Kandi Burruss is an American Television personality, singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Here is a look at how she has built her wealth, her house and cars, age, baby and son.
Kandi Burruss Bio – Her Age and Rise to Fame
Kandi was born on 17 May 1976, this currently puts her above 40 years even though she looks much younger. She was born in College Park, Georgia to Reverend Titus Burrus Jr. as her father and Joyce Jones as her mother.
Burruss launched her career by appearing on BET series, ‘Teen Summit’ when she was 15 years old. She released her debut solo album in 2000, titled ‘Hey Kandi’. It was #32 on the U.S Billboard for R&B and Hip Hop. She released her second album, ‘Kandi Koated’ in 2010. The lead single was #89 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Kandi and Rasheeda formed ‘Peach Candy’, releasing an EP with 5 tracks on iTunes.
Music and Songwriting
Kandi is a former member of music band Xscape. It was an R&B quartet which disbanded in 1999. She sang songs like ‘Just Kickin It’, ‘Who Can I Run To’, and ‘My Little Secret’. She also wrote lyrics like ‘Can’t Hang’ and ‘Feel So Good’. Kandi has a very versatile singing range. She can sing a low contralto and can hit high pitches, including the whistle register (what Mariah Carey sings sometimes). Some of the songs where she has used the whistle register include: ‘Understanding’ and ‘My Little Secret’.
Some of the popular songs that she has written include: ‘No Scrubs’ for TLC, and Destiny Child’s ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’, ‘The Writings on the Wall’ and ‘Bug a Boo’. In 2000, she won a Grammy for the song ‘No Scrubs’ and received a nomination for ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’. Kandi won the ASCAP Award for songwriter of the year, making her the first African-American woman recipient of the award.
Kandi has also written songs for Pink, Whitney Houston, Joe, Alicia Keys, Usher, Mya, Da Brat, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Monica Arnold, Blu Cantrell, and Faith Evans. She also did re-writes for ‘Tardy for the Party’ by Kim Zolciak. She still receives royalties and income from the songs. Kandi is the CEO of her own record label, ‘Kandi Koated Entertainment’.
RHOA Salary And TV Shows
She is a cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ which pays her $450,000 per season. Kandi has appeared on other TV shows like ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, ‘Thicker Than Water: The Tankards’, ‘Are we there Yet’, ‘Let’s Stay Together’, ‘Single Ladies’, and ‘Chef Roble & Co’.
She hosts a show called ‘Kandi Koated Nights’, a sexuality and relationship talk show which airs on Ustream. In 2013, she also ran a show called ‘Kandi Factory’. It was a competition show where she helped 16 upcoming artists to launch their careers in music.
Her Business Ventures
This is a line of intimate care products. It was created for Kandi Burruss by OhMiBod. It includes lubricants, lingerie, massagers, massage candles, accessories as well as educational materials. The line and its creator received an AVN award for ‘Best Overall Sex Toy Line’ in 2012. The Kandi Kisses massager also received the AVN ‘O’ Award for being an outstanding debut product.
‘Happiness & Joy’ vibrator is also another product in the line. It pulses to the beat of the music that you play on your iPod or mp3 player. The line also has a branch called Rochester based in New York. The product line also aims at improving sexual health and awareness.
Kandi Burruss opened a boutique called TAGS which also sells online. The shop features her own clothing line.
Kandi Burruss’ Net Worth, House and Cars
Burruss is not only rich, she has the best things in life at her disposal. In 2012, she bought a mansion in Cascade Heights Atlanta and spent thousands of dollars turning it into a befitting home. The home is in a neighbourhood known for its high concentration of African-American celebrities. Former Atlanta mayors, Shirley Franklin, Andrew Young, baseball legend Hank Aaron all reside in the neighbourhood. Her home has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large living room and indoor pool in addition to numerous other unique features.
Burruss has a total wealth of $20 million with an asset base of about $35 million. She earns $450,000 per season of the show Real Housewives and whenever there is a reunion, she earns $150,000 as a bonus.
While there are no details about Burruss’ car collections, we know that in 2013, she had an accident with the car she was using then. Perhaps she is just keeping away from cars for now. She did buy her heartthrob a white Corvette for his 2014 birthday. The sports car was worth $50 to $60,000 then. There were reports, however, that Todd bashed it a few months later.
Her Baby Girl and Son
Kandi has two kids, a daughter named Riley Burruss born on August 22, 2002, and a son named Ace Tucker whom she bore on January 6, 2016. Burruss had her first child and daughter with her ex-boyfriend Russell Block Spencer of Block Entertainment. Burruss was described as a ‘side chick’ by Russell’s ex-wife. It wasn’t long before their relationship ended.
On 15 January 2013, Burruss announced through her twitter handle that she was engaged to Todd Tucker whom she had been dating since 2011 in the course of filming ‘the fourth season’. The two lovers formalized their relationship by getting married on July 22, 2015. By January 6, 2016, their son Ace Wells Tucker was born. Young Ace is growing so fast right before our own eyes. He loves to play the piano, basketball and has had his very first underwater swimming. He loves to play with his toys in his swimming lessons
Facts About Kandi Burruss
Kandi is quite charitable. In 2013, she released a Christmas Song whose proceeds went to charity. In 2014, she and Milton Jones collaborated to give food and presents with CHOA Holiday Party. Kandi was also involved in a cause to give to Atlanta families, via the Black Celebrity Giving association. They received donations and gave to needy families during Thanksgiving in 2013.
She lost a lawsuit for the song ‘Tardy for the Party’. Since there was no contract in place, Zolciak did not channel any royalties to her. Kandi lost her fiance Ashley A.J. Jewell after he succumbed to head injuries after a brawl.