Born to Palestinian immigrants who both were into music, DJ Khaled was always destined to work in the music industry, but it may not have been so obvious how big he was going to become. He started off as a DJ known for his fusion of Hip Hop and Jamaican dance hall which also earned him a job at a local Miami radio station where he hosted a number of big names and he did not let that chance go by.
DJ Khaled Net Worth - $18 Million
Birth Name - Khaled bin Abdul Khaled [AKA: Beat Novacaine]
Date of birth - November 26, 1975
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality - Palestinian - American
Height - 5′ 6″
Profession - Record producer, Rapper, Disc jockey, Songwriter, Radio personality
Khaled formed alliances with a number of the big names he brushed shoulders with like Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Mavado. With his good connections, unique style and flare for promoting his own music, Dj Khaled quickly broke into the big money producing hits like “We the Best,” “We Global” and “Kiss the ring.”
Between 2005 and 2011 the artist kept a steady rise in fortunes and his net worth was estimated at 12 million dollars but he was hit hard by financial difficulties which sent his net worth plummeting down to 3 million dollars in 2013. But with his skill and enthusiasm, he was able to bring that backup and by 2015 his net worth is estimated at 18 million dollars.
You may wonder how one is able to go from 3 million to 18 million dollars net worth in just the space of 2 years. Well, the answer is for starters in the fact that he is a Record label executive, producer, rapper, DJ and radio presenter and all these are sources of income. Also, there are the 3 majorly successful singles that he has released of which 2 have gone platinum and one of them went Gold.
DJ Khaled also released in 2014, his own product range of studio head phones called “We the Best Sound.” The head phones are a partnership with Bang Olufsen a big industry name in the audio industry. These headphones are in direct competition with Beats by DRE and played a big part in bumping up the artists net worth. Forbes credited him for managing to capture emotion and creating moments in the way he markets his brand which leads to successful sales.
With a net worth of $18 million DJ Khaled is certainly living the good life, he is known to have splashed $500,000 on a ring which he used to propose live on MTV to musician Niki Minaj. But that is nothing compared to the mansion he lives in, in Florida with 7 bedrooms and one of the rooms, has been turned into a shoe shrine for his 10,000 sneakers with price tags in the thousands of dollars. Yes he has the usual expensive cars like most rappers and celebrities but a visit to his house is more about the shoes than the cars.
He takes his roots seriously so he has a handcrafted prayer rug with 100 names of Allah on it, also valued over $10 thousand. From the episode of Cribs where his house was featured, you can see all the signs of a celebrity that is worth 18 million dollars. He commented about his jewellery, “saying it is all real gold and diamond” a quick estimate would put them at worth about 1 million dollars or more.
He may not yet be on the Forbes richest list of rappers, but he looks like he could end up there soon.