DJ Khaled Skyrocketed His Net Worth from Humble Beginnings
Date of Birth
November 26, 1975 (41 years old)
Disc Jockey, Music Producer, Rapper, Author
DJ Khaled was born to Palestine parents and grew up as a devoted Muslim. Both of his parents have a passion for music, that is why they had no problem supporting his interest in rap music at a very young age.
Like most people who dream to be an entertainer, DJ Khaled started small. His music career started when he became part of the staff at a record store. While working there, he got to know artists who were in the process of starting their own career such as Lil Wayne and Birdman.
After that, he started his disc jockey career by creating mixes for several artist and also, by working at several radio stations.
That is when his music started to gain attention from both local and national audiences. In 2006, Koch records released his debut album. The album got the number 12 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album featured Rick Ross, John Legend, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Dre, Akon and Kanye West.
He released his second album entitled We the Best in 2007. It performed even better than the first one, ranking number 8 in the Billboard 200 chart. Like the first album, there were many artists who were featured on his second one, such as T-Pain, Flo Rida, The Game, Jadakiss and Ja Rule. By the time this second album was released, DJ Khaled had a well-established name in the music industry.
But Khaled did not stop there because he created the We Global album that was released in the 2008. The album ranked number 7 on the Billboard 200. The album was a collaboration of several artists such as Missy Elliot, Ray J, Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz, and Nas.
In the year 2010, he release a new album titled Victory. The song “All I Do Is Win” was a smash hit that featured T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross and Snoop Dog.
In 2011, he released We The Best Forever and in 2012 he released the album Kiss the Ring. In 2013, he released a Suffering from Success album, which ranked number 7 on the Billboard 200. However, in 2015, he only ranked number 12 on his album I Changed A Lot.
Around the same time of his album releases, DJ Khaled was gaining popularity in social media. This fact also influenced his popularity in music. It may be the reason why his album Major Key in 2016 became his most successful album yet. It was the first one to rank number 1 and it also gave him a Grammy award nomination for Best Rap Album.
From all those success, his popularity and earnings increased. At the present time, DJ Khaled’s net worth is estimated at $20 million. It comes from a combination of album sales, performance revenue and endorsements.