Kid Cudi has a net worth of $16 million dollars as an American hip-hop recording artist and actor. He’s been credited with influencing a slew of hip-hop and alternative artists. Kid Cudi has collaborated with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, MGMT, Snoop Dogg, and Michael Bolton, selling over 5.2 million digital singles.
Kid Cudi was born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Ohio on January 30, 1984. He is the youngest of Elise and Lindberg Mescudi’s four children. Cudi’s father died of cancer when he was 11 years old, and his death left an indelible mark on his personality and, as a result, his music. He spent two years at Shaker Heights High School before moving to Solon High School. After being expelled from school for threatening to hit his principal, he went on to get his GED. Cudi attended the University of Toledo to study cinema before leaving out after a year to join the US Navy, but was turned down owing to his youth criminal record.
Cudi began rapping in high school and then relocated to Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a rapper, where he lived with his uncle. In 2008, he released his debut full-length album, “A Kid Named Cudi,” a mix tape that drew the attention of Kanye West. Cudi was signed to West’s GOOD Music label, and he began creating songs and appearing on other artists’ albums. Kid Cudi had his debut appearance on television at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and he was marketed as an artist to watch in publications like as Rolling Stone.Kid Cudi’s debut album, “Man on the Moon: The End of the Day,” was released in 2009. Cudi’s debut song “Day ‘n’ Nite” became an instant worldwide smash, peaking at number five on the Billboard charts, while the album peaked at number four. The RIAA awarded the album double platinum certification. In 2010, he released “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,” which debuted at #1 on the US Rap and R&B charts, as well as #3 on the Billboard 200 list. Cudi and his long-time partner Dot da Genius then founded the rock band WZRD. They debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums list with their debut album in 2012.
Kid Cudi has also made a name for himself as an actor, making his debut appearance in the television drama “One Tree Hill” in 2010. During the show, he appeared as himself and sang his hit “Erase Me.” In 2010, Cudi joined the cast of HBO’s comedy series “How to Make It in America” as a prominent character. He was a part of the programme for two seasons till it was cancelled in 2012.In 2010, Kid Cudi and fellow rapper Cage starred in Shia LeBeouf’s short film “Maniac,” in which they play French-speaking serial killers. Cudi featured in the independent romance comedy “Two Night Stand” in 2012. In the same year, he co-starred with Patricia Clarkson in the indie thriller “Tacoma.” Cudi appeared as a guest star in the FOX comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in 2013. Later that year, he co-starred in “Goodbye World” with Adrian Grenier. In 2013, he made his feature film debut in “Need for Speed.” Cudi featured in the CBS sitcom “Scorpion” the next year. It was revealed in February 2014 that Cudi would star in the film adaption of HBO’s “Entourage.”
In 2009, Cudi and entertainment attorney Jamie Baratta began an on-again, off-again romance. They were a well-known pair in the music business.
Vada Wamwene Mescudi, Cudi’s daughter, was born in March 2010. Cudi was involved in a custody struggle with his daughter during 2012. Cudi reportedly handed up custody after his child’s mother accused him of being an absentee father, having aggressive tendencies, and a “long history of chronic drug and alcohol misuse,” according to reports. In a statement, Cudi and his attorney refuted these charges, stating that Cudi did not relinquish custody and that the results of a drug test he willingly took had come back negative.He also had documentation that he had been financially supporting his daughter. The official custody agreement’s specifics are kept under wraps. Since then, Cudi has bought a home in Chicago to be closer to his daughter.
Kid Cudi spent $7.7 million for a house in Calabasas, California in July 2021. In a gated enclave, the 9,000-square-foot property is situated on 11.5 acres.
Kid Cudi’s net worth is estimated to be at 16 million dollars. As of 2021, his annual income is expected to be over $2 million.