- Full Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam
- Born: April 16, 1973
- Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri
- Occupation: Singer
- Marital Status: Single
Akon’s Net worth History
Akon’s professional career started in 2004 from the release of his debut studio album, Trouble. Trouble had hit single Locked up, that kicked off his career as a songwriter and a recording artist. Akon’s second album, Konvicted received three Grammy nominations from which he became the first solo artist to occupy the first two positions on the billboard; he has this achievement twice in his career. Akon is one of the richest R&B singers in the United States.
Akon owns two record labels: Konvict Music and Kon Live Distribution, from which he receives 50% of profits from the tours and merchandise. The record labels are contribute significantly to his total net worth.
He also owns a diamond mine in South Africa meaning he is one businessperson who knows how to keep his secrets because not many people know of this.
Akon has a home in Georgia that he bought for 1,650,000 USD and sits on 4.6 acres. The mansion has six bedrooms, a swimming pool, a spa and a six-car garage inside the house. He also owns a home in Atlanta that he bought for 2.69 million USD that has 10-bedrooms and a living room with transparent floors, a basketball court and a pool.
Akon has a collection of cars from manufacturers such as Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. These cars are quite expensive but considering the net worth of Akon, he comfortably affords these luxuries. .
Akon has a fragrance brand Konvict named after his top selling album.
In 2015, Forbes gave Akon a net worth of 80 million USD.
Though born in the United States, Akon spent part of his childhood in Senegal, Africa. When seven, Akon moved with his family to Union City, New Jersey. After a few years, his family finally settled down in Newark, New Jersey.
Akon claims that he has six children from three different wives that he say he protects them from the media for their safety. There is some controversy surrounding his real birth date that he keeps as a secret and does not come clean with the real date.
Akon supports the NoVo Foundation that gears to create a peaceful world of people working together. He founded the Konfidence Foundation that creates public awareness on the condition in African countries to provide access to education and recreation.
Akon has worked with other top selling artists in the United States such as Eminem, Dr. Dre and Lil Wayne. His album Freedom is a platinum selling album and has other singles that are platinum status.
Akon together with his foundations and record labels has helped artists from Africa to reach international recognition. Artists such as P-square have been able to gain an international platform to work with Akon and Rick Ross on the international stage.
Akon ranks 5th place in terms of the most influential celebrities in Africa and 80th in the world.