DJ Khaled is an American DJ, Record Executive, Media Personality, and Record Producer. He is best known for being featured in and producing several hit songs.
DJ Khaled is an American DJ and Rapper with an estimated net worth of $75 million in 2021. A large share of his earnings comes from his music album sales and brand endorsements.
|Net Worth||$75 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Music, Sponsorships, Production|
|Full Name||Khaled Mohamed Khaled|
|Occupation||DJ, Record Executive, Media Personality, Rapper, Music Producer|
|Education||Dr. Phillips High School|
|Date of Birth||November 26, 1975|
|Marital Status||Married (Nicole Tuck)|
|Children||Asahd Tuck Khaled, Aalam Khaled|
How Did DJ Khaled Make His Money?
DJ Khaled has always been one of the biggest names when it comes to making money in the music industry. While his earliest earnings aren’t quite in the public info, they can be assumed to be quite similar to the average salaries of Radio Jockeys in America.
His debut album – Listennn… the Album came out in 2006 and even reached #12 on the Billboard 200. His second album came out in 2007 which had featured singles with TT-Pain, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Piles, Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Fat Joe. The albums combined earned $686K.
He released his album We Global in 2009 which also had features from plenty of famous rappers and singers. In the end, the album won Khaled the DJ of the Year Award from BET Hip Hop Awards. It earned an estimated $300K after selling 249K copies.
He was also appointed as the president of Def Jam South, which likely gave him a salary buff. He also got a deal for 5 albums with Cash Money and earned a total of $3.53 million that year.
He also earned $112K in 2012 from selling the album Kiss the Ring. Khaled’s earnings took a drastic turn upwards when he released his album Suffering from Success in 2013. It sold 44K copies and generated $47K in revenue. While that seems like a dip, it only went up from there.
His earnings from music sales, tours, production, and sponsorships greatly increased in 2014 to $7 million. In 2015, that number went up to $8 million. In 2016, he nearly doubled that amount with a net income of $15 million, and $24 million in 2017.
Between the September of 2017 and 2018, Khaled earned a massive sum of $30 million and a lot of it came from his sponsorships from companies like Weight Watchers, Ciroc, and Apple. Being one of the highest-paid people in Hip Hop, it is surprising to know that most of his money doesn’t even come from music.
How Much Does DJ Khaled Make a Year?
DJ Khaled’s earnings have not really stayed consistent on a yearly basis, and have been increasing ever since 2005. In 2020, DJ Khaled earned a sum of $35 million.
What are the highest-grossing albums of DJ Khaled?
DJ Khaled’s most popular and highest-grossing album is Suffering from Success.
How Does DJ Khaled Spend His Millions?
Being one who suffers from success, DJ Khaled has been someone who hasn’t been shy of spending his money. However, the thing he has bought more than anything else so far is real estate. As an emerging musician, DJ Khaled bought his first home with a $30K down payment.
Currently, his collection of homes is massive. He owned a massive mansion in Beverly Hills which cost him $9.9 million. It belonged to Robbie Williams and recently Khaled sold it for $12.5 million. He also recently sold his beachside home in Miami for $4.8 million.
In 2018, Khaled also bought a whopping $25.9 million Waterfront home in Miami which has an 80-foot-long pool. He also has some crazy cars like a $30K 1991 BMW M3, a $67K 2018 Range Rover, a$75K Cadillac Escalade, a $285K Rolls Royce Wraith, and Maybach Landaulet costing $1.4 million.
DJ Khaled’s Early Life
DJ Khaled was born as Khaled Mohamed Khaled in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 26, 1975. His parents were Palestinian immigrants to the US and played Arabic music. They raised him as a devout Muslim and also developed an interest in music in the young Khaled.
Eventually, Khaled got interested in rap and soul music and worked in a record store which made the foundation for his music career. He first got famous in the 1990s as a DJ on the Miami hip hop station. He was eventually hired by the Terror Squad as their DJ, and soon moved on to recording albums.
He also wrote a book titled The Keys which became a New York Times Best Seller, and eventually took up acting in films such as Pitch Perfect 3, Spies in Disguise, and Bad Boys for Life.
He is married to Nicole Tuck, and they have a son called Asahd Tuck Khaled. He streamed the birth live on Snapchat and got national attention due to it. They had their second son in 2020.
DJ Khaled’s Career Highlights
- Best DJ of the Year BET Hip Hop Awards in 2011, 2012, and 2016
- MVP of the Year BET, Hip Hop Awards in 2016
- Hustler of the Year, BET Hip Hop Awards in 2016
- Snapchatter of the Year, Shorty Awards in 2016
Is DJ Khaled a Billionaire?
While it may certainly seem so from his lifestyle, DJ Khaled is not a billionaire as he has a net worth of $75 million.
DJ Khaled is an incredibly successful rapper and DJ. He has successfully marketed his brand and made it big in the US despite coming from a family of immigrants. This makes him a big inspiration for the youth of the nation and gives them hope to make it big as well. After accounting for all his assets and income, we have estimated DJ Khaled’s net worth to be $75 million in 2021.