It’s DJ Khaled… We the Best Music!
That’s a slogan we are all familiar with in the hip hop and rap music industry and in the entertainment world as a whole. DJ Khaled is not just any DJ but as he always says He’s the best with the Best Music. This super talented fellow is more than a DJ, as a musician, a producer, an actor, a writer and even a Master of Ceremonies and a host, DJ Khaled has surely built himself an empire with a high net worth to back it up. He’s estimated to have a net worth of about and around $35 million. A number that is quite impressive and that makes one wonder where it all came from. Well here we have a little info for you on how he’s come to be DJ Khaled, We the Best Music that we know today with such a heavy net worth.
Born in November 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana by his Palestinian parents, Khaled Mohamed Khaled, a member of the Muslim faith who is popularly known as DJ Khaled grew up with a great interest in music thanks to his parents who were musicians (they played Arabian music). His interest in rap music and soul at an early age led him to working in a record store as a teenager where he began honing his skills and with a local radio Station WEDR he began his rise to fame and success with his show “99Jamz.” The show called the attention of Terror Squad, a hip hop group which launched Khaled into the industry.
His career began to climb the success ladder gradually after the group asked him to DJ their live show and from doing that he did much more like producing other songs for them. From there onwards he moved to curating albums with his debut called Listennnn and it was released in 2006 by Koch Records earning him a gold certification. His second curated album was We the Best released in 2007 with a number of hits such as “I’m So Hood” with T-Pain and Rick Ross among others with the album also receiving gold certification and DJ Khaled winning two Ozone awards that year for Best Video and Best Radio DJ. His third curated album was We Global released in 2008 with a lot of features and certified platinum that same year along with landing him BET hip-hop awards and ozone awards while he was also appointed the president of DEF Jam Records South in 2009.
The fourth album came out in 2010 with one of the hits “All I do is Win” being certified double-platinum and the album hitting the number 12 spot on the 200 billboard. We The Best Forever was the next album with great labels like Cash Money Records, Def Jam South, We the Best Music Group and Terror Squad. The seventh album was titled “Suffering from Success,” a result of an inside joke with his doctor.
He’s had a very interesting debut into music but his talent and reach is way beyond that. DJ Khaled is also a songwriter who has written and co-written many songs with great names of the hip hop world with songs such as “culture,” “Do you mind,” “Hold You Down,” “I got the keys,” “Wild thought,” amongst others. And he’s got impressive skills in the DJ department too, definitely, since that is what brought him to the spotlights in the first place and that has been part of his entertainer name also.
His producing skills are definitely one of a kind as he seems to have the right ear and the right mind to tell what the raving audience is in need of at all times and this has been a great source of his wealth as his first steps in the entertainment industry came through producing. Production has earned him many award nominations and even more awards as he seems to have the golden touch.
Asides from being a First- Class producer, he is also a writer as it’s seen in his book The Keys which was featured on the New York Times bestseller list. Our all time favorite DJ is also an actor as he’s been seen in the movie Spies in Disguise amongst others. Let’s not forget his hosting skills as seen in award winning shows such as Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award amongst other award related shows and he’s also a Master of Ceremonies, he has been seen in many shows as a guest for interviews and others things with relation to the hip hop world.
Now we know where, well not exactly where but we have a very grand idea and how our favourite DJ has been able to get to the point where he is with a whopping $35 million as net worth and a name that is strong and powerful in the entertainment world as a whole.
One thing we know for sure is that He’s the best with the best music.