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DJ Khaled Net Worth

DJ Khaled Net Worth
Net Worth$65,000,000
NameKhaled Mohamed Khaled
Date of Birth/AgeNovember 26, 1975 (age 43)
State/City of originNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active1998–present
Occupation(s) songwriter,record producer,media personality.

Net Worth

DJ Khaled’s net worth is $65 million.

How Did DJ Khaled Make His Money?

DJ Khaled is a rapper, songwriter, radio personality and record label executive. He first came to fame on the Miami radio station 99 JAMZ, where he introduced listeners to new artists and talked about trends in urban music.

Khaled has worked with several key rap and hip hop groups. he was the DJ for the group Terror Squad.

He has also had a successful career with his own music, with several hit singles and top-charting albums.


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Khaled is known for his colorful turns of phrase. Several have become internet memes. He is relentless when it comes to promoting his artists or his own work.


In 2006, he released his first album, Listennn… the Album. It hit number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. The single from that album, “I’m So Hood,” was a platinum record.

In 2008,he was awarded DJ of the Year at the Ozone Awards. He won the same honor at the 2008 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.


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His later albums include We the Best, We Global, Victory, We the Best Forever, Kiss the Ring, Major Key and Grateful.

In 2009, he took over as the president of Def Jam South records. In a few years, he founded his own entertainment company, We the Best Music Group.

Still Going Strong

Khaled has worked steadily for the past decade. He has made a name for himself as a major promoter who is always in touch with the biggest name in the music industry.

In recent years, Khaled has released a series of albums that were big commercial and critical successes.


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His 2016 album Major Key charted on the Billboard 200 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. His 2017 album Grateful debuted at the number-one spot.

It also hit the top spot of the Billboard 200 was certified platinum. His most recent album, Father of Asahd, hit number two on the Billboard 200.

DJ Khaled Quick Facts

  • He was born on born on November 26, 1975, in New Orleans.
  • He is 5 foot 7.
  • His birth name is Khaled Mohamed Khaled.
  • He has homes in Miami and Los Angeles.


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Khaled was born in New Orleans. His parents were Palestinian musicians who emigrated to the U.S. They were devout Muslims.

He grew up listening to Arabic music that his parents played.

Early Life

Khaled’s first job was at a New Orleans record store. There, he met Birman, Lil Wayne and other hip hop artists. He began working as a DJ for them at local clubs.

He also got work on a pirate radio station that specialized in dancehall and hip hop music.


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Professional Job

When he was offered a professional gig in Miami, he took it. His first job was co-hosting a show with Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew. Two years later, he was hosting his own show called The Takeover.

Career Highlights

In 2010, Khaled signed up with Cash Money Records. He released his album We the Best Forever under this label.

The album featured performances by Fat Joe, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Cee Lo Green, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, Birdman, Lil Wayne, T.I., Akon, Drake and Nicki Minaj.


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A video for the single, “Welcome to My Hood,” featured performances by Flo Rida, Bow Wow and Busta Rhyme.

In 2011, Khaled announced his upcoming album by releasing a video announcement. The promised album came out in 2012. Titled Kiss the Ring, it featured a lineup of some of the biggest names in rap and hip hop.

At present, DJ Khaled’s net worth is $65 million.

Performers included Chris Brown, T-Pain, French Montana, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Plies, Ace Hood, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Kirko Bangz, Mack Maine, Tyga, T.I., J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Mavado and Wale.


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A Publicity Stunt

In 2013, he pulled what many people called a major publicity stunt for his new album Suffering for Success and the album’s single, “No New Friends.”

Nicky Minaj Proposal

Khaled announced that he was going to ask Nicky Minaj to marry him. Both singers were both signed to Cash Money Records and had worked together on several projects.

Khaled made a special appearance on MTV News carrying a 10-carat, $500,000 engagement ring.

and announced to the world that his feelings for Minaj were stronger than a friendship and he wanted to marry her.


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Shot Down

The next day, Minaj was being interviewed by a radio station. She told listeners that the proposal was a joke.

The proposal happened to coincide with the release of a new single, “I Wanna Be with You,” which featured both singers.

As MTV News reported later, “Khaled’s now legendary proposal on MTV offered a few clues that might have tipped off listeners to the fact that the ultimate hip-hop hype machine was doing his usual thing, including his use of a phrase describing why he and Minaj were perfect for each other: ‘We got the same symptoms, we’re both suffering from success.’”


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Still Going Strong

In 2019, Khaled released a new album, Father of Asahd. He was a guest host on Saturday Night Live and appeared at the BET Awards.

He also appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards. He was nominated for Best Hip Hop Video for his single “Higher” featuring Nipsey Hussle, Best Power Anthem for “Wish Wish” with Cardi B an 21 Savage, and Best Visual Effects for “Just Us” with SZA.


He is married. He and his wife Nicole have one son named Asahd Tuck Khaled.


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Interesting Facts About DJ Khaled

  • Khaled has used several nicknames throughout his career. These include Arab Attack, Big Dog Pitbull, Terror Squadian, Beat Novacane, Don Dada and Mr. Miami.
  • After the September 11 attacks, he dropped the “Arab Attack” nickname on the grounds that some people might find it offensive.

Favorite Quotes from DJ Khaled

“Secure your bag.”

“Watch your back, but more importantly, when you get out of the shower, dry your back. It’s a cold world out there.”

“Don’t ever play yourself.”

“They kick you when you’re down, but they want to kick it when you’re up.”

Success Tips from DJ Khaled

1.“You know it costs money to put a tee shirt on your back. You know it costs money to have a house. You know it costs money to eat. Don’t let these people fool you. Get money.”

2.“Stay focused and secure your bag, because they don’t want you to win.”


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