Senegalese-American singer Akon is known to have made a fortune from his music. However, he is not the most generous man out there. The songster gave insights into his mind process and relationship with money in a recent interview.
In an era where most people would not want to be associated with the stingy tag, the songster readily takes the crown, describing himself as the stingiest. But there is an explanation for this. He made that clear himself.
According to the musician, people become rich not all of them end up staying rich. And that is because they are too generous with their wealth. The result is that they eventually lose much of it – if not all. He wouldn’t make the same mistake.
"If you want to stay rich, stay stingy"- I'm the stingiest person…."- Akon says
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His advice to rich people out there is simple enough: You may have become rich or made a fortune, but if you want to stay rich, stay stingy. Those words resonated with many social media users, some of whom praised him out loud and also stated they would follow the same line if they eventually made it to the rich club.
Some people turned his statement into a meme campaign, making jokes about the man and what he said.