Nick Cannon is the ex-husband of Mariah Carey. Here are some facts you need to know about the star, what he does and his net worth.
Who is Nick Cannon
If you know Mariah Carey or Kevin Hart, then you surely know Nick Cannon. Cannon is a rapper, even though not the kind of rapper with smash hits and platinum albums. Eminem beats him on the rap game. However, Cannon is more of an actor, comedian, director, film producer, screenwriter, entrepreneur, radio and TV personality, and a record producer. In short, Cannon is everything that happens in Hollywood, and the former husband of Mariah Carey. Cannon began appearing on TV when he was a teenager and featured on “All That.” Nick Cannon is 37 years old and was born in San Diego, California. Cannon was raised by his grandfather, the father of his father. Both Cannon and his biological father used to call his grandfather ‘dad.’ Cannon grew up in the projects. He was raised in Lincoln Park’s Bay Vista Housing Projects, where there are some notorious gangs. Nick Cannon was affiliated with “Lincoln Park Bloods” street gang, but after he saw his close friend die. Cannon’s first break came when he had a platform to perform as a stand-up comedian. His father had a local access program. Cannon lived in Augusta before filming Drumline which made him famous and opened ways for him.
Cannon Has His Own Show
“Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N Out” is comedy TV series created and hosted by Nick Cannon Himself. It premiered in July 2005 on MTV and then was moved to MTV2 from 2013 to 2016 after MTV2 announced that the show would be redeemed for in 2013 after a 6-year hiatus. The show gave a lot of existing and upcoming stars a platform. The show had over a million viewers and became the highest-rated telecast in MTV’s history. The eighth season premiered in August 2016. “Wild N Out” season nine premiered on June 2017, and it was filmed back in New York, and also the same colors the team used before were returned. The good thing about the Cannon’s show is they bring the celebrities on board and make the show pretty entertaining.
Nick Cannon as Alvin the Nerd
Before Nick Cannon had come up with “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N Out,” he had landed a role in a comedy movie called “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” Troy Beyer wrote and directed the movie. Alongside Cannon, the movie stared Christina Milian, Steve Harvey, Kall Penn and Kenan Thompson. “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” was the remake of a 1987 movie called “Can’t Buy Me, Love.” The movie tells the story of Alvin Johnson (Cannon) who is very intelligent and is being considered for a GM scholarship as he is gifted in designing engines. He wants to hang out with Paris Morgan, and therefore when she damages her mother’s car, Alvin asks Paris to date him for two weeks for him to repair the car. The movie did well at the box office and ranked fourth on box office.
Nick Cannon Hits at AGT Directors
On February this year, Nick Cannon had a bitter fall out with “America’s Got Talent.” Cannon posted a lengthy post on Facebook saying that he wouldn’t return to the show after the executives threatened to sack him over a racial joke he made while on Showtime. Cannon also expressed his anger after hearing that the directors of “America’s Got Talent” had said that his joke breached their contract and stated that nothing would bring him to his knees. Afterwards, Cannon was interviewed by Howard Stern, and he told him that he wasn’t worried and didn’t care about the reaction from his Showtime special. Cannon added that if AGT fired him, he would sue and create a new controversy. After Howard asked Cannon if he was afraid that the AGT white money would probably dry up, Cannon answered that NBC disliked black people! Cannon was the longest-serving judge on “America’s Got Talent” from 2009 to 2016. Cannon was active from season 4 to season 11 when the directors of the show decided to sack him claiming that he was ruining their brand after he made a racial joke. Season 12 kicked off recently and behind the table are Tyra Banks, Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell.
He was the Husband of Mariah Carey
Cannon married Mariah Carey in April 2008. The wedding took place at Carey’s private estate. Carey gave birth to fraternal twins on their third anniversary. After six years of marriage, Cannon became the ex-husband of Mariah Carey and shortly after living Carey, Cannon dated Brittany Bell. There was a time when Eminem took shots at Nick Cannon when he was still the husband of Mariah Carey. Eminem also dissed Carey to respond to Carey’s “Obsessed” lyrics. As Carey’s husband, Cannon protected his woman Carey and dissed Eminem. Cannon reacted through his two songs “I’m a Slick Rick and “Warning Remix.” However, Cannon was not a better rapper than Eminem.
His Net Worth
Nick Cannon has a net worth of $50 million. Her ex-wife Mariah Carey has a net worth of $535 million. That’s almost 11 times of Nick Cannon’s net worth. Cannon has earned her wealth through performance, acting and hosting.
Regardless of what happened, Cannon’s attitude might have cost her marriage and made her the ex-husband of Mariah. Cannon was one of the luckiest men in Hollywood to date the and eventually marry the most beautiful and successful women but like they say, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” He perhaps learned a lesson, but he has kids with the singer that he will remain their father.