Since then, Cannon has led a diverse — sometimes controversial — career as a comedian, rapper, director, writer, producer, and television host.
Read on to learn more about this dynamic American actor, including his early life, career timeline, and net worth.
Nick Cannon early years
Nicholas Scott Cannon was born in San Diego, California in 1980. He was raised by his grandfather in the Bay Vista Housing Project in Lincoln Bay. As a teenager, he joined a street gang called “Lincoln Park Bloods”, but parted ways with the group after the death of his close friend.
After graduating from Monte Vista High School, Cannon earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Administration of Justice at Howard University in Washington D.C.
Nick Cannon TV and music career
After moving to Hollywood, Cannon kicked off his entertainment career with stand-up comedy gigs at clubs like The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and The Comedy Store, in addition to performing standup on a cable access show. Meanwhile, his rap group, Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad, started to gain an audience as an opening act for performers like Will Smith and Montell Jordan.
In 1998, Cannon joined the sketch comedy show, All That. From there, Cannon would go on to host a number of TV shows like America’s Got Talent, The Masked Singer, and The Nick Cannon Show. In 2005, Cannon created, produced, and hosted the MTV hit improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out.
In addition to his work on television shows and movies, Cannon runs his own record label. He started the label “Can-I Ball-Records” in 2005, before replacing it with a new label, N’Credible Entertainment, in 2009.
Marriage to Mariah Carey
In 2008, Cannon married singer Mariah Carey. In 2011, the couple had fraternal twins: a daughter named Monroe and a son named Moroccan Scott. Cannon and Carey were married for six years before separating in 2014 and divorcing in 2016. After their divorce, sources say the couple sold their home in Los Angeles for $7 million.
In 2017, Cannon had a second son with model Brittany Bell, named Golden “Sagon” Cannon.
He is now considering a vasectomy after having his eight child.
Nick Cannon’s net worth
Cannon’s net worth is estimated at $20 million. Some sources question whether things number may change, however, following a controversial episode of his podcast, “Cannon’s Class”. During the episode, Cannon made comments that many considered antisemitic. In response to the remarks, ViacomCBS, the production company that aired Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out”, ended their relationship with Cannon.