With 11 million albums sold worldwide, Akon is clearly a successful rapper. But Akon's real wealth comes from some extremely savvy business moves. After the success of his first album Akon founded Konvict Music which would go on to sign artists like T-Pain and Kardinal Offishall. In 2007 Konvict signed a little known singer whose voice caught the ear of Akon. That artist was Lady Gaga and her explosive success has made Akon a fortune. Akon has stated that he makes 10 times more money off Gaga than off any of his own ventures. Well player sir.