Born Billionaires: The Cannon Family Is Among The Richest In America Story

Humble beginnings or trust fund baby? Celebrities come from all walks of life. It's nice to hear rags-to-riches stories about celebrities who were able to pave their own path to success and live the dream.

But some stars came from privileged backgrounds and still managed to use their talents to build their wealth.

Nick Cannon may be the most interesting celebrity story because Nick wasn't born into wealth. But both he and his father are now separately millionaires.  Nick was raised by his paternal grandparents when his parents divorced.

He grew up in housing projects in a rough neighborhood while his father, James, moved to another state.

Eventually, James Cannon started a public access television show and became a televangelist. James is now also a millionaire and has a net worth of $8 million.

The first time that Nick performed stand-up was on his father's evangelical television show when he was eight years old. After that, he was determined to make it his career.

“I was 16 years old, driving to LA, sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.” Today Nick is a successful television host, rapper, actor, comedian, and executive producer. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

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