Akon is a Senegalese-American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor from New Jersey. He became popular in 2004 after the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album, Trouble. Akon is a global icon because of the incredible music that he produces.

Apart from just performing, he founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution. The labels were incredibly successful and also vital for the acts of people like Lady Gaga, T-Pain, Jeffree Star, etc. Many of his songs and albums have spent a considerable amount of time on the Hot Billboard 100.

Well, how well do you know about Akon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Akon’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Akon to date.

Biography and Early Life

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam was born on the 16th of April, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri. His parents were Mor Thiam and Kine Gueye Thiam. His parents were Muslim although his father was part Dogon, an ethnic community in Senegal. At a young age, Akon learned how to play around five musical instruments including drums, guitar and djembe.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Akon in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Akon’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 16 April 1973. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms.


When Akon was seven years old, the family moved to Union City, New Jersey. At this time, he was splitting his time between Senegal and USA. In New Jersey, he had trouble settling in with the other children. When he and his brother reached high school, they were left on their own in Jersey City and the rest of the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In an interview with Blender, said that he has six children with three different women. He also said that he has a really good relationship with them and tries to keep them away from the public eye.

Akon also owns a diamond mine in South Africa. In an interview, he was asked whether he worked with any blood diamonds/conflict diamonds. He said that he works with a mine that is dedicated to avoid the use of blood diamonds. In another interview, he also said that he is a fan of the English Premier League team, Chelsea FC.

Is Akon Gay?

Akon is not gay.

Professional Career

After growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey, Akon began singing and performing as a teenager. Instead of going to university, he decided to make music via home recordings with his friend, Wyclef Jean of the Fugees. He received his first recording deal in 2003 and released his debut album in 2004. The album is called Trouble.

The album was quite a huge success, it paired Akon’s melodic R&B style vocals with hip hop beats and produced several hit singles, including “Locked Up” and “Lonely”. His second album, Konvicted, was released in 2006 and was an even bigger success. Several singles hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart with collaborations with artists like Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

His third album, Freedom, was released in 2008 but wasn’t much of a success like the first two albums. During the course of his career, he has worked with some of the biggest stars in music. For example, he did a song with Michael Jackson called “Hold my hand” and co-wrote a song with Lady Gaga called “Just Dance”.

Apart from just doing music, Akon is the owner of two clothing lines, Konvict and Aliaune and also has a huge real estate portfolio. He is also the founder of Konfidence Foundation, which is supposed to empower disadvantaged youth in Africa and USA.


Akon has had a lot of successful songs that have eventually left him a lot of awards. Here are some of the awards that Akon got to win:

  1. 5 World Music Awards.
  2. 1 Billboard Award in 2007 for Artist of the Year.
  3. 1 BET Hip Hop Award in 2008 for Producer of the Year.
  4. 1 American Music Award in 2007 for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Akon in ’2021’

As we all know it, Akon is a very successful individual. Not only is he good as a musician but has also excelled in many other areas. With a career that has lasted for more than 15 years, Akon is said to have an estimated net worth of $90 Million as of 2021.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Akon is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
  • Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs.

Akon is an incredibly talented artist and he keeps proving that over and over again. His music has sold millions of records around the world and has established himself as a common figure in today’s pop culture.


Facts of Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
  • birthplaceMissouri, USA
  • Date of Birth April 16, 1973
  • Age 51 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Diamond
  • Lucky Color Red
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo
  • nationalitySenegalese-American
  • religionIslam
  • net worth$90 Million
  • professionSinger, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 78 Kg, In Pounds – 172 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 180 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolWilliam L. Dickinson High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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