1. Akon – $100 million
Akon currently stands as the richest African artist. He is worth $80 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla. Born, Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, aka “Akon.” He is a Senegalese -American Hip-hop artist. He is a multi-talented individual with songwriting, singing, business, record producing, and acting skills. He has been able to accumulate wealth over the years because of his versatility and ability to venture into other investment areas.
As the richest musician in Africa, he writes songs and is also engaged in producing them. His sound recording and advertising deals also add an extra coin to his pocket. He has 2 labels called Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution. These are some of the most popular labels in the world, having signed some of the world’s best including, T-Pain and Lady Gaga. This alone is able to put him on the forefront as far as making money in the music industry is concerned.
Apart from his skills in wealth creation via additional means, his singing talents set him apart, giving him an edge over competitors. He enjoys great popularity among listeners around the world. Akon has sold more than 35 million albums and has been nominated for Grammy Awards five times. 45 of his songs hit the Billboard Hot 100 songs list. His amazing talent continues to put him on the map.