Khaby Lame Biography- Career, Facts & Life Style

Khabane “Khaby” Lame is a Senegalese-born Italian social media star. He is famous for his TikTok videos in which he noiselessly mocks overly complicated life hack videos. Lame is considered the most-followed user on TikTok.

Along with TikTok, Khaby Lame also has millions of followers on his Instagram account and other social media platforms like YouTube.

Personal Bio

NameKhabane Lame
Nick NameKhaby
D.O.B9 March 2000
Birth PlaceSenegal, West Africa 
Age22 years
Zodiac SignPisces
Height6’1″ (185 cm)
Weight75kg (165 lbs)
ProfessionSocial Media Personality
Marital StatusUnmarried


Lame belongs to a well-settled Christian family from Senegal, West Africa. He has three siblings and spends most of his early days in a public housing complex in Chivasso, Italy.

He completed his early schooling in Italian schools when his parents decided to temporarily send him to study in a Quranic school near Dakar.

After that, he graduated from a local private university in Chivasso, Italy.

Since childhood, he has been interested in sports and likes to play basketball and football. He has also taken part in the junior-level basketball championships.

 Lame worked as a CNC machine operator at a factory near Turin before getting laid off in March 2020.

Khaby Lame Wife

khaby lame wife
khaby lame wife

Khaby is a practicing Muslim, and in October 2020, he announced his engagement to Zaira Nucci. Since age one, Lame has lived in Italy and can speak Italian fluently.

Till August 2022, he was a Senegalese citizen living in Milan with his agent when he got Italian citizenship in Chivasso.

Lame considered himself Italian and said, “always felt Italian.” Moreover, he also stated that he “did not need a piece of paper” to define himself as such.

TikTok Career

khaby tiktok career
khaby tiktok career

Khaby Lame started posting a video on TikTok after losing his job during the COVID-19 pandemic. His early video content was based on dancing and watching video games.

He rose to fame when he got the response on TikTok’s “duet” and “stitch” features to videos depicted “life hacks,” in which he performs the same task simply, without saying anything, followed by a trade name hand sign.

Lame has said his growing popularity is due to his facial expressions and silence, described as “a way to reach as many people as possible,” according to an interview with Quartz Africa. 

 In April 2021, he beat Gianluca Vacchi as the most-followed Italian on TikTok. Moreover, in July 2021, he also exceeds Addison Rae to become the second most-followed personality generally.

Lame became TikTok’s most-followed creator, surpassing Charli D’Amelio with 152.7 million followers. Additionally, Lame also posts content on his Instagram page, which currently has 80.2 million followers. He stands on YouTube with 4.84 million subscribers and 347k followers on Twitter.

 Screening & Deals

khaby lame endorsements
khaby lame endorsements

Over time, he has teamed up with well-known personalities like King Bach, Alessandro Riggio, Marco Zedda, Ceppe, Joel Lirica, Daniel LaBelle, Terry Crews, Naomi Campbell, Ed Sheeran, J Balvin, and activist Greta Thunberg.

Khaby Lame has also joined Mark Zuckerberg on the campaign for the Metaverse venture of Meta. Actually, he is distinguished for his alliance with famous football stars, particularly Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kylian Mbappe, Paulo Dybala, Vinicius Jr., and Raphael Varane.

In August 2021, Lame also featured as a co-star for Juventus F.C.’s announcement of Manuel Locatelli.

Paulo Dybala, USMNT star Weston McKennie, noted Juventus player Alessandro Del Piero and Brazilian player Arthur Melo have all featured in his TikTok videos, according to Goal site.

Khaby also attended the Venice Film Festival as a special guest for the French Film Lost Illusions, screening by Xavier Giannoli in September 2021.

 In January 2022, Lame also contracted a multi-year joint venture with Hugo Boss and was featured in the #BeYourOwnBoss campaign.

In October 2021, after “Squid Game” became a global occurrence, he did a commercial for Netflix, keeping with the show’s theme alongside AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It becomes the opportunity of gaining the attention of both TikTok and Instagram. He also has an endorsement deal with the streaming platform.

Khaby Lame is the top TikTok creator on the planet, travels the globe to film videos with celebs like Idris Elba and Ed Sheeran, and also collaborates with brands like McDonald’s.

He is also one of four global idols selected for the FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign. QNB representative said, “Lame was selected as a perfect representative of QNB Group’s values and Qatar’s can-do spirit. His ambitions have been achieved through hard work, determination, and imagination, much like the country of Qatar.”

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Khaby Lame Net Worth

Lame’s net worth is $15 million. His earnings mainly come from his TikTok account, Instagram account, and other business ventures.


  1. How many followers have Khaby Lame now?

Ans: After creating the first video during the pandemic, he had 149.5 million followers on the social media app.

2. Does he own any house or property?

Ans: Khaby is a worldwide TikToker and celebrity, but he still doesn’t buy a house.

3. What does his parent’s names?

Ans:  There is no specific info about their real names, but his parents recognize them as Mr & Mrs. Lame.

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