There are few career options which involve limelight in the entertainment industry and Nick Cannon has been them all. He is a multi-hyphenate, being a rapper, actor, comedian, television host, entrepreneur and record producer.
On 17th October 1980, Nicholas Scott Cannon was born in San Diego, where he was raised by his paternal grandfather. He is the son of Beth Gardner and James Cannon and being in the neighbourhood of South San Diego which was infested with gangs must have been a struggle, but he dodged it all by playing basketball most of the times.
Cannon’s television debut was on All That before he moved on to the various Nickelodeon television ventures with his own show. He initially started with a rap group in collaboration with his dear friend Steve Groves. They named the group Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad and it was formed when he was a mere teenager with high aspirations. His first debut album released on 2003 which had the popular single ‘Your Pops Don’t Like Me (I Really Don’t Like This Dude)’ and prior to that, he sang for Jive Records in 2001.
On television, he is most renowned for America’s Got Talent and Real Husbands of Hollywood, for which he collected fat pay checks and added to his net worth. He has also acted and written for such films as Drumline, Roll Bound and Love Don’t Cost A Thing.
He is also a stand-up comedian and a singer with his most successful single probably being “Gigolo” from his self-titled album. He has even hosted morning shows at 92.3 NOW FM at New York and done a weekly chart program named Cannon’s Countdown at CBS Radio. You may also know him from the many time Emmy winning show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He was the DJ and received great appreciation for his work.
Cannon married to pop singer Mariah Carey in 2008 and after six years of marriage and two twins, they finally got a divorce in 2016. They were once the most talked couple of the glitzy Hollywood but after their break-up, millions of heart were broken.
Education: Mr. Cannon is undoubtedly a talented personage. The talented human being went to the Monte Vista High School and later attended Santa Monica College. He also started attending Howard University in 2016. So much talent to handle, isn’t it?
Nick Cannon Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $27 Million US Dollars
Two decades in the show business with a steep career graph has worked out well for Cannon making him a man of $27 million( net worth) as estimated by 2017. This huge fortune has been built by Cannon’s amazing multi tasking abilities. He earned a good $70,000 per episode for being the host of America’s Got Talent and earned a massive amount of $4 million dollars for his appearance on Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Nick Cannon Assets:
Being wealthy means looking it and driving the same. Cannon does not like to hold back on the dollars when it comes to mean machines that pack in enough horsepower and glamour to leave the rest in the dust. Some of those cars include:
• Ferrari California which can reach 0 to 100 km/hr in 4 seconds
• A $110,000 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon
• A $188,900 Ferrari F430
• A $452,000 Rolls Royce Drop Head Coupe
• Maserati Quattroporte, a wedding gift from Mariah-Carey
Nick Cannon currently is living in a lavish New Jersey estate where he is renting the property initially for $11,000 a month before committing to buy the estate for about $3 million.
Nick Cannon Business:
Along with being an actor, comedian and host Cannon is a businessman who likes to indulge himself in lucrative deals. He is the development and creative consultant of Nickelodeon and the chairman of Teen Nick, owned by the Nickelodeon group. In 2012, Cannon created a sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew, produced by Cartoon Network Studios. At the end of 2012, he signed a deal with NBC Universal for producing scripted and non-scripted content for the network. In 2015 he was signed by Radio Shack as “Chief Creative Officer” in the hopes of pulling in a younger crowd. He has also endorsed brands like Honda.
Being a multi-hyphenate Cannon has produced works in various field and genres which is difficult to list out on a single page. He has never gone off the screen and was engaged in multiple films, shows and series. Some of his successful films include:
• Men in Black 2(2002)
• Love Don’t Cost A Thing(2003)
• Shall we Dance(2004)
• Monster House(2006)
• Goal II: Living the Dream(2007)
Some of his successful television shows include :
• The Nick Cannon Show(2002-03)
• Nick Cannon present: Wild n Out(2005-07,2013-present)
• America’s Got Talent(2009-17)
• Up All Night(2011)
• Incredible Crew(2013-14)
• Real Husband’s of Hollywood(2013-present)
• Brooklyn Nine-Nine(2014-15)
His comedy special Mr. Showbiz charted at top 3 in US Comedy and 66 in US R&B.
Though Mariah and Nick have ended their marriage but they are still going strong as ‘custody battle’ rumours were established by the media and Mariah had stood by her former husband by quoting ‘We will always remain a strong Family’. Considering the fact that we all the love Mr. Showbiz, Nick Cannon is finally bidding a farewell to the show which gave him immense love, America’s Got Talent.
It is now speculated that Ryan Seacrest is going to host the show. However, it is not all sad for Nick because he just became a dad again. His ex-girlfriend, Brittany Bell gave birth to their son and the former America’s Got Talent also stated that he always wanted to raise ‘five kids’ How adorable!
Nick is a man who comes with various innovative ideas. Nick now plans to take Wild N’ Out to Broadway and the name the franchise thought about is Wild N’ Out Live in Times Square. The concept is brand new and the audiences expect a lot from this celeb. The fans will always stand by him.