- Khaby Lame, the most followed person on TikTok, has had a meteoric rise and now works with multinational brands
- Around three years back, Khaby was jobless before he started posting videos simplifying seemingly complex actions by people
- At just 22 years of age, Khaby recently disclosed the eye-popping amount of money he makes from social media
TikTok star Khaby Lame has disclosed the mouth-watering amount he is paid by advertisers per post.
Khaby Lame's earnings per TikTok post
The young man whose meteoric rise made him a global star was jobless a few years back but is estimated to have made over a billion this year.
Khaby, his parents and three siblings emigrated from Senegal to Italy in 2001. He worked at a factory until 2020, when the COVID-29 pandemic struck, and he lost his job.
He decided to join TikTok to pass time, not knowing it would bring him fame and fortune.
The star was recently featured by Fortune and shared his income and the big dreams he has for himself. The publication reported that they found him in his flat in Milan, binge-watching American cartoons to learn English.
Despite the newfound fame and enjoying over 2.4 billion likes on the platform, Lame is already working on featuring in major Hollywood movies.
Lame said he also dedicated long hours every day working with an English Tutor, with the ultimate goal of featuring in a film with Will Smith.
One of Khaby’s advertisement deals reviewed by the publication showed he would receive KSh 90 million per social media post.
He also earned KSh 54 million during the Paris Fashion week through a partnership with Hugo Boss.
Khaby Lame gets Italian citizenship
In August, TUKO.co.ke reported that Khaby was finally granted Italian citizenship.
His government notified him of his citizenship status weeks after overtaking Charli D'Amelio to become the most followed TikToker.
“It is not that before signing I didn’t feel Italian, so very little has changed. But now I am officially Italian, on paper,” he said.