This 22-Year-Old Is Now the Most Popular TikToker in the World
He lost his job as a factory worker in the early days of the pandemic before establishing himself on the platform.
D'Amelio was one of TikTok's original superstars; she and her sister Dixie skyrocketed to fame with their seconds-long dancing videos, admittedly on accident, and have raked in a staggering amount on the platform since — an estimated $27.5 million last year, per Forbes.
Who is Khaby Lame?
Khabane "Khaby" Lame was a laid-off factory worker in the northern industrial Italian town of Chivasso in the early days of the pandemic, The New York Times reported last year.
After losing his job, Lame moved back into his family's apartment, but rather than throwing himself into the job search (as his father wanted him to), he began to establish himself on TikTok, under the name Khaby Lame.
Lame took advantage of the viral and often ridiculously complicated life hack videos that inundate the platform, posting wordless reaction clips in response and demonstrating easier ways to accomplish the task at hand. For example, in one video, someone uses scissors, an electric drill, a syringe, and superglue to craft a toothbrush with built-in toothpaste...and Lame responds by simply squeezing toothpaste onto a toothbrush.
How many followers does Khaby Lame have?
Lame currently boasts 143.3 million followers on TikTok.
What is Khaby Lame's net worth?
D'Amelio is worth about $17.5 million, per Forbes.
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