Mia Khalifa gained fame when she became a part of the adult film industry sometime back in 2014. Although initially she had to face a lot of struggle and still receives death threats for what she used to be, her net worth now totals more than $3 million with hard work and patience.

Khalifa, originally named Mia Callista, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where she attended a French private school and that’s how she learned how to speak English. She was a part of a very strict and conservative Catholic household.

Her family moved to the U.S. in 2001 and thereafter she moved to Miami after completing her college where she began working as a nude model. As she progressed in her career, she became a subject of criticism in the Middle East for being involved in acts that are forbidden in the Islamic culture.

She started her career in the adult film industry in 2014 and ranked as the top porn star in the majority of porn sites throughout the year. She and her then-husband, used to post pornographic images on Reddit before she entered the professional pornographic film industry.

However, the turning point of her career was when she attracted the attention of ISIS and also received death threats for her infamous and controversial BangBros scene in which she was seen wearing a Hijaab, which is a sacred and traditional Islamic women clothing.

She was a part of the adult pornographic film industry for less than three months, however, she has to suffer the brunt of it even now as she continues to receive death threats.

However, her career and worth have massively evolved since then as she continued to stay focused and build a brand and a name for herself.

Despite a pretty shaky start, Mia Khalifa continued to remain in Miami as a social media personality and a sports commentator. She gained more than 21 million followers on Instagram since then and more than 3 million followers on Twitter.

She has her own YouTube channel, twitch stream and a merchandise line. She makes a handsome amount of money from all of that plus the product endorsements and social media presence.

One of the quirkiest facts about Mia Khalifa is that she did not enter the porn industry to earn money and it did not even give her that money that she has now. But she did so to boost her confidence.

From here, anyone can learn the power of consistency, patient and the importance of public engagement, practicing positivity and just putting yourself out there despite criticism.

Mia Khalifa Mia Khalifa is seen on October 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images