Nick Cannon Biography

Updated On Jul 24, 2018 Published On Nov 10, 2015
Facts of Nick Cannon
Date of Birth: 1980 , October-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Nick Cannon
Birth Name Nicholas Scott Cannon
Father James Cannon
Mother Beth Gardner
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City San Diego, California
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $50 million
Salary $10 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 78 kg
Married Yes
Married to Mariah Carey (m. 2008)
Children Monroe Cannon, Moroccan Scott Cannon, Golden "Sagon" Cannon
Divorce Mariah Carey (m. 2015)
Education Santa Monica College, Monte Vista High School
Awards Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Drumline 2002
TV Show Wild 'n Out Since 2005
Siblings Gabriel Cannon
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The American singer, comedian, television, radio host, and producer Nick Cannon who was born on October 8, 1980, in San Diego, California, USA is famed for his appearance in the TV show America's Got Talent, The Nick Cannon Show, and Wild 'N Out

The multitalented actor was born as Nicholas Scott Cannon to parents, mother Beth Gardener, and father, James Cannon. His mother was an accountant where has his father was a motivational televangelist. 

As a kid, Nick was brought up by his paternal grandfather in Lincoln Park's Bay Vista Housing Projects. Nick had been affiliated with a street gang in the past but, according to him, he left the gang because he lost one of his closest friends during his affiliations.

Career-wise, Nick Cannon started his professional life with his stand up comedy on his father's cable program. As he was always into rapping, Nick formed the rap group called Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad with his friend Steve Groves

The rappers' first debut album was self-titled and was released in 2003. The year 2005 saw Cannon forming his record label, Can-I-Ball Records, which released his second studio album in the same year. 

In 2009, Nick came up with another label called N'Credible Entertainment after canceling his old label. On 6 December 2011, Cannon released his debut mixtape called Child of the Corn. In 2013, he had other singles, Me Sexy and later he also announced that he was working on a new second studio album called White People Party Music. The album collaborated with artists like Afrojack, Pitbull, Future, and Polow da Don

November 16, 2016, saw the release of his second mixtape The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story. The December of the same year was the release date of Nick's single called Hold On

Apart from the music industry, Nick has been involved with a lot of other ventures. He has been a remarkable persona in the hosting industry. The rapper has been hosting since 2005. Until now, he has hosted MTV improv, Nickelodeon's 2005 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon HALO Awards, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, and so on. 

Also, see: Nick Cannon and Lele Pons Are Set To Host Teen Choice Awards 2018

During his hosting career, the rapper has worked with a lot of high-profile names such as Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, LeBron James, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Rowland. The rapper also hosted America's Got Talent till 2016. He was with the show since 2009 but left the show due to some creative differences. His place in AGT was taken by the American actress Tyra Lynne Banks

Besides, Nick Cannon is also the chairman of the Nickelodeon-owned Teen Nick channel. He is also the creative consultant of the network since 2009. The rapper is also an actor as he has appeared in a lot of movies and TV shows. 

Throughout his career, Nick has been nominated in a lot of awards and accolades but, the singer cum actor has not won many. He has won awards such as Ensemble of the Year, Favorite Television Actor, and the NAACP Outstanding Supporting Actor

The 37 years' old rapper cum actor has been married in his life. The man was married to his wife Mariah Carey on April 30th, 2008. They walked down the aisle on the Windermere Island in The Bahamas at Mariah Carey's private estate. 

The couple gave birth to fraternal twins on the third anniversary of the couple. Carey gave birth of daughter Monroe and son Moroccan Scott. The names of their children are both meaningful as their daughter Monroe is named after the iconic Marilyn Monroe and their son Moroccan was named such because, Nick asked his girlfriend, Mariah, to marry him on her Moroccan-style room. 

Despite their 6 years long relationship and bearing two children, the couple decided to get separated. Carey filed for divorce in 2014 but, it wasn't finalized until 2016. Nick didn't want to get divorced but, he had to sign the divorce files. 

After that, he was in a relationship with Brittany Bell for around a year or so. On February 21, 2017, he and his girlfriend gave birth to a child, a son Golden "Sagon" Cannon. But, their relationship took a turn and they broke up. 

Later, the actor cum rapper was rumored to date Nicole Mitchell Murphy the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy. But, their relationship didn't surface from their own lips. After Nicole, Nick was again in rumored to have been dating Jessica White, Heidi Klum, Sherise Cromwell, Jena Frumes, and Rozonda Thomas

His most recent involvement includes him dating with the beautiful Lanisha Cole. They are thought to date since 2017 but are rumored to have been separated. With no clue as to his dating rumors, it's safe to say that the actor is currently single. 

Currently, the singer is living with his three children and is focusing more on his professional career rather than on such personal attractions.  

The young rapper Nick Cannon has an estimated net worth of around a whopping $50 million. And, as for his salary, Nick earns as much as $10 million per year from his career. Some years ago, the American personality was thought to have an estimated $20 million as his total net worth and around $70K as his total salary.

Within a span of some years, the net worth of Nick Cannon rose from $20 million to a whopping $50 million making the net worth raised being $30 million. The same thing happened to his salary which was $70K per year, but now he earns $10 million per years as his salary. 

Nick is the proud owner of his Rolls Royce Phantom DropHead Coupe. The singer purchased the car for a whopping $452K. He also had a brand named Ncredible Headphones, which was sold off for around $30 million. Cannon also owns a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, which costs approximately $110,000

Besides that, Nick also loves supercars so, he has bought a Ferrari car with the model number Ferrari F430. The car costs approximately around $188,000 in the US Market. 

Cannon donates much of his time to the charitable organization and he runs his own charity named the Nicholas Scott Cannon foundation

The rapper is highly active on his social media profile such as Instagram and Twitter accounts. On his Instagram, Nick has around 2.2 million followers while his followers on Twitter outlasted Instagram with more than 2 million followers as his Twitter has around 4.81 million followers. 

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Born in San Diego, California

October 8 , 1980

The multi-talented celebrity Nick Cannon was born in San Diego, California, USA. His mother Beth Gardener, an accountant and father James Cannon, a motivational televangelist. His parents got divorced when he was young. He is an American by nationality.

Married to Mariah Carey

April 30 , 2008

Nick Cannon is a married man. He got married with Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008. Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and an actress. Mariah Carey is 11 years older than nick. They had two children together.

Twins Child, Monroe and Moraccon

April 30 , 2011

He became father for first time in 2011. They together welcomed their twin’s child a daughter and a son. They named the daughter Monroe Cannon after the name of Marilyn Monroe and named son Morracon Scott. They are four years old now.

Divorced with Mariah Carey

2016

After six years of married life, Nick and Mariah dissolved their married. According to some sources they had been living apart for several months before getting divorced.

Began his career in Music

1999

Nick Cannon began his music at the early teenage age. He formed a rap group Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad with his friend Steve Groves. He released the self-titled album in 2003. He has also engaged in several musical projects.

Won Hollywood Film Festival

2001

Nick Cannon has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. He won the Hollywood Film Festival Awards twice in 2001 and in 2006 for favorite television actor and ensemble for the year respectively. 

Won NACCP Image Awards

2012

The multi-talented Nick Cannon has also been honored with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards in 2012. He has received this award in the category of outstanding supporting actor for his role in Up All Night

Began his career in Television

1997

When he was seventeen, he became the youngest staff writer in the television for his work in young sketch comedy series. His television shows like America’s got talent, nickelodeon, wild n out and many more are very popular program of him.

Graduated from Monte Vista High School

1998

Nick Cannon completed his graduation from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, California. When he was in his school days at the age of eight, he started playing several music instruments and at the very young age he worked for comedy club.