Mia Khalifa’s net worth: Proving the porn industry isn’t what you think
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Mia Khalifa may forever be stuck with her legacy of a short-lived adult film career, but she’s making it clear that that’s no longer who she is. Between her time as a sports commentator, a Twitch streamer, a YouTuber, and now, a TikTok star, she has made it clear that she’s more than just a porn star.
Then again, in the three months she worked as a pornstar, it’s clear that Mia Khalifa and her net worth were very much undervalued. Khalifa has been getting honest about her time with PornHub, and even opened up to the fact that she made a lot less money than you’d probably think while being a pornstar.
$12,000 for death threats and hate comments
For how popular Khalifa has been on PornHub, even today, you’d think her royalties would be in the millions. But Mia Khalifa only made $12,000 for her three months in porn. Plus, she didn’t get any royalties for her videos, leaving her with only that for every video she filmed.
Keep in mind, Khalifa also got extreme death threats, hate comments, and just her reputation ruined after these videos, and she doesn’t see a penny even though she remained PornHub’s most searched performer for years.
Many claim that Khalifa still using her stage name knows the power audiences have. So even though she only got paid $12,000, she wouldn’t have the audience she has now if she didn’t do it in the first place. Now her net worth is estimated around $2 million, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that she was underpaid for the work she did.
Abuse in the porn industry
But being underpaid is just one problem with being a pornstar. Many argue that women in the porn industry are often coerced into acts they don’t want, and even sexually assault women to get the shots they want.
As you can see with the way people treat Khalifa as well, female pornstars are often seen as human sex objects as well. Those who do porn are dehumanized on and off screen, and quite often by the same people who are consuming and enjoying the content they’re performing in.
Khalifa doesn’t claim she was sexually or physically abused, but she can definitely be used to show the emotional abuse off-camera. For the sad amount of money some of these stars make, they put up with a lot of stuff unfortunately. Even a well known performer is going to make about $1500 max per a shoot.
Diversifying her net worth
Since her time doing the dirty for money, Mia Khalifa has taken care to diversify her net worth. While she’s found recent fame as a TikTok celebrity, that’s far from her first enterprise. Hosting a variety of sports podcast and commentary shows over the years, Khalifa knows her stuff.
Plus, she also streams on Twitch, though she hasn’t streamed in the past four months. Though she’s been doing it for years, Khalifa has been getting vocal on Twitter about the effects of the porn industry on her and her self-esteem, as well as urging those considering joining to rethink.
Mia Khalifa isn’t the only woman scorned by the adult entertainment industry. Here’s our article on other porn stars seeking justice.