DJ Khaled, 44, was born on November 26, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a highly successful American/Palestinian songwriter, record label executive, and American record producer and rap artist. Khaled is also the DJ of the hip-hop group Terror Squad and is a radio and television personality.
He is also an author, the CEO and founder of “We The Best Music Group” and the president of the record label Def Jam South. The rapper DJ Khaled has released several successful studio albums and a host of hit singles that have gone both Platinum and Gold. Due to this success, DJ Khaled net worth 2019 is estimated to be about $50 million.
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He started from humble beginnings. The rapper’s parents, both musicians, migrated from Palestine to the United States. At a young age, Khaled developed an interest in rap music, which DJ’s parents fully supported and encouraged. He landed his first job in 1993 as a clerk at a record store.
The job was short-lived due to Khaled’s ambition. He used the store phone to contact record labels in New York City to get gain exposure and was fired by the owner. The experience was not all bad because he met Birdman and Lil Wayne and helped them before they became superstars.
Khaled’s career began in the early 1990s when he became a DJ in reggae sound-clashes and mixed dancehall music with hip-hop. Near the end of the ’90s, Khaled hosted The Luke Show with Luther Campbell of the group 2 Live Crew. He worked with many artists over the years and eventually started recording music.
He released a debut album in 2006. It was called “Listennn…The Album” The second album entitled “We the Best” was released the following year and was the beginning of the growth of DJ kahled net worth. Khaled released many more successful studio albums that included "We Global" in 2008 and "Victory" in 2010.
The list continues with “We the Best Forever" in 2011, "Kiss the Ring" in 2012, "Suffering From Success" in 2013 and "I Changed A Lot" in 2015. In 2016, the album “Major Key” was released. In 2017, the “Grateful” was released. Both albums got to the number one slot the Billboard charts.
DJ Khaled Net Worth
The success of Khaled’s work contributed to DJ Khaled net worth 2017, which was said to be $24 million. He went on to earn more money the next year, DJ Khaled net worth 2018 was estimated to be $27 million.
DJ Khaled’s net worth 2019 is estimated to be over $50 Million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
There are many highlights in DJ Khaled’s career. In 2008, the song “I’m So Hood” went platinum. Also in that same year, he won a DJ of the Year award at the Ozone Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2009, he became president of Def Jam South record label. He also won Hustler of the Year at the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards and Snapchatter of the Year at the 2016 Shorty Awards.
He is one of the most sought after record producers in hip-hop. He has worked with many artists such as Rhianna and Chris Brown. The song “I’m The One” featuring Justin Beiber went to number one. The song "Wild Thoughts" with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller was also a chart topper.
DJ Khaled Favorite Quotes
“Always have faith. Always have hope.” - DJ Khaled
“I can deal with everything. I got the answer for anything. This DJ Khaled.” – DJ Khaled
“All I do is WIN, WIN, WIN no matter what.” - DJ Khaled
“You do know it cost money to put a t-shirt on your back? You do know it cost money to have a house? You do know it cost money to eat? Get money, don’t let these people fool you.” - DJ Khaled
“My fans expect me to be greater and keep being great.” – DJ Khaled
Khaled’s wealth mostly comes from touring, producing and from obtaining various endorsements with companies such as Apple Ciroc and Weight Watchers. To date, he is one of the highest-paid entertainers, which has helped DJ Khaled net worth grow to where it is today. DJ’s star and net worth are sure to keep rising if he keeps on this path of success.