Akon is an American singer and businessman too who is a songwriter and also a record producer. His popularity came into height when he released his debut single record by name locked up from his album Trouble.
There are millions of fans who did not know him in detail. This article will help them learn about his age, height, weight, career, net worth, personal life, etc. Let’s start from his early life.
|Full Name||Aliaune Damala Badra Akon Thiam|
|Date of Birth||16 April 1973|
|Age||47 Years old|
|Birth Place||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
This talented artist was born on April 16, 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri of the United States of America. But he grew up in Senegal. He was from a very wonderful family where his mother was a very recognized dancer, and his father was a percussionist. His father is Mor Thiam, and due to his family’s satisfactory living standard, he gives him a chance to learn music. He was perfect to play various musical instruments like guitar, drums, and djembe from an early age.
Later, Akon moved to Union City along with his parents. This place lies in New Jersey, and e was able to divide his time between the United States and Senegal before his settlement in Newark, New Jersey.
Talking about his schooling, he enrolled in high school with his brother in Jersey City. But his parents live with his other siblings in their new home that is in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is from the Muslim community and claims that he has six children born from his three women. He did everything to hide this fact from the public, but he fails. Akon is also the founder member of the Confidence Foundation for less fortunate children in Africa. He also worked as the owner of a diamond mine South Africa. Moreover, he is a football fan and always cheers at the Chelsea Football Club in the English Premier League. His support is immortal to the football industry.
Age, height, and Weight
As Akon was born on 16 April 1973, he is 47 years old now in 2002. He is 1.8 m tall and 78 kg heavy.
He recognizes his inner talent towards music due to the help of jail terms. Jail’s term made him realize his musical talent, and after that, he accepts his vocal base. His name was heard by the Music tycoon Devyne Stephens who was also the president of Upfront Megatainment. Then, he was brought to Stephen’s rehearsal hall, and their hall was very famous for identifying talent like TLC and Usher developing.
After meeting with Stephen, they became close friends and started mentorship from him. He also signed a contract of Stephen’s Production Company and was modeled to a professional. Akon recorded various collaborative songs with Stephen’s and got maximum attention through SRC records. Then he increased his visibility and exposure uniting with abroad artists.
Savage was also one of the abroad artists who was a New Zealand rapper. The Akon was able to release his first album, Trouble, in the solo style in 2004, 29 June. Then, he released his single album in 2005 titled Lonely. That album was listed in Billboard Hot Hundred. Again, he became successful in removing his second single, titled Moonshine, together with Savage. His second album also got into the height of being famous in Australia and New Zealand and topped all other singles on the earth.
Awards and Achievements
During the career, Akon can get a total of thirty-six awards from different sites. In comparison to others, the America Music Awards are the maximum that is received by Akon. He has won 5 World Music Awards and Bet Hip Hop Awards along with Billboard Awards. His career life is full of events and has been recognized mostly for them.
Salary and Net Worth
According to the data, until 2020, the estimated net worth of Akon is $90 million. The primary factor that contributes to his earning is his music career. He has four albums, and after the sales of their copies, he owns lots of money added to his net worth. He has also played in important roles in some of the films and also worked as a record producer and a songwriter. He has a business of diamond as he owns a diamond mine.