Khaby Lame's net worth: TikToker is now 2nd most-followed in the world after Charli D'Amelio

Khaby Lame has successfully surpassed former No. 2 Addison Rae and is quickly racing toward Charli D'Amelio at 119.3 million followers

                            Khaby Lame's net worth: TikToker is now 2nd most-followed in the world after Charli D'Amelio
Viral TikTok star Khaby Lame has surpassed Addison Rae's following (Instagram/ khaby00)

If you are someone who is active on social media, you probably don't need an introduction to Khaby Lame. The TikToker has, in many ways, been the voice of reason on the Internet for several months with his reaction videos receiving millions of views and likes. And now, with over 84.2 million followers on TikTok, Lame has now become the second-most followed person on the app.

The viral Senegalese-Italian content creator successfully surpassed Addison Rae's following (at 81.8 million followers) and is quickly racing toward Charli D'Amelio (119.3 million followers) to take her numero uno spot. On Instagram, he has a more modest 27.7 million followers. Khaby Lame started to impress users on the internet when he started reacting to lifehack and 5-minute craft videos. It quickly became his USP as Lame kept a deadpan face when reacting to exaggerated lifehack videos that are seemingly meant to make one's life easy. Lame made a name for himself by responding to other TikTok videos and adding his own comedic spin to it. 


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In Lame's videos, the first half is made up of a 'life hack' that is meant to solve a particular 'problem' but ends up complicating it multi folds. The second half consists of Lame's punchline, as he keeps a straight expression while sharing a better, actually easier, solution. 

Here are a few examples:


In most of his videos, not only does Lame put on a straight face but he can often be seen donning an exasperated face. As life hacks turn from complicated to sheer ridiculous, Lame makes it funny with only his expressions. In an interview with The New York Times in June 2021, Lame said that his muted reactions are a “global language.” "It's my face and my expressions which make people laugh," he had said. 


What is Khaby Lame's net worth?

Khaby Lame, whose real name is Khabane Lame, reportedly rose to fame last year after losing his job due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before losing his job, Lame reportedly worked as a CNC machine operator. Then he started creating content that was appreciated across the world. Most of his videos have millions of views. 


On 26 April 2021, he reportedly overtook Gianluca Vacchi as the most-followed Italian TikToker. With over 84.2 million followers on TikTok and a massive view count, he is a prime candidate for sponsored posts on the social media app. As per Celebs Life Reel, the social media star can earn between $13,380 to $22,300 per post. However, another report writes that according to Influencer Marketing Hub, Khaby could be charging between $98,561 and $147,842 per TikTok post. As per NetWorthIdea, Lame's estimated net worth is $1-$2 million. Apparently, all his earnings come from the advertisement he has on his social media accounts.

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