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Cheaper by the Dozen: Breaking Down Father of 12 Nick Cannon's Massive Net Worth

Nick Cannon has a lot of kids, and a lot of jobs. The entertainer has amassed an impressive net worth thanks to his decades long career.


May 6 2024, Published 2:19 p.m. ET

There’s no doubt Nick Cannon is one of the busiest men in Hollywood. The California native has been a staple in the entertainment industry for decades, and his career continues to flourish. His involvement in various projects has provided him with a substantial net worth, which he began building in the late 1990s.

Nick began performing stand-up comedy as a teenager and quickly garnered attention. This led to appearances on television shows like Nickelodeon's All That and Kenan & Kel.

His breakout role came with the 2002 film Drumline. He later starred in a string of movies, including Love Don’t Cost A Thing and Roll Bounce, further solidifying his status in the business. Since then, Nick’s career has exploded, and he’s been raking in cash.

Nick’s journey to financial success can be attributed to his diverse career portfolio spanning multiple entertainment sectors. Here is a breakdown of his net worth, which includes earnings from his acting career, television productions, and, surprisingly, his music endeavors.

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Nick Cannon attends a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz.

Nick Cannon boast an eight-figure net worth!

Nick Cannon's wealth has reached impressive heights thanks to his plethora of jobs. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nick's wealth comfortably stands at $50 million. This surge in wealth underscores his diverse career and various business ventures. The former Nickelodeon star has many roles but reportedly earns more than $20 million for hosting The Masked Singer alone (per Business Insider).

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Nick also makes a killing with his popular MTV show Wild ‘N Out, which first premiered in 2005. The television personality previously told Vibe that the hit comedy show has become a $500 million brand.

“I always knew how to operate from a business aspect and seeing an idea start from its conception to its fruition,” Nick said. “Now, with having this almost half-a-billion-dollar brand that I built.”

Beyond television, Nick has enjoyed a thriving music career. His 2003 self-titled debut album featured the hit single "Gigolo," which soared to the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Nick continued to put out music, though his later attempts saw wavering success.

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Nick Cannon performs at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's.

Nick Cannon

Television host, Producer, Rapper

Net worth: $50 Million

Nick Cannon is an actor, rapper, and television personality recognized for his roles in shows like "Wild 'n Out" and "America's Got Talent." Nick is also a proud father of 12, that he shares with six women, including Mariah Carey.

Birth name: Nicholas Scott Cannon

Birthday: October 8, 1980

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Education: Monte Vista High School

Spouse: ex-wife, Mariah Carey (divorced, 2015)

Kids: Monroe, Moroccan, Golden, Powerful, Zion, Zillion, Zen, Legendary, Onyx, Rise, Beautiful and Halo

Father: James Cannon

Mother: Beth Gardner

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Nick Cannon has a lot of kids — how much does he pay in child support?

Nick is arguably one of the most famous dads in Hollywood. He welcomed his first two children with Mariah Carey in 2011 and has not slowed down since. Nick has three children with Brittany Bell: sons Golden Sagon and Rise Messiah Cannon and daughter Powerful Queen.

Nick has twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir and a daughter, Beautiful Zeppelin, with Abby De La Rosa.

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Mariah Carey (L) and Nick Cannon arrive at their childrens birthday party at Disneyland on April 30, 2017.

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Additionally, he is a father to a son named Legendary Love, born to Selling Sunset star Bre Tiesi. In 2022, Nick welcomed his daughter, Onyx Ice Cole, with LaNisha Cole.

A few months later, he had a daughter, Halo Marie Cannon, with model Alyssa Scott. Tragically, Nick and Alyssa’s son Zen, born in June 2021, died from brain cancer at five months old.

Surprisingly, Nick does not pay child support for any of his 12 children. During an appearance on The Jason Lee Show, Nick revealed that he does not have any formal arrangement as he openly shares his fortune with his kids.

“It's funny because there was some narrative, like ‘Nick Cannon doesn’t pay child support.' What I was saying was the child support system that is run by the government,” he said, adding, “They can have whatever they want. My account is their account.”

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