Khaled Mohammed “DJ” Khaled was born in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He’s a DJ, record executive, author, and record producer.
He was born to Palestinian parents who immigrated to the United States. He has a brother, Alec Ledd (Alaa Khaled), who’s an actor.
Khaled’s parents were musicians who played Arabic music. Coming from such a musical family, Khaled was very young when he started developing an interest in rap and soul music, which his parents supported.
He worked in two record stores – Merry-Go-Round and Odyssey – which gave him a work ethic and helped to lay the foundations for his music career. It was in Odyssey where he first met Birdman and Lil Wayne in 1993 – both of whom he later helped break through into the world of music.
He’s married to Nicole Tuck, and the couple has two sons, Asahd Tuck Khaled, born in 2016, and Aalam Tuck Khaled, born in 2020.
Khaled is a devout Muslim.
What is DJ Khaled’s Net Worth?
DJ Khaled’s net worth is estimated around $75 million. That puts him on par with Stella McCartney, Mila Kunis, Tobey Maguire, and Stephen Colbert.
How Did DJ Khaled Earn His Net Worth?
Khaled first became known in 1998, when he moved to Miami and became a DJ on the local hip-hop radio station 99 Jamz. His work there is what led the hip-hop collective Terror Squad to recruit him as their DJ.
After he’d established himself as a credible name with Terror Squad, Khaled started curating albums and released his debut studio album Listennn… the Album in 2006.
He has now released 13 studio albums and 57 singles (including 12 as a featured artist).
All his albums have performed reasonably well on the Billboard 200, with Listennn… the Album reaching number 12. 2007’s We The Best got to number eight. We Global peaked at number seven in 2008. Victory hit number 14 in 2010. 2011’s We the Best Forever peaked at number five. Kiss the Ring reached number four in 2012. Suffering from Success got to number seven in 2013. 2015’s I Changed A Lot peaked at number 12. Major Key hit the top spot in 2016. Grateful also got to number one in 2017. Father of Asahd reached number two in 2019. And Khaled Khaled hit the number one spot in 2021.
He currently has another album out, God Did, which is sure to be a success.
His 57 singles have provided a mixed bag in terms of success, but one of them hit the number one spot on the Billboard 100. That was 2017’s “I’m the One,” which featured Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne.
Other notable successes include 2017’s “Wild Thoughts,” which peaked at number two and featured Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and 2020’s “Pop Star,” which hit number three and featured Drake.
In 2015 and 2016, thanks to Khaled’s big personality, some Snapchat videos featuring him talking about his “key to success” went viral. The result was he became an internet star, with some people describing him as a “living meme.”
In 2016, DJ Khaled wrote a book entitled The Keys. It’s full of his opinions and advice regarding success, first-hand accounts of the big stories in his life, and includes contributions from other musicians.
In 2018, he designed and launched a new luxury furniture line called “We the Best Home.” It was inspired by his own home and lifestyle.
Khaled also has several notable screen credits to his name, starting with a cameo in the 2002 Jamaican crime movie Shottas, in which he played Richie’s homeboy.
Since then, he’s appeared in 2017’s Pitch Perfect 3 and 2018’s The After Party as himself, in 2019’s Spies in Disguise as the voice of Ears, in the finale of 2020’s Justin Bieber: Seasons as himself, in 2020’s Bad Boys for Life as Manny the Butcher, and in 2020’s Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan and 2021’s Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil as himself.
He’s also set to appear in the sports comedy-drama movie All-Star Weekend, which is yet to get a release date.
How Does DJ Khaled Spend His Money?
As you probably imagined, DJ Khaled spends his money lavishly.
He purchased the former home of Robbie Williams in Los Angeles’ gated Mulholland Estates in 2017. He paid $9.9 million for it and sold it for $12.5 million in 2021.
Khaled bought a waterfront home in Miami for $25.9 million in 2018. The property has nine bedrooms, high ceilings, large windows, a 25-meter pool, and a private jetty.
He has an impressive collection of cars, including five Rolls-Royces (his favorites), a Porsche, a Bugatti, a Maybach 57, and a Maybach 62 Landaulet.
Khaled doesn’t travel like the average person when going long distances. He owns a black and white Gulfstream G650 private jet, which takes him where he needs to be in style. Two Rolls-Royce BR725 engines power the plane; it can fly at a maximum speed of Mach 0.925 (710 mph/1,142 kph) and can seat 11 to 18 passengers, depending on its configuration.
He likes to commission specially-made expensive clothes and jewelry to be made for him, with some of his most costly jewelry spelling out his son Asahd’s name in encrusted diamonds.
Speaking of Asahd, Khaled splashed out a six-figure sum to rent out a high-end club in Miami to celebrate one of his birthdays. Notably, he paid rapper Diddy to host the event.
DJ Khaled is a hugely successful man who will undoubtedly continue to thrive financially in the years to come. He also seems like a pretty likable guy, which is always a good thing. We wish him well, and we’re sure he’ll be even more wealthy in no time.