the Year at both the Ozone Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards. He won the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Hold You Down” and “How Many Times” in 2016.
Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremiah all appear in both songs. In 2017, he won Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “I Got the Keys” (with Jay-Z and Future) and Best Rap Song for “For Free” at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards (featuring Drake).
He also won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song at the American Music Awards in 2017 for “I’m the One” (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne).
Here are some of DJ Khaled’s most memorable moments:
- BET Hip-Hop Awards, Best DJ of the Year (2011, 2012, 2016)
- BET Hip-Hop Awards MVP of the Year (2016)
- BET Hip-Hop Awards, Hustler of the Year (2016)
- Shorty Awards, Snapchatter of the Year (2016)
Khaled has worked his way to the top of his profession through years of excellent releases that eventually landed him at the top of the Billboard 200. He’s gained popularity in practically every part of the world and remains one of the social media’s celebrity darlings.
He’s also the topic of several popular reaction GIFs on the internet. Over the course of his more than two decades in the music industry, Khaled has amassed a fortune befitting of his instantly famous name. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he now has a net worth of $75 million.
This huge number is partly due to his obvious talent, but Khaled is also highly adept on social media. Between 2017 and 2018, he turned $30 million dollars from carefully picked endorsements and more traditional income from his music releases.
Tuck, Asahd Khaled, Khaled’s child, was born in 2016 to Khaled and Nicole Tuck. Khaled gained international attention after live-streaming the birth on his Snapchat account. Tuck is expecting their second child, Aalam Tuck Khaled, in 2020.
Khaled bought Robbie Williams’ previous property in Mulholland Estates, a gated enclave in Los Angeles, California, in 2017. Khaled paid $25.9 million for a Miami waterfront home in 2018. Khaled has declared himself a devout Muslim.
In 2018, Khaled agreed to a $750,000 settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to declare payments received from initial coin offering issuers, including a private $50,000 advertisement payment from embattled cryptocurrency firm Centra Tech Inc., the co-founders of which were charged with fraud in 2018.
According to the SEC, “these are the SEC’s first prosecutions including claims of exceeding advertising rules for initial coin offerings, or ICOs.” Floyd Mayweather Jr., a boxer, was also identified as a suspect in the investigation.
- Rolls Royce Cullinan – $330,000
- Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 – $315,000
- Rolls Royce Wraith – $330,000
- Rolls Royce Dwan – $368,850
- 2 Rolls Royce Phantom – $455,000
- Mercedes Maybach Landaulet – $1.3 million
- Cadillac Escalade – $76,295
DJ Khaled’s net worth is believed to be $75 million as of 2022. He has endorsement deals with companies such as Ciroc, Apple, and Weight Watchers. According to the most recent Social Rundown, Khaled and Migos’ 2017 single “Major Bag Alert” is the most popular song on TikTok.
He is one of the wealthiest American DJs and record producers, with an annual salary of more than $5 million. The majority of his earnings are generated via touring, producing, and brand sponsorships.