How much is Akon net worth?
|Date of Birth:
|April 16, 1973
Age (46 Years)
|St. Louis Missouri, U.S
|Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, mononymously known as Akon is a well-known Senegalese American singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He has mainly been recognized for his singles Locked Up and Lonely and the first album, Trouble released in 2004.
Most of the songs released by Akon were certified gold or platinum. He can sing in other languages like Hindi and Spanish.
The multitalented artist is also listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records for selling master ringtones around the world.
As of 2022, Akon net worth is estimated at 80 million dollars.
Akon was born on April 16, 1973, in st. Louis Missouri to Kine Gueye Thiam, a dancer, and Mor Thiam, a percussionist. In reality, he was inspired by his father and learned to play instruments like guitar, djembe, drums, and others. He moved to Union City, New Jersey at the age of seven. He was trying hard to divide his time between Senegal and the United States until moving to Newark, New Jersey.
He faced many issues while growing up there as he couldn’t get along with other kids in school. The rest of the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, leaving Akon and his brother behind. They went to William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City.
Akon never opened much about his personal life. However, in an interview with The Blender, he claimed that he has six children with three women.
Akon is a partial owner of a diamond mine in Africa, from which he also donates the profit to the local communities.
Akon started his career in music in 2004 when he released his first album Trouble. Luckily his first album hit the music charts, and following this, he released successful singles including Bananza, Locked Up, Lonely and Ghetto.
After his first hit album, he planned to start his record label Kon Live Distribution And Konvict Muzik.
Under his label, he released Konvicted, which garnered more positive reviews and critical appraisal. The album earned him platinum certificates and many records. Moreover, Konvicted also features several guest appearances, including snoop dog and Eminem.
Akon has collaborated with the most successful artists of the music industry, including Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, and Gwen Stafani.
He is the one who got the chance to sing a duet Hold my hand with legend Michael Jackson and also co-wrote Lady Gaga’s first single just dance.
In 2015, he dropped his 4th album named Stadium, which was released in five different genres, including Urban, World, Pop, Euro, and Island.
In 2016, he appeared in a Chinese reality show named I am a singer along with jeff chang. Besides this, Akon also founded the Konfidence Foundation to empower the youth of the U.S and Africa.
As of 2022, Akon net worth is estimated to be around 80 million dollars. The rapper’s primary source of income is his successful albums and singles. Besides this, he is also an entrepreneur and an owner of a diamond mine.
Akon received 36 awards and 95 nominations for his outstanding work in the field of music.
He won American Music Award, BET Hip Hop Music Award, Billboard Award, Teen Choice Award, and five World Music Awards.
Akon is one of the music icons in the world. He is the one who got a chance to sing with Michael Jackson and sold millions of copies of his singles and albums.
As of 2022, Akon net worth is around 80 million dollars.