Multi-talented celebrity Nick Cannon is known for being around in the entertainment industry since he was a teenager. But he remains one of the most credible stars in Hollywood today.
The 40-year-old comedian, rapper, actor, and TV host is currently busy hosting “The Masked Singer,” but he had plenty of equally successful hosting and acting gigs over the years. No wonder Cannon has an estimated net worth amounting to $50 million. With all his talents, the successful star is expected to earn more money and boost his popularity as his career progresses.
Nick Cannon: Early Life
Cannon had a rough childhood before reaching his success. Born in San Diego, California, on the 8th of October 1980, he grew up mostly raised by his grandfather on his father’s side after his biological parents divorced. Both he and his father call his grandfather “dad.”
He spent his childhood at the Bay Vista Housing Projects in Lincoln Park. His neighborhood is one of the gang-infested areas in Southeast San Diego. He used to be a member of the dangerous street gang called “Lincoln Park Bloods” but opted to leave after one of his close friends died. He finished high school in nearby Spring Valley’s Monte Vista High School, where his schoolmates elected him as the president of the campus’ African Student Coalition. He had his first-ever break in the stand-up type of comedy scene through the locally-aired cable access program of his father.
Nick Cannon: Road To Success
In 1999, Cannon began his musical career after forming a rising rap group called “Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad.” The rap trio opened for several best-selling celebrities like 98 Degrees, LFO, and actor-rapper Will Smith. His solo career began in 2001, after signing with Sony’s Jive Records. He was able to release his self-titled studio debut album back in 2003.
In 2005, the rapper established his record label, which he dubbed Can-I-Ball Records. He initially wanted to release his sophomore studio album called “Stages” before the end of the year, but it did not prosper because of his budding acting career. He launched another record label called N’Credible Entertainment in 2009. By 2011, he released his first mixtape titled “Child of the Corn” then followed it with 2016’s “The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story.”
Cannon started hosting the improv comedy show “Wild’ N Out” that aired on MTV in 2005. He also created and produced the show. During the same year, he was tapped by Nickelodeon to host the slime stunt at the Kids’ Choice Awards. Some of his other highly-successful hosting stints include “America’s Got Talent.” the “TeenNick Top 10,” and “Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon.” He has also hosted the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade annually since 2009.
Aside from music and TV, Cannon also made a name for himself on the big screen. He appeared in several movies like 2002’s “Men in Black II,” 2003’s “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” and 2016’s “King of the Dancehall,” which he also directed.
Nick Cannon: Other Ventures
Cannon is currently the chairman of Nickelodeon’s TeenNick and served as Nickelodeon’s creative consultant since 2009. RadioShack also tapped him to become its Chief Creative Officer in 2015.
The actor, singer, and TV host can also add “radio host” in his long list of titles. He hosted a morning show under 92.3 NOW FM in New York.
Nick Cannon is definitely someone with plenty of different talents to showcase, making him a favorite by different production companies in Hollywood. Because of his hard work, no one can question how he managed to earn $50 million throughout his career.