Akon is an American singer and businessman who is not only a songwriter but also a record producer. The man’s fame came up in 2004 when he released his debut single record by name locked up from his album Trouble. Keep reading to know more about Akon’s net worth in 2018.
Akon Early Life
Akon was born in 1973, 16th April. His birthplace was St Louis, Missouri of United States of America. However, he grew up in Senegal. His mother was a dancer, and a very recognised one while his father was a percussionist. On the other hand, his father is Mor Thiam. These occupations of his parents gave him a chance to learn to play musical instruments such as guitar, drums, and djembe.
Akon migrated to Union City, New Jersey with his family. He divided his time between the United States and Senegal until he eventually settled in Newark, New Jersey.
When he and his brother enrolled in high school, they stayed together in Jersey City. On the other hand, his parents went with other siblings to their new homes in Atlanta, Georgia. Various sources of information differ on his actual date of birth.
He is a Muslim and claims that he owns six children from three women. Also, he has does his best to hide them from the public. Akon is the founder member of Confidence Foundation for less fortunate children in Africa. He is the owner of a diamond mine South Africa. Additionally, he is a football fan and cheers Chelsea Football Club in English Premier League.
His said jail term made him realise his musical talent and going on accepting his vocal base. Music tycoon Devyne Stephens who was the president of Upfront Megatainment heard about him. That was when rapper Lil Zane went with him to Stephen’s rehearsal hall. The hall was famous for identifying the talent such as TLC and Usher developing.
He and Stephen became friends and started mentorship from him. He was signed to Stephen’s Production Company where he was modelled to a professional. Akon recorded several songs with Stephen’s and earned attention through SRC records. He magnified his exposure when he united with abroad artists.
Among the artist from abroad was Savage who was a New Zealand’s rapper. Akon released his first album Trouble in the style of the solo in 2004, 29th June.
He released his single album by the name Lonely in 2005 which was listed in Billboard Hot Hundred. Akon again lets out another single by the name Moonshine together with Savage which became very popular in Australia and New Zealand and topped all other singles in the land.
Awards & Achievements
Akon has seized a total of thirty-six awards from different authorities. Among those who awarded him are American Music Awards. Also, he has also taken five wins of World Music Awards. Akon has also won Bet Hip Hop Awards and Billboard Awards. His career life is full of events and has been recognised highly for them.
Net Worth of Akon
Akon’s estimated net worth is around $80 million. The man’s primary source of income is his music career. So far, he has four albums. He has made money from the sales of their copies. He has also earned by appearing in films. In addition to that, he is a record producer and a songwriter. He is a businessman who owns a diamond mine.
Akon is an award-winning musician. He has released four alba so far namely Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom as well as Stadium. He is also an actor, record producer, songwriter, and businessman. The artist rose to fame after the release of a single in the Trouble album called Locked Up.