Kid Cudi has a net worth of $16 million dollars as an American hip-hop recording artist and actor. He’s been credited for 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.
In 2008, he released his debut full-length album, “A Kid Named Cudi,” a mixtape 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 Rolling Stone.
Kid Cudi’s first album, “Man on the Moon: The End of the Day,” was released in 2009. Cudi’s first 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.
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 first album in 2012.
Cudi received his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for the song “All of the Lights” in the same year.
Kid Cudi’s next solo album, “Indicud,” was released in 2013 and debuted at number one on the US Rap and R&B charts, as well as number two on the Billboard 200.
Kid Cudi’s albums “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” and “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'” were released in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Under the moniker “Kids See Ghosts,” Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an album.
The eponymous album received tremendous critical praise and was ranked one of the finest albums of 2018 on several lists. With “The Scotts,” a duet with rapper Travis Scott, Cudi achieved his first Number One hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020.
Since then, Cudi has launched his own record labels, Dream On and Wicked Awesome Records.
Cudi revealed in October 2020 that he was working on a new album, “Man on the Moon III.”
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 program 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 murderers. 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 will star in the film adaption of HBO’s “Entourage.”
Along with Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, Cudi acted in and selected the film soundtrack for “James White” in April 2014. In January 2015, he starred with Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz in “Vincent N Roxxy,” his first role as a villain.
Cudi appeared in the films “Drunk Parents,” “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music” in 2019. On HBO, he will feature in “Dreamland” and “We Are Who We Are.”
In 2009, Cudi and entertainment attorney Jamie Baratta started 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 in 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.
The formal 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 on a house in Calabasas, California in July 2021. In a gated enclave, the 9,000-square-foot property is situated on 11.5 acres.