Khaby Lame has been officially named “The King of TikTok,” having recently dethroned the long-standing “Queen,” Charli D’Amelio, as the creator with the most followers on the platform.
Khaby Lame was born in Senegal, but his family moved to Italy when he was a child, and he has lived there ever since.
He worked as a machine operator in a factory outside of Turin until March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
During the initial lockdowns, Lame began creating TikTok content in which he danced or played video games. Lame’s content didn’t take off until he started using TikTok’s “Duet” feature.
His original reactions to viral “life hacks” (which were generally complicated) conveyed him as a genuine, uncommercialised person who wasn’t trying too hard to achieve social media stardom, but rather was simply enjoying his time on the app.
Nonetheless, Lame has risen to the pinnacle of the TikTok universe, amassing over 142 million followers on the app.
Along with being the most followed person on TikTok, Lame has over 78 million Instagram followers, which is impressive for a 22-year-old.
His massive fan base has paved the way for the young man, who has already appeared as a co-star in Juventus’ announcement of footballer Manuel Locatelli and as a guest at the Venice Film Festival.
Achieving Lame’s success in such a short period of time not only opens up numerous opportunities, but it also has a significant financial impact.
Fans are now curious as to how much money Lame has made from his rapid rise rise to fame on social media.
Khaby Lame Tiktok Net Worth
According to CA Knowledge, Khaby Lame Tiktok Net Worth $13 million (£10.6 million) in 2022.
Lame’s net worth is mainly extracted from the proceeds of his videos and brand endorsements.
Although TikTok’s creator algorithm is notorious for paying very little per 1,000 views, Lame’s massive total of well over 2 billion views indicates that he is undoubtedly making money for each short video he posts.
Given his massive followings on TikTok and Instagram, brands will pay an arm and a leg to advertise on Lame’s social media channels.
Most notably, Lame has signed a multi-year deal with Hugo Boss, which will undoubtedly be very lucrative for the young star.