DJ Khaled Net Worth
DJ Khaled Net Worth: DJ Khaled is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ, and record label executive who has a net worth of $75 million. DJ Khaled is also a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad.
Outside of producing, DJ Khaled earns tens of millions per year thanks to endorsements with companies like Weight Watchers, T-Mobile Ciroc and Apple.
Early Life: Khaled Mohamed Khaled was born on November 26, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Palestinian parents who emigrated to the United States. He has described himself as a devout Muslim. His brother Alec Ledd (Alaa Khaled) is an actor. His parents were musicians who played Arabic music. Khaled developed an interest in rap and soul music as a young boy, and his parents supported his interest. He worked in a local record store which helped to lay foundations for his music career.
Career: Khaled first gained prominence as a radio host in the 1990s on Miami hip-hop station 99 Jamz. His popularity later prompted hip hop group Terror Squad to hire Khaled as the DJ for their live performances. After gaining some production credits on the group's material, Khaled then transitioned into curating albums, releasing his debut studio album Listennn… the Album in 2006, which earned gold certification. With his debut, he landed at the number 12 position on US Billboard 200. He followed that up with the album We the Best (2007), which contained the top 20 single "I'm So Hood." His next two releases — We Global (2008) and Victory (2010) — were released after the founding of Khaled's record label We the Best Music Group. Both albums charted within the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with the latter containing the single "All I Do Is Win," which was eventually certified triple platinum. He released We the Best Forever in 2011, Kiss the Ring in 2012, Suffering From Success in 2013, and I Changed A Lot in 2015.
In late 2015 to early 2016, a number of Snapchat videos of Khaled's detailing his "key to success" received significant attention on the internet due to his larger-than-life persona. This newfound online recognition caused him to gain popularity; becoming an "internet phenomenon," with some now describing him as a "living meme" or "meme in human form."
DJ Khaled released the album Major Key in 2016. The album attained wholesale critical and commercial success; it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, it was certified gold and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. He released his tenth studio album, Grateful, in 2017, which contained the singles "I'm the One" and "Wild Thoughts", which charted at number one and number two on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was also certified platinum.
In 2018, he joined Demi Lovato as the opening act for her Tell Me You Love Me Tour, which kicked off in San Diego, California in February 2018 and ran through July 2018.
His 11th album, Father of Asahd, was released in 2019; it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.
On May 21, 2019, DJ Khaled shared a new video for "Wish Wish," featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage. Directed by Khaled and Eif Rivera, the clip features lots of explosions, fire, and motocross riders, which looks like a B-level early-2000s street-racing movie raced into production to capitalize on the success of the first Fast and The Furious.
Today Khaled is one of the most sought-after producers in hip-hop and a very popular social media personality. DJ Khaled's albums Major Key and Grateful both reached #1 on the Billboard 200, US Rap, and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts. His single "I'm the One" (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne) reached #1 on several charts including in the US and the UK. His single "Wild Thoughts" (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) was also a huge commercial success.
Khaled wrote the book The Keys which made the New York Times Best Seller list. The book includes his opinions on success, recounts life stories, and describes contributions from other musicians.
He has also worked as an actor, starring in 2017's Pitch Perfect 3, 2019's Spies in Disguise and in 2020's Bad Boys for Life.
Awards: In 2008, he received the DJ of the Year awards both at the Ozone Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2016, he won the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for Best R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for "Hold You Down" and "How Many Times." Both songs feature Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremiah. In 2017 he won the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song for "I Got the Keys" (featuring Jay-Z and Future) and the Best Rap Song award for "For Free" (featuring Drake). Also in 2017, he won the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song at the American Music Awards for "I'm the One" (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne).
Legal Issues: In November 2018, Khaled agreed to a total settlement of $750,000 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose payments accepted from issuers of an initial coin offering, specifying a personal $50,000 promotional payment from beleaguered cryptocurrency firm Centra Tech Inc., whose co-founders were indicted for fraud in May 2018. According to the SEC, "they are its first cases involving charges for violating rules on touting investments in so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs." Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was also implicated in this event.
Personal Life: Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck have a son, Asahd Tuck Khaled, born on October 23, 2016. Khaled garnered national attention after streaming the birth live on his Snapchat account. On January 20, 2020, Tuck gave birth to their second son.
Salary Highlights: Between September 2017 and September 2018, DJ Khaled earned an impressive $30 million thanks to touring, producing, and, most importantly, endorsements. The vast majority of his earnings in a given year are from endorsements with companies like Ciroc, Apple and even Weight Watchers. He is one of the highest-paid people in hip-hop and his money doesn't actually have that much to do with hip-hop or even music in general.
DJ Khaled Career Earnings By Year:
2014: $7 million
2015: $8 million
2016: $15 million
2017: $24 million
2018: $27 million
2019: $39 million
2020: $35 million
Total (so far): $155 million
Real Estate: In January 2017, Khaled purchased Robbie Williams's former house in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles for $9.9 million.
In 2018, Khaled purchased a waterfront home in Miami for $25.9 million.
|Net Worth:||$75 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 26, 1975 (44 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Disc jockey, Record producer, Radio personality, Rapper, Music executive, Songwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|