Khaby Lame has quickly become one of the most sought-out acts on social media.
Now, a recent report from Forbes is detailing the big bucks that come with being the most-followed TikToker in the world.
According to Forbes, Lame drew in $10 million in 2021, thanks to his social media stardom.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Senegalese-born comedian Khabane Lame became the most followed content creator on TikTok this past June, dethroning Charli D’Amelio, who had previously held the top spot.
The 22-year-old is responsible for creating comedy skits that make a mockery of overly complicated “life hacks.” What makes his content so unique is that Lame never says a word, but instead allows his facial expressions and gestures to do all of the talking.
Lame is proof in the pudding that sometimes less really is more, because it is this strategy that led him to garnering more than 146 million followers on TikTok and becoming the most-followed person in the world.
Despite being the world’s most-followed TikToker, it was revealed that Lame is still not the top-paid influencer on the application.
In fact, his earnings fell well below those of his white counterparts, like the aforementioned Charli D’Amelio, who topped the 2022 Forbes Top Creator list at No. 2 with total earnings of $17.5 million.
Like many people, Lame found himself without a job at the top of 2020 after losing his position as a factory worker in Italy due to the effects of the pandemic.
From there, much like most of the world, he found solace in social media during a time when the world was shut down. What started out as skits on the internet has led the young content creator to not only have a huge presence on the Internet, but in July 2022, he inked a deal with Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange company.