In 2016, we saw American disc jockey DJ Khaled become something of a social media sensation thanks to his very inspiring SnapChat videos, which were tagged with keywords. His growing popularity in recent years has brought him more fans and of course more money.
The We the Best CEO has welcomed more endorsement partners and even expanded his revenue streams beyond show business. His family has also moved into the spotlight.
So read on for everything there is to know about your favorite disc jockey, from his beginnings in the entertainment world to his annual revenue stream and details about his ride or death, Nicole Tuck.
DJ Khaled Wife/Girlfriend – Nicole Tuck
Many would expect DJ Khaled to be married to a model or video fix, but no, Khaled’s fiancée Nicole Tuck is far from the kind of girl you see in his music videos.
Tuck, who Khaled has been engaged to for a long time, is a fashion designer. Wait! she has not one but two degrees, a college degree in fine arts from Marymount Manhattan College and a master’s degree in education from Fordham University. Are you doubting us? Just take a trip to her Linked In profile.
Tuck was with Khaled years before the world heard his music, we didn’t mince matters when we said she was his ride or death. Unlike Khaled, his wife is far from being a social media person. She’s kept very much out of the spotlight. However, we do know that she was born on December 7, 1975, which makes her only 2 years younger than her partner Khaled. Like her partner, Tuck is of Palestinian descent.
In 2010 she founded her own fashion label ABU Apparel. The abbreviation ABU stands for Always Be You. According to her Linked In profile, ABU Apparel is “postmodern streetwear for independent, fashion-conscious people”.
DJ Khaled Family, Son
Coming from a family he describes as “great”, DJ Khaled has described himself as a family man. In May 2016 he announced his wife’s pregnancy exclusively for PEOPLE.
“I’ve always wanted kids,” he told the magazine. “This is my first child and I am excited and I want more. I’ve always wanted to be a family man. I’m in a great family and I want to have my own family at the same time.”
DJ Khaled Son – Asahd Tuck Khaled
On 23 October 2016 at 2:05 am Khaled and Tuck welcomed their first edition, a son named Asahd Tuck Khaled. He weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. Asahd is Arabic for a lion.
Atypical of Khaled, he documented the entire work process online. When Khaled was asked about his wife’s feelings about documenting the work process online, he said
“The key is that I am the king and any queen should support the king. I will talk to the doctor and when the doctor says that everything is going well, we want to make sure that the Queen is right and my son is right. If it goes smooth, where I can just do my thing, then I’m all mama snap. And he did it!
Among the celebrities who accompanied Khaled’s young icon was Wendy Wiliams, who gave Khaled a “Young Icon” one-piece suit when he appeared on her show.
Khaled wasted no time making his son a baby fashion icon. He even has an Instagram account in his son’s name, where he displays the expensive gifts he gives him. Khaled, even before his son was born, made it known to fans that he would spoil him.
“I want to spoil our children and give them everything,” he said to the people in May. “There is no limit to the pampering I will do. I will spoil them the minute they are in my hands. I will give everything. My son will be a young icon.”
Khaled took his son to many red-carpet events, stole the show, and took it home.
DJ Khaled Net Worth, House
The net worth of DJ Khaled is estimated at $20 million. He reached the next stage of his career in 2014 with the release of his 7th studio album “Suffering from Success”. Thanks to the success of this album, Khaled made his debut on the Forbes Cash Kings list with an estimated annual income of $7 million. One of the most important contributions to his wealth during these years was his lucrative endorsement deal with Bang & Olufsen headphones.
After missing from the list in 2015, Khaled returned with a bang in 2016 and made $15 million in 12 months. His advertising partners also included Apple, Zappos, Diddy’s Ciroc Jay-Z’s D’Usse, Mentos, Champ Sports, and Zappos. Per Forbes, DJ Khaled was the ninth highest-paid hip-hop act in 2017 and earned $24 million. Forbes said he made six figures per DJ gig. The rest of the millions came from his brand advertising.
In addition to minting coins from show business, Khaled also earns from some stores. He owns the Finga Licking Restaurant in Miami.
With this huge fortune, Khaled could afford the best things in life, including some stunning villas all over the country.
In early 2016, he bought a 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom villa in Miami for $3.8 million. The villa comes complete with a 45-foot dock. Around the same time in 2017, Khaled purchased the Keys to Robbie Williams’ former home in Beverly Hills for $10 million. The 7 bedrooms, 11 bathroom house was originally listed for $11 million.
DJ Khaled Wiki
DJ Khaled was born as Khaled Mohamed Khaled on November 26, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Palestinian immigrants. Thanks to his parents, who were musicians themselves, Khaled was introduced to music at a very early age. He started his career in a local record store called Odyssey.
A few years later, he got acquainted with the then-emerging acts such as Lil Wayne, Movado, and Birdman. Khaled began to play under the name Arab Attacks and hosted his own show on Miami’s WEDR.
In 2004 he joined a group called Terror Squad, which included Fat Joe and Fabulous. In 2006 Khaled released his debut album “Listennn… the Album”, on which he produced a number of rappers. Since then DJ Khaled has released at least 10 studio albums, including Major Key and Grateful.
DJ Khaled Height: 1,69 m