Ever wondered how much the famous rapper, Kid Cudi, makes? Then you’ve come to the right place.
The following article takes a look at the Hip-hop icon’s net worth and much more:
What is the estimated net worth of Kid Cudi?
Kid Cudi is an acclaimed American hip-hop artist and actor who has an estimated net worth of $16 million. He has been well-known for inspiring many rappers and alternative music acts. His single sales have exceeded 5.2 million in digital format, and he has collaborated with numerous famous musicians, including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, MGMT, Snoop Dogg, and Michael Bolton.
The category of the Richest Celebrities contains the subcategory of Rappers, one of whom is estimated to have a net worth of $16 million. Born on January 30th, 1984 in Cleveland, Kid Cudi is a 39-year-old male who stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m). His professions vary, including that of actor, record producer, rapper, guitarist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, film producer, and film score composer. He is of American nationality.
Young Years of Kid Cudi
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, more commonly known as Kid Cudi, came into the world on January 30, 1984, in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was the youngest of four children born to parents Elise and Lindberg Mescudi.
Tragically, his father passed away from cancer when Cudi was only 11, a trauma that left a lasting impression on him and his music. He began his education at Shaker Heights High School but was later moved to Solon High School. Cudi was eventually expelled from school for threatening to hit the principal and went on to get his GED.
Venturing into Music
A foray into music is something that many people have found to be a rewarding experience. For some, it is a way to express themselves and connect with others. For others, it is a way to make a living and share their art with the world.
When Cudi was still in high school, he started to rap and eventually moved to Brooklyn to live with his uncle, with the single goal of becoming a rapper. In 2008, his debut musical project was put out, a mix tape called “A Kid Named Cudi,” which eventually caught the attention of Kanye West. This led to West signing Cudi to his GOOD Music label, with Cudi then began to write songs and appear on other artists’ tracks. His first television appearance was at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and he was widely spoken of as an artist to watch out for in the likes of Rolling Stone magazine.
Musical Carrer of Kid Cudi
In 2009, Kid Cudi unveiled his first album, “Man on the Moon: The End of the Day”, with its single “Day ‘n’ Nite” becoming a smash hit across the globe and peaking in the top five of the Billboard charts and the album itself being certified double platinum by the RIAA. He then released his second album “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager” in 2010, which topped the US Rap and US R&B charts at #1 and the Billboard 200 chart at #3. In 2012, Cudi and Dot da Genius formed the rock band WZRD and their debut album hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. The same year, Cudi won his first Grammy award for Best Rap Performance for the song “All of the Lights”.
Kid Cudi’s solo album “Indicud” topped the US rap R&B chart and placed #2 on the Billboard 200. The next year, ”Satellite Flight: The Journey to the Mother Moon” reached #2 and #4 on the US rap and R&B charts and Billboard respectively. “Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven” was released in 2015 and “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin” in 2016.
Pursuing an Acting Career
In 2010, Kid Cudi made his debut as an actor in the TV drama “One Tree Hill.” He performed his single “Erase Me” in the episode. He then started in the HBO comedy “How to make it in America” for two seasons until its 2012 cancelation.
In 2010, Shia LaBeouf directed “Maniac,” a short film starring Kid Cudi and Cage as French-speaking serial killers. Two years later, Cudi was the lead in the independent romantic comedy “Two Night Stand”. Also, he starred in the indie thriller “Tacoma” alongside Patricia Clarkson. In 2013, the rapper made a guest appearance on FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and co-starred with Adrian Grenier in “Goodbye World.” He made his feature film debut in “Need for Speed” and was subsequently cast in the CBS show “Scorpion.” Additionally, it was announced in February 2014 that he would be participating in the movie adaptation of “Entourage.”
In April 2014, Cudi was involved in both actings and composing the musical score for “James White” with Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon. His first role as a villain was in “Vincent N Roxxy” in January 2015 along with Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz. In 2019, he had small parts in “Drunk Parents,” “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” His upcoming appearances are in “Dreamland” and “We Are Who We Are” on HBO.
Cudi had begun a cyclic relationship with entertainment lawyer Jamie Baratta in 2009. Also, the couple was quite famous in the music world.
In 2010, Cudi became the father of Vada Wamwene Mescudi. Subsequently in 2012, he was involved in a custody dispute with his daughter’s mother. It was alleged that he was an irresponsible parent and had a “long history of consistent drug and alcohol abuse”. Cudi and his lawyer refuted these claims, saying Cudi had passed a Voluntary drug test and was supporting his daughter. The conditions of the custody agreement had not been made public. As a result, Cudi purchased a house in Chicago to be able to be near his daughter.
Last summer, Kid Cudi purchased a $7.7 million residence in Calabasas, California. It is a 9,000-square-foot home situated on 11.5 acres in a private community.