Nick Cannon is an American actor, comedian, rapper, television host and producer.
He began his career as a teenager, performing stand-up comedy and appearing on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series, All That, in the late 1990s.
Cannon went on to host his own shows, including The Nick Cannon Show and Wild ‘N Out which became popular with audiences.
He has also acted in films such as Drumline, Love Don’t Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce, and has appeared on television shows like Real Husbands of Hollywood and America’s Got Talent.
Cannon has released several albums as a rapper, including his debut album, Nick Cannon, in 2003.
In addition to his entertainment career, he is also known for his philanthropic work.
Cannon founded the Nick Cannon Foundation, which provides educational opportunities and resources to underprivileged youth.
He has also been involved in various charitable organizations, including St. Mary’s Hospital for Children and Feeding America.
Nick Cannon early life and education
Cannon was born on October 8, 1980, in San Diego, California, and grew up in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood in Southeast San Diego, and was raised by his paternal grandfather.
His father was absent from his life, and his mother struggled with mental illness.
Cannon attended Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, California, where he was an excellent student and an active member of the school’s music and drama programs.
He graduated in 1998 and went on to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he studied television and film production.
While at Howard, Cannon began performing stand-up comedy and hosting a local radio show.
He also landed his first television role on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, All That, in 1998.
Cannon left Howard University after two years to pursue his entertainment career full-time.
Despite not completing his degree, he has continued to be involved in education and philanthropy.
Cannon has established the Nick Cannon Foundation, which provides scholarships and educational opportunities to underprivileged youth.
He has also served as a spokesperson for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger campaign, which aims to combat hunger in America.
Nick Cannon net worth
Cannon has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
How does Nick Cannon spend his money?
Cannon is reportedly paid more than $20 million for hosting The Masked Singer.
He also hosted America’s Got Talent for eight seasons from 2009 to 2016, making $70,000 per episode.
Cannon has also built a business empire over the years; he is the founder and CEO of N’Credible Entertainment, which produces TV shows, films and music.
He also has his own radio show, Nick Cannon Mornings, on Power 106 in Los Angeles.
Further, he has made money from real estate deals. He and his ex-wife Mariah Carey sold their Bel Air mansion for $9 million, which they purchased for $7 million.
Nick Cannon career
Cannon began his career as a teenager, performing stand-up comedy at various venues in Los Angeles.
He gained national attention in the late 1990s as a cast member on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That and later as the host of the network’s game show, Wild ‘N Out.
Cannon’s acting career began in the early 2000s with roles in films such as Drumline and Love Don’t Cost a Thing.
In addition to his acting work, he has released several albums as a rapper and has hosted numerous television shows, including America’s Got Talent, The Masked Singer and Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out.
Cannon is also a successful producer, having produced several films and television shows, including the film Drumline: A New Beat and the television series TeenNick Top 10 and Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon.
He is the founder of Ncredible Entertainment, a multimedia company that produces music, television, film and digital content.