Akon Net worth, Money and More

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Net Worth : $80 Million.

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Akon an American recording artist, songwriter and record producer has an estimated net worth of $ 80 million as of 2013.

 

Early Life and Career

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Aliaune Damala Bounga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon was born in St. Louis and spent most of his childhood in Senegal which the singer addresses as his hometown. Akon first came into limelight in the year 2004 after the release of his first single “Locked up”. Akon recognized his music abilities when he was serving three year jail sentence. His hit single “locked up” reached the number eight position in the US charts. In 2005 his famous single ” Lonely” extended all the heights of Akon’s popularity around the Globe. The single reached the top five in Billboards and topped all the charts in UK, Germany and Australia. After the success of “Lonely”, Akon released another hit song in collaboration with Savage a New Zealand rapper called “Moonshine”. The song became a hit in Australia and New Zealand. Just after the success of his first album Akon started a recording label called Kon Live Distributions under Inter scope Records. Akon’s second album “Konvicted” was a hit too. the album released in 2006 and sold 286000 copies in the first week it self. over all over a million records were sold in US alone and the album was certified as Platinum for seven weeks and certified double platinum later. After a year the album made triple platinum with 3 million records sold in United States. Akon over his career worked with several reputed artists like Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Lil wayne, Snoop dog to name a few.After the success of his second album ” Konvicted” Akon launched a clothing line called Konvict Clothing and also launched a record label called Konvict music. Akon earns 50% of the total profits from tours and merchandises. His clothing line features hoodies, t-shirts and denim jeans. He released his third album “Freedom” in 2008. The album was certified platinum. Akon is currently working on a reality television show called “My brother’s Keeper”. The show revolves around Akon’s two identical brothers and about people mistaking his identical brothers as him. Akon also worked in films like “illegal Alien”, and “Cocaine Cowboys”. Akon also appeared on the Reality show Big brother in 2007 as a guest. Akon has also worked in Bollywood in collaboration with vishal and shekhar on a song called “chammak challo” for Bollywood film “Ra.One”. Currently Akon is working on an upcoming movie “American Heist” which is expected to release in August 2014. Akon has had five Grammy Award Nominations.

 

Relationships

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Akon has maintained privacy as far as his love life is concerned. however the singer is said to be dating Michael Schaffrath in 2005. Few months after dating the pair decided to part ways. After the break up with Michael, Akon was speculated of dating Susan owori. Soon after the speculations he started dating Nicole Blahs in 2010. Akon in an interview claimed to be biological father to six children with three women. He also said that he had good relationship with all three ladies.

 

Wealth

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Akon is sixth richest R&B singer in the US. The singer has an estimated worth of $80 million. Akon earns his wealth from record sales, from tours, his brand HM and Konvict. According to inside report, Akon’s concerts gross over $250,000.

Not many people are aware that Akon is the owner of a diamond mine in South Africa, However documents claiming the ownership has never been released and Akon always dodge the questions asked about the mine.

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The R&B singer owns a 9000 square feet home in Georgia which he bought in 2008 for $170,000. The home is in spread of 4.6 acres of land. the home boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a huge outdoor swimming pool, and seven fireplaces. The huge house has a game room, and a six car garage, a dining room and a media room. The property currently is worth over $7 million.

Akon owns a modern estate in Atlanta. The estate is in spread of 14900 square feet and boasts ten bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, a huge living room with glass flooring. The home has ultra modem touch in interiors and exteriors. Akon bought the home for $2.6 million and currently the property is worth over $ 5 million.

The American artist rolls in style. He choose Porsche Panamera as his ride. The ride is equipped with V8 engine. The car is worth $250,000.

Akon also owns a Ferrari 458 Italia. The car definitely ensures exotic driving pleasure to the owner. The beast machine is worth over $200,000.

Akon’s very pricey car collection also include a white Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. the car is worth over $300,000.
The Rap star also owns a Dartz prombron SUV with V8 motor. the car endorses his brand Konvict and is worth over $100,000.
Apart from spending his wealth, Akon contribute into several charitable organisations like “NoVo Foundation”, “Konfidence Foundation”, and “Hip-Hop summit action network”.

Akon also owns a brand called Konvict. The brand sells clothing line, perfume, cosmetics and LLC. Akon being a philantrophist Akon donate 10% of all the earnings from the brand to non profitable organisation Konfidence Foundation.

 

 

Quote: “I don’t want to know I’m getting older. Then I’ll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don’t want that.”

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