- Full Name: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Badara Akon Thiam
- Net Worth: $80 Million
- Occupation: singer, songwriter, music producer
- Marital Status:
- Ethnicity: African American
Akon Net Worth – Singer Is Wealthy Because He Is Talented
Who Is Akon And How Did He Become Famous?
Akon net worth is $80 million and he has earned thanks to many successful singles and albums, as well as world tours that were always sold out. He is also excellent music producer and has worked with several high-profile music celebrities, such as Gwen Stefani.
His first highly successful album Trouble was issued back in 2004, and had few popular singles, such as Locked up. Since than, in the last decade or so, he has started two producing companies and his album Konvicted got him Grammy nominations in 2 categories.
His success was amazing, not just in music industry but also in a following acts. For example, is was enlisted in Guinness Book for being number 1 selling artist for ringtones in the whole world. Akon has also issued some of his songs on other languages, and this is not common for American artists. He sung on Tamil, Spanish and Hindi. Akon also loves cooperations. So far he has cooperated with many famous musicians, such as Eminem, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, and has produced songs for Leona Lewis, Lady Gaga, T-Pain etc.
How Did Akon Became Musician
Akon started his life in St. Louis in family of musician father and danger mother, so it was only logical that he turned to music. As a child Akon already started with playing instruments, so by the time he was teen, he learned how to play several instruments. In childhood Akon lived both in States and in Senegal, and when he reached high school, his family moved to Atlanta and left him and his brother in New Jersey to get along there on their own.
After he finished high school, he states that he got in legal troubles with car thefts and ended in jail. He claimed that he was in jail for three years where he discovered his interest for music.
Akon real name is somewhat of a controversy as well as some other basic info about this musician. He clains that his name, the one he is born with is Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam, although there are different information in public. In the end, newspapers got into their hands copy of his documents on which is written Aliaune Damala Thiam, and that his birth date is 16th April 1973-another info that Akon wouldn’t release himself.
how much is Akon worth is another fact that has been determined by calculations how much albums he has sold worldwide in previous decade. This is the reason why common belief is that he is worth around $80 million-and he is constantly in different new projects to increase his profit. Of course, one has to be so active if it is true that he has 6 children with 3 women-and that they all get along well. It takes lot of money to care for such a large family, don’t you agree? One part of his profit is his coownership in diamond mine in South Africa. He sparked controversy when he said there is not such thing as blood diamonds, and that this term was created when this movie was made. Later on, however he apologized for his comments, acknowledged blood diamonds and said that his mine has nothing to do with such practice, and that he actually uses part of his diamond profit for the benefit of the local community.
Despite active and successful music and producing career, Akon is also active on television. He took part in some reality shows, and is also in talks to run his own reality tv shows that would include his 2 brothers that really resemble him and have often been mistaken for him. These mistakes gave him idea that it would be interesting to see just how many benefits his brothers would get if they indeed would present as him.
Akon also works on several movies. One is about his life and will be named Illegal alien. The other is named Cocaine Cowboys, about one cartel pilot.Akon’s successful career reminds us of success of Jason Derulo and Neyo, who are also successful and versatile musicians.
Akon’s talent will surely deliver us much more amazing songs, don’t you agree?
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