Nick Cannon’s Net Worth is Enviable


Nicholas Scott Cannon was born in San Diego, California, in 1980. He’s a television host, actor, rapper, and comedian.

He was raised mainly by his paternal grandfather. Both he and his biological father called the man “dad.”

Cannon lived in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects, San Diego, when he was a kid. The area was gang-ridden and located in the Southeast area of the city.

While he was a teenager, Cannon was part of a street gang known as the “Lincoln Park Bloods.” However, he has stated that he left all that behind him after losing a close friend.

He graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley in 1998. He was the African Student Coalition president at the school and participated in track and field.

Cannon received his first big break doing stand-up comedy on his father’s local cable access program.

He married superstar singer and songwriter Mariah Carey in 2008. The couple divorced in 2016.

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What is Nick Cannon’s Net Worth?

Nick Cannon’s net worth is estimated around $20 million. That puts him on par with Fred Durst, Elisha Cuthbert, Zendaya, and John Cleese.

How Did Nick Cannon Earn His Net Worth?

Television and Movies

In 1998, Nick Cannon landed his first television role as a leading cast member of the sketch comedy series All That. He starred in 33 episodes until the year 2000.

His first movie role came in 2000 when he played “Chess Club Kid” in Whatever It Takes.

In 2002, Cannon landed a role in his first big movie, with a minor appearance in Men in Black II.

His first starring role came in 2002 when he played the main character Devon Miles in the movie Drumline.

Subsequent movie roles include 2003’s Love Don’t Cost A Thing, 2004’s Garfield: The Movie and Shall We Dance, 2005’s Roll Bounce, and 2006’s Bobby, which earned him a nod from the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2007, and he was honored with the Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance.

Other movies in which Cannon has appeared include 2008’s Day of the Dead, 2009’s The Killing Room, 2010’s School Gyrls, 2011’s Mash Up, 2014’s Drumline: A New Beat and School Dance, 2015’s Chi-Raq, and 2016’s King of the Dancehall.

Other television acting credits include appearances in Kenan & Kel, The Parkers, Taina, Up All Night, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

It’s hosting that Cannon is probably best known for, as he’s been the face of The Nick Cannon Show (2002-2003), Wild ‘n Out (2005-present), America’s Got Talent (2009-2016), Lip Sync Battle Shorties (2017-2018), and The Masked Singer (2019-present).


In 2005, Cannon started his record label, “Can I Ball Records.”

His discography consists of five studio albums, a compilation album, a comedy album, two mixtapes, and 17 singles.

Of his studio albums, the only one that charted was 2003’s self-titled Nick Cannon, and it reached number 83 on the Billboard 200.

The only compilation album he featured on is 2016’s MTV Presents Wild ‘N Out: Wildstyle Vol 1. It was relatively well received but didn’t chart. It featured other Wild ‘N Out cast members, including Conceited, Hitman Holla, Emmanuel Hudson, and DC Young Fly.

Cannon’s comedy album, Mr. Showbiz, was released in 2011 and peaked at number three on the US Comedy Album charts.

His two mixtapes, 2011’s Child of the Corn and 2016’s The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story received mixed receptions.

Of his seventeen singles, only two have charted on the Billboard 100. They are “Feelin’ Freaky” (featuring B2K) and “Gigolo” (featuring R. Kelly), both of which hit stores in 2003.

Other Ventures

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Cannon was the development and creative consultant and the chairman of the TeenNick channel for Nickelodeon in 2009.

In 2012, he created the sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew, which starred six teenagers, and Cannon wrote and produced the theme song. The show ran for 13 episodes.

In 2015, Cannon was named “Chief Creative Officer” of RadioShack in hopes of catering to a younger crowd.

He has hosted several radio shows, including the morning show at 92.3 NOW FM (WXRK-FM) in New York, a weekly chart show called Cannon’s Countdown on CBS Radio, and Nick Cannon Mornings at Power 106 in Los Angeles.

How Does Nick Cannon Spend His Money?

Nick Cannon spent a lot on houses over the years for both himself and the mothers of his children.

For example, he bought a $3.2 million New Jersey mansion in 2018. The property has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and sits in the secluded Saddle River neighborhood.

In 2022, Abby De La Rosa announced she was expecting a third child with Cannon. He bought a house for her and their one-year-old twin sons, Zion and Zillion, amid her pregnancy.

He has a hugely impressive car collection. It includes a $590,000 Ferrari 599, a $300,000 Ford GT, a $500,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a $200,000 Ferrari California, and a Custom Toyota Tundra. He’s had the latter altered in a way that looks like something straight out of Mad Max.

Cannon pays $5000 into a trust fund for his twins, Moroccan and Monroe, who he had with Mariah Carey.

He also pays nearly $3 million a year in child support to two of his other kids’ mothers, Abby de la Rosa and Brittany Bell.

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Nick Cannon has had his fair share of controversy, but there’s no doubt he’s made a massive success of his life.

He’s more famous now than ever, has a lot of ongoing work, and earns $5 million a year.

We wish him well in the future and envisage more success for him.