Akon net worth 2023, songs, businesses, awards, wife, foundation: 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 2023||$80 million|
|Date of birth||April 16, 1973|
|Full name||Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam|
|Occupation||Singer, Producer and entrepreneur|
Akon Net Worth Summary
|Akon Net Worth 2022||$80 million|
|Akon Net Worth 2021||$75 million|
|Akon Net Worth 2020||$70 million|
|Akon Net Worth 2019||$65 million|
Akon Net worth Profile
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”.
He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up” (featuring Styles P), the first single from his debut album Trouble (2004), followed by the second single “Lonely”.
His second album, Konvicted (2006), received three Grammy Award nominations for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” (featuring Eminem) and “I Wanna Love You” (featuring Snoop Dogg).
Both singles became Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits, followed up by “Don’t Matter” and “Sorry, Blame It on Me”. His third studio album Freedom (2008) was led by the single “Right Now (Na Na Na)”.
Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs, resulting in five Grammy Award nominations.
He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
Akon has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold by the RIAA.
He was listed by Guinness World Records as the number-one selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Along with his own musical career, Akon later founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution.
The labels cultivated a multitude of successful acts, such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinal Offishall, Jeffree Star, and Red Café, among others.
Akon sports a concurrent career in producing and songwriting records mainly for artists on his respective labels, as well as for other mainstream artists including Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Lionel Richie, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, and Whitney Houston.
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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.
Is Akon a billionaire?
Akon is not a billionaire yet. His net worth is currently purged at $80 million making him one of the most successful musicians of African decent.
Akon stated that he has six children with three women in an interview with Blender, all of whom he has great relationships with. He says he wishes to keep his family protected from the public eye.
Akon has put his renovated home in Alpharetta, a city roughly 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta, on the market for $6.995 million
Akon net worth Summary
Akon net worth 2023 is $80 million. Akon owns a diamond mine in South Africa and denies the existence of blood diamonds (also known as “conflict diamonds”). Akon is the richest musician of African descent.
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
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