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Who Is Nick Cannon?
Nick Scott Cannon, popularly known as Nick Cannon, is an American actor, comedian, rapper, producer, director, writer, and television host. Nick kicked off his television career as a teenager by appearing in the sketch comedy television series, All That.
After years of honing his acting and television hosting skills, Nick Cannon has since hosted some of America’s most popular television shows. Examples include Wild ‘N Out, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, The Masked Singer, and America’s Got Talent. Not to mention, his own show, The Nick Cannon Show.
In the music industry, Nick Cannon is famous for his single hit, Gigolo, which is a collaboration with singer and songwriter, R. Kelly. The song is part of his debut self-titled album he released in 2003.
|Full Name:||Nick Scott Cannon|
|Popular Name:||Nick Cannon|
|Birth Date:||October 8, 1980|
|Parents:||James Cannon and Beth Hackett-Gardner|
|Birth Place:||San Diego, California|
|Education:||Monte Vista High School and Howard University|
|Marital Status:||Divorced. Formerly married to singer Mariah Carey. Has recently dated model Brittany Bell.|
|Children:||Monroe Cannon and Moroccan Scott Cannon (with former wife, Mariah Carey) and Golden “Sagon” Cannon (with Brittany Bell)|
|Net Worth:||60 million (as of June 1st, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Acting, Comedy, Television Hosting, Television Production and Directing, Rapping, Writing, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||6′ 0″ (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||81 kg; In pounds: 180 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Nick Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, in San Diego, California, to James Cannon and Beth Hackett-Gardner. His father was a televangelist whereas his mother was an accountant. Nick’s parents separated when he was still young and he was mostly raised by his paternal grandfather.
Cannon graduated from Monte Vista High School located in Spring Valley. In 2016, he enrolled at Howard University and graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Administration of Justice, as well as a minor in Africana Studies.
As a teenager, Nick Cannon appeared in the sketch comedy television series, All That. He was also a member of amateur rap groups. However, he broke onto the scene in 2003 after releasing his debut self-titled album.
Nick pursued his music career for a while before branching out to television hosting in 2005. To date, Nick Cannon has hosted numerous award-winning television shows, including Wild ‘N Out, America’s Got Talent, The Masked Singer, to mention but a few. Nick’s television career also includes acting and comedy.
Nick Cannon’s Net Worth
As of June 1, 2020, Nick Cannon had a net worth of $60 million. He has earned much of his wealth from his long and successful career in acting, comedy, and television hosting.
One of Cannon’s highest-income earners is America’s Got Talent, where he reportedly took home $70,000 for each episode. By the time he left the show, Nick Cannon had earned an estimated $4.5 million. Overall, Nick makes about $8 million annually from his various endeavors.
In addition to acting, comedy, and show hosting, Nick Cannon has also built a stellar career around rapping, writing, and television production. It’s unclear what he makes out of these, but it certainly does contribute to his net worth.
Here are some of the gigs that have contributed immensely to the Nick Cannon empire:
• Production of numerous television shows, including The Nick Cannon Show, The Halo Effect, and Wild ‘N Out, etc. In addition to producing Wild ‘N Out, Nick is also the show’s creator.
• Ownership of nationally-syndicated radio shows namely Nick Cannon Radio and Nick Cannon Mornings. The shows are aired on Power 106.
• Hosting plenty of talent shows, including America’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer.
• Chairing Nickelodeon’s TeenNick. Part of his job description includes overseeing all content that appears on the channel and coming up with fresh ideas for new shows.
• Earning royalties from his music.
• Going on comedy tours.
• Ownership of luxury apartments, most of which are located in suburban neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
• Ownership of a luxury car collection, including a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe, a Ferrari California, a Mercedes-Benz M Class, and a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon.
• Monetized campaigns on social media, where he reportedly asks as much as $20,000 for each sponsored post on social media.
In 2016, Nick Cannon separated with his wife, Mariah Carey, after eight years in marriage. Following the divorce, Nick is reported to have demanded $30 million in divorce settlement. However, he ended up getting $10 million, which is still quite something for someone with a net worth of $60 million. Mariah Carey’s net worth is a staggering $320 million, which makes her up to 5 times richer than Nick Cannon.
Life Lessons from Nick Cannon
1. Your background shouldn’t define you
Nick’s parents divorced when he was a very young boy. At some point, he was affiliated with the dreaded street gang, Lincoln Park Bloods. However, he was able to rise above these challenges to become the charming and admirable television host that he is today.
2. Never put all your eggs in one basket
Another crucial life lesson from Nick Cannon is to never put all your eggs in one basket (unless of course, you control the basket). Nick is an accomplished comedian and television host but he doesn’t solely depend on those gigs for his survival. He is also an actor, rapper, and producer.
3. Everyone has some personal challenges to grapple with
Beneath his bold and charismatic exterior, Nick Cannon grapples with various medical conditions. In 2012, the Gigolo hit-maker was hospitalized for mild kidney failure and a pulmonary embolism.
Quotes by Nick Cannon
“Don’t worry about my life, worry about why you’re worried about my life!”
“Having children obviously changes your priorities, but when you start to see life through these innocent eyes and seeing everything for the first time, you appreciate the small things.”
“I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.”
“I’m not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments, and then I’ve got some aspects of cool in me, I guess.”
“Right now, I’m as single as a slice of American cheese.”
Nick Cannon is one of the most successful television hosts of his generation. Though his net worth is miles behind his former wife, Mariah Carey’s, Nick Cannon remains one of the most inspirational celebrities to aspiring comedians and rappers around the world.