|About Kandi Burruss|
|Birth||May 17, 1976 College Park, Georgia, United States Height: 1.59 m|
|Spouse||Todd Tucker 2014 - Present|
|Children||Riley Burruss, Ace Wells Tucker|
|Parents||Joyce Jones, Titus Burruss Jr.|
|Job||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actress, Television Personality, Businesswoman|
|Alumni||Tri-Cities High School, East Point, Georgia|
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s Kandi Burruss’ net worth is estimated to be $35.0 million. Many are stunned at how she’s worth so much and are wondering how she got so rich! If you want to know more about how she earned her wealth, then keep reading for everything you need to know.
How Much Is Kandi Burruss’ Worth?
Before appearing on the hit show, Burruss already established herself as a successful artist. So, it comes as no surprise that her net worth is approximately $35.0 million. She reportedly earns around $450,000 per season.
Kandi Burruss’s Childhood
Born on May 17, 1976, in College Park, Georgia to Reverend Titus Burruss Jr. and Joyce Jones, Kandi Burruss’ age is 41. She had an older brother, Patrick Riley, who died at the age of 22 in a car accident. Her father and grandfather were bishops in the Churches of God (Holiness). In an interview, she revealed that she had a tough time following rules growing up, and was a bit of a rebel. But it was her faith that helped her grow and overcome challenges as a musician.
“Sometimes I would just drive and just talk to God when I feel like I’m going through something really crazy. Sometimes things would just be great and it would just seem like everything was coming together,” Burruss said. “I would just be talking to God about it like ‘wow it’s amazing all of the things that you’ve done for me.’ When I’m by myself I’ll just ride around and talk to God. That’s just my own personal thing.”
She went to Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia. At the age of 15, she appeared on the BET series, Teen Summit.
The Start of Kandi Burruss’ Career
Burruss’ career began when she, along with LaTocha and Tamika Scott, formed a group. They were later joined by Tamera Coggins, who did not stick around long. When Tameka “Tiny” Cottle auditioned for the group, they had their fourth member, and formed Xscape.
After their debut performance on Teen Summit in 1992, the group were introduced to record executive Ian Burke, who ended up becoming their manager. Their songs soon caught the eye of Jermaine Dupri, who signed Xscape to So So Def Recordings.
Their debut album, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha was released on October 12, 1993. It was a major hit and ranked at No. 17 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and No. 3 on the Top R&B Albums chart. Their second album, Off the Hook, was released in 1995. From it, the song, “Feels So Good” peaked at No. 40 on the U.S. Hot 100, and “Who Can I Run To” ranked at No. 8.
Their third album, Traces of My Lipstick peaked at 28 on the Billboard 200, and No. 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop album chart. After its release, LaTocha Scott left the group to focus on a solo career. But the four ladies regrouped and appeared on the Big Momma’s House and Hardball soundtracks.
Kandi Burruss’ Songs and Solo Career
When Xscape went on a hiatus, Burruss concentrated on production and songwriting. In 1999, she paired up with Cottle to write “No Scrubs” for TLC. Also that year, she penned “Bills, Bills, Bills” for Destiny’s Child. Throughout her career, Burruss released two solo albums: Hey Kandi… in 2000, and Kandi Koated in 2010, as well as the Fly Above EP in 2009.
She worked with several artists including Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Usher, and Alicia Keys. In fact, she even started her own record label and is the CEO of Kandi Koated Entertainment.
Kandi Burruss’ Net Worth in Recent Years
Kandi Burruss’ Reality Stint and More
In 2009, it was announced that Burruss would join The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast. When she was introduced, she was engaged to her boyfriend, A.J. Jewell, and spoke about going back to music.
Since becoming a reality star, she starred in the spin-offs, The Kandi Factory, Kandi’s Wedding, and Kandi’s Ski Trip.
In an interview, Burruss revealed that she was planning on leaving the show, “For a second, we had thought about throwing up the deuces and saying goodbye, last season after the reunion, I was really kind of done and I was really kind of thinking maybe I should go on about my business.”
Besides appearing on the show, she also made appearances on Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, Let’s Stay Together, and Single Ladies. Additionally, she owns the sex toy company, Bedroom Kandi.
Kandi Burruss’ Husband
Burruss once dated Russell “Block” Spencer. They have a daughter together, Riley Burruss, who was born on August 22, 2002. In 2008, Burruss started dating Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, and they announced their engagement in January 2009. Unfortunately, before they could tie the knot, Jewell died in 2009 after sustaining head injuries from a fight outside of an Atlanta strip club.
While filming season 4 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Burruss started dating former line producer, Todd Tucker. In 2013, she took to Twitter and announced their engagement. A year later, the pair walked down the aisle. On January 6, 2016, they welcomed their son, Ace Wells Tucker. The happy couple now lives in Atlanta with their children.
There were speculations that Kandi Burruss had plastic surgery, which had her reveal details about having breast augmentation surgery. “I’ve just joined the club. Well, after we finished taping, I decided to pump them up,” she said, adding, “So I was like, ‘I’m gonna take these from sleek to on fleek.’ You know what I mean?”