Nick Cannon Net Worth, How Much He Earned Throughout His Career

Nick Cannon Net Worth

Nick Cannon began his career as a rapper and comedian.

He’s now become one of the greatest hosts on American television.

He gained more recognition worldwide while being a host on “America’s Got Talent”.

Obviously, His marriage with the most famous singer of all time, Mariah Carey, affected many more to his career.

Nowadays, Nick Cannon is not just a host, he’s also a writer, record producer, DJ, entrepreneur, rapper/singer, and TV personality.

As of this year, Nick Cannon Net Worth is estimated to be $50 million. So, how he build it?

Early Life

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Nicholas Scott Cannon was born in San Diego, California. It was on October 8, 1980.

He was raised by his grandfather, largely. He grew up in a gangland area near Southeast San Diego.

Cannon managed to elude the clutches after losing a close friend.

In 1998, Nick Cannon graduated from a High School in Spring Valley.

He was the president of the African Student Coalition in that school.

In his first spring break, Cannon performed a stand-up comedy act on a local cable access program own by his father.

Music Career

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The beginning of Nick Cannon’s career was related to music.

He formed a rap group called “Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad” with his friend. In 2001, He signed with a label “Jive Records”.

Cannon was featured alongside fellow rappers in a soundtrack of kid’s animation series “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”.

He released a debut single titled “Your Pops Don’t Like Me” in 2003.

Then in 2005, Nick Cannon formed a record label of his own “Can-I-Ball Records” followed by his second album release.

In 2009, Cannon formed a new label to replace the canceled old label “Can-I-Ball Records”.

The new label named N’Credible Entertainment.

In 2011, Nick Cannon released his debut mixtape under the new label entitled “Child of The Corn”.

From 2013 to 2016, he kept releasing more and more singles. Most of them are not quite impressive in the market.

Hosting Career

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It’s not gonna be complete when talking about Nick Cannon without talking about his career as a host.

Because it seems to be the highlight of his entire career.

Actually, Cannon began his career as a host when he created and produced a Comedy Series on MTV called “Wild ‘N Out” in 2005.

After hosting a few more shows on TV, He also appeared as the DJ on a show named “Bigger, Longer, And Wide Show” hosted by Ellen Degeneres.

His old show “Wild N’ Out” made its return in 2012 with the original cast.

The show was a hit and become the highest-rated show on MTV at that time.

Being a host “America’s Got Talent” was a huge step for his hosting career.

He served as the host from 2009 to 2016. He was replaced by Tyra Banks for the next season.

From 2009 to the present, he already hosted at least 7 shows.

His current hosting role is in the trending show “The Masked Singer”.

Other Ventures

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Besides hosting and rapping, Cannon has other ventures to add more money to earnings and Nick Cannon Net Worth.

Now, Nick Cannon is the chairman of TeenNick (A Pay TV Channel owned by Nickelodeon).

He’s also the development and creative consultant for Nickelodeon since 2009.

In 2012, Cannon announced that he signed with NBCUniversal to produce material for them.

In 2015, He was named as the Chier Creative Officer of RadioShack. He created some exclusive products for the store.

Nick Cannon serves as the CEO “Celebrity High” which is a popular teen magazine.

Besides business, he also did comedy tour in 2010. Then, he released his Stand Up Comedy performance video on iTunes.

Nick Cannon has appeared in a total of 25 movies. His first movie appearance was in 2000 “Whatever it Takes as the Chess Club Kid.

And, his last movie’s role was as Tarzan Brixton in “King of the Dancehall” 2016.

Awards and Achievements

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Throughout his career to present, Nick Cannon has received 24 nominations in 7 different awards.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Ensemble Of The Year for the movie “Bobby” in 2006’s Hollywood Film Festival. (shared with cast)
  • Nominated as Breakthrough Male Performance in 2003’s MTV Movie Awards for his performance in Drumline.
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2012’s NAACP Image Awards for the movie “Up All Night”
  • Nominated as the Best Reality Show Host in 2016’s Critics’ Choice Awards for hosting America’s Got Talent.
  • The Favorite Television Actor in 2002’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for his The Nick Cannon Show.

Achieving The Net Worth

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Cannon’s source of worth comes from his career as a Host, Actor, Businessman, Comedian, Producer, and Rapper.

He’s been doing great in the show business for over 20 years.

All of Cannon’s ventures accumulate his personal worth to reach $50 million.

Obviously, marrying Mariah Carey gave a huge impact to Cannon’s life, career, and also net worth.

Unfortunately, they got separated after having their third anniversary.

While he was a host in “America’s Got Talent”, he got paid for at least $70,000 per episode.

That’s why it’s easy for him to reach that amount of net worth.

Nick Cannon is not just rich, he’s very rich and he’s living it.

He owned three houses which are built on a large acre of land.

His $50 million net worth let him buy a bunch of lavish cars to collect.

The cars like Rolls Royce, Red Ferrari F430, and SUV Black Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, all of them suitable for his rich lifestyle.


Without a doubt, Nick Cannon can be named as one of the greatest hosts on Television.

He started his career as a rapper and comedian, ended up hosting a lot of programs.

His career and business are enough to fill up his earnings.

There’s still more to come from Nick Cannon since he’s now in a contract as a host in a trending show “The Masked Singer”.

The estimated Nick Cannon Net Worth is about $50 million.

If he can keep it up like this, his net worth will be significantly increased next year.