Monday, 24 June 2024

Aliaune Akon Thiam, Co-Founder, Konfidence Foundation

USA

Champion's Profile

Net Worth: $80 million Akon, a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, is one of the most influential voices in music today. In addition to having two multi-platinum albums, 27songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and over 150 guest appearances with artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Eminem and Gwen Stefani, Akon is the first artist to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.

UNDP SDG

Humanitarian

Description and impact

Founded by Akon and Ms. Kine Gueye Thiam in 2007, the Konfidence Foundation is dedicated to empowering youth in Senegal, West Africa and the United States by promoting health and education, and supporting impoverished families.Their vision shares the philosophy tthat one day the concentrated efforts in Senegal and the United States will serve as an international platform to unite these two great nations and help build the Africa of tomorrow. In 2007, Akon turned his attention, energy, and love to launch the Konfidence Foundation. Drawing upon his recognizable celebrity combined with pride of his heritage and passion for philanthropy, Akon formed the Konfidence Foundation to improve the quality of life for people in Africa and the United States.