Facts of Kandi Burruss
|Full Name||Kandi Burruss|
|Birth Name||Kandi Lenice Burruss|
|Profession||Singer, Businesswoman & TV personality|
|Birth City||College Park, Georgia|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Titus Burruss Jr.|
|Mother Name||Joyce Jones|
|Date of Birth||May 17,1976|
How Much Is Kandi Burruss' Net Worth?
The Grammy Award winner for writing contribution on the hit song No Scrubs, Kandi Burruss is an American singer, actress, and businesswoman. Professional since 1991, Burruss' versatile career has earned her considerable fame and fortune.
As of 2019, she has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Kandi rose to fame in 1992 as a member of American vocal group Xscape and released 3 studio albums until they disbanded in 1998. Later, she released her solo 2 albums: Hey Kandi... (2000) and Kandi Koated (2010). Currently, Kandi Burruss appears in the reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources & Earnings
Initially, Kandi joined the female R&B group Xscape in 1992 till its disbanding in 1998 and released 3 studio albums: Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha (1993), Off the Hook (1995) and Traces of My Lipstick (1998).
Later, Burruss started her solo career in songwriting and producing. Till date, she has written songs for many stars like Pink, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, ‘N Sync, Mariah Carey, Usher, Alicia Keys, and TLC.
In 2000, she wrote the hit song No Scrubs for TLC, which won her Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kandi Burruss owns the net worth of around $35 million as of July 2019.
Well, she has released 2 solo studio albums till date:
- Hey Kandi... (released on September 19, 2000)
- Kandi Koated (released on December 14, 2010)
Aside from music career, Kandi's major sources of income are her business ventures and TV career.
Currently, Burruss appears in the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Atlanta since July 30, 2009, from its 2nd season.
In comparison, she is the 5th richest personality in The Real Housewives franchise. Well, the wealthiest one of all is Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with a net worth of $75 million.
Other Housewives stars like Kyle Richards (Beverly Hills), Carole Radziwill (New York) and Dorit Kemsley (Beverly Hills), all own $50 million.
How Much Salary Kandi Earns From The Real Housewives?
As reported, until the Season 10 (2018) of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Kandi earned the salary of $450,000 per episode. The payroll projected her revenue to be $2 million per season.
Later in 2018, her salary raised by $200,000 per episode with an estimated earning of $2.2 million per season.
Though, Kandi still gets behind the highest-paid The Real Housewives Of Atlanta co-star NeNe Leakes, who earns $2.75 million per season.
Interesting Fact: Along with the Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kim Zolciak, Kandi rewrote and executive produced the song "Tardy for the Party" in 2009.
Here is the list of Kandi Burruss' album sales:
- Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha (certified platinum by RIAA)- $1 million
- Off the Hook (Certified platinum by RIAA)- $1 million
- Traces of My Lipstick (Platinum certification from RIAA)- $1 million
- Kandi Koated- $18,000
For a fact, her solo debut album Hey Kandi... sold over 325,000 copies worldwide, earning massive hundreds of thousand dollars. Though, the exact value is yet to be out.
Alongside her success in singing and TV career, Burruss also made a notable fortune through her business. Well, she owns a product line Raising Ace which focuses on unisex products for kids.
In addition to that, Kandi is the owner of the clothing line TAGS Boutique opened in 2009, in West Village Shoppes in the Smyrna/ Vinings area.
The American TV personality owns Old Lady Gang, a restaurant in Atlanta.
Moreover, her income gets an assist from her "sex toy" venture named Bedroom Kandi.
Did you know? In partnership with young family YMCA, Kandi Burruss started Kandi’s Arts & Entertainment Summer Camp which charges $110 per week and registration fee of $40.
Endorsements, Instagram Earnings & Charity Works
Surely, it's not surprising that Kandi Burruss gets a line of endorsers' approach for endorsement deals. Though, till date, she has not opened up the details regarding sponsorship deals or its earnings.
Rather, Burruss often promotes her clothing boutique TAGS Boutique and baby product Raising Ace on her Instagram, where her followers count 6.6 million.
Well, she is also active on Twitter with over 1.86 million followers.
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, if she sings promotional deal, her Instagram can earn her $13,221-$22,035 per sponsored post.
Apart from money showers, Kandi is also active in charity works. She is the founder of Kandi Cares Foundation, which aims to empower and enrich the lifestyle of single parents and their children.
Back in December 2017, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star's foundation surprised 6 chosen families-in-need with over 300 gifts including clothing, shoes, Xbox game systems, new beds, tablets, laptops and other toys in their doorsteps.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses
Surely, it's easy to guess that Kandi Burruss lives a lavish lifestyle with her massive earnings. Also, she does own a jaw-dropping collection of assets including house & cars.
Currently, the American singer cum TV personality lives in her Atlanta, Georgia house. She bought 7,000 sq. ft. property featuring 7 bedrooms in 2012 for $512,000.
After moving into that house, Kandi reportedly made $200,000 on renovations. Well, the value of the asset as of 2019 is estimated to be $1 million.
Also, sources cite that she owns another house in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Formerly, the Real Housewives star purchased a property in East Point, Georgia. The house spread on 2,901 sq. ft. cost her $230,000 and later sold it for the same amount in 2017, after failed asking price of $259,000.
Besides mansions, Kandi Burruss is also fond of luxury cars and owns an impressive collection. Well, she owns Mercedes CL63, BMW 7 series, BMW 325i, Bentley (starts at $200,000) and many more.
On May 17, 2019, the reality TV personality flashed her Bentley on her Instagram post featuring her children. The luxurious ride was a birthday gift from her husband.
Apart from expenses on daily life luxury, the American singer also spends on costly clothes, accommodations & travels.
Tax Payments & Insurance
Well, Kandi's massive income alongside property empire makes her liable to huge tax payments. A house owner in Atlanta, Georgia has to pay 1.144% of its assessed value as property tax, accompanied by the house insurance premium of $1,152.
On the other hand, upon her annual revenue of $2 million, Burruss has to pay $842,368 as income tax inclusive of 33.52% Federal tax, 2.64% FICA and 5.96% State tax.
Meanwhile, the detail on her body or health insurance is not out.
Kandi Burruss' Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Wedding, Husband & Daughter
Kandi was born on May 17, 1976, in College Park, Georgia, the USA to Reverend Titus Burruss Jr. and Joyce Jones. Her birth name is Kandi Lenice Burruss.
For a fact, Kandi's elder brother Patrick Riley died in a car accident in 1991 at the age of 22.
Burruss graduated from Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia in 1994. While in high school, she used to sing with a group called Precise and joined female R&B group Xscape, followed by her prominence in TV series later.
Kandi holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity. As of July 2019, Burruss' age is 43 and has a height of 5 ft. 2.5 inches (159 cm).
Happily Married: Husband & Kids
Well, Kandi Burruss is a happily married woman and enjoys a blissful relationship with her husband Todd Tucker, a former line producer for The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
As reported, the duo started dating in 2011 and announced their engagement via Twitter on January 15, 2013. Later, on April 4, 2014, she and Tucket got married.
The wedding ceremony was held at Atlanta's Le Fais Do-do with a lavish Coming to America-themed wedding, attended by 350 guests.
Together, they share a son Ace Wells Tucker, born on January 6, 2016, after 6 months of Kandi revealation about her pregnancy, on July 22, 2015.
In fact, the American singer is step-mother to Todd's daughter Kaela Tucker, born in 1996. Also, Burruss' daughter Riley from her previous affair lives with her.
From 2000 to 2002, Burruss was in a relationship with her then-boyfriend Russell Spencer. They welcomed a daughter named Riley Burruss, born on August 22, 2002, who is now raised by Kandi.
Later in late 2008, Kandi Burruss was reported to be dating Ashley "A.J." Jewell and even got engaged in January 2009.
However, the happiness didn't last long; A.J died on October 22, 2009, after sustaining head injuries in a brawl at Atlanta strip club parking lot.
As reported, she had been in relationships with Jermaine Dupri .(1998) and Chuck Smith.
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