Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known as Akon, is a Senegalese born R&B star, who is revered as one of the greatest black artistes of all time. His musical prowess as well as his wealth and influence, has made him one of the head turners of the century. Let’s take a quick look at the Biography, Net Worth and Investments of this living legend.
Akon was born in April 16, 1973 at St Louis, Missouri, in the United States of America. He lived in Senegal in his early days, until he moved to New Jersey, U.S.A at the age of 7. He learnt to play musical instruments at such a young age.
He gained musical prominence in 2004 from his single titled, “Locked up” off his debut album “Trouble”. From there on, he rose to become one of the biggest black stars, dominating the Billboard Charts, getting nominated for the Grammy Award, and winning other reputable awards.
• Net Worth & Investments
As at 2019, the net worth of Akon was placed at $80 million, making him one of the richest R&B stars in the world. Akon has garnered such wealth from his various musical exploits, like records and albums sold, tours and concerts booked. He also founded and runs two record labels named “Konvict Muzik” and “KonLive Distribution” respectively, which are both successful having produced reputable artistes like Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinall Offishall, and Red Café.
As for his investments, Akon owns a diamond mine in South Africa. He is currently building his own city in his country, Senegal, which he called “Akon City” which he stated that it will be ready by 10 years time.