American songwriter, singer, actor, TV and record producer Kandi Burruss was born on 17 May 1976, in College Park, Georgia USA, and is still probably best known as a member of the successful female American R&B band “Xscape”, from the early 1990s until 2009.
So just how rich is Kandi Burruss, as of early 2017? Her net worth is estimated by authoritative sources at over $35 million, although her income these days of more than $450,000 dollars from appearing in the TV series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” suggests that this may well be rising.
Kandi Burruss Net Worth $35 Million
Kandi Burruss was raised with her younger brother who died as a kid. Kandi took her first steps in her career as a musician in 2000, when her debut album “Hey Kandi” was released, which included such hits as “Cheatin on me” and “Don’t Think I’m Not”, and hit #32 on the US Billboard Top R&B and Hip Hop chart. Her next album wasn’t released until 10 years later, and called “Kandi Koated”, but it wasn’t as successful as her first. Kandi decided to form the duo “Peach Candy” with American rapper Rasheeda, and they released Peach Candy EP which included a five-track lineup on iTunes. However, her fortune rose again when she founded her own record label “Kandi Koated Entertainment”.
Subsequently, most of Kandi’s wealth has been earned through her talented songwriting, for artists such as Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Faith Evans among many others. Her most popular songs have become “The Writings on the Wall” performed by American R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, and the song “No Scrubs” performed by R&B band TLC.
Additionally, as an actress, Kandi is best known through her appearance in the American reality television series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, in which she has starred since season two. of the show in 2009, at considerable benefit to her bank account..
Kandi Burruss has also appeared on the popular TV show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, helping one female contestant to win a million dollars, which Kandi apparently enjoyed as now she is appearing in TV shows more often, including in “Are We There Yet” and “Single Ladies”.
Talking about her personal life, Kandi has a daughter with her ex-boyfriend Russell “Block” Spencer – the creator of indie record label “Block Entertainment”. Kandi then became engaged to Ashley “A. J.” Jewell, but he died from a serious head injury in a fight in October 2009. In April 2014 Kandi married Todd Tucker – an American production manager and line producer; they currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
(July 22, 2015) Expecting her 2nd child & 1st child with her husband Todd Tucker.
Has a daughter named Kaela Tucker.
(April 4, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Todd Tucker following a 2-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter named Riley Burruss on August 22, 2002. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Russell Spencer.
Was in a relationship with Russell Spencer before 2002. They have a daughter together.
Kandi returns to recording with her second album "I Need", released through independent label Upfront Records. [January 2006]
Her fiancé, Ashley Jewell, died from an injury sustained during a brawl in the parking lot of an Atlanta strip club on October 3, 2009.
She was also recognized as the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award for Songwriter of the Year 2000
Kandi's singing range is very versatile, she is able to sing in a very low contralto and is also being able to reach high pitches, she is even capable of the whistle register (the very high, ear-piercing note Mariah Carey is well-known to use regularly), notable songs in which Kandi showcases this height include hits " My Little Secret" and "Understanding".