Popular TikTok and Instagram personality, Khaby Lame, has become a global sensation for his entertaining videos that present simple solutions to complicated life hacks. His humorous approach to debunking complex hacks shared by others has made him a favorite among Instagram reels and video viewers.
At 23 years old, Khaby, with his signature comic expression, effortlessly tackles seemingly difficult tasks in his videos and then showcases the easy way of doing them, often rolling his eyes and extending his arms for emphasis. His practical and straightforward style has earned him worldwide recognition, surpassing language barriers and turning him into a social media star beyond his native Italian audience.
Born on March 9, 2000, in Senegal, Khaby Lame moved to Italy with his family at a young age. Prior to his fame, he worked as a CNC machine operator near Turin but lost his job during the early months of the pandemic in March 2020.
Facing the setback, Lame turned to TikTok and began sharing videos, initially in Italian, where he entertained his audience through dancing and playing video games. However, it was his clever ‘duet’ and ‘stitch’ video responses, mocking complex life hacks, that truly propelled him to fame.
Beyond his social media success, Khaby Lame’s personal life has seen significant changes. In October 2022, he got engaged to Zaira Nucci, marking a milestone in his journey.
Khaby Lame has garnered an impressive following, making him the most-followed TikTok star globally, with 161 million followers on TikTok, 80 million on Instagram, and 2.6 million on Facebook. His rise to fame has also brought financial success, with an estimated net worth of $1-$6 million, primarily earned through brand endorsements and advertising.
His prosperity is evident in his lavish $6 million house in Chivasso, Italy, boasting luxurious amenities like a tennis court and a swimming pool.