|Net Worth:||$ 100 million.|
|Born||April 16, 1973|
|Occupation||American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer, actor and philanthropist|
How much is Akon Net Worth In 2020?
NET WORTH: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known by his stage name Akon, is a famous American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer, actor and philanthropist. He was born on April 16, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Akon is originally from Senegal, West Africa, but was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Akon spent much of his childhood in Senegal, West Africa, whom he calls his “hometown.” Akon’s mother is a dancer, while his father is a drummer.
Akon learned at an early age instruments such as drums, guitar and djembe. At the age of 7, Akon moved with his family to Union City, New Jersey in the United States of America.
When Akon grew up in New Jersey, USA, he struggled to deal with other children. When he and his older brother reached high school, his parents left her alone in Jersey City and moved the rest of the family to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.
Akon began his musical career in 1994 professionally. In 2004 Akon became known for releasing his hit single “Locked Up” from his first studio debut album “Trouble”. After the success of his first studio album Akon released his second debut studio album “Konvicted”. The album received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, including the best contemporary R & B album for the Konvicted album and Best Rap / Song Collaboration for its hit single “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.
Since then, Akon has founded two successful record labels, including Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is the first solo artist to rank first twice and two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts simultaneously.
Akon was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s best-selling artist for master ringtones. Akon is a frequent vocal performer and is currently receiving more than 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs.
Akon has collaborated with numerous artists including Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston and Gwen Stefani. Throughout his career, Akon has received five Grammy Awards nominations and produced songs for artists such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain and Leona Lewis.
In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked Akon as the 80th richest celebrity in America. In 2011, Forbes Magazine ranked Akon as the fifth most famous celebrity in Africa. He was then ranked by Billboard as number 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the Decade.
Akon is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in the United States with an estimated net worth of $ 100 million.