Kid Cudi net worth: How much is the American rapper worth today and how did he become wealthy and successful? This is what we know
Kid Cudi is an American singer, rapper, record producer, and actor who hails from Cleveland, Ohio. His style of music has amassed him a huge fan base. He gained mainstream attention after his first full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Kudi captured the attention of American rapper Kanye West who signed him to his G.O.O.D Music label in 2008. Kid Cudi originality and creativity have earned him a good amount of fortune and his net worth currently stands at $5 million.
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Music|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1984|
Born as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi on January 30, 1984, in Cleveland, Ohio to Elsie Harriet and Lindberg Styles Mescudi. He is the last of four children of his parents. He grew up in Shaker Heights and Solon. Kid Cudi attended Shaker Heights High School and then Solon High School where he got expelled for threatening to punch his principal in the face. He got admitted to study at the University of Toledo but dropped out after a year. Growing up wasn’t easy for him, he lost his father to cancer when he was 11-years-old. The death of his father had a strong effect oh his personality, he struggled with several addictions which include addiction to Marijuana, alcohol, and drugs.
Kid Cuda loved music growing up. He started doing rap and writing lyrics when he was a teen. He drew inspiration from the likes of Pharcyde, and A Tribe Called Quest. In July 2008, he moved to New York to further his career in music and there he released his debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi. The mixtape featured hit single ‘Day ‘N’ Night’ which landed the #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The success of his mixtape gave him an opportunity to sign for G.O.O.D Music label the same year. The following year, Kid Cudi released his debut studio album titled, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.
The album got certified Gold in the US and featured guest appearances from rapper Common and Ratatat. Since then, Cudi has released six studio albums which include, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr Rager (2010), and Indicud (2013). His sixth album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ which released in December 2016, Cudi collaborated with big names like Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, David Guetta, and Jay Z. He went on a tour in 2017 which turned out successful. He formed a duo known as ‘Kids See Ghost’ with rapper Kanye West in 2018. In June 2018, he and Kanye produced an album with the same name, Kids See Ghost.
Music aside, Kid has also made several television appearances in his career. He made his debut appearance in an episode of the TV series, One Tree Hill in 2010. He also starred as “Domingo Dean” in the HBO comedy-drama, How to Make It in America. Other television appearances include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Talking Dead. He starred as the twisted killer in the 2011 short film, Maniac. He featured in movies such as Goodbye World (2013) with Adrian Grenier, Need for Speed (2014) with Aaron Paul and Entourage (2015) with Kevin Connolly.
Cudi has been indifferent to relationships in his life. He is currently in a relationship with Michelle Trachtenberg, they started dating since 2014. The two seem pretty happy with each other there are no rumours about a split or break up in their relationship.
However, before Michelle, Cudi had dated many celebs such as Amanda Bynes in 2010, Jamie Baratta (2009 – 2012), Mariel Haenn (2012 – 2013) and Stekka Maeve (2013). He’s also a father. Cudi has a daughter named Vada Wamwene Mescudi whom he had from an unspecified relationship. He had a legal battle with the mother of his daughter over the custody of the child in 2012.
Net Worth of Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi has a net worth of $5 million as of 2019. There is no information regarding his salary yet. He earned his fortune from his successful career in the entertainment industry which includes his music as well as his acting roles both on TV series and in movies.
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Kid Cudi Awards and Achievements
Since he came into the limelight, Kid Cudi has received 23 Nominations and has won 3 awards. He won a Beatport Music Award and an Urban Music Award in 2009 for Day ‘n’ Nite (Crookers Remix)”. He also won a Grammy Award in 2012 for “All of the Lights”.