Khaled In the 1990s, Mohamed Khaled, better known as DJ Khaled, rose to prominence as a radio personality. He’s now received hundreds of accolades and makes beats for some of the world’s most well-known performers. Khaled is also the head of the Def Jam South record label, as well as the CEO and creator of the ‘We the Best Music Group.’
DJ Khaled’s net worth is $75 million as of June 2022, thanks to all of his achievements.
Khaled was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 26, 1975. Both of his parents were Palestinians who had fled to the United States. They were also musicians, so Khaled was naturally drawn to music as well.
At an early age, he developed an interest in rap and soul music, and his parents encouraged him to pursue it.
Khaled’s first job was working in a small record store when he met Birdman and Lil Wayne for the first time. He became familiar with the budding performers and aided them before their big break.
DJ Khaled’s net worth
DJ Khaled has a $75 million net worth. DJ Khaled is also the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad and a radio personality for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR. DJ Khaled also makes tens of millions of dollars via endorsement partnerships with brands like Weight Watchers, T-Mobile Ciroc, and Apple.
Here’s a breakdown of Khaled’s earnings throughout the last few years:
- 2014 – Earned $7 million
- 2015 – Earned $8 million
- 2016 – Earned $15 million
- 2017 – Earned $24 million
- 2018 – Earned $27 million
- 2019 – Earned $39 million
- 2020 – Earned $35 million
DJ Khaled has always had a hustler attitude. It’s no secret that he’s a natural networker. In reality, he took use of his charisma in the early stages of his career.
Khaled worked at the Odyssey record store in New Orleans as one of his first jobs. He met some up-and-coming musicians there and got to know them before their big breaks. Birdman, Mavado, and even Lil Wayne are among these performers.
DJ Khaled used to mostly DJ in reggae sound battles in the early 1990s. He’d combine dancehall and hip-hop throughout these battles. His very first radio job was on a pirate station. He ultimately went to Miami and co-hosted “The Luke Show” after getting his feet wet.
DJ Khaled eventually released his debut album, “Listennn…”, after building up momentum. The album was released by Koch Records, and it debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 list in the United States. Since then, DJ Khaled has produced the following albums:
|Title||Peak chart positions|
|Listennn… the Album||12|
|We the Best||8|
|We the Best Forever||5|
|Kiss the Ring||4|
|Suffering from Success||7|
|I Changed a Lot||12|
|Father of Asahd||2|
He was named DJ of the Year at both the Ozone Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2008. For “Hold You Down” and “How Many Times,” he received the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for Best R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 2016.
Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremiah appear in both songs. In 2017, he won the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for 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 (with featuring Drake).
He also received the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song for “I’m the One” in 2017. (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne).
Tuck, Asahd Khaled Tuck, Khaled’s son, was born in 2016 to his parents, Khaled and Nicole Tuck. Khaled gained worldwide attention after live-streaming the birth on his Snapchat account. In 2020, Tuck became pregnant with their second son, Aalam Tuck Khaled.
In 2018, Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Jr. 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 Centra Tech Inc., a beleaguered cryptocurrency firm.
Purchasing Real Estate
Khaled paid $9.9 million for Robbie Williams’ old home in Mulholland Estates, a gated enclave in Los Angeles, in January 2017. In April 2021, he sold this home for $12.5 million, which was $1.5 million more than his original asking price!