Kid Cudi Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Girlfriend

Kid Cudi Net Worth 

Kid Cudi has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He is an American rapper and actor best known for his ‘new wave’ of rap music which has inspired a lot of other artists, including Kanye West. He entered the American hip hop and rap music scene with his first mixtape, ‘A Kid Named Cudi,’ in 2008.’ By then, Kid Cudi has earned millions from album sales, concerts and music streaming. 

Kanye listened to Kid’s music and was immediately driven to get in touch with him. Soon, Kanye signed Kid for his label, ‘GOOD Music,’ and this gave a major boost to Kid’s career. Kid began as a rapper, but also ventured into song-writing, music production, video direction, and acting, acing each aspect of the entertainment industry.

In 2008, he released his first single, ‘Day ‘n’ Nite,’ and announced his grand arrival, with a spot among the top five tracks on the ‘Billboard’ charts. The following year, he released his debut album, ‘Man on the Moon: The End of the Day.’ The album received a ‘Gold’ certification by RIAA.

Since then, Cudi has released five more studio albums and has proved to be one of the most successful musicians of this generation. He has redefined an entire genre.

He has also acted in some popular TV series and films, such as ‘Need for Speed’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine–Nine.’

To calculate the net worth of Kid Cudi, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Kid Cudi
Net Worth: $20 Million
Monthly Salary: $500 Thousand
Annual Income: $10 Million
Source of Wealth: Actor, Record producer, Rapper, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film Score Composer

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Early Life

Kid Cudi was born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi on January 30, 1984, in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in a middle-class family as the youngest of four children. Elsie Harriet, his mother, was a middle-school teacher, and Lindberg Styles Mescudi, his father, was a house painter and a war veteran.

Kid had a difficult childhood because his parents fought over trivial matters. Kid’s father died of cancer when he was a teenager. This had a significant psychological impact on him, but music proved to be an effective savior. However, his father’s death sent him into a deep depression.

Kid went to ‘Shaker Heights High School,’ and then to ‘Solon High School.’ While he was fairly disciplined in his early years, as he approached his senior years, he became more aggressive.

He began fighting and was expelled from school for threatening to punch the principal. He did, however, gain admission to the ‘University of Toledo’ as a film student, though he dropped out after a year.

While he enjoyed music, he was not interested in making a career out of it, preferring to be a filmmaker. His shaky police record kept him from joining the navy.

He started out doing odd jobs before deciding to pursue a career in music. He began rapping for fun after graduating from high school.

In 2008, he released his first single, Day ‘n’ Nite,’ followed by the mixtape ‘A Kid Named Cudi,’ which caught Kanye West’s attention. Kanye was looking for ideas for his next album and was captivated by Kid’s emotional approach to music. Day ‘n’ Nite peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Kanye West is known for mentoring many new artists, and he hired Kid to work on his album ‘808s & Heartbreak.’ Kid was a co-writer and vocalist on the album’s singles, including “Welcome to Heartbreak” and “Heartless.” Kanye’s most successful album to date, and Kid rose to prominence at a young age.

Leading publications such as ‘Rolling Stone’ and ‘The Source’ identified him as an artist to watch, and he was also given the opportunity to work on Jay-album Z’s ‘The Blueprint 3.’ The 2008 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ were his first foray into mainstream fame, and he soon found himself working with Kanye West’s label, ‘GOOD Music.’

Following his initial success, Kid Cudi collaborated with many artists, including Solange and Snoop Dogg. For the teaser soundtrack of the film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,’ he released the song ‘Sky Might Fall.’

In September 2009, he released the album Man on the Moon: The End of Day, which was a huge success, selling over a million copies in its first week. The album debuted in the top five on several music charts and went double platinum. Soon after, Kid announced upcoming collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Clipse, 50 Cent, and Travis Baker.

‘Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,’ his second album, was released in November 2010. The lead single, ‘Erase Me,’ was produced in collaboration with Kanye West and was a commercial success. His collaboration with Kanye lasted a few more years, during which time the duo appeared on Kanye’s singles and on his collaborative album with Jay-Z, ‘Watch the Throne.’

Kid Cudi was making his own waves in the industry, but some felt he was mostly operating in Kanye’s shadow. While Kanye claimed that Kid was an inspiration for his music, Kid desired his own identity, which led to a minor feud with his mentor.

Kid released his third studio album, ‘Indicud,’ in mid-2012, which was also his final venture under Kanye’s tutelage. Kid officially announced in 2013 that he was leaving Kanye’s ‘GOOD Music,’ but he also stated that Kanye would always be his “big brother.” Kid then established his own label, ‘Wicked Awesome Records,’ in response to that announcement.

Kid Cudi released an extended play (EP) titled ‘Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon’ exclusively for the retail market in February 2014. The album was a success, peaking at number four on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. He heavily promoted his album across multiple platforms.

In the meantime, he contributed to the soundtrack of the film ‘Need for Speed’ and created the short film ‘Balmain Jeans.’

By late 2015, his next album, ‘Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven,’ was out in stores and writing some brand new success stories. His much-publicized ‘Especial Tour’ was canceled due to his personal problems.

Kid Cudi released another album in 2016, ‘Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin,’ which promised to be a sure-fire success even before its release due to the hype surrounding it. Rumors of his feud with Kanye were allayed when a song featuring both of them was leaked on social media.

Kid went on tour in 2017, and it was a huge success. Kid gradually slowed down on music, limiting himself to collaborations.

Kid has also dabbled in acting, appearing in shows such as ‘The Cleveland Show,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine,’ ‘Scorpion,’ and ‘Talking Dead.’ Among his film credits are ‘Maniac,’ ‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Meadowland,’ and ‘Drunk Parents.’

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Personal Life & Girlfriend

Kid Cudi has largely remained a divisive figure, as have many of his contemporaries. He is an extremely emotional person, and his music reflects this.

His friendship with Kanye West has had its ups and downs. Kid looked up to Kanye as an older brother because he helped launch Kid to national prominence. They have, however, had their own feuds, which they have always resolved quickly out of respect for one another.

In 2009, Kudi was said to have dated attorney Jamie Baratta. They did, however, split up in 2012. Vada Wamwene Mescudi, Kudi’s first daughter, was born in 2010.

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