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Who Is Khaby Lame On TikTok? The Most-Followed TikToker

Khaby Lame is the most-followed TikToker after recently surging past Charli D'Amelio. Here's everything to know about the King of TikTok.
Who Is Khaby Lame On TikTok? The Most-Followed TikToker
Khaby Lame is a renowned Senegalese TikTok star, best known for duets and stitches where he mockingly reacts to overly complicated life hacks. Recently, Khaby overtook famed dancer Charli D'Amelio and is currently the most-followed TikToker on the platform, boasting an impressive audience of over 143 million TikTok followers.

The 22-year-old social media icon has been praised for his rise to internet stardom, thanks to his organic "not trying too hard" take on everyday life absurdities. As the reigning King of TikTok, Khaby Lame is a breath of fresh air, diversifying his content with skits, trends, collab, and more.

Who is Khaby Lame on TikTok - Bio and Net Worth

Khaby Lame is currently the most-followed user on TikTok
Khaby Lame is currently the most-followed user on TikTok. (Picture: Getty Images via Complex)

If you want to know more about your favorite TikToker, you've come to the right place. Here are a few "fast facts" about Khaby Lame.

  • Real name: Khabane Lame
  • Alias: Khaby Lame
  • Claim to Fame: React Content on TikTok
  • Birth date: 9 March 2000
  • Place of Birth: Dakar, Senegal
  • Age: 22 years
  • Nationality: Senegalese (jus soli) *
  • Ethnicity: African
  • Religion: Islam
  • Place of Residence: Milan, Italy
  • Relationship: Yes, he is engaged to Zaira Nucci
  • TikTok Followers: 143.3 million +
  • TikTok Video Likes: 2.3 billion +
  • Instagram Followers: 78.3 million +

Khaby possesses Senegalese citizenship but has lived in Italy for nearly his entire life. Despite this, he has not been given Italian citizenship. Khaby reportedly moved to the country with his family when he was only one year old.

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Khaby Lame's Net Worth

The TikTok star has not disclosed his net worth; however, Khaby Lame is estimated to earn roughly $4 million annually from his TikTok videos alone. He might earn more from his endorsements with brands such as Boss and other sponsor-derived royalties.

Why is Khaby Lame's TikTok videos so viral?

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Khaby Lame is a viral TikTok sensation for all the right reasons. (Picture: Getty Images)

Interestingly, Khaby started from a humble beginning, starting his journey on TikTok after being laid off from his job as a CNC machine operator due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, after posting his first TikTok video in March 2020, Khaby surged in popularity in just two years.

As mentioned earlier, Khaby's videos awarded him near-instant virality thanks to his unique, organic reaction to silly life hacks or unnecessarily over-complicated products. His videos quickly caught on thanks to his funny facial expressions and later earned the title of "the Everyman of the Internet."

We've included an example of one of Khaby's most iconic videos on TikTok below.



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Khaby's unpolished videos have resonated with TikTokers globally as an exclusively Khaby "niche" that other creators cannot replicate. It's so simple that it's perfect. "He almost represents this authenticity over production. I think that's very appealing at scale to people, this feeling of someone not trying too hard, it's something that feels authentic," noted Samir Chaudry, a founder of The Publish Press.

And that's everything you need to know about Khaby Lame on TikTok.

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Featured image courtesy of Twitter / Khaby Lame and Unsplash.