DJ Khaled Net Worth and The Story of How He Built His Empire

Dj Khaled Net Worth

DJ Khaled is a Palestinian/American record producer that owns a record label “Def Jam South”.

He is also the founder and CO of the infamous “We The Best Music Group”.

DJ Khaled is not only a record producer, but he’s also an author, radio personality, and of course a DJ.

In 2013, the net worth of DJ Khaled is only about $3 million. As of this year, the net worth of him has improved significantly.

It is estimated to be over $35 million, now. You are about to know the reason why.

Early Personal Life

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DJ Khaled was born in New Orleans, Lousiana. It was 26 November 1975 when he was named as Khaled Mohamed Khaled.

His Palestinian parents had immigrated to the United States before he was born. They were Arabic musicians.

Khaled has described himself as a devout Muslim. He has a brother who is an actor named Asahd khaled or his rapper name, Alec Ledd .

At his Young age, Khaled began developing his interest in soul and rap music which is supported by his parents.

To support the financial, he worked at a local record store. Working in that store brought him an encounter with Lil Wayne and Birdman.

Music Career, The Beginning Of The Success

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As said before, Khaled’s parent supported him a lot. They make it paltry for Khaled in order to get into the industry of music. In the early of 90s, he was a DJ in reggae sound-clashes in which he started mixing the dancehall with hip hop music.

At the end of the 90s, Khaled started to work as a host in a radio show titled “The Luke Show”. The show became the starter of Khaled’s radio hosting career.

He hosted the show with Luther Campbell who was the leader of “2 Live Crew” rap group.

In 2006, Khaled released his first album called “Listennn…. the Album” under Koch Records.

His debut album was quite a success, it went on number 12 of US Billboard 200 chart. Then, he continued the success by releasing the second album in 2007.

The album titled “We The Best” which has a bunch of singles in which Khalid made some collaborations with a lot of popular rappers.

He collaborated with T-Pain, Akon, T.I, Fat Joa, Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross. Some of the DJ Khaled songs were taking its spot on some Billboard chart category.

Music Career, The Success

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In 2008, he released his third album “We Global”. This time in the album, Khaled collaborated with more popular rappers such as Drake, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Ludacris, and more. Some of the singles were also on the Billboard chart.

DJ Khaled continued his passion in hip hop music by releasing the fourth album in 2010 which is titled “Victory”.

Then, DJ Khaled released the fifth album. A different label named Cash Money Records helped to produce that album.

The first single was released in 2011 titled “Welcome To My Hood”

From 2011 to 2015, DJ Khaled keep releasing his new albums with Cash Money Records. Then, on May 11, 2015, He decided to leave the label and continued to release more albums under his own label “We The Best Music”.

In 2017 and 2018, DJ Khaled kept gaining attention by collaborating with some of the most popular artists such as Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Demi Lovato and many more.

Awards and Nominations

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Throughout his career, DJ Khaled has received a lot of awards and nominations. Here are the highlights of his achievements.

  • 2017 American Music Awards for I’m The One as the Favorite Rap / Hip-hop Song.
  • 2018 BET Awards for Wild Thoughts as best collaboration
  • 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards for Wild Thoughts as Hip-Hop Song of the year
  • Won BET Hip Hop Awards 11 times since 2017
  • Nominated in 2018 BRIT Awards as International Male Solo Artist
  • 2018 MTV Video Music Awards for Dinero as Best Collaboration
  • 2017 Urban Music Awards as Best International Act
  • Nominated in Grammy Awards, 2012 and 2017
  • Many more awards and nominations

Other Career Outside Music

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Khaled appeared on some movies as a Cameo or some television shows as the guest, several times. As a result, Khaled put some interests to try different things such as acting, writing, and doing business.

For acting, Khaled was actually cast to provide a voice in the animated film titled “Spies in Disguise” which is about to release at the end of 2019.

For writing, he already wrote a book in 2016. The book titled “The Keys” which is about his opinions on success, contributions in music, and his life stories.

He also started doing other business outside music. DJ Khaled recently launched a furniture line called We The Best Home which is inspired by his own lifestyle and home. Khaled designed a new style of luxury furniture line.

Achieving The $35 Million Net Worth

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If you’ve been on Instagram, Snapchat, or anywhere online in the last few years, you will acknowledge about DJ Khaled’s reign as the king of media.

This man will always make money to everything he does on the internet.

The way he shows off his collection of Jewelry, private jets, and Mansion in Miami, he managed it to be the Mega Empire.

He is truly living the American dream. He achieved his worth through hard work, hit records, producing, perseverance, DJ’ing, writing, fronting some endorsement deals.

It seems like his earnings are vastly coming from the endorsement deals. Recently, he got some deals from companies like Apple, Weight Watchers, and Ciroc.

He achieved to be one of the highest-paid people in the industry of hip-hop music.

DJ Khaled lives in a $10 million worth mansion in Los Angeles with his wife and his on.

He described himself as a car lover. He proved it with his luxurious Rolls-Royce collection. The total price of all his car collections is about $1.4 million.


Dj Khaled is incredibly successful in his career. He worked so hard to achieve his worth now.

Many fellow artists considered Khaled as one of the best hip-hop artists in the world. The estimation his Net Worth is $35 million which is better than DJ Khaled Net Worth 2018.