Akon Net Worth (2020)

Akon Net Worth (2020)

Akon's net worth

What is Akon's Net worth?

Akon is one of the musicians that would be considered very successful. The Senegalese - American singer rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked up" off his debut album Trouble. His style of singing is widely accepted and loved by lots of fans. The 47 years old singer is the founder of 'Konvict Muzik' and 'Kon Live Distribution'. Akon net worth is estimated at $80 million as of 2020.

Early Life

Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam was born in St Louis ,Missouri in the United States. He was born on April 16, 1973 to a Muslim family. Akon had his childhood in Senegal where he learnt how to play instruments like drums, djembe and guitar.

The singer had it hard getting along with other children while growing up in New Jersey after his family moved to the US at the age of 7.

Career

Akon spent three years in prison after he was convicted for a crime. The singer gained recognition after the release of his solo debut album Trouble in 2004. Locked Up peaked at number 8 in US and number 5 in the UK. Akon released 'Lonely' in 2005 which reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100.

He founded the Kon Live Distribution record label, an imprint of Interscope Records. His second album Konvicted sold 286,000 copies on its first week and debuted number 2 on the Billboard 200. Konvicted was certified platinum after seven weeks and after seventeen weeks it was certified double platinum.

Akon broke a record on the Hot 100. His song with Eminem "Smack That" climbed from 95 to 7 which was the largest climb in the chart's 48-year-history. He achieved his first number one single on billboard Hot 100 with "I wanna Love" assisted by Snoop Dogg.

Akon was featured on David Guetta's Sexy Bitch in 2009 which reached number one in more than six countries and charted at 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. He released his fourth and fifth album, El Negreeto and Akonda in 2019.

Akon currently has his Akon city construction ongoing. It's going to be a tourist city with a cryptocurrencey called Akoin.

As of 2020, Akon's net worth is estimated at $80 million by many publications including Forbes making him the richest musician in Africa.

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