Who Is Khaby Lame And Why Is He Famous?
Khaby Lame is an internet success story, having gone from losing his job during the pandemic to now being a highly-paid internet sensation.
He joined TikTok in March 2020 during the first set of national lockdowns and has now amassed more than 100 million followers.
Khaby is most famous for his silent TikTok videos, which have users in stitches as he gives wordless 'WTF?!' reactions to common TikTok trends and life hacks, which other TikTokers claim to be life-changing, when really, they just complicate things.
You can follow Khaby's TikTok account on @khaby.lame.
Khaby Lame Key Facts
- Real Name: Khabane Lame
- Age: 21
- DoB: 9th March 2000
- Nationality: Senegalese
- Net Worth: $1-$2 million
- TikTok Followers: 118.1 million
- Instagram Followers: 54.5 million
All numbers correct as of November 2021
Khaby Lame Net Worth: How much does Khaby Lame earn?
Having shot to internet fame over the last year, Khaby Lame's net worth has also sky-rocketed.
It's estimated that the 21-year-old is worth between $1-$2 million (£722,165-£1.4) in 2021, for which he has his huge social media following and blossoming influencing career to thank.
How old is Khaby Lame?
Khaby Lame was born in Senegal, West Africa on 9th March 2000, making him 21-years-old in 2021.
He moved to Italy with his family when he was a baby and now lives in Turin, which is the capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy.
However, despite living most of his life in Italy, he told the New York Times in June 2021 that he does not possess an Italian passport, so he is technically Senegalese by nationality.
Who Is Khaby Lame's fiance?
Khaby is engaged to Zaira Nucci, who is originally from Sicily but lives in Chivasso, Italy.
"It all started by chance, thanks to social media, he told Italian news publication Movie Player.
"In October 2020, I replied to a story on Instagram. We talked for a while, then we stopped writing. [Then] one day we met by chance in Chivasso. She recognized me and got back to me. We talked again, until I asked her out."
3 Interesting Facts About Khaby Lame
1) He's modelled for a magazine
In December 2020, Khaby did some fashion modeling for the magazine DLuiRepubblica.
"Great experience as a model in the magazine," he captioned a post of the photoshoot on Instagram.
2) He's bilingual
Although Khaby doesn't speak in his videos, we can tell from his captions that he speaks Italian and English. It looks as though he can speak both languages fluently too.
3) He comes from humble beginnings
Khaby didn't have a lot of money as a child and grew up in public housing. But he's never been ashamed of his humble beginnings and he told Olhar Digital: "Public housing is a place to which I owe everything. They taught me education and allowed me to cultivate many bonds."Featured Image Credit: PA