How well do you know Mia Khalifa? The Lebanese-American social media sensation has been hitting the headlines repeatedly since her three-month stay in the adult industry in 2014. She has come to the fore by wearing the Islamic hijab for sexual acts. Although such an act made her famous, it also brought her much counter-reaction from religious fanatics, especially in the Middle East. She then decided to leave the adult film industry to pursue other interests.
Besides her career as an actress in the adult film industry, Mia is also an influencer of social media, a sports commentator and a webcam model. Since she left the adult film industry, many fans have been curious and wanted to know what she has done and where she is now. That’s why we decided to bring you everything you need to know about Mia Khalifa, including details of her wealth and family life. But before we get into that, let us tell you a little bit about how it all began.
Who Is Mia Khalifa and Where’s She From?
The Lebanese-American Internet celebrity was born on February 10, 1993, in Beirut, Lebanon. Although she became famous as Mia Khalifa, she was born as Mia Callista in a conservative Catholic home. When she was very young, Mia attended a private school in Beirut where she was taught in English. After the South Lebanon conflict ended in 2000, her family moved to the United States the following year.
During her stay in the United States, they lived in the populous Montgomery County in Maryland, and there she attended the county’s Northwest High School. She was the darkest child in the school, and that did not make her popular, although she played lacrosse. She was harassed and strangely tagged, and that got even worse after the attacks of September 11th. From there she moved to the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia, and then moved to Texas where she studied and received a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at El Paso in December 2013.
How Did She Become So Popular?
During her studies, Mia Khalifa worked as a model and bartender. After graduation, she left Texas and went to Miami where she started nude modeling. In 2014 she was approached by someone who asked her if she was interested in acting in porn, and in October she entered the adult film industry. She immediately became famous when she appeared in a three-act scene with a hijab, a move that attracted the attention of millions of people worldwide.
By December 2014, she had become the most wanted person on pornographic websites, including xHamster and PornHub. Unfortunately, her immediate popularity was not only good for the actress, as it led not only to her parents publicly disowning her but also to many death threats from religious fanatics, especially the terrorist group ISIS, who threatened to cut off her head. They accompanied her threats with videos.
In January 2015, two weeks after the signing of a long-term contract with BangBros, Mia Khalifa handed in her resignation, declaring that all the attention opened her eyes and she no longer wanted anything from it. Since then, she went and took regular jobs while trying to improve her relationship with her family and friends. However, since 2016 she has been a webcam model.
How Much Is The Former Porn Star Worth?
Although she only worked in the adult film industry for three months, Khalifa gained so much popularity that in 2018, about three years after she retired, she was ranked second on the PornHub among the people watching. Unfortunately, this fame did not translate into money for her, as she revealed in an interview in August 2019 that she only earned a total of $12,000 as a porn star and subsequently received one cent in royalties from no website, including PornHub.
Her fame as a former porn star didn’t make her transition to a regular job any easier but instead made it much harder for her to get one. She eventually found a job as a paralegal and an accountant in Miami, which she held for 18 months. After that, Mia Khalifa made a career out of her other passions as a sports commentator, webcam model, and social media influencer, using her millions of Internet followers to serve the cause.
She has a channel on Twitch with over 400,000 subscribers, a YouTube channel with over 780,000 subscribers, and she makes money from all these efforts and more. In January 2020.
she will be 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, conservative family members distanced themselves from Mia Khalifa after finding out she was playing porn and it seems that the bridge is still burning. Speaking of family, she made one for herself in 2011 when she married her American high school sweetheart at 18. After their wedding, the couple could no longer live happily ever after, as they separated in 2014 and were eventually divorced in 2016.
After their divorce, Mia Khalifa later found love in a handsome Swedish chef named Robert Sandberg. Robert is popular because he won the Hans Bueschkens Prize for Young Chefs in 2016. He has also worked with renowned restaurants around the world.
The lovebirds met on Instagram in a most strange way. According to Mia, Robert sent her a DM, and from there they got into conversation. She also confessed that Robert doesn’t care about her former life or who she used to be and that’s why she loves him so much. Interestingly enough, the celebrity chef Mia proposed marriage in March 2019, and the lovely couple will close the alliance in summer 2020.