How is The Net Worth of Nick Cannon a Whopping $40m?

What is Nick Cannon’s net worth?

Net Worth$40 Million
Source of WealthTV Host/Entrepreneur/Actor/Musician
Date of BirthOctober 8, 1980
Height1.83 m (6’0”)
Place of BirthSan Diego, California, USA
Star SignLibra
Marital StatusMariah Carrey (married 2008 – 2016)

The Usual Intro

Nick Cannon is a multi-talented actor, musician, businessman, and a popular television host. He is famous for big TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, The Masked Singer, The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘N Out, and Lip Sync Battle Shorties.

While being one of Hollywood’s most famous show hosts, Nick has also dabbled in music and acting with roles in blockbuster movies. Along with his Hollywood life and numerous business deals/endorsements, Nick is also famous for having a big family with 7 children.

Before the Spotlight

Nick Cannon was born October 8, 1980, in San Diego, California, USA. His parents divorced when he was still young. He was raised by his paternal grandfather and lived in the notorious gang-ridden area of Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing projects. Cannon was also a part of this lifestyle and was in a street gang called ‘Lincoln Park Bloods.’ However, he left this life behind after one of his friends passed away from an act of violence.

As a teen, he became interested in comedy and performed stand-up in his father’s local cable access program. Cannon attended Monte Vista High School where he was the African Student Coalition president and member of the track and field team. After graduating in 1998, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.

The Journey to Success

Nick started his career by landing comedy gigs at high-profile stages like The Laugh Factory. He made his television debut in Nickelodeon’s comedy skit, “All That”. In 2002, he made a small cameo in “Men In Black II”, and later starred in the movies “Drumline” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”. His acting skills bore fruit in the shape of multiple awards.

Cannon was part of a hip-hop group called “Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad.” He signed with Jive Records in 2001 and featured on the “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” soundtrack. He released his debut self-titled album, which ranked 15th in the U.S. R&B Chart in 2003. Cannon established his record label “Can-I-Ball Records” in 2005 and released his second album “Stages.” He released many more albums featuring artists like R. Kelly and Afrojack. He also feuded with Eminem and released two diss tracks on him.

The highlights of Cannon’s television career were America’s Got Talent, The Nick Cannon Show, and more recently, The Masked Singer. Moreover, he was the DJ for Ellen Degeneras’ show, “Bigger, Longer, And Wider.” He became chairman of the Teen Nick channel in 2009. Cannon also hosted the improv comedy show “Wild ‘N Out” but got fired in 2020 for making anti-semitic remarks on his podcast while interviewing Professor Griff of the hip-hop group Public Enemy.

The Best Moments

Nick Cannon is living the dream ‘Hollywood life’ that people aspire to achieve. Here are some of the highlights from his career:

  • Favourite Television Actor Award at Kid’s Choice Awards (2002)
  • Ensemble of the Year Award at Hollywood Fim Festival (2006)
  • Chopard Trophy for Male Revelation at Cannes Film Festival (2007)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor Award at Image Awards NAACP (2012)
  • Debut album reaching 15th on U.S. R&B Chart (2003)
  • Hosted America’s Got Talent (2009-2016)

The Private Side

In 2012, Cannon suffered from severe medical issues. He experienced a degree of kidney failure due to lupus nephritis. He also had a pulmonary embolism. In 2021, Cannon tested positive for COVID-19 and could not host the fifth season of The Masked Singer.

Cannon always had an active love life. He has dated the likes of Jessica White, Kim Kardashian, and Christina Milian. Cannon married renowned singer Mariah Carrey in 2008, but the two split up in 2016. Cannon has seven children with four partners and is expecting his 8th child with Bre Tiesi.

He has twins with Mariah Carrey, two children with Brittany Bell, another pair of twins with Abby de la Rosa, and one with Alyssa Scott, who unfortunately passed away. Bre Tiesi states that all mothers are supportive of one another and more focused on their personal lives in an interview with the Daily Mail.

Cannon is a dedicated activist and cares deeply for the community. In 2011, he produced a public service announcement for ‘Do Something,’ a non-profit organization aimed at invigorating the spirits of the youth to follow their passions. He is also the lead spokesperson for NALC’s annual national food drive since 2011.

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Famous Quotes of Nick Cannon

Here are some of the best quotes from Nick Cannon’s exceptionally successful career:

  • “To me, a forever love is a bond that can’t be broken.”
  • “Just speak yourself into existence. Whatever you want, speak it. You can see it.”
  • “Don’t worry about my life, worry about why you’re worried about my life!”
  • “You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.”

The Social World

Here are the social media statistics of Nick Cannon:

Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Nick Cannon’s life is full of motivating lessons for aspiring actors, artists, and teenagers:

  1. Your background does not define you. Nick belonged to a bad part of town and was part of a street gang known as “Lincoln Park Bloods.” However, he still pulled his life around and became one of the best hosts of modern times.
  2. Never rely on one source to become successful. Nick put his multi-tasking skills to the test in his career and came out as an accomplished actor, comedian, TV host, radio host, rapper, and producer.
  3. Stay in good company. Realizing his mistakes from the past, Nick preaches on how it is necessary to surround yourself with good people to attract good things.

The Unusual Stuff

  • Nick Cannon enrolled at Howard University in 2016 for his undergraduate and got his bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Administration of Justice in 2020.
  • As a teen, Nick formed a rap group called “Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad”.
  • Nick Cannon is the Chairman of Teen Nick for Nickelodeon since 2009.

Answering Frequent Questions

Is Nick Cannon married?

Nick Cannon is currently not married. However, he is dating Bre Tiesi with whom he is expecting his 8th child.

Does Nick Cannon host America’s Got Talent?

Nick Cannon stopped hosting America’s Got Talent in 2016 after 8 seasons due to creative differences with the producers.

How did Nick Cannon’s son die?

Nick Cannon’s son, Zen, was born with brain cancer. After a long fight, he passed away when he was just five months old.

The Closing Remarks

Nick Cannon has proven himself as an artistic individual in multiple fields, including acting, producing, and making music. Being one of America’s most beloved TV show hosts, he has a huge fanbase who are particularly invested in his personal life. However, he’s likely to ascend higher as he will be producing more music and be part of other projects in the future.

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