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Welcome back, Richest fans! At one point, you couldn’t put the radio on without an Akon song being on air. And while he’s still creating music, he’s also branched out into other ventures. One of which includes owning a diamond mine in South Africa! Today, we’re going to take a look at this unusual Akon project. We’ll see why he got it and how it panned out for him. We’ll also see some of his other businesses. On top of this, we’ll look at the cost of owning a diamond mine and the rise of synthetic diamonds.
Now for the spoiler paragraph. If you like surprises, we suggest you stop reading and watch the video multiple times. We kick off by jumping headfirst into the diamond mine story. We’ll examine how a simple interview in 2007 disclosed this interesting tidbit. We’ll then explore the whole story and see what happened to the mine. We’ll then see where Akon got his fortune from. Such as his music career and fashion labels. There are also his community projects in Africa. Including the pricey Akon City in Senegal! We’ll then discover that on top of mining diamonds, Akon has also invested in a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Next is the cost of owning a diamond mine. Especially when it comes to De Beers and ALROSA. We’ll explore why lab-grown diamonds were invented and the cost compared to the naturally produced ones. Finally, we’ll briefly see the most expensive gemstone sold at auction and the most valuable diamonds in the world.
Written by: Jordy McKen
Narrated by: Craig Freeman
Edited by: Vitalii V.
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00:32 The Diamond Mine
02:34 Akon’s Cash
04:03 Akon’s Cobalt Mine
05:37 Cost Of A Diamond Mine”