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Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, to the audience known by a stage name of Akon, was born on 16 April 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is a record producer, musician, R&B singer, actor, as well as television producer, widely recognized for his many songs and collaborations with such artists as Eminem, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Whitney Houston. Akon’s breakthrough came in 2004 with the release of his single “Locked Up”, which peaked at #8 on the Billboard charts and attracted the attention of the public. Since then, Akon has come up with many more singles and even established two record labels, namely “Kon Live Distribution” and “Konvikt Muzik”.
So just how rich is Akon then? According to sources, Akon’s net worth is estimated to be over $80 million, as of mid-2016, the main sources are his singing career, as well as his career as a record producer. Akon has purchase valuable assets; his house in Atlanta amounts is valued at $2.86 million, while his house in Georgia is at $1.6 million.
Akon Net Worth $80 Million
Akon’s parents were musicians and dancers. He spent a lot of his childhood in Senegal, but Akon’s troublesome youth and supposed three years that he had to spend in jail made him realize that he wanted to pursue music as his career. He then met up with record producer Devyne Stephens, who was not only his mentor but helped him record songs that soon attracted the attention of SRC Records. Akon then began working on collaborations with artists from overseas, and therefore expanded his audience. Soon Akon released his debut album called “Trouble” that produced six singles, one of which “Locked Up” became a major hit, while another song “Lonely” peaked at #4 in the United States.
With the success of his debut album, Akon became a well-known face in the entertainment industry and in turn began increasing his net worth. Two years later, Akon established his first record label – “Kon Live Distribution” – and around the same time released his second studio album, “Konvicted” that peaked at the top of the charts and sold over three million copies in the United States alone. In addition to his solo projects, Akon was more open to collaborating with other artists. In 2006, he released a song “Smack That” with Eminem, Styles P. and Snoop Dogg, which proved to be so successful that it was even nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Award. Throughout his music career, Akon has now released three commercially profitable albums, including his latest, fourth album entitled “Stadium”. His net worth is still rising.
In addition to music, Akon has been actively working on a reality television series “My Brother’s Keeper”, a film “Illegal Alien”, as well as an independent heist movie “American Heist”. In early 2016, he even appeared in a Chinese reality TV show “I Am a Singer”.
In his personal life, Akon is a Muslim, and allegedly has six children with three women/wives, but is known to be married to Tomika Thiam.
Akon is an active supporter of charitable causes, and has even established “Konfidence Foundation”, a charity with aims to help children in Africa.
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