Akon Net Worth (American Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, and Businessman)
Akon Net Worth Akon was born in St. Louis Missouri and is known by his nickname “Akon”, is an American professional singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman. Although Akon was born in St. Louis Missouri. Akon spent most of his child life in Senegal. Akon got fame in 2004 when he released his debut album “Trouble” and “Locked Up” was the first single off his album. Akon Net Worth is around $80 million which is increasing day by day. Akon currently worked with “Konvict Muzik” and “Kon Live Distribution” labels. Akon received three nominations for Grammy Awards in two categories after the release of his second album “Konvicted”. 1 nomination in Best Company R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”. Akon was the only singer in Hollywood history who hold the number 1 and number 2 spots simultaneously on the US Billboard Hot 100 not only once but twice for his released singles.
Akon Early Life Experiences
Aliaume Damala Badara was born in St. Louis Missouri on April 16, 1973, but spent most of his life in African country Senegal Which Akon described as his hometown in an interview. Akon learns to play 5 music instruments from his childhood including drums, guitar, and djembe. Akon family moved to New Jersey when he was only 7 years old and then setting in Newark, New Jersey. Akon had difficulties since his childhood when his parents left him on their own in New Jersey and moved the rest of the family to Atlanta, Georgia, while him and his older studying in high school. Many media outlets have reported Akon date of birth incorrect because Akon was very protective of it but according to legal documents released by “The Smoking Gun” list, his date of birth was April 16, 1973. Akon Net Worth is around $80 million which is increasing day by day.
Some Important Details about Akon and his Biography
|Born Name||Aliaume Damala Badara Akon|
|Birth Date||April 16, 1973|
|Born Place||St. Louis Missouri|
|Occupation||Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Singer|
|Genre||Hip Hop, R&B|
|Labels||Konvict Muzik, Kon Live Distribution, Upfront, Public Records and Universal|
|Height||5 ft 10 in or 180 cm|
|Spouse/Girlfriend||Rosina Bruck, Michaela Schaffrath, Rachel Ritfeld, Susan Owori, Cassie Griffin|
|Distinctive Features||His Voice and Smile|
|First Film||Black November|
|Football Club||Chelsea F.C.|
Akon Career Beginning
Music director Devyne Stephens who is also the president of Upfront Mega entertainment, first heard about Akon when Akon friend rapper Lil’ Zane brought him along to Stephen’s rehearsal hall, where Usher and TLC are also being developed. Akon friends with Stephen and began a relationship with Stephen as a mentorship. Later Stephen signed Akon for his production company and began grooming him professionally when Akon lost his deal, Electra. The songs which Akon recorded with Stephen were brought universal attention and imprint of SRC Records. Akon got more fame when he collaborated with New Zealand’s rapper “Savage”, “Moonshine”, and hip-hop producer P-money, performing choruses as a featured vocalist. Akon Net Worth is around $80 million which is increasing day by day.
Akon Released his debut album “Trouble” on June 29, 2004, which includes the singles “locked up”, “Belly Dancer”, “Pot of Gold”, and “Ghetto”. Locked up got the 8th spot in US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #5 spot in the UK. Akon single track Ghetto became a radio hit after including lines from 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. In 2005, Akon released his single “Lonely” which ranked among top 5 spots in US Billboard Hot 100 chart and top the charts in Australia, Germany and United Kingdom. Later in April 2005, his single climbed to number spot in the United Kingdom. Akon single “Lonely” became the longest running track on the top of the chart in the music channel “The Box”, spanning 15 weeks on the chart. Akon later released a single “Moonshine” with New Zealand rapper Savage, which had becomes a success in both New Zealand and Australia. Akon Net Worth is estimated at $86 million which he developed through his professional career and business.
How much is Akon worth?
Akon Net Worth is around $80 million which is increasing day by day. Akon is profiting from his wide range of business venture, Konvict Clothing, his Pepsi Soccer ad campaign, inter-scope backed imprint and Kon Live.
Personal Life and Legal Difficulties
With an interview with Blender, Akon claims that he has six children’s from three different wives he has married and all of whom he has a great relationship. Akon owns a charity foundation named as “Konfidence Foundation” for unprivileged children of Africa. It is said that Akon has also owned a diamond mine in Africa and denies the existence of the blood diamonds also known as “Conflict Diamonds’ saying “I don’t believe on conflict diamonds and that he is partial owner of an African diamond mine, whose basic purpose is to avoid use of blood diamonds while donation profits to local communities”. Akon also appeared on the ITV2 show The Hot Desk.
Is Akon really go to jail?
Akon has stated in an interview that he was a part of auto theft gang and spent 3 years in jail from 1999 to 2002. According to “The Smoking Gun” records he was not convicted of any crime and also did not serve time in jail. Akon then reported that he has never spent 3 years in jail but claims that he had many shorter sentences that add up to three years. Akon faces criticism in 2007 when it is rumored that he was involved in an onstage simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl at a club in Trinidad and Tobago, as part of a fake contest, but then the club claims that they only allow members that have 21 years and over age requirements.
What he’s up to now
Akon along with 2 other businessmen, Thione Niang, and Samba Bathily, started an initiative to “bring electricity to African villages by a clean and reasonable friendly source of energy like solar energy”. The goal of the project is to provide electricity to 600 million African people with power, a luxury often is taken for granted in the developed world. Through this initiative, Akon also introduced a solar academy in Africa and the mission of this project was to provide better training and experience for young engineers so that they can succeed in the solar energy business as well.
From 2005 to 2010, Akon has received numerous nominations for the American Music Awards, BET Awards, Grammy Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. Akon is the only African artist in Holly industry who has won World Music Award for World’s Best Selling African Award in 2010 and a Teen Choice Award for Breakthrough Artist. Afterward, Akon Net Worth dramatically increases in the coming years.
Some Interesting Facts about Akon
- Akon spent most of his childhood life in African country Senegal.
- Akon has fond of playing musical instruments which includes drums, guitar, and djembe.
- Akon received three nominations for Grammy Awards in two categories after the release of his second album “Konvicted”. 1 nomination in Best Company R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.
- Akon family moved to Union City, New Jersey when he was only 7 years old.
- Akon never drinks alcohol nor has he ever smoked in his entire life.
- Akon owns a diamond mine in African Country South Africa.
- Akon has 6 children from his 3 wives he has married.
- Akon also owns a clothing brand named as “Konvict Clothing”.
- Akon single “Smack That” was nominated for a Grammy Award.
- Akon was the only singer in Hollywood history who hold the number 1 and number 2 spots simultaneously on the US Billboard Hot 100 not only once but twice for his released singles.
- Akon has released his debut album in 2004 and album’s leading single “Locked Up” got the #8 position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #5 spot in the UK. Akon single track Ghetto became a radio hit after including lines from 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.