Nick Cannon Net Worth

How much is Nick Cannon worth?

Net Worth:$50 Million
Profession:Professional Actor/Rapper
Date of Birth:October 8, 1980
Country:United States of America
1.83 m

“One thing about being a stand-up is it’s a one man show. You gotta do everything. It’s such an honest form of art that it just taught me so much, and it kind of prepared me for manhood at an early age.” — Nick Cannon

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Who Is Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon is one of the most talented people who has made his mark not just in acting and rapping, yet also in writing and producing. Nick’s list of accomplishments are amazing. He is an actor, a comedian and a rapper. He writes, directs and produces. He hosts TV shows, is an entrepreneur and on top of all that, Nick was married to Mariah Carey.

Nick was born in San Diego, California in 1980. He grew up in the Lincoln Park area of the city, and was involved to some extent in the gang culture prevalent in the area. His high school education was at Monte Vista High School, and he has since graduated with a criminology degree from Howard University. Nick recently undertook the degree course as a mature student between 2016 and 2020.

We calculate Nick Cannon has a net worth of about $50 million dollars, as of 2021.

Stand Up

Nick’s father was host to a TV ministry show. While visiting his father in North Carolina, he offered Nick a time slot on the show to do stand-up comedy. A born performer to those who knew him best, Nick quickly realized his innate talent for entertaining and moved to L.A. where he began performing at local comedy clubs.  

Nick quickly landed a role on the Nickelodeon show All That,which boasted other little-known comedians turned comedy kings like SNL cast member Keenan Thompson amongst its alumni. But Nick wasn’t putting all of his eggs in one basket; he began to dip his toe in the music industry and produced a song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” that landed on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius soundtrack.  

In 2002, Nick tried his hand at yet another facet of the entertainment industry when he landed a starring role in the flick Drumline. In the film Nick played a college marching band drummer who battles it out with other percussionists for a spot on the famed drumline. That same year, Nick also landed his first starring role in his eponymous show, The Nick Cannon Show before heading back to the silver screen in Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003) opposite Christina Millian.  

Nick Cannon

After having collaborated on numerous singles with a variety of artists, Nick released his debut album, Nick Cannon, in 2003 to a less than stellar U.S. sales run of only 275,000 albums sold. But with an admittedly sour music career, Nick once again headed back to his behind the camera days and appeared in Roll Bounce (2005), Bobby (2006) and Day of the Dead (2008). Nick took a break from the big screen and gave his fans a weekly treat when he created an MTV improv show Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out in 2005 before he went on to host America’s Got Talent in 2009.  

How did Nick Cannon get so rich?

Nick Cannon’s net worth in 2020 is estimated at $50 million. He received $70,000 for each episode of America’s Got Talent. Currently he is hosting The Masked Singer for an undisclosed sum per show. Some sources report Nick earns as much as $10 million per year from his various performances and other activities.

Nick also has business interests that add to his wealth, plus he earns fees for every performance he undertakes, whether it is comedy, music, hosting or acting. In addition to his earnings he has assets that include real estate and a collection of top-of-the-range cars.

Nick Cannon also endorses a range of products including Boost Mobile and Honda Civic cars. His NCredible range of headphones, which are produced by Monster are also particularly lucrative. In 2012 alone, he is thought to have done $30 million in sales of these NCredible headphones.

In 2006 Nick acquired a stake in the clothing company PNB Nation.

Why is he so famous?

Nick Cannon’s career falls into three areas: music, TV and radio hosting, and film. His career as a hip-hop artist began in 1999 when he was part of a rap group called Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad. In 2001 he signed with Jive Records, releasing his first album in 2003. His music career has continued up to the present day with both singles and mixtapes being released at regular intervals.

From 2005 Nick hosted his own MTV comedy show Wild’N Out, which showcased new and original comedy talent. Nick is perhaps best known to the wider viewing public as the host of America’s Got Talent beginning in 2009 up to 2016. Nick has also hosted a range of other TV and radio shows. Today he is hosting The Masked Singer and Lip Sync Battle Shorties.

Between 2000 and 2017 Nick appeared in a number of films, and provided voice roles in three animated releases including Garfield: The Movie. His best known live action role was in Men in Black II. In the same year he appeared in the MTV film Drumline and was nominated for the Best Kiss Award together with his co-star Zoe Saldana.

Nick Cannon also has a number of business interests. He owns the production company Ncredible Entertainment, has the Chairmanship of TeenNick, which is part of Nickelodeon, and is working for Radio Shack in a creative role.

What makes him so successful?

Nick Cannon is an intelligent, talented man. He recognized early in his life that he had some talent as a rapper, and as a comedian. He pursued both of these and became well-known in his local area.

Ambition, however, was the making of Nick, and he has followed his dreams with single-minded focus to see them to success. In order to make his mark in the wider entertainment world he was prepared to chase every opportunity, and this ultimately brought him the success he craved. He speaks on occasions about sleeping in his car while seeking work in Los Angeles.

On top of the talent that he has for music and comedy, he can add charm and a winning personality. He was soon able to use these in hosting, and his personable nature and skill as a host, led to his achieving huge popularity.

Nick has overcome a number of health scares during his life, and is well aware of the problems that can arise for those with health issues. His determination to recover from each scare shows just how much will-power Nick can muster when faced with a problem.

He is also a brave man, and this was shown during the Black Lives Matter protests in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the risk to his health, Nick showed up at a protest in Minneapolis, and another in New York City, wearing a protective facemask. Catching Covid-19 would have been life-threatening for him, but he felt that being present was more important. Nick has always opposed racism in all its forms. His belief in equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation has been an important principle in his life.

Nick’s advice to aspiring performers is simple. Work hard, perfect your craft and perform to the very best of your ability. He has always been a hard working artist, and through that, he has achieved fame and wealth. Anyone can be successful, he thinks, if they are willing to put maximum effort into achieving their goals. Talent is easily wasted if it is allowed to go unused. Recognize the talent that you have and then head to where you have the best chance of making it.

Nick also advises that anyone with a dream or a goal must fill themselves with enthusiasm and vigor. Achieving success requires commitment and energy. Do not let anyone or anything distract you from the path you are on.

He is a great advocate of curiosity and recommends that everyone should ask questions, seek answers, solve problems and learn from every experience they have. When a person is equipped with knowledge they can make better decisions and more effective plans.


Nick Cannon has the advantage of talent, but he only profited from it by hard work and taking risks. He is a man who took control of his life at a young age and pursued his dreams relentlessly. Anyone dreaming of a show business career would do well to emulate Nick’s commitment to his work.

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