Khaby Lame is a very known face in TikTok nowadays, and has surpassed over 100 Million followers on the platform making him the second person to do so. Lame is also the second most followed person on TikTok after Chali D’Amelio who got over 122 Million followers.
Birthday: 9th March, 2000
Home Town: Chivasso, Italy
Marital Status: Unmarried
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Net Worth: $45 Million
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Khaby Lame was born in Senegal, a country in West Africa, and moved to Chivasso, Italy when he was one year old. He still lives in Italy, and was raised in a public housing complex. When he was in high school, he loved sports and practiced football and basketball, and also played in junior level basketball championships. Lame considers basketball star Lebron James as a huge inspiration.
Lame used to work in a factory, but without any warning he was fired from his job. After this, he moved back to his family’s modest home. In the factory, he used to work as a CNC machine operator. Khaby also suffered financial issues after being fired.
It is said that his dad begged him to start a new job, but instead he decided to become an all-time TikTok star.
How did Khaby Lame become popular on TikTok?
The Senegalese star started posting on TikTok in March 2020, which was the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic. Soon his videos started to get viral, and people found a different kind of silent comedy in his videos. People started to share his videos and soon his followers started to sky rocket on the platform.
On getting viral, Lame told New York Times, “It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh.”
In his TikTok videos, he usually roasts those types of videos where a simple task is complicated in an unnecessary way, by doing it the way those tasks are supposed to be done. Till now, he has roasted a lot of different celebrities too, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
In that video, we see Queen Elizabeth cutting a cake with a sword, while Khaby shows us how a cake can be simply cut by a knife.
In one of his videos, he roasted a DIY video where an unnecessary holder was attached to a glass, and he showed us that the glass can be easily held without any holder.
Also, the most interesting thing is that he has not spoken a single word in any of his videos. He is always silent and his expressions speak a lot. He considers his silence as a “global language”.
Lame is also the most followed Black person on TikTok, and also the most followed Italian overtaking Gianluca Vacchi.
Even on Instagram, he has a large number of followers and as of now he has over 34 Million followers. He is also the most followed Italian on Instagram overtaking Chiara Ferragni.
With his popularity growing day by day, people have assumed that he will soon surpass Charli D’Amelio, 17, who is currently the most followed person on TikTok. Previously, he defeated Addison Rae and Bella Poarch to come in the second position.
On Instagram, he is also followed by popular celebrities like footballers Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata, Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs, and influencer King Bach.
How much is Khaby Lame’s net worth?
All thanks to TikTok that Khaby is now a millionaire. His net worth ranges from $1.3 Million to $2.7 Million. Due to his popularity, he has received a lot of brand endorsements as his videos always collected millions of views.
Influencer Marketing Hub says that, “Companies have been known to pay $200 to $20,000 per branded video promoted by influencers, depending on the individual’s level of influence.” Before Khaby, a lot of other influencers have collected a handsome amount of money through brand endorsements.
He also modeled for the magazine DLuiRepubblica back in December 2020.
What do you think about Khaby Lame? Do you think he will dethrone Charli D’Amelio to become the most followed person on TikTok? Do you find his videos funny? Do let us know.