Khaby Lame is a Senegalese TikToker with an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2021. The Italian based content creator lost his factory job during the pandemic and is now a highly-paid social media superstar. He set up a TikTok account around March 2020 when Italy first went into lockdown, just to pass the time. He now has over 110 million followers on TikTok, the second most followed person on the site behind Charli D’Amelio. He also has 45 million fans on Instagram.
He’s built such a huge following without ever having to speak! Khaby is most well-known for his silent videos, sarcastically mocking people who over complicate simple tasks. He has really mastered the deadpan sense of humour, a difficult feat to accomplish.
How Much Money Does he Make?
Given his rapid rise to internet fame, it has opened up a whole host of ways to earn money. Brands are eager to partner with popular influencers that have excellent fan engagement. He charges brands $50,000 for a single promotional video on TikTok and is estimated to make $200,000 per month. The majority of his income comes from brand sponsorships and also runs an online store selling everything from t-shirts, juicers and magic candles!
Due to the amount of companies interested in working with him, Khaby hired a social media manager (Riggio Alessandro) to help make his life easier.
Born in Senegal on 9th March 2000, he is 21 years old. Despite becoming a millionaire in 2020, Lame isn’t from a wealthy background and was raised in public housing in Chivasso (where he currently resides). Before the pandemic he worked as a CNC machine operator, his days of manual labour are surely over! Lame is engaged to Zaira Nucci and publicly shared the news on Instagram in October 2020. Despite not speaking in videos, Lame is bilingual and speaks fluent English and Italian!