Akon Net worth, profile
American rap artist and singer Akon is currently in the country in search of investment opportunities that would extend his business footprint in Africa, where his efforts include a planned futuristic city.
Akon’s arrival in UG was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Last week on Thursday he met with Sevo to discuss “different investment opportunities in various sectors, including energy, tourism, and infrastructure development,”.
Yesterday on Easter, the Konvict Musik mogul together with his bae, Rozina Negusei spent their time in the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Western Uganda touring and chilling with wild animals.
A Grammy-nominated singer and record producer, Akon has made headlines in recent past as a pan-African businessman interested in opportunities on the continent of 1.3 billion people.
Quick facts about Akon
Name: Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Born on: April 16, 1973
Present age: 47 years old
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Famous as: Singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, entrepreneur, property developer, philanthropist
Years active: 1996–present
Net worth: $80 million
What about his early life?
Akon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 16, 1973, to African parents, mother, Kine Thiam, and father, Mor Thiam. They returned to Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa, and lived there till Akon 7 years old, and then returned to the United States. Akon started singing and performing while he was a teenager. He briefly attended the Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and then dropped out to pursue a career in music.
What about his music career?
Akon’s solo debut album, ‘Trouble’, became a huge hit after its release on June 29, 2004. In April 2005, it topped the charts in the UK. His song ‘Locked Up’ received the eighth and fifth position in the US and UK respectively. His second single ‘Lonely’ also reached the fifth spot on ‘Billboard Hot 100.”
Akon’s second album ‘Konvicted’ was released in November 2006, and was number two on the ‘Billboard 200’. His third album ‘Freedom’ was released on December 2, 2008 and it received four singles and a certified platinum in the US. Akon’s song ‘Sexy Bitch,’ which was sung by David Guetta and Akon, was at number five on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’
What about his personal life?
Akon has kept his personal life away from the media. He claims that he has 6 children from 3 different women.
How much is Akon worth?
Akon has a net worth of $88 million. Akon is a Senegalese-American hip-hop singer/songwriter/producer and his main source of income ranges across these business ventures. His net worth confirms he is richer than our very own, Bobi Wine, valued at $12M , Chameleone at $9M and Bebe Cool at $4M.
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