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Akon born Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor from New Jersey. Akon net worth 2020 is $ 80 million.
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 16, 1973, to African parents.
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His family returned to Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa, when Akon was young and lived there until he was 7 years old, when they moved back to the United States.
Akon’s mother, Kine Thiam, is a dancer; his father, Mor Thiam, is a well-known jazz percussionist. Due to their influence, Akon heard and loved music from an early age.
At the age of 7, Akon moved with his family to New Jersey. During his teen years, he had trouble has difficulties getting along with other children.
Akon attended William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City.
Akon’s Music career
Akon’s three years in jail saw him begin to recognize his music abilities and develop an appreciation for his musical background.
Music mogul Devyne Stephens, president of Upfront Megatainment first heard about Akon when the rapper Lil’ Zane brought him along to Stephens’ rehearsal hall, a place that at the time saw talents such as Usher and TLC being developed.
Akon’s solo debut album, Trouble was released on June 29, 2004. It spawned the singles “Locked Up”, “Lonely”, “Belly Dancer (Bananza)”, “Pot of Gold” and “Ghetto”.
After the big success of his first album, he started his own record labels ‘Kon Live Distribution’ and Konvict Muzik’.
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His second album, Konvicted was released in November 2006 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies in its first week.
What is Akon net worth ?
Akon is the richest musician of African decent with a net worth of $80 million in 2020.
Akon started a project Akon Lighting Africa in 2014 which provides electricity in 15 countries of Africa.
He also launched his own charity for underprivileged children in Africa called Konfidence Foundation.
Some notable moments of Akon are;
- 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