Nick Cannon told the L.A. Times that he generates at least $100 million a year. And that he earns more than $20 million per year just from hosting The Masked Singer.
Cannon grew up in Lincoln Park's Bay Vista Housing Projects in San Diego during the '80s. His parents were young. By age eleven, he was affiliated with the Lincoln Park Bloods but left the gang when he lost a close friend due to gang violence.
He was making all kinds of bad choices, like smoking weed, stealing, and throwing things at police cars. His mom sent him to North Carolina to live with his father. James Cannon started a public-access television show and became a televangelist.
After befriending Cannon, Foxx invited him to a comedy showcase called Laffapalooza in Atlanta, where he was spotted by an executive from Will Smith's company, Overbook Entertainment.
Cannon had two great mentors in his corner.
He struck up a friendship with Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, of Kenan and Kell. He then got a part in that show, and from there, among other things, got a gig as a staff writer and an acting role in All That.
In 2009, he took over as host of America's Got Talent, where he apparently earned a whopping $70,000 per episode.
In 2017, he handed over the hosting torch to Tyra Banks, and in 2019 became the host of The Masked Singer.