DJ Khaled, the winner of the 2018 Global Spin Award for the best DJ of the Year is also an executive music producer, radio personality, and an author.
As of 2018, he is one of the highest paid artists and has managed to make huge earnings from his albums. Let's find out below how a small-time radio star become one of the audience favorite of the era and know about his net worth and sources of income.
DJ Khaled's Career and Sources of Income
He was interested in rap and soul music which led him to work at a local record store which eventually laid the foundation for his music career. He started working with Odyssey record store where he helped artists like Lil Wayne, Bird and Movado before their breakthrough.
After he left Odyssey he started working as DJ in mixing dancehall and hip-hop and also used to do few radio gigs in the pirate station.
In 1998, he co-hosted The Luke show on WEDR 99 Jamz alongside 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell after joining Miami. In 2006 he launched his debut album titled Listen...The Album which Koch Records released.
In his second album We The Best, he worked with T-Pain, Trick Daddy, and Rick Ross for I'm So Hood and also worked with Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne for We Taking Over in 2007. The song was listed No 28 on US Billboard Hot 100 and No 11 on US Hot Rap Chart. Record Association America certified the song Gold in November 2007.
His third album We Global had 13 songs among which Out there Grinding and Go Hard became a hit among the viewers. He was honored with DJ of the Year awards and won BET Hip Hop Awards and Ozone Awards in 2008 in the same category.
Subsequently, he released there consecutive albums Victory (12 songs) in 2010, We the Best Forever (12 songs) 2011 and Kiss The Ring (15 songs) in 2012. Among the above three, Kiss the Ring which featured T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Ace Hood, Kiroko Bangz, was one of the favorite albums among the viewers.
Along with this he released Suffering from Success in 2013, I Changed a Lot in 2015, Major Key in 2016 and Grateful featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z in 2017. He is currently working on his 2018’s new album Father of Ashad.
As of 2018, he has released 10 studio albums which include 26 singles and 9 featured singles. He is awarded different titles and awards for his albums. Below is a list of his awards and titles.
- He won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist 2017.
- He won the 2017's and 2018's Global Spin Awards For DJ of the year
- He won 2017's and 2018's Global Spin Awards for the Hip Hop DJ of the year
- He won the 2017's and 2018's Global Spin Awards DJ album of the year
- He won the 2017's and 2018's Global Spin Awards for DJ entrepreneur of the year
- He won the 2008's DJ of the Year awards at the Ozone Awards and BET Hip Hop Award
It seems Khaled is winning Awards for every album he releases.
DJ Khaled's Net Worth and Assets
According to The Richest, Khaled's net worth of 2013 is $3 million. According to CelebrityNetWorth, his net worth of 2018 is $20 million. He made good earnings from his albums Kiss the Ring and Listen the Album. His earning each year since 2006 is listed below.
2017: $24 million
2013: Estimated earning of $47,000 from Suffering from Success
2012: Estimated earning of $112,000 from Kiss the Ring.
2011: Estimated earning of $56,000 from We the Best Forever.
2010: $2 million contracts to produce 5 albums and $30,000 from Victory
2008: Estimated earning of $300,000 from We Global.
2006: Estimated $236,000 from Listen the Album.
Khaled spent most of his earnings on properties, cars, and buying different high-quality brand shoes. Find out about his assets below.
Khaled bought a $9.9 million mansion in Beverly Hills, CA, from British Singer Robbie Williams. The mansion has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and covers an area of 10,681 square foot that has a view of the city, canyons and of course, The Beverly Hills. The backyard has a pool, a spa, outdoor kitchen, two terraced patios, and a sprawling lawn.
He also owns a $3.84 million home in Miami, Florida.
He was among the first people to own a Rolls Royce Phantom VIII which is worth a staggering $430,000. He drives around in a convertible Roll Royce worth $341,125.
He also owns a 1991 BMW M3 worth $30,000 which got destroyed by fire. After that, he bought a Honda Civic worth $12,000.
He owns a private jet which costs more than $20 million. His private jet can be seen in one of Asahd's account tweet.
Asahd missed his dad so much he hopped on a PJ to see him. pic.twitter.com/KG1bnr6xkD— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) March 26, 2017
DJ Khalid is known for bragging about his different brands of shoes including Adidas and Jordon. His collection of shoes includes 3 pairs of Black Kaws Air Jordan 4, Custom made Air Jordan 1 that has 18k gold accents, Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 worth more than $1,000, Jordan 3 Retro worth more than $12,000.
The artists sure love to spend money when it comes to expensive shoes.
DJ Khaled's Quick Facts
- He was born on 26 November 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
- His birth name is Khaled Mohamed Khaled.
- In addition to being an artist, he is also a producer and a radio personality.
- He used to be the member of music group Terror Squad and went by the name Arab Attack which changed after the attack of 9/11.
- He has described himself to be a devout Muslim.
- He is engaged to Nicole Tuck and gifted with a beautiful son Asahd Tuck Khaled.
- His favorite song is Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing"
- He is famous for his signature quote "Another One".
- His birth sign is Sagitarrius.
- He stands 1.69 m tall.