How much is Nick Carter worth?
|Net Worth:||$40 Million
|Date of Birth:||January 28, 1980|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Nick Carter
Nick Carter, whose full name is Nickolas Gene Carter, is an American actor, musician, and singer. He began singing at the age of 9 and quickly gained international recognition as part of the vocal boy group “Backstreet Boys”. Simultaneously with working for the group, Carter managed to embark on his solo career and was able to achieve a ton of success. Since then, he managed to release three solo albums, one collaborative album with Jordan Knight, and multiple singles.
Besides music, Nick Carter is also known for his occasional appearances on television series and films. Among some of the productions that he took part in are “Sesame Street”, “8 Simple Rules”, “90210”, and most recently “Dancing with the Stars”. Thanks to his popularity, he starred in his own reality shows – “House of Carters” (which focuses on all family members) and “I (Heart) Nick Carter” (which focuses entirely on him).
As of 2020, Nick Carter has a net worth of $40 million dollars.
How Did Nick Carter Get So Rich?
The singer and actor became rich immediately after joining the Backstreet Boys. When he was 13, on April 20, 1993, the group was officially formed. Their first song titled “We’ve Got It Going On” wasn’t so successful in the US but blew up around the world. It entered the top three in music charts in Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, and United Kingdom, while also earning gold certifications in Austria and Germany. In 1996, the group released its debut international self-titled album, which was a huge success. Immediately after the release of the album, it received a lot of gold and platinum certifications in 20 different countries and even topped music charts in some of them.
As of 2020, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide, the Backstreet Boys remain the best-selling boy band of all time. For the past 20 years, they have released 9 studio albums and have received multiple awards and nominations, including 6 nominations for Grammy Awards. Thanks to his fantastic performance in the group, Nick eventually became even more popular. In the early years of the new century, during breaks between the schedules of the Backstreet Boys, Nick began creating his owns songs.
Why Is He So Famous?
Nick Carter became famous thanks to the Backstreet Boys. He was born on January 28, 1980, in Jamestown, New York. Because of his parents, he’s of Welsh, German, Irish and English ancestry. Shortly after his birth, Nick and his family moved to Ruskin, Florida where they owned the “Garden Villa Retirement Home”. Nick was interested in acting and singing when he was a child. When his mother heard him outside, she decided to enroll him in dance (specifically ballet and tap) and voice lessons. By the age of 10, he was already receiving offers to star in various ads and commercials.
Taking lessons at the “Karl and DiMarco’s School of Theatre and Dance” really helped the aspiring actor and singer. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he had multiple performances that helped him improve his skills. Around the same time, Carter met AJ McLean and Howie Dorough with whom he became friends. Unfortunately, during his pre-teen and teen years, Carter had very rough times mainly because of his parents. At the age of 12, he auditioned for the Backstreet Boys and Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club”. Despite his mother wanting him to join the latter, Nick agreed to a contract and joined the boy band.
What Makes Carter So Successful?
What makes Nick Carter so successful is his undeniable passion for music. In 2002, while in his early twenties, he announced his intentions to pursue a solo career while keeping his association with the Backstreet Boys intact. By the end of the year, he released his very first single – “Help Me”, as a way to promote his debut album. The song was able to climb up not only American but many charts around the world. His next single was far more successful, especially in Europe – “I Got You”.
In October 2002, his first solo project, the album “Now or Never” was released. It features songs in pop and pop-rock was released by Jive Records with whom the artist signed a $20,000 deal. In just a few weeks after its release, the album received gold certifications in Canada, Japan, and the United States for surpassing more than 500,000 sales. Although it wasn’t able to top any music chart, the album was flourishing in different European counties – Denmark, Italy, United Kingdom, Scotland, and Sweden.
The artist’s sophomore album named “I’m Takin Off”, released in mid-2011, wasn’t as successful as the first but it was still able to help the singer gain more exposure. A few years later, Nick met Jordan Knight with whom he became friends. The two singers released their first and only collaborative project – the album “Nick and Knight”. His most recent solo studio project is his third album titled “All American”. It was released in late November 2015, and it features some of his most popular songs – “I Will Wait”, “Get Over Me” “19 in 99”, and “Nothing Is Gonna Change My Love For You”.
Outside of his solo career and his time in Backstreet Boys, Nick is also a very successful actor. His television debut was in a 1998 episode of one of the most popular series – “Sabrina The Teenage Witch”. After two appearances in “Saturday Night Live”, in 2002, the young actor had six appearances in the likes of “American Dreams”, “All That”, “Sesame Street”, and “Star Search”, followed by many others in that decade.
Apart from the television series, especially comedies, Carter has taken part in multiple reality shows – “Dr. Phill”, “Dancing with the Stars”, and “Dead 7”. He’s also known for appearing in “House of Carters” and working his own VH1 reality show, “I Heart Nick Carter”, which despite attracting millions of viewers only had eight episodes and one season.
Nick Carter is so much more than one half of the Backstreet Boys. Almost immediately after he began singing professionally, in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, he quickly gained international fame and became a teen idol to millions across the world. Besides spending most of his time creating his own and music for the boy group, Nick Carter is also an actor, dancer, and writer. His most recent appearances in “Dancing with the Stars” are highly praised and in 2013, he even wrote his first book – the autobiography “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It”.