|Date of Birth||9 March 2000|
|Popular For||Tik Tok|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Who is the most followed Tik Tok influencer? The world knows it’s Khaby Lame with his muted reaction mocking overly complicated “life hack” videos and, lastly, his hand gesture. Began posting Tik Tok in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, and he now owns 157.0 million followers with 2.3 billion like on his account.
Who Is Khaby Lame?
Dakar, Senegal native Khaby Lame was born on 9th March 2000 to Senegalese parents. He was only one year old when he moved to Italy and settled in Chivasso, in the province of Turin, with his family. He grew up in public housing with his three siblings.
Khaby studied in Italian schools until he was fourteen and later enrolled at a Quranic school near Dakar. Khaby Lame is a practicing Muslim.
Before the world was affected by Corona pandemic, he was a CNC machine operator at a factory near Turin. Lame lost his job.
Khaby Lame’s Rise To Fame
Like many, Khaby Lame found himself jobless due to covid. With no clue what to do, the lockdown was a burden, so he threw himself on TikTok. He began spending hours daily posting videos to TikTok under the account name Khaby Lame.
His early posts were mostly dancing and watching video games. Later, his comic vein changes the scenario with the wordless, expressive reaction clips mocking the ridiculously complicated life hack videos in which he simply performs the same task followed by a trademark hand gesture. His muted reactions became a global language.
His debunking a backseat wing mirror hack video, he garnered an insane amount of views.
With a year in Tik Tok, Lame surpassed Gianluca Vacchi as the most-followed Italian on TikTok in April 2021 and then beat fellow Tik Tok influencer Addison Rae, becoming the second most-followed personality on the Tik Tok overall.
With global recognition, Lame appeared as a co-star for Juventus F.C.’s announcement of Manuel Locatelli in August 2021. The following month, he was a special guest at the Venice Film Festival for the first screening of Xavier Giannoli’s French film Lost Illusions.
On 22 June 2022, Lame became TikTok’s most-followed creator, surpassing NO. 1 Charli D’Amelio, with 142.1 million followers. As of April 2023, he has 157.0 million followers on Tik Tok and 78.8 million followers on Instagram. Out of the 25 most-liked videos on TikTok, six belong to Lame.
The Washington Post’s Journalist Taylor Lorenz and The New York Times’s Jason Horowitz consider his Tik Tok content entirely organic.
He has collaborated with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kylian Mbappé, Snoop Dog, and Naomi Campbell.
Khaby Lame Nationality
Until 2022, Khaby Lame was a Senegalese national living in Milan, but he was eventually granted Italian citizenship in Chivasso. However, Lame, who came to Italy when he was one, said he always felt Italian. Earlier, he said, he did not need a piece of paper to define himself as an Italian.
Who Is Khaby Lame Dating? Know His Girlfriend
Khaby Lame was engaged to Zaira Nucci, a Sciacca, Souther Italy native, born on 22nd February 2003. Nucci is Pisces. According to her bio on Instagram, she studied interior design at IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan. Lame officially broke their engagement news in October 2020 on social media.
Well, they met through social media. The Tik Tok star explains: He replied to Zaira’s Instagram story in October 2020. After that, they talked for a while, then stopped texting.
Meanwhile, one day the two met randomly in Chivasso. She recognized Khaby and contacted him again. Then they again went back to talking until one fine day, he asked her out.
Their first date was at McDonald’s. “The first time was beautiful and simple at the same time,” Khaby said. He further added,
“I knew immediately that she was interested in me as a person and not as a TikTok character. It is something that made me very happy.”
Currently, Lame’s fiancee Zaira has set her Instagram account private. On the other hand, Khaby only has one picture of the couple together featured on his Instagram. This made the public speculate about their separation. But nothing has been made official.
Khaby Lame’s Net Worth
Social Media made Khaby Lame a millionaire in a short time. He is estimated to make $94,223 – $157,039 per video he makes (the money comes from brand deals, sponsored content, and so forth). Further, he makes $156,683 – $261,138 per sponsored post on Instagram.
Besides social media, endorsement has become a huge part of his income. He inked a multi-year partnership with luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss as well as appeared in the #BeYourOwnBoss campaign. When he walked the ramp at the Milan Fashion Week for Hugo Boss, he was paid a whopping $450,000.
Additionally, Khaby is endorsed by Binance, Amazon Prime, Xbox, Netflix, and Dream 11. Further, he is the brand ambassador of Juventus F.C., creating sponsored content.
What’s more? Khaby owns an online store, Khabyshop, where he sells his own line of merchandise.
As of 2023, Khaby Lame’s net worth is $5 million. Though a millionaire, he has not been seen flaunting an extravagant lifestyle.