AKA Net Worth 2019/2020. (rapper) was born as Kiernan Jarryd Forbes on January 28, 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. When Kiernan was in high school, he and his friends made a band called Entity, but that did not go far. In 2009, he made himself known by releasing several loud tracks, such as In My Walk or Do it. Two years later, AKA released his debut album titled Altar Ego, and things went on from there.
Since then, the rapper has released two more critically acclaimed albums, won several awards, including the GQ award for being the Best Dressed Man, opened for some of the biggest names in the industry (Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and Big Sean, just to name a few) and just generally been enjoying his fame.
The rapper, who started while he was still in his teens, made his money with his first album in 2011. According to the Net Worth Portal, AKA has a net worth of R155,6 million.
Mr. Forbes here is certainly living up to his last name, because boy, is he rich! According to TheNetWorthPortal, AKA is worth $11.4 million! Over the years, his wealth has managed to accrue quite a bit, thanks to his talents in music and business.
AKA is a very successful musician, and he owes a large portion of his wealth to that. His debut album was certified gold, while his second album managed to become platinum in South Africa. To add to that, the tickets to his tours sold out like hotcakes, allowing the artist to rake in heaps of money.
However, apart from being a successful and popular music artist, AKA is also a cunning entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Beam Group, a company, which comprises of several subsidiaries:
- Supa Mega Show deals with concert productions;
- Supa Mega Merchandise creates and distributes clothes and accessories created by AKA himself;
- The AKA Foundation is a non-profit initiative that provides financial assistance to young South Africans;
- IIIRDWRLD is an online platform and creative agency.
AKA is also the Chairman of Beam Digital, a company that provides talent with technology and services to have a better engagement with their followers and manage their earnings. Judging by this, AKA is a very busy man!
In addition to having his own business, he also endorses others. For instance, AKA has deals with Reebok, Betway (online betting platform), Cruz Vodka, as well as several others.
The wealth of AKA seeps into in his lifestyle and fashion sense. You can rarely catch him without a Rolex on his wrist or wearing something unfashionable. He also seems to be fond of luxurious means of transportation, as he owns a blue 2016 BMW X6M. While he is off the tour, AKA stays at his gorgeous mansion in South Africa, which must have cost him quite a lot of money.