Real Name: Khaled Mohamad Khaled
Born: November 26, 1975
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Industry: Music (Rap)
Net Worth: $18 million
Of Palestinian descent, Hip Hop artist DJ Khaled has as unusual a history as any, especially for a Rap artist. His parents moved to the U.S. before he was born. They specialized in Arab music, something that he picked up easily at a young age. When he began to develop an interest in rap music, his parents encouraged his interests. His first job was at a music store. While working there, he met both Lil Wayne and and Birdman. During the 1990s, he had several radio spots, helping to put his name out there among others in the industry. It was not until 2006, however, that he landed his own album. His level of respect among fellow rappers is so high, he has managed to have a wide number of them featured on his albums. The list includes big names such as Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake, John Legend, T.I., Akon, Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Judakiss, Bird Man and more. He has since released 9 albums. His latest success has been through Snap Chat. After coming out with a Snap Chat detailing his “keys to success”, he has become highly popular.