DJ Khaled, a highly successful figure in the music industry, is known for his hands-on approach to managing his wealth. In a recent interview on Club Shay Shay, the Miami-based producer discussed his commitment to personally overseeing all aspects of his financial affairs, emphasizing his reluctance to entrust these responsibilities to external parties.
While expressing respect for business managers, Khaled explained, “No disrespect to all you beautiful business managers out there — I don’t want to mess up your hustle — but I’ve heard a lot of crazy stories, okay?” He stressed his determination to safeguard the fruits of his hard work and asserted, “There’s no way in the world I’m letting somebody have the power to touch the hard work. No way.”
Khaled credited his parents for instilling in him a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility toward his dreams and the wealth they generate. He clarified to host Shannon Sharpe that he personally takes care of “everything” related to his finances, rejecting the reliance on accountants or money managers.
Reflecting on a challenging period in the mid-2010s when he faced financial difficulties that jeopardized his home, Khaled shared insights into his journey to financial stability. Despite past struggles, he has emerged as a successful entrepreneur and was recently featured as Rolling Stone’s cover star. In the magazine interview, Khaled revealed details about his life beyond the spotlight, acknowledging that around 2015, he was “hustling not smart.” However, a shift in strategy, marked by his Snapchat ventures and the chart-topping success of “Major Key” in the following year, led to a turnaround in his fortunes.