Learn more about Akon’s Biography: What Is His net worth below:
Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam born April 16, 1973, known mononymously as Akon is a Senegalese-American singer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up” (featuring Styles P), the first single from his debut album Trouble (2004), followed by the second single “Lonely”.
As of 2023, the singer has amassed wealth that has been estimated at US$60 million. His main source of income stems from his music career, businesses and investments.
Kine Gueye his mother was raised in a family of Quranic scholars in Kaolack, Senegal. Akon spent his early days in Senegal before his family moved to Union City, New Jersey when he was seven years old. Being from a music oriented family, he learnt to play five instruments including drums, guitar and djembe.
Before finally settling in Newark, he was splitting time between the United States and Senegal. He talked about having difficulties blending with other kids. He and his brother lived with their parents up until high school when they parents relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with the rest of the family thereby leaving Akon and his elder brother in Jersey City. He schooled at William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City.
He began his career in the mid-2000s as a hip-hop artist but has since branched out into other genres, including R&B and pop. Akon released his debut album Trouble in 2005, which quickly gave him high recognition worldwide, thanks to its lead single “Locked Up,” which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year.
In the coming year, his second album Konvicted (2006), proved even more successful than its predecessor. In fact, it debuted on the US Billboard 200 chart while simultaneously producing four top 10 singles, including “Smack That” featuring Eminem and “I Wanna Love You” featuring Snoop Dogg. Both of these tracks achieved Platinum status in multiple countries around the world.
Besides music, Akon has also participated in different businesses, including Konvict Clothing Line and the Kon Live Distribution label (which he co-owns with Interscope Records). He also founded the Akoin(AKN) cryptocurrency, which aims to provide financial services for individuals living in developing countries without access to traditional banking systems.
He does philanthropy work through his NGO, Akon Lighting Africa. This organization provides solar energy solutions throughout African nations with no connection or limited access to electricity grids.
Akon is married to Tomeka Thiam and of course she’s the one for the media but he has stated that he is a polygamous man and has six children from three different women. Rumors have it that his total number of children are nine and not the six he mentioned on Blender Magazine in 2017.
How many houses and cars does Akon have?
As of now, we’re aware of three houses he oens at Alpharetta, Georgia and Woodland Hills. He also owns a number of the most exotic cars including Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster and Lamborghini Gallardo.
How much does Akon make annually?
As an artiste, he’s annual salary kept flactuating depending on the sales of his music and endorsement deals. In 2019, he made US$1.8 million and that tripled in 2022 to 2022.
How many businesses does Akon own?
He is the founder of Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution.
What brands does Akon have?
He has a number of brands.
How many Investments does Akon have?
Akon, the entrepreneur and investor has invested in many things including solar power in Africa.
How many Endorsement deals has Akon?
The singer and record producer has signed 11 endorsement deals throughout his career and they include Akon Motor Sports, Aliaune Clothing, Apogee and Beluga and Soda and Liquor.
How many charities has Akon donated to?
Akon has donated to over 8 charities in Africa and the United States including Konfidence Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, NoVo Foundation, ONE Campaign, and Peace One Day.
How many Philanthropy works has Akon supported?
In 2014, he started the Akon Lighting Africa which provides electricity in 15 countries of Africa. He also launched his own charity called Konfidence Foundation which sought to help underprivileged children in Africa.
He guest appeared on Pitbull’s “I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)” official music video, in which all proceeds from the song’s sales, streaming and views are being donated to Feeding America and the Anthony Robbins Foundation as relief to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How many Tours has Akon attended?
Akon has been on tours but we’re unaware of the exact number.