Hasbulla Magomedov, a rising social media star known primarily from TikTok and Instagram, first caused quite a stir with his viral video of him recklessly riding a quad bike through the mountains of Dagestan. Many netizens wondered who let a small child drive a heavy vehicle, while others praised the kid's skills and unshakable confidence.
But there's a twist: despite being often mistaken for a five-year-old, Hasbulla is, in fact, a full-grown adult who just happens to have a rare genetic disorder that stunted his growth and gives him the appearance of a young child. This condition, the specifics of which haven't been widely disclosed, affects his voice and physical stature but not his mental maturity.
As Hasbulla's content blew up on TikTok, curiosity about his age and appearance grew exponentially. The mystery surrounding him only added to his appeal, with fans and followers from around the world becoming increasingly intrigued by the man with a child-like appearance doing adult stuff.
So if you ever stumbled across Hasbulla's viral videos and wondered, "Where the hell are this kid's parents and why is he trending everywhere on TikTok?" you came to the right place! Read on to learn about Hasbulla Magomedov's net worth, age, crypto ventures, and his rise to social media stardom.
Who is Hasbulla Magomedov?
Born and raised in Dagestan, an autonomous Russian republic located in the south-eastern part of Russia that borders Georgia and Azerbaijan, Hasbulla Magomedov first came into the limelight during the Covid-19 pandemic with his infamous quad bike video. Naturally, when it was revealed that the daring kid is actually an adult with a suspected Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), this drew even more attention to Hasbulla's authentic internet persona.
Although Hasbulla initially began posting content to TikTok without any particular goal, he had enough social media savvy to ride the wave of hype and buzz that came along with the name. He started producing more content, which became a mix of his daily life in Dagestan, comedic skits, and interactions with friends and family. As his following grew, so did the diversity of his content. From cooking to singing, from play fights to mock press conferences, Hasbulla always finds a way to keep his audience engaged.
While Hasbulla is getting used to his newfound fame, the internet star is also finding time to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university in Russia, and indulge his passion for wrestling and mixed martial arts that are immensely popular in Dagestan. Despite the rare genetic condition that causes him to have child-like features, a high-pitched voice, and petite stature, Hasbulla is serious about his hobby — he often posts videos of his boxing and sparring sessions. The influencer is also friends with some high-profile mixed martial arts fighters and sports personalities, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, Dana White, Shaquille O'Neal, and Nelk Boys.
Affectionately nicknamed "Mini Khabib" by his fans, the internet sensation once again proved that nothing is really impossible if you dream big (and have a solid follower count) — in October 2022, it was confirmed that Hasbulla signed a five-year contract with UFC. The plan so far includes just media activity and attending tournaments, with no fights confirmed yet, although Hasbulla's enthusiasm about stepping into the Octagon one day definitely hasn't waned away, and probably will not in the near future.
Why is Hasbulla famous?
While it's true that Hasbulla's looks and his charismatic personality were the primary drivers for his explosive popularity on social media, a significant part of his fame comes from feuds with other influencers and fighters, much to the amusement of his followers.
The first time Hasbulla went truly viral was when he challenged Abdu Rozik, a fellow social media star and singer from Tajikistan, to an MMA fight. Just like Hasbulla, Abdu Rozik, who is 19, is believed to have a growth hormone deficiency and stands at 3 ft 1 in or 0.94 meters.
Their banter during a mock pre-fight “press conference” and the anticipated "fight" were not just popular within the TikTok community but spilled over into mainstream media, leading to rumors that the two rivals will decidedly meet in an octagon match brokered by Chechen MMA fighter Asxab Tamaev. The buzz around it even caught the attention of UFC President Dana White, who said that there was definitely a chance the fight could go ahead. The event, however, was eventually canceled due to criticism from Uliana Podpalnaya, the head of the Russian Dwarf Athletic Association, who branded the potential fight between two social media stars 'unethical', saying it would be a 'laughing show'.
"There's nothing serious about this, this isn't sport. This is unethical, wrong, from my point of view," Podpalnaya told gazeta.ru. "It seems to be that only on the one hand it can be correct and beautiful - if martial arts among small people are made a Paralympic sport."
"Events like this don't draw attention to the sport of little people. If interest in this appears, it's only business, a lot of money is being invested in it," she added.
Not so long after his failed fight with Rozik, Hasbulla also scored a Twitter beef with no other than UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. However, in fairness, it should be noted that the Irishman was the first to attack Hasbulla, calling him a 'smelly inbred' and threatening to 'volley' him in now-deleted tweets.
Hasbulla is a close friend of another UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is also one of McGregor's arch-rivals. Perhaps this could be a factor in the Irishman’s unhinged posts.
"Hey uncle Dana White and UFC, please make it happen. Let me eat this chicken Conor McGregor. I'm hungry, I’ll smash him with my mountain spirit. My brother Khabib smashed him and all his team, now is my time to rise!" Hasbulla replied to McGregor’s threats.
McGregor's meltdown received wide backlash from the MMA world, including fellow MMA champion Alexander Volkanovski, who weighed in to defend Hasbulla. "You'll have to go through me first — leave my mate alone," he told off McGregor.
UFC boss Dana White also stepped in, telling the Irish UFC star to 'watch himself.'
"If he runs into Hasbulla, then he's gonna be in some big trouble!" White said.
What is Hasbulla's net worth?
Although the influencer has never disclosed his fortunes, various sources estimate Hasbulla's net worth to stand between $200,000 and $2 million. Like many influencers, Hasbulla earns a sizeable part of his income from sponsorship and advertising deals, which are probably quite lucrative given his follower count — 9 million on Instagram and 744k on TikTok.
Another income stream for Hasbulla Magomedov comes from merchandise sales and UFC collectibles — as an officially signed UFC contractor, the influencer has issued his line of memorabilia for MMA fans, which includes, among other things, $249 signed gloves, $499 signed replica desktop belt, and $199 signed photo with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
As an internet personality, Hasbulla can also rake in real money for his participation in paid events and brand endorsements, and his contract with UFC probably falls under the brand ambassadorship category as well.
Finally, Hasbulla has been reported to have tapped into the crypto space, issuing his NFT collection of 10,000 pieces, although little is known about how much he made from his Web3 ventures.
What disease does Hasbulla have?
While Hasbulla's condition was never confirmed by himself — he stated that doctors have never given him a definitive diagnosis — many suspected that the social media star may have some form of dwarfism. According to Dr. Karan Raj on TikTok, Hasbulla Magomedov suffers from Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), a genetic disorder that occurs when the brain’s pituitary gland, which is responsible for creating and releasing most hormones, can’t produce growth hormone.
GHD is a condition that can be treated with human growth hormone injections, which are administered regularly, typically once daily, under the skin. The goal of this treatment is to help children with dwarfism to achieve a more typical height and to facilitate normal growth and development. One of the most prominent cases of such treatment is Lionel Messi, the renowned Argentine soccer player, who received HGH injections as a child.
The cost of this treatment was expensive, and while Messi's talent was evident from an early age, the financial burden became a challenge for his family. FC Barcelona, recognizing his potential, offered to pay for his medical treatment if he moved to Spain and joined their youth academy, La Masia. This agreement was a pivotal moment in Messi's career, allowing him to receive the necessary medical help while also honing his football skills at one of the world's top clubs.
Unfortunately, Hasbulla Magomedov never received a definitive diagnosis of Growth Hormone Deficiency, and therefore never had a chance to access life-changing treatment. Yet, despite his condition, he remains optimistic about life. "I can't say that I'm handicapped. I can speak, I understand. I have arms and legs just like others," Hasbulla once said candidly in an interview.
Hasbulla's car collection
The lavish lifestyle that often comes with social media fame has allowed many influencers to indulge in luxury items, and Hasbulla Magomedov seems to be no exception. The internet sensation seems to have a particular soft spot for exotic cars, with his Instagram feed loaded with photos of him striking a pose next to the most high-end vehicles in the world.
While one may get the impression that Hasbulla owns an entire park of luxury cars, the reality is probably more down to earth, given Hasbulla's rather modest net worth. Most of the vehicles from his Instagram seem to belong to his friends and acquaintances, many of whom are obviously very rich and famous individuals. Although it's unclear how many cars Hasbulla actually has, many fans suspect that the influencer may own a restored Lada Riva, which often appears in his TikTok videos and Instagram posts.
A scroll through Hasbulla's TikToks also reveals that he can indeed drive himself, being filmed riding quad bikes over the dunes in Dubai and drifting in miniature cars in his home Dagestan.
Was Hasbulla arrested?
Interestingly, the most trouble Hasbulla ever had with authorities is also connected to his passion for fast driving. In May, the pint-sized Instagram star was reportedly arrested for violating traffic laws while celebrating a friend's wedding.
Although Hasbulla wasn't the one behind the steering wheel, he was spotted standing inside one car as other members of the procession were seen blocking the highway to do donuts and stunts.
"That won't happen again, people we apologize," Hasbulla tweeted. "We had to answer for it a little bit. I wasn't driving either."
In relation to the traffic incident, Dagestan's Ministry of Internal Affairs released a statement in which it stated that such wild driving is indeed a common occurrence in the republic while celebrating a wedding.
"Unbridled wedding fun, Dagestan-style, is famous far beyond the republic's borders," it read.
"In the absence of other forms of entertainment, this primitive option remains extremely popular - blocking the roads, burning rubber and smashing cars into one another, which in reality have nothing to do whatsoever with wedding celebrations."
"All those who participated in the 'wedding emotions', as they called it, were taken to the police and received citations for violations."
Hasbulla NFT collection
With the 2021 NFT boom, many internet personalities were quick to jump on the bandwagon of digital collectibles, and Hasbulla is no exception. In December 2021, the influencer issued his own collection, Crypto Hasbulla NFTs, which depict him as various pop culture characters.
The collection is composed of 10,000 unique hand-drawn pieces of different rarity tiers. Owners of Crypto Hasbulla NFTs are entitled to access an exclusive Members Club, which grants entry to meetups and parties happening throughout the year. At the time of writing, the floor price stands at 0.169 ETH.
What is Hasbulla Magomedov age?
Hasbulla Magomedov was born on July 7, 2002, which makes him 21 years old in 2023.
What is Hasbulla's height?
The 21-year-old is around one meter tall or 3 ft 3 in height. It's estimated that he weighs around 16 kilograms or 2.5 stone.
Is Hasbulla religious?
The Dagestan region in Russia is known for its predominantly Muslim population, and Hasbulla Magomedov is no exception. The social media star is a devout Muslim who has already completed Hajj — a sacred pilgrimage made to the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia — two times in his lifetime.
Does Hasbulla have Instagram?
Yes, Instagram is actually the first social media platform where Hasbulla Magomedov found fame and started gaining mainstream attention. You can find him at @hasbulla.hushetskiy.