Iam Tongi was announced the winner in the finale of American Idol which premiered on May 21, 2023. The singer who has amazed the viewers and judges with each and every performance since his first audition was the well-deserved winner of the show. Following his win on the show, Tongi has already released his first single which is being loved by people all over the US. From losing his father to winning the American Idol, Tongi’s life journey has been a real struggle but he overcame all difficulties with great courage and strength. For more details about Iam Tongi like his personal life, American Idol journey, net worth as of 2023, and more, keep reading this article.
Iam Tongi Net Worth 2023
Iam Tongi rose to prominence after winning the American Idol season 21 and has taken the world by storm. His songs have already been released on multiple platforms where fans have been tuning to them on repeat mode. Only in a short duration of success, Tongi has amassed an astonishing net worth of around $500k. He is also very active on social media platforms which too generates a decent income for the singer.
|Net worth||$500k (est.)|
Iam Tongi Personal Biography
Iam Tongi was born on September 1, 2004, in Kahuku, Hawaii, US to Lillie N. Rodney and Rodney Guy Tongi. Iam grew up surrounded by his beloved family comprised of four siblings, his parents, and himself. His family, especially his father, always supported Iam to pursue his dream of becoming a world-renowned singer. He finally achieved his dream by winning the finale of the 21st season of American Idol which premiered recently in May 2023. Sadly, his father who passed away only a few days before his auditions began couldn’t see him win America’s most reputed talent show.
According to speculations, Tongi isn’t currently involved with anyone and is enjoying his successful career that has only begun right about now. As of 2023, no accurate relationship information is available for Iam Tongi but as soon as we get any news about the singer’s love life, we will update it in this post.
|Full name||William Tongi|
|Known for||American Idol Winner Season 21 (2023)|
|Age||Born on September 1, 2004|
|Place of birth||Kahuku, Hawaii, US|
|Parents||Lillie N. Rodney Tongi (mother)Rodney Guy Tongi (father)|
|Siblings||Cassandra Tongi and Jennifer Tongi (sisters)Lerod Tongi and Sitaleki Tongi (brothers)|
Iam Tongi Career & Journey To Success
Tongi auditioned for American Idol season 21 with James Blunt’s song “Monsters” that he dedicated to his late father. His performance was praised by viewers and judges alike and went almost viral on social media. Tongi even mentioned that his father was himself a musician and it was him who inspired Iam to pursue music.
Through his talent and astounding voice, Tongi kept making his move and reached among the top 20, top 12, top 10, top 8, and top 5 contestants on the show. He already began making highlights gathering praises from both judges and viewers. Tongi’s performance on judge Lionel Richie’s song ‘Stuck on You” even earned him a standing ovation and an embracing hug from Richie himself.
Tongi reached among the top 3 participants along with Megan Danielle and Colin Stough where he faced Megan Danielle in the finals. In the finals, Tongi performed his song “I’ll be Seeing You” and sealed his fate as the winner of the show. The host of the show Ryan Seacrest announced Tongi as the winner after the final commercial break of the show and fellow contestants ran to the stage showering confetti and embracing and congratulating Tongi on his spectacular performance and win. After his successful win, Tongi officially entered the world of music and entertainment and has released his singles on different platforms.
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December 28, 2021, at the age of 50 years. He was suffering from some kidney-related disease.
Iam Tongi was the winner while Megan Danielle was the runner-up of the American Idol 2023.