From precocious baseball enthusiast to releasing his first album in his early 20s, Nick Cannon has always had one foot in the big time and a penchant for luxury and style. For fans of the American rapper, comedian, and TV host, there is one question in particular that is asked again and again – how many cars does Nick Cannon have?
Cannon’s personal garage is primarily made up of nine cars, however, his collection is very fluid and he thinks of his haul of autos and cars as a business. During an interview with Jay Leno, Cannon goes to the extent of calling his garage a “dealership” and claims everything is for sale.
Cannon’s pride-an-joy, a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, is the one ride the entrepreneur is unwilling to part with, after spending $500,000 on it in 2016. The other cars in Cannon’s collection include a Ferrari California, a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, a 2008 Ferrari 599, a 2006 Ford GT, a Ferrari F430, a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, a Maserati Quattroporte, and a Cadillac Escalade SUV.
Nick Cannon’s Love For Cars
Cannon’s love for cars is deep-rooted and has been a big part of his personal life since he was a young man. In fact, when Cannon was a teenager, he actually worked at an auto repair shop to fund his dream of becoming a stand-up comic.
It has been claimed that Cannon – whose net worth is believed to be around $50 million – “fell in love with cars” during his time working at the repair shop. This would also be the job where Cannon found his first car, an “old Volkswagen bug”.
To make the vehicle road-worthy, Cannon had to fix it up himself. After the car was functional again, the owner of the repair shop told the young man that he could keep it.
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Cannon – who famously hosted ‘America’s Got Talent’ for over six years – purchased his Rolls-Royce in memory of his grandfather, James Cannon, who passed away in 2016. It is widely believed that Cannon’s devotion to the car is fostered by his love for his grandfather.
San-Diego-born Cannon also owns a Ferrari California that is said to be worth around $200,000. During the TV personality’s interview with Leno, the two go for a ride and Cannon explains: “Before we get going I have to tell you this. I have a lot of supercars and stuff, but I’m not a fast driver, I’m a 2-mile-an-hour so everyone sees you, I like the cruise.”
“We’re in California,” Leno replied. “Let’s cruise.”
Remarkably, Cannon’s Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is the celebrity’s low-key, every-day car. Used for incognito excursions and run-of-the-mill errands, Cannon’s Merc is comfortable, spacious, and stylish.
Cannon’s Maserati Quattroporte was an acquisition made during the Cannon-Carey-era (his six-year marriage to singer Mariah Carey). In fact, one of the things that originally brought Cannon and Carey together was their mutual love of high-end cars.
With the Maserati purchased not long after their wedding, some media outlets were quick to suggest that the car may have been a gift from Carey to Cannon.
Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
Cannon’s collection of iconic Italian sports cars isn’t limited to a few Ferraris though, the comedian’s also got a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster hidden away in the garage. The acquisition of the supercar is thought to have set Cannon back around $400,000.
2006 Ford GT
The ever-fashionable and stylish 2006 Ford GT in Cannon’s collection is a bit of a blast from the past and it speaks volumes about the rapper’s interest and passion for the domestic auto industry in addition to the European auto industry. And, after souping up the car and investing in it, Cannon is said to have doubled the vehicle’s worth to somewhere in the region of $300,000. Talk about playing the long-game!
The Man Behind the Wheel
In addition to boasting one of the finest car collections in California, Cannon has also enjoyed a hugely successful career that has seen the versatile star rise to notoriety in the music industry, film industry, and comedy/entertainment industry.
A Jack-of-all-trades, Cannon has done everything from collaborating with R-Kelly to creating his own improv comedy series. Seriously, is there anything Nick Cannon can’t do?
Away from his vast portfolio of professional projects, Cannon is also involved in a number of philanthropic causes and even has his own charity called the Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.
Nick Cannon’s Road to Success
Nick Cannon is one of the biggest names in showbiz and his drive for lasting success has been fuelled by his diverse creative output. When it comes to assembling an epic car collection though, Cannon’s been in the fast-lane since day one.