Nicholas Scott Cannon, better known as Nick Cannon is an American rapper, actor, comedian, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is famous for being the host of the hit reality show ‘America’s Got Talent’ and also for hosting ‘The Nick Cannon Show’.
What is Nick Cannon’s net worth?
The famous American television host and actor, Nick Cannon has a net worth of $20 million at the time this article is written. He makes around $5 million per year for his different hosting tasks, notably “The Masked Singer”.
Nicholas Scott Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, in San Diego California. His grandfather was the one who raised Cannon mostly. Nick grew up in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects and as a teenager, he was affiliated with the Lincoln Park Bloods street gang. Though, he left the group when he lost a good friend due to violence.
At the age of eight, Nick started performing and by the age of eleven, he was performing comedy on his father’s television show which was broadcasted on a local cable access television.
In 1998 Nick Cannon graduated from Monte Vista High School.
In order to build a career, Nick moved to Hollywood. Here he had many stand-up comedies shows in places such as The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. His great television debut was in the middle of the ‘90s with his role in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, “All That”.
Cannon has appeared in several TV shows and even starred in a handful of movies. Apart from this, he has also done radio hosting.
Acting career highlights
In 2002 Nick Cannon played his first starring role as the main character Devon Miles in the movie “Drumline”. The next year he played in the comedy “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”.
Some other movies where Nick Cannon played include “Bobby”, “Roll Bounce” and “Shall We Dance”.
Cannon received the Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in “Bobby”.
Music career highlights
Nick Cannon started his music career as a teenager in 1999. He formed the rap group called “Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad” with his colleague Steve Groves. In 2001, he was signed to Jive Records and was featured on the cover track “Parents Just Don’t Understand” for the soundtrack of the movie “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”. After this, he released his self-titled album in 2003.
In July 2005 Nick Cannon released the lead single “Can I Live”.
After canceling Can I Ball Records, Nick made a new record label, N’Credible Entertainment in 2009.
In 2010 Nick Cannon released two singles as the parody character, Slick Rick he created for himself.
In 2011 Cannon released the mixtape “Child of the Corn” and in 2013 he released the single “Me Sexy”.
In 2014 Nick Cannon released his second album “White People Party Music” and in 2016 he released his second mixtape “The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story”.
In 2019, Nick Cannon recorded an Eminem diss track, “The Invitation”.
America’s Got Talent Hosting
Between 2009 and 2016 Nick Cannon was the host of the television show “America’s Got Talent”. During that period, he made $70,000 per episode.
Nick Cannon announced in 2017 that he doesn’t what to be the host of this show anymore because of some creative differences between the NBC executives and himself. Though, NBC already thought about firing Cannon because he made some deprecating comments about this network in his comedy show “Stand Up, Don’t Shoot”.
The marriage and divorce with Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got married in 2008 in the Bahamas and became parents of twins – Moroccan and Monroe – in 2011.
The two artists announced in August 2014 that they had made the decision to separate, and Nick Cannon filed for divorce in December 2014. This was finalized two years later, in 2016.
When Nick and Mariah married in 2008, Nick had a net worth of only $500,000, while Mariah had a net worth of $150 million. Moreover, in 2014 Mariah earned $6.3 million, while Nick made just $4.7 million.
After the divorce, Nick was forced to pay $5,000 per month to a fund for their children. Also, they sold their house from LA for $9 million, which they purchased in 2009 for $7 million.
Cannon has had numerous affairs since his divorce from the American singer. He is currently the father of seven children with four different women and is expecting his eighth child with a fifth woman.
He has two children with model Brittany Bell – a son named Golden born in February 2017 and a daughter named Powerful Queen born in December 2020.
In June 2021, DJ Abby De La Rosa gave birth to twins Zion and Zillion. A few weeks later, Cannon became a father for the seventh time after model Alyssa Scott gave birth to a baby boy, Zen. The baby died at just five months old in December 2021 from brain cancer.
In January 2022, Cannon announced that he was expecting a baby boy with model Bre Tiesi.