Khaby Lame is the name of the Senegalese-born TikToker based in Italy. The 21year old TikTok Star started social media in March 2020. He became popular for his short comedy skits where he sarcastically points out people who complicate simple tasks for no reason at all.
Before he joined TikTok in March 2020, he was working as a factory hand in Chivasso, a small town located in the Turn district in Italy. 21-year-old Khaby Lame lost his Job due to COVID 19, forcing him to return to his family’s “modest home.” Khaby’s dad reportedly begged him to apply for another job but the sensational social media star pivoted his attention, and energy to TikTok on a full-time basis instead of getting a so-called “real job”.
“It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. He added that his muted expressions are a “universal language”
Whether you discern what he’s saying or not, khaby definitely has a winning formula. He has about 100 million followers on the micro-video app (TikTok) and a net worth of about $2 million. According to one site report, someone like Khaby Lame can charge anywhere from $1 million to $2 million per sponsored post.