Kid Cudi – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net worth – $3.5 Million

Profession – Singer, Songwriter, Rap artist, and Actor


Scott Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid, is an American hip-hop recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. Kid Cudi has sold over 5.2 million digital singles and has worked with artists such as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Shakira, MGMT, Ratatat, Snoop Dogg and Michael Bolton. With his originality and creativity, as well as the emotion he conveys in his music, Cudi has amassed a large cult-like following among high school and college students.

Early years


Kid Cudi is the youngest of four children in his family. His father, a house painter, substitute teacher and World War II Air Force veteran, was Mexican-Native American, while his mother, a middle-school choir teacher is African-American. When he was eleven years old, Cudi’s father died of cancer; his passing would have a significant effect on Cudi’s personality and subsequently his music. Cudi studied film at the University of Toledo, dropping out after a year; he was determined to join the US Navy but was denied due to his juvenile police record.



Cudi first began rapping towards the end of his high school career, inspired by alternative hip hop groups such as The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest. He moved to Brooklyn in New York City to pursue a music career. Shortly after he moved from Cleveland, a BAPE store opened up in the city, where he later applied for a job. While working there Cudi met future mentor Kanye West, for the first time.

In July 2008, Kid Cudi released his first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, in collaboration with New York street-wear brand 10.Deep as a free download. The mixtape caught the attention of Kanye West, subsequently leading West to sign Cudi to his GOOD Music imprint later that year.Cudi was promoted as an artist to watch for in media such as Rolling Stone, Vibe, MTV, The Source, XXL and BBC News’s 2009 Sound of poll.

In June 2009, he made a cameo in The Black Eyed Peas’ video for “I Gotta Feeling”, alongside David Guetta, where the two met for the first time and subsequently recorded their international hit “Memories”.  Cudi’s debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day, was released on Universal Motown Records and sold 104,419 copies in the first week and charted at #4. The album’s lead single “Day ‘n’ Nite”, Kid Cudi’s greatest commercial success thus far, charted well in both the U.S. and in Europe.

After achieving huge success in the year 2009 he has experimented with different kinds of roles from a rap artist to singer, song writer to an actor and has gained loads of appreciation from his fans. ‘Man on the Moon’ has been great success and a turning point of his life. In 2010, Kid Cudi created his own band called “Wizard”. Later, the band was renamed to “WZRD”. In 2012, the group released their debut album which was entitled the same as their group.

Establishing himself as a successful musician and singer, he stepped forward in acting. He was seen in ‘How to make it in America’ aired on HBO. Recently, He has signed up for the movie version of the famous American TV series ‘Entourage’.

The Luxurious Life

Kid cudi porsche

According to some celebrity magazines, Cudi was earning $60,000 per show in 2011. Kid Cudi is known for living in style, and living a luxurious life. One of the most stylish celebrities, Cudi is quiet passionate about his looks and appearance. He believes in good life and enjoys his works to the fullest. Also he likes to spend time with his daughter. The rapper owns a Mercedes SLS AMG which is one of his favorite sports cars. The price of this model ranges around $2,00,000.

Kid Cudi has also bought a ultra-luxurious Porsche Panamera and he recently uploaded its pictures on his website. The cost of this high-end model ranges between $75,000 to $1,40,000 .

He has been spotted wearing Casio G-shock watch and Christian Louboutin Rollerball Loafers in many of his public appearances. Also, he has been seen sporting the $400 Super Flat Black 24k Sunglasses.

This young singer lives quiet lavishly but at the same time also values his duties towards the society. He often participates in events for charity and also helps the needy with his part of share. Cudi once stopped by The Hundreds store and purchased a $2,000 gift card and then let everyone in the store get whatever they wanted.

Personal Life

Kid cudi with his girlfriend

Just like his career, Kid’s love life is pretty interesting with a life full of a number of girlfriends. In 2009, Cudi began dating model and environmentalist Jamie Baratta. They were in an on-again, off-again relationship, and were a prevalent couple in the music industry. On March 26, 2010, Cudi’s daughter, Vada Wamwene Mescudi, was born. Throughout 2012, Cudi was in a quiet but bitter custody battle with the mother of the child. Cudi has since purchased a property in Chicago to be close to his daughter.

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