Kandi Burruss Net Worth 2023: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Introduction

Kandi Burruss is an American singer, record producer, businesswoman, and television personality who has a net worth of $30 million. She is best known as one of the lead vocalists in the enormously successful 1990s R&B vocal group Xscape.

Burruss sang lead on successes such as “My Little Secret,” “Just Kickin’ It,” and “Who Can I Run To,” and composed early hits such as “Feel So Good” and “Can’t Hang.”

Burruss is widely known as the songwriting genius behind TLC’s big 1999 No. 1 single, “No Scrubs,” which earned the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2000.

After her singing career failed to take off, she switched to reality television, where she is best known for appearing on the Bravo TV show, Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also runs businesses with her husband, was a founding member of Xscape, and has other net worth-building abilities.

What is Kandi Burruss’ Net Worth?

Net Worth$30 Million
NameKandi Burruss
Age46 Years Old
Height1.59M
ProfessionSinger
Annual Income$10 Million (per year)
Last Updated2023

Salary Per Episode

Burruss was paid $2.3 million for each episode in 2021. In 2019, Kenya Moore, Burruss’ RHOA castmate, went on The Wendy Williams Show and pointed out that, while having a lower per-episode salary than Leakes, Burruss was paid more in the latest recent season because she appeared in more episodes.

Early Life

Kandi Lenice Burruss Tucker was born in College Park, Georgia on 17th May 1976 and she was raised by her single mother, Joyce Jones as well she had an older brother, Titus Burruss Jr. who died in a vehicle accident when she was 22.

Burruss attended East Point High School and then graduated from Tri-Cities High School in 1994. Because of her early success in the entertainment world, she did not pursue a college degree.

Music Career

Burruss first gained mainstream attention when she was 15 years old. Her first major television appearance was on BET’s Teen Summit Showcase. She then joined Xscape in 1990, an R&B group that garnered a number of gold and platinum albums, and won Album of the Year at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1996.

Burruss composed several of the group’s early huge songs, including “Feel So Good” and “Can’t Hang.” “No Scrubs,” a song she co-wrote for TLC, was one of her first hits outside of the group. Her following single, “Bills, Bills, Bills,” was written for Destiny’s Child and charted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Burruss went on to win the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers’ Rhythm & Soul Music Award for Songwriter of the Year. Burruss went on to write songs with Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, *NSYNC, Da Brat, and MC Lyte before releasing her debut solo album, Hey Kandi…, in 2000.

It only charted at number 32 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. She continued to write songs for others, notably Alicia Keys and Blu Cantrell. Despite her considerable success, she was dropped as a recording artist by “Columbia,” however she still writes music for other artists through the company.

Burruss resumed her recording career with the release of her second album, “I Need,” on the indie label “Upfront Records.”

Reality TV Career

Burruss has been a cast member of the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of Atlanta since its second season debut in 2009. Burruss has appeared in 6 Bravo Real Housewives spinoff and companion shows as of 2022, beginning with The Kandi Factory in 2012 and continuing with Kandi’s Wedding (2014), Kandi’s Ski Trip (2015), and Xscape: Still Kickin’ It (2017).

In 2012, Burruss also made an appearance as a guest on the wedding special Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding with Kim Zolciak-Biermann. Kandi & the Gang, Burruss’ fifth series overall that focuses on Burruss, made its debut in 2022 which was her sixth appearance in a Bravo companion series.

Burruss also appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in an episode where she helped a housewife in winning a million dollars. She also won the third season of Fox’s competition show The Masked Singer in 2020 and finished sixth on CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother.

Kandi Burruss Net Worth

Television and Film Appearances

Burruss appeared as Roselyn Perry in the third season of Showtime’s drama series The Chi. She has also appeared in the television sitcom Are We There Yet (2011), VH1’s Single Ladies, Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, Chef Roblé & Co., and Let’s Stay Together, among others.

Burruss has also appeared in a number of films, including Make It Rain (2008), Second Chance Christmas (2014), Where’s the Love? (2014), Never Heard (2018), Same Difference (2019), and Seven Deadly Sins: Envy (2021).

Broadway Appearance

Burruss played Matron Mama Morton in the longest-running musical in Broadway history, “Chicago,” for eight weeks in 2019. In 2021, she helped make history by producing “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” the first all-Black male cast on Broadway.

Business Ventures

Burruss took on the role of an entrepreneur when she became the CEO of Kandi Koated Entertainment, a record label. She also runs a company called Bedroom Kandi, which makes high-end s*x toys that look like upmarket cosmetic products and morph into travel-friendly toys for ladies.

Burruss is one of the most successful self-made “Housewives” thanks to her business skills. She’s taken risks in the restaurant industry with her brand Old Lady Gang and she’s also created a children’s line, Raising Ace, and a luxury shop, TAGS.

Personal Life

Burruss previously dated business magnate Russell “Block” Spencer, with whom she has a child named Riley. She engaged Ashley “AJ” Jewell in 2008, but he died a year later.

In 2011, she began dating former RHOA line producer Todd Tucker, whom she married in 2014 and has two children, Ace and Blaze.

Joyce and Reverend Titus Burruss, Burruss’s parents, are divorced. Burruss’s father Titus discussed the reasons for his divorce from her mother Joyce in 2014, leading up to her wedding. He claimed he was smoking and drinking heavily and Joyce threw him out, but Burruss claimed her mother alleged he cheated on her, which he denied.

Legal Issues

Burruss has dealt with a lot of trouble with the two restaurants she owns with her husband, Todd Tucker with two federal liens for unpaid taxes have been placed on the couple’s business.

The IRS’s second lien claims the Burruss Tucker Restaurant Group LLC of owing $5,156.50 in overdue taxes on a 2021 payment. Burruss and Todd own two restaurants, Old Lady Gang and Blaze. The two were served with a separate lien for a 2020 bill for which they are accused of paying $15,812.52.

Furthermore, Burruss and Todd’s restaurants have struggled to keep passing health ratings. The blaze had to close momentarily in 2021 after a health inspector gave it a failing score.

How Kandi Burruss Spends Her Money?

•Real Estate

Burruss paid $1.7 million for the mansion, which includes 10 baths, seven bedrooms, nine and a half bathrooms, and a red crocodile piano room, as well as a heated pool with bar, elevator, 5-car garage, and an extensive security system.

Burruss formerly owned a $555k, 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3,733 sq. ft. property in Fayetteville, Georgia, which she sold in 2021 and was last listed for $252k in 1996.

•Car Collection

Mercedes CL63 AMG $100,000
Lexus convertible
Bentley SUV

Kandi Burruss Net Worth

As of 2023, Kandi Burruss’ net worth is estimated to be $30 million. She earns $10 million per year via commercial ventures and has earned most of her income as a musician. Her debut album with Xscape alone sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

She even won a Grammy for her contributions to TLC’s No Scrubs and reality television is her primary source of income at the moment. Burruss has worked in a variety of occupations and has been successful in each of them which has also boosted her income.

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