Real name Kareem Hesri, Keemokazi is a singer, rapper, actor, and social media personality. He gained fame online through various pranks and sketches which helped him build a large following on TikTok and Instagram. As of 2023, Keemokazi has a net worth of $1 million.
Hesri was born in California, on November 29, 2002 and is the only boy in a family of six children. Their father is a businessman, while their mother, Nina Hazem, is a social media influencer. Bizarrely all of his sisters’ names begin with ‘s’ – Sima, Sara, Saby, Serene, and Sophie.
Kareem is of Arab descent and is a Muslim. But because Kareem grew up in America, he has mentioned a couple of times that he is not a fluent Arabic speaker. The young man attended Ruben S. Ayala High School but has no plans of going to college.
Rise to Fame
Keemokazi began his professional life as an actor. Many of his fans are unaware that he appeared on two episodes of the TV show The Last Ship.
Even while acting, his main goal was to launch a career in music. Thus, he created his TikTok account. Despite his focus on rapping, Hesri noticed that a lot of people were becoming popular for filming ridiculous clips.
To promote his account, he tried several ideas but after a prank went viral, he shifted more attention on creating pranks. This worked out well, and now has 35.3 million TikTok followers and over 1.8 billion likes!
Once he had a large following, Kareem decided to center his attention on music and began releasing songs on SoundCloud in 2017. The aspiring singer and rapper’s first song was titled ‘Foreign’ and it went viral on various social media platforms.
He later moved on to uploading music on Apple Music and Spotify. His hits include ‘New Kid’, ‘Philosophy’, and ‘Feel’. His debut album, Keemo VS. Kazi, was released in 2021. One of its tracks, King Of My City, gained almost a million views two weeks after it dropped. In August 2023, he released “I don’t even speak arabic” featuring Mohamed Ali Loca.
Net Worth and Earnings
Beyond TikTok, Kareem is a popular YouTuber, his main account has over 7.3 million subscribers. The California native, earns around $100,000 per month from YouTube ad revenue.
Due to his large audience, he makes money via brand deals and sponsored posts. In the past, Hesri has done paid promotions with BetterHelp. In addition, he sells merchandise on keemokazimerch.com, where you can buy t-shirts or a hat. His album sales and music on audio streaming platforms also contribute to his $1 million wealth.
Keemokazi is single and hasn’t been dating anyone in recent times. There have been no reports online about his previous relationships. He is focused on his career and helping his family. At 18 years old, he bought his first house.