DJ Khaled, born Khaled Mohamed Khaled, is an American DJ, radio personality, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive.
Stage Name: DJ Khaled
Full Name: Khaled Mohamed Khaled
Birthday: November 26, 1975
Place of Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: Nicole Tuck
Profession: DJ, radio personality, rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive
Total Net Worth: $75 million
Khaled Mohammed Khaled was born on November 26, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents are both Palestinian who emigrated to the United States. DJ Khaled has a brother, Alec Ledd (born as Alaa Khaled), who is an actor. DJ Khaled is a devout Muslim.
Khaled’s parents were musicians playing Arabic music. In his younger years, DJ Khaled developed a liking to soul and rap music. Both his parents supported his interests. He then worked in a local record store which helped him build his music career.
During his career, Khaled has used many names such as “Terror Squadian” which was used when he was with the group Terror Squad, “Beat Novacane” which he used the monaker when he produced beats. He also uses names such as “Arab Attack”, “Mr. Miami”, “The Don Dada, “Big Dog Pitbull”, and others.
He has two sons with his wife Nicole Tuck. His first son, Asahd Tuck Khaled was born on October 23, 2016. Khaled garnered national attention when his first son was born for streaming the birth live on his Snapchat account. His second son, Aalam Tuck Khaled, was born on January 20, 2020.
Khaled wrote a book in 2016 entitled “The Keys”. His book has made the list on New York Time best sellers. The book includes his personal view on success, life stories, and the contributions from other music artists.He has a luxury furniture line called “We the Best Home” and launched it in August 2018.
In November 2018, Khaled got involved in a controversy with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in regard to failing to disclose payments accepted from issuers of initial coin offerings or ICOs. Khaled has agreed to a settlement of $750,000 US dollars with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Khaled was the voice of the character named Ears in the animated movie entitled “Spies in Disguise”. The movie was released on December 25, 2019. He appeared in the movie “Pitch Perfect 3” in 2019, as a fictionalized version of himself. He also appeared in the movie entitled “Bad Boys for life” as Manny the Butcher.
DJ Khaled’s stepping stone of his music career is when he worked at the record store. He met both Birdman and Lil Wayne in 1993 while working at the New Orleans record store Odyssey. In 1998, Khaled became known when he was a DJ on 99 Jamz, a Miami hip hop radio station. His job as DJ at 99 Jamz led him to a hip hop group Terror Squad. The group hired Khaled as their DJ.
It was on June 6, 2006, when his debut album entitled “Listennn… the Album” was released. The album was released by Koch Records and reached number 12 on US Billboard 200. In 2007, Khaled released his second album entitled “We the Best”.
His second album has a single entitled “We Takin’ Over” feat. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne have reached number 28 on US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 11 on US Hot Rap Tracks chart. Also, in his second album the single entitled “I’m So Hood” feat. T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Plies, and Rick Ross. The single “I’m So Hood” has been certified by RIAA or Recording Industry Association of America a Platinum on June 4, 2008.
DJ Khaled went on to release his third album entitled “We Global” in 2008. The album has singles such as “Out Here Grindin” feat. Akon, Rick Ross, Lil’ Boosie, Trick Daddy, Ace Hood, and Plies, and the single “Go Hard” feat. Kanye West and T-Pain. He won DJ of the Year from the American award show, BET Hip Hop Awards and the Ozone Awards. Then in 2009, Khaled was appointed as the President of Def Jam South.
Khaled then released his fourth album entitled “Victory” on March 2, 2010. The album has a single entitled “All I Do is Win” with artists such as Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and T-Pain have been certified by RIAA as three times platinum singles. Khaled released an album in 2011 entitled “We the Best Forever”. The album has reached number 12 on the Billboard 200.
In 2012, Khaled released the album entitled “Kiss the Ring” with artist guests such as Kanye West, T-Pain, Future, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Plies, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Big Sean, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Kirko bangz, Jadakiss, Mack Maine, Tyga, T.I., J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Mavado, Wale, and many more music artists.. In 2013, Khaled released the album “Suffering from Success”. In 2015, he released the album entitled “I Changed A Lot”. In 2016, he released another studio album entitled “Major Key”.
Khaled became an “internet phenomenon” and some describe him as a “living meme” in the late 2015 and early 2016. It was all because of his Snapchat videos where he mentioned specifying his “Key to Success”.
In 2017, he released the album entitled “Grateful”. In 2019, Khaled released the album “Father of Asahd”. On July 15, 2020, Khaled announced the title of his twelfth album as “Khaled Khaled”. The name of the album is after his legal name.
DJ Khaled Total Net Worth
DJ Khaled is one of the highest-paid people and a sought-after producer in the hip-hop industry. He also earns a lot from touring, producing, and especially from his endorsements.
He earns millions of dollars from endorsing companies such as T-Mobile Ciroc, Weight Watchers, and Apple. The DJ, rapper, record producer, radio personality, and record executive has an estimated net worth of $75 million.