How well do you know Mia Khalifa? The Lebanese-American social media sensation has continued to make headlines since her three-month stint in the adult industry in 2014. She rose to prominence following her wearing of Islamic Hijab to perform sexual acts. While such an act made her famous, it also brought her lots of backlash from religious fanatics, especially in the Middle East. As a result, she decided to leave the adult film industry to pursue other interests.
Beyond her career as an adult film actress, Mia is also a social media influencer, as well as a sports commentator, and webcam model. Since she left the adult film industry, lots of fans have been curious, wanting to know what she has been up to and her whereabouts. Because of this, we decided to bring you everything you need to know about Mia Khalifa, including the details of her net worth and family life. But before we delve into that, let’s tell you a little about how it all began.
Who Is Mia Khalifa and Where’s She From?
The Lebanese-American internet celebrity was born in Beirut, Lebanon, on February 10, 1993. Although she has become famous as Mia Khalifa, it was as Mia Callista that was born into a conservative Catholic home. When she was very young, Mia attended a private school in the Beirut, where she was taught to speak English. After the South Lebanon Conflict ended in 2000, her family moved to the United States the following year.
While in the United States, they lived in the populous Montgomery County in Maryland, and there, she attended the County’s public Northwest High School. She was the darkest kid in the school, and that did not win her any popularity even though she played lacrosse. She was bullied and tagged weird, and this only got worse after the 9/11 attacks. From there, she switched to Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, Virginia, and afterwards, moved to Texas, where she studied and received a B.A degree in History from the University of Texas at El Paso in December 2013.
How Did She Become So Popular?
While in college, Mia Khalifa worked as a model and bartender. After graduation, she left Texas for Miami, where she began nude modeling. In 2014, she was approached by someone who asked if she was interested in acting porn, and by October, she joined the adult film industry. She was met with instant fame when she featured in a threesome scene with a hijab on, a move that attracted the attention of millions of people worldwide.
By December 2014, she had become the most searched person on pornographic websites, including xHamster and PornHub. Unfortunately, the instant popularity wasn’t all good for the actress as it not only resulted in her parents disowning her publicly but also a lot of death threats from religious fanatics, notably the terrorist group ISIS, who threatened to sever her head. They accompanied their threats with videos.
In January 2015, two weeks after signing a long term contract with BangBros, Mia Khalifa tendered her resignation, stating that all the attention opened her eyes, and she didn’t want any of it anymore. Since then, she went and took regular jobs while trying to mend her relationship with her family and friends. Though she now performs as a webcam model since 2016.
How Much Is The Former Porn Star Worth?
Although she was only in the adult film industry for 3 months, Khalifa garnered so much popularity that she was ranked second highest watched person on PornHub in 2018, about three years after she quit. Unfortunately, this fame did not translate into money for her as she revealed in an interview in August 2019 that she only made a total of $12,000 as a pornstar, and she never received a dime in royalty afterward from any website, including PornHub.
Her fame as a former porn star did nothing to help her transition into regular jobs, instead, it made getting one a lot harder. She eventually found a job as a paralegal and Bookkeeper in Miami and did that for 18 months. Afterward, Mia Khalifa made a career out of her other passions as a sports commentator, webcam model, and social media influencer, putting her millions of internet followings into good use.
She has a channel on Twitch with over 400 thousand subscribers, a YouTube Channel with over 780 thousand subscribers, and she makes money from all of these endeavors and more. As of January 2020, she is worth a whopping $3 million, and at this rate, her net worth will certainly increase in the future.
Interesting Facts About Mia Khalifa’s Family Life
As we mentioned earlier, Mia Khalifa’s conservative family members dissociated themselves from her after they found out she was acting porn, and it appears that the bridge is still burnt. Speaking of family, she made one for herself in 2011 when she married her American high school sweetheart at age 18. After their wedding, the couple couldn’t live happily ever after as they separated in 2014, and eventually got divorced in 2016.
After their divorce, Mia Khalifa later found love again in a handsome Swedish Chef named Robert Sandberg. Robert is popular for winning the 2016 Worldchefs Hans Bueschkens Young Chef Award. He has equally worked with notable restaurants around the world.
The lovebirds met each other most strangely on Instagram. According to Mia, Robert sent her a DM, and from there, they got talking. She also confessed that Robert doesn’t mind about her past life or who she used to be, and that is why she loves him so much. Interestingly, the celebrity chef proposed to Mia in March 2019, and the lovely couple is set to tie the knot in the summer of 2020.