From just a Simple Worker to the Most Followed TikToker in the World


  • Khaby Lame was born on March 9, 2000 in Senegal. When he was only one year old, his family immigrated to Chivasso, Italy, and moved into public housing.
  • In high school, Khaby played soccer and basketball. After graduation, he started working as a CNC machine operator in a digital equipment company. The young man was living a normal life until he was fired in March 2020.
  • Instead of looking for a new job, as his father demanded, Khaby moved back in with his parents and started creating humorous videos on the TikTok app.
  • At the beginning of his career as a TikTokeur, the content, which he made, was not much different from most popular bloggers. Moreover, he published his short videos in Italian or with Italian subtitles.