Who is Khaby Lame? TikToker becomes most-followed creator

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Khaby Lame is a comedy video creator taking TikTok by storm, and in June 2022, he became the most-followed TikToker on the entire platform after overtaking influencer Charli D’Amelio.

If you’ve spent any extended period of time on TikTok over the past year or so, you likely will have seen comedy creator Khaby Lame’s face pop up on your ‘For You Page’ at least once.

Everyone’s seen some of the weird everyday ‘life hacks’ that seem to be all over the internet, and plenty have reacted to them. But this creator’s hilarious wordless reactions to these bizarre videos have meant his videos have been gaining likes and views at an extraordinary rate.

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Whatever the bizarre hack happens to be, this Italy-based TikToker always has the perfect reaction. Many of his videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views, with an incredible amount of likes to match.

How old is Khaby Lame?

Khaby was born on March 9, 2000, and is currently 22 years old.

Where is Khaby Lame from?

Lame was born in Senegal, but when he was one year old, his family moved to Chivasso, Italy.

When did Khaby Lame start TikTok?

Khaby started posting to TikTok after he was laid off in March 2020 from his job as a CNC machine operator at a factory. Throughout 2021 in particular, Khaby gained followers at an incredible rate, and began surpassing many of the app’s top creators including Jason Derulo, Loren Gray, and Dixie D’Amelio.

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In early July 2021, he even overtook Addison Rae, making him the second-most followed person on the platform.

Since then, fans had been keeping a close eye on how close he was to catching up with Charli D’Amelio, the long-reigning TikTok queen. In August 2021 he then went on to become the second person ever to hit 100 million followers on the app, after Charli D’Amelio.

Khaby Lame becomes most-followed TikToker

As Khaby continued to gain new followers at a rapid rate, fans kept a close eye on his and Charli D’Amelio’s follower counts, predicting that Khaby would eventually overtake Charli.

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That finally happened on June 23, 2022, with Khaby surpassing Charli’s 142 million followers. Many fans were delighted to see Khaby take the top spot, and he looks set to gain even more followers as the months go on. At the time of writing, Charli has 142.4 million followers, and Khaby has 143.3 million.

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What is Khaby Lame’s net worth?

As with any public figure, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what someone’s net worth is. Estimations from some sites have ranged anywhere from $2 million to $6 million, but it’s unclear whether or not this range is accurate.

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Now that he’s in the TikTok top spot, and gaining more followers by the day, many users are curious to see how long Khaby will maintain his position, or whether there will be any unexpected viral entries to the list in the coming months.

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