Khaled Mohamed Khaled
26th November 1975
Khaled Mohamed Khaled is an American DJ, record executive, songwriter, record producer, author, and media personality. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Palestinian parents, Khaled developed an interest in soul music and rap at a young age.
Khaled became acquainted with young artists during his early career and aided them before their breakthrough. These include Lil Wayne, Mavado, and Birdman.
After he left the record store that he worked at, Khaled began to DJ in reggae soundclashes. After he moved to Miami in 1998, he co-hosted The Luke Show. He then began hosting The Takeover, a weeknight radio show, on 99 Jamz in 2003.
In 2006, Khaled released his debut album “Listennn… the Album”, which premiered at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Khaled’s second album, “We The Best”, was released in 2007. One of the album’s singles, “We Takin’ Over”, was a collaboration between him, Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman, and Lil Wayne.
On the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at number 28 and on the US Hot Rap Tracks, number 11. The Recording Industry Association of America certified it Gold.
In 2007, he won two Ozone Awards for Best Video and Best Radio DJ.
Khaled released his third album, “We Global”, in the 2008. His single “I’m So Hood” was certified by Platinum by RIAA.
In 2008, he won DJ of the Year awards from the Ozone Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards was appointed the president of Def Jam South in 2009.
Khaled’s fourth studio album “Victory” was released in 2010. One of the album’s singles “All I Do is Win”, which featured Ludacris, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, and T-Pain, was certified double-platinum. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 but had low sales.
In 2011, he released his fifth album, under Cash Money Records, Terror Squad, E1 Entertainment, Def Jam South, and his own label We The Best Music Group.
The album featured popular artists, including Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Flo Rida. Khaled performed the single “I’m On One” at the BET Awards 2011.
In 2012, his sixth album “Kiss the Ring” was released. The album consisted of singles such as “Take It to the Head” featuring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne, and “I Wish You Would” featuring Kanye West and Rick Ross.
In 2013, Khaled released his seventh album “Suffering from Success”. The first single “No New Friends”, which featured Drake, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross, debuted at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100.
His eighth studio album “I Changed A Lot” was released in 2015. The album included singles like “They Don’t Love You No More” and “Hold You Down”.
In 2016, he released his eighth studio album “Major Key”. This consisted of singles such as “For Free” and “I Got the Keys”, the latter being a collaboration between Khaled, Jay Z, and Future. “I Got the Keys” premiered after the 2016 BET Awards.
After the announcement of the album release in 2016, his ninth studio album “Grateful” came out in 2017. The lead single “Top Off” featured Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Future.
Khaled announced the release of his eleventh album “Father of Asahd” to be in May 2019.
Khaled attracted significant attention from viewers due to his Snapchat videos about his “Key to Success” and his larger-than-life personality.
He became very popular on the internet, becoming a phenomenon, and has been described as a “living meme”.
He appeared in an advert for Cîroc Mango and was in an episode of Let’s Get It. Khaled made a cameo appearance in Spiderman: Homecoming (2017) to promote his music.
Khaled has also had roles in Spies in Disguise (2019) and Bad Boys for Life (2020) – Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
2007 – 2 Ozone Awards for Best Radio DJ and Best Video
2008 – BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collaboration, Ozone Award for DJ of the Year
2009 – BET Hip Hop Award for DJ of the Year
2012 – BET Hip Hop Award for DJ of the Year
2015 – BET Hip Hop Award for DJ of the Year
2016 – 2 ASCAP Awards for Award Winning R&B / Hip-Hop Songs
2017 – American Music Award for Favourite Rap / Hip-Hop Song, 2 ASCAP Awards for Award Winning R&B / Hip-Hop Songs and Award Winning Rap Songs, 3 BET Hip-Hop Awards for DJ of the Year, MVP of the Year, and Best Collab, Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B / Hip-Hop Song, Urban Music Award for Best International Act
2018 – BET Award for Best Collaboration, BET Hip Hop Award for DJ of the Year, iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip-Hop Song of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration
2019 – BET Hip Hop Award for Producer of the Year
2020 – Grammy Award for Best Rap / Sung Performance
As of 2021, DJ Khaled’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million.
Here are some of the luxuries that he spends his millions on:
$25.9 million Miami waterfront home
$1.2 million worth of Rolls Royce Phantom cars
$2.1 million Mercedes Maybach 62s Landaulet
$325,000 Rolls Royce Cullinan
$311,000 Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2
$330,000 Rolls Royce Wraith
$346,000 Rolls Royce Dawn
$96,000 Cadillac Escalade