Nick Cannon has made many wise business moves. 

And, he views his big family – a family which consists of six children – as his reward for all his hard work.

“I come from a big family, I have several siblings, being raised in an unorthodox family by my grandparents at times, I’ve experienced such a wide range of upbringing that I have such a love and passion for kids and family. I want a big family too,” he said to The New York Daily News. “The Lord has blessed me with what I asked.”

From his start as a child actor to his current role as a host and entrepreneur, Nick Cannon has made sacrifices from a very young age. And these sacrifices have more than paid off for him — and his family.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cannon’s six children stand to inherit his $30 million fortune, as of this writing. And despite the fact that he’s viewed by some as “corny,” the reality is, he’s quite well-paid for the things he does. In addition to his extensive acting and producing resumé, Cannon has invested his money in real estate, different business ventures, and even a charity.

In other words, he handles his business.

Let’s take a look at how he does.

Editorial note: This listicle was updated on December 7, 2021, following the announcement of the untimely death of Zen Cannon, 5 months, from a malignant brain tumor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cannon family during this difficult time.

Back to School Product Line

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Though no longer in production, Nick Cannon once had a very successful back-to-school product line.

NCredible Entertainment

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Most of Nick Cannon’s success came through his extensive film and television career. Ever since he broke through into the mainstream with “Drumline,” he’s been steadily working. Through NCredible Entertainment — which landed him on the Crain’s List of 40 under 40 more than 10 years ago — he’s brokered deals with the likes of NBC. He’s also released music on the NCredible imprint, most notably “The Invitation,” a diss track against Eminem (Arguably, he really shouldn’t have).

Nick Cannon Ties

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Though once exclusively carried at Macy’s, Nick Cannon Ties are now available anywhere ties are sold.

Real Estate

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In April 2009, when he was still married to Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon purchased a home in Bel Aire, CA, for $6.975 million. When they divorced, they sold the home for $9 million, according to Variety.

But that wasn’t his first real estate purchase. Back in 2002, he purchased a newly-built property near Otay Ranch in San Diego, CA. According to The Los Angeles Times, he sold that home in May 2019 for more than $600,000 — earning about $182,000 in profit.

In 2015, after Cannon and Carey divorced, he moved to Saddle River, NJ, where he’s currently renting a mansion with two acres worth of property for $11,000 a month. According to TMZ, he currently has the option to buy the home for $3 million.


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Did you know that Nick Cannon runs his own charity? According to the Nick Cannon Foundation’s official website, “The Nick Cannon Foundation has translated its vision – a community in which all residents have the opportunity for a high quality of life – into four community-impact objectives.” Their focus is on lupus awareness and basic human needs, social justice, entrepreneurship and leadership.