DJ Khaled’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million.
DJ Khaled’s Net Worth – How Much Is He Worth?
DJ Khaled is a 75 million-dollar-plus American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ, and record label executive. DJ Khaled is also the host of WEDR’s urban music station in Miami and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. DJ Khaled also earns tens of millions of dollars through endorsement deals with brands such as Weight Watchers, T-Mobile, Ciroc, and Apple.
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 and an actor. His parents were musicians who specialized in the performance of Arabic music. Khaled developed an early interest in rap and soul music, which his parents encouraged. He worked in a neighborhood record store, which laid the groundwork for his music career.
Khaled first gained prominence in the 1990s as a DJ on Miami’s 99 Jamz hip hop radio station. Khaled was hired as a DJ by the group Terror Squad due to his work at the radio station. After earning a few credits with Terror Squad, Khaled transitioned into album curating and released his debut studio album “Listennn… the Album” in 2006. Khaled later released “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 2013, “I Changed A Lot” in 2015, “Major Key” in 2016, “Grateful” in 2017, and “Father of Asahd” in 2019. His sophomore album, titled “Khaled Khaled,” is scheduled for release in 2020.
“All I Do Is Win” is one of Khaled’s most successful songs, featuring Ludacris, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, and T-Pain. The song is the second single from Khaled’s 2010 album “Victory.” The RIAA certified the song three times platinum.
In late 2015 and early 2016, several Snapchat videos of Khaled discussing his “key to success” garnered widespread attention due to his larger-than-life persona. He became an internet celebrity and was dubbed a “living meme” by some. Khaled is now one of hip-most hop’s sought-after producers and an extremely popular social media personality.
In 2018, he opened for Demi Lovato on her Tell Me You Love Me Tour, which began in February 2018 in San Diego, California and concluded in July 2018.
DJ Khaled shared a new video for “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage on May 21, 2019. The clip, directed by Khaled and Eif Rivera, features plenty of explosions, fire, and motocross riders, and appears to be a B-level early-2000s street-racing film rushed into production in order to cash in on the success of the first Fast and The Furious.
Khaled authored the New York Times best-selling book “The Keys.” The book contains his thoughts on success, recounts personal anecdotes, and discusses the contributions of other musicians.
He has also worked as an actor, appearing in “Pitch Perfect 3” in 2017, “Spies in Disguise” in 2019, and “Bad Boys for Life” in 2020.
He was named DJ of the Year at both the Ozone and BET Hip Hop Awards in 2008. In 2016, he won the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for “Hold You Down” and “How Many Times” as Best R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremiah all appear on both songs. 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 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for Best Rap Song for “For Free” (featuring Drake). Additionally, he won the American Music Awards’ Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song category for “I’m the One” in 2017. (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne).
Khaled agreed to a $750,000 settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2018 for failing to disclose payments received from initial coin offering issuers, including a personal $50,000 promotional payment from embattled cryptocurrency firm Centra Tech Inc., whose co-founders were indicted for fraud in May 2018. The SEC stated that “these are the agency’s first cases involving charges of violating rules prohibiting touting investments in so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs.” Floyd Mayweather Jr., a boxer, was also involved in this incident.
Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck recently welcomed their first child, Asahd Tuck Khaled, on October 23, 2016. Khaled gained national attention when he livestreamed his birth on his Snapchat account. Tuck gave birth to their second son on January 20, 2020.
Highlights of Compensation
DJ Khaled earned an impressive $30 million between September 2017 and September 2018 through touring, producing, and, most importantly, endorsements. The overwhelming majority of his earnings come from endorsements with companies such as Ciroc, Apple, and even Weight Watchers. He is one of hip-highest-paid hop’s artists, and his wealth has little to do with hip-hop or even music in general.
DJ Khaled’s Yearly Earnings
$7 million in 2014
$8 million in 2015
$15 million in 2016
$24 million in 2017
$27 million in 2018
$39 million in 2019
$35 million in 2020
$155 million in total (so far)
Residential Real Estate
Khaled paid $9.9 million for Robbie Williams’ former home in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles, in January 2017. He sold this home for $12.5 million in April 2021, $1.5 million above his initial asking price!
Khaled paid $25.9 million for a waterfront home in Miami in 2018.