Khaby Lame has quickly become one of the most sought-out acts on social media.
Now, a recent report from Forbes is detailing the big bucks that come with being the most-followed TikToker in the world.
@khaby.lame It’s better to run ma g 🤣 🏃🏿♂️ 🦁 #learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @TikTok @tiktok creators ♬ suono originale – Khabane lame
Bringing In The Big Bucks
According to Forbes, Lame drew in $10 million in 2021, thanks to his social media stardom.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Senegalese-born comedian Khabane Lame became the most followed content creator on TikTok this past June, dethroning Charli D’Amelio, who had previously held the top spot.
He Doesn't Say A Word
The 22-year-old is responsible for creating comedy skits that make a mockery of overly complicated “life hacks.” What makes his content so unique is that Lame never says a word, but instead allows his facial expressions and gestures to do all of the talking.
@khaby.lame @ksi bro whenever you need me! #learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @TikTok #khabymove @tiktok creators ♬ Not Over Yet (feat. Tom Grennan) – KSI
He's The World's Most-Followed TikToker
Lame is proof in the pudding that sometimes less really is more, because it is this strategy that led him to garnering more than 146 million followers on TikTok and becoming the most-followed person in the world.
But, Is He The Highest-Paid TikToker?
Despite being the world’s most-followed TikToker, it was revealed that Lame is still not the top-paid influencer on the application.
In fact, his earnings fell well below those of his white counterparts, like the aforementioned Charli D’Amelio, who topped the 2022 Forbes Top Creator list at No. 2 with total earnings of $17.5 million.
Lame's Rise To Fame
Like many people, Lame found himself without a job at the top of 2020 after losing his position as a factory worker in Italy due to the effects of the pandemic.
From there, much like most of the world, he found solace in social media during a time when the world was shut down. What started out as skits on the internet has led the young content creator to not only have a huge presence on the Internet, but in July 2022, he inked a deal with Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange company.
Thus far, Lame has been tapped to help Pepsi introduce its first-ever nitrogen-infused cola and he’s inked a multi-year deal with Hugo Boss.
@khaby.lame Never stop growing and always believe in your dreamsI love you all ❤️#learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @tiktok creators @TikTok @boss ♬ sonido original – Usuyo uwu
In addition to that, the young content creator even appeared in Facebook’s Metaverse ad.
Now, he comes in as No. 8 on Forbes 2022 Top Creators list and was named to its 2022 30 Under 30 Europe.
It looks Khaby Lame is here to stay!