Akon Net Worth
|Net Worth||$80 Million|
|Date of Birth||Apr 16, 1973|
|Birth Place||United States of America
The son of percussionist Mor Thiam, Aliaune Thiam, more commonly now known as R&B singer Akon, has an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars. Born in Missouri, but spending the majority of his youth between the West African country of Senegal and America, Akon would settle in Jersey City, New Jersey at the age of fifteen. During his turbulent teen years, Akon would eventually shift his time and interest on crime to developing his music abilities, songwriting and recording demos. After signing with Universal, Akon released his debut album, Trouble, in 2004. Under the parent company of Universal, Akon co-founded the record label Konvict Muzik on which he released his second and third albums, Konvicted and Freedom, respectively. He has collaborated with other successful artists such as Lady GaGa, Whitney Houston, and Gwen Stefani, among many others, bringing his contributing efforts as a guest artist to a staggering total of over 300 appearances. Akon has expanded his creativity in the field of film and television, with both a reality show and a movie in the works. He launched his own urban clothing line, Konvict Clothing, in early 2007. Akon has achieved Artist of the Year for the 2007 Billboard Music Awards and has won an American Music Award. Akon has obtained both the number one and two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 twice, and along with collaborative efforts, has had forty songs hit the Hot 100. By RachelAliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as simply Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and businessman. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, “Konvicted” received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for “Konvicted” album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”. He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts ‘twice’.
Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Eminem, Whitney Houston, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and many more artists. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall and Leona Lewis. Lady Gaga and T-Pain are two artists who were given their chance at fame by Akon.
According to Forbes, Akon grossed $13 million in 2011, $21 million in 2010, $20 million in 2009 and $12 million in 2008. Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100; in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list; in 2011. Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.