Akon Net Worth, How did the American singer acquire his wealth? Read on to find out more about Akon Net Worth, his life and career.
He is an American songwriter, singer, businessman, record producer, and actor. Akon formed two successful record labels ‘Konvict Muzik’ and ‘Kon Live Distribution’. However, his second album ‘Konvicted’ received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories.
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|Full Name:||Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam|
|Date of Birth:||April 16, 1973|
|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
Akon Early Life and Career
His full name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam. He was born on the 16th of April, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri. Akon spent much of his childhood in the African country Senegal which he describes as his ‘hometown’.
He learned to play several instruments; such as drums, guitar, and djembe.
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At age 7, Akon moved with his family to New Jersey. During his teen years, he had trouble has difficulties getting along with other children.
When Akon and his older brother reached high school, his parents left them on their own in Jersey City.
He started his music career in 2004 when he released his debut album ‘Trouble’ which was a huge success and produced multiple hit singles such as ‘Locked Up’, ‘Bananza’, ‘Ghetto’ and ‘Lonely’.
However, after the big success of his first album, he started his own record labels ‘Kon Live Distribution’ and Konvict Muzik’.
The ‘Konvicted’ album gave Akon more success by giving several chartbuster singles. ‘Konvicted’ received many records by winning multiple platinum certificates and it also featured guest appearances with stars such as Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
He has collaborated with the famous music geniuses such as Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, and Gwen Stafani. He co-wrote Lady Gaga’s debut single ‘Just Dance’, and Akon also sang a duet ‘Hold My Hand’ with the legendary pop-star, Michael Jackson.
Akon dropped his fourth album ‘Stadium’ in 2015 which was also released in five different genres (Euro, Pop, Urban, Island, and World).
He appeared in the Chinese reality TV show ‘I Am a Singer’ with Jeff chang in 2016. Akon is the founder of the Konfidence Foundation whose main motive is to empower the youth of Africa and the US.
Highlights of Akon Career:
Lonely (Song, 2004)
Trouble (Album, 2004)
Smack That (Song, 2006)
Don’t Matter (Song, 2006)
Konvicted (Album, 2006)
Billboard Music Award (Top Artist, 2007) – Won
Right Now (Song, 2008)
Beautiful (Song, 2008)
Freedom (Album, 2008)
Criminal (Song, 2011)
Stadium (Album, 2015)
BET Global Good Award (2016) – Won
Akon Net Worth
As of 2019, Akon Net Worth is $80 Million. Akon Net Worth is accumulated from his career as a singer.
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