What Is Akon’s Net Worth? Read Below To Find Out.
Date of Birth: April 16, 1973
Profession: singer, songwriter, rapper, businessman, record producer
Height: 5ft 11in
Akon’s lengthy music career gives him a net worth of $80 million.
Akon was born Aliaume Thiam in St. Louis, MO however, shortly thereafter his family moved back to Senegal until he was 7 years old. With a mother who as a dancer and a father who is a jazz percussionist, Akon was surrounded by music at an early age.
It was through a meeting with Wyclef Jean of the Fugees that he received a record deal in 2003. In 2004 he released his first hit single “Locked Up” and album Trouble to great success.
In 2004 he formed Konvict Muzik and in 2006 he released his second album on Kon Live Distribution under Interscope Records. Konvicted debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies in its first week.
As a recording artist Akon holds many records. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has 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 in digital sales. He has 5 GRAMMY nominations and is also listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Akon also has 300 guest appearances on hit tracks and has produced hit songs from artists including Lady Gaga, T-Pain, and Leona Lewis. He also owns a diamond mine in South Africa that donates donates profits to the community.
Akon continues to earn money from record sales, productions and song features as well as touring throughout the world. A portion of Akon’s $80 million net worth goes back to his native Africa through his Akon Lighting Africa and Konfidence Foundations.