Nick Carter is a singer, songwriter, and actor who began his career in the entertainment industry in 1989. He is probably best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys, although he has also had a successful career as a solo artist, appeared on various television shows, and has become a reality television star. Due to his career success, Nick Carter's net worth is now $40 million, and here is how he achieved this.
His Early Life
Nick Carter was born in Jamestown, New York, on January 28, 1980. His parents owned a bar in New York called Yankee Rebel. When Carter was four, the family relocated to Ruskin in Florida to manage the Garden Villa Retirement home.
After the move, Carter became a big brother to Leslie and Aaron Carter, who are also professional singers. His father also has a daughter called Ginger from a previous marriage. Growing up, Carter had voice, ballet, and tap lessons.
The Beginnings of Carter's Career
Nick Carter began his career in entertainment as a child. He appeared in his first television commercials when he was just 10. He also took part in many talent shows, had roles in school productions, and performed in various venues in Tampa, Florida. Carter also had a small role in the 1990 Tim Burton film 'Edward Scissorhands.'
Carter's first group was 'Nick and the Angels,' which was formed by one of his dance teachers. They covered various popular songs and performed between 1989 and 1993. Around this time, Carter became friends with AJ McLean and Howie Dorough at auditions, and they would later become band mates.
The Backstreet Boys
In 1992, when Carter was 12, he auditioned for both Disney's 'The Mickey Mouse club' and for the 'Backstreet Boys.' His mother's preference was for him to land the television role as it would allow him to stay in school.
However, Carter was bullied at school, and his first choice was to join the vocal group and drop out of school. He was offered both jobs, and he decided to join the 'Backstreet Boys.'
The other members of the 'Backstreet Boys' were AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, and Howie Dorough. They began their journey in the music industry in 1993 and were at the height of their fame throughout the 1990s. The group has released many successful albums, the most recent of which was their 2019 album' DNA.'
Carter's Solo Music Career
In 2002, the Backstreet Boys wanted to leave their management company, The Firm. However, Carter chose to stay with them to manage his solo career. He began writing and recording his own songs and released his first single, 'Help Me,' in September 2002.
His debut solo album 'Now Or Never,' from which the single was taken, was released later that year. Carter began working on his second album in 2008, but he could only write and record music in his downtime between touring with the Backstreet Boys, which is why 'I'm Taking Off' was not released until 2011.
Nick Carter also collaborate with other artists, including releasing a duet with Jennifer Paige and recording an album with Jordan Knight from 'New Kids on the Block.' Carter released his third solo album 'All American' in 2015.
His Acting Career
In the early 2000s, Nick Carter had roles in various television series and TV films, including '8 Simple Rules,' 'American Dreams,' and 'The Hollow.' Carter then began starring in the first of his reality series in 2006. 'House of Carters' followed the lives of Nick Carter and his siblings.
The following year, Nick Carter filmed the independent movie 'Kill Speed,' which was set for release in 2008 but was not released until 2010 in the UK and 2012 in the US. In 2012, Carter appeared with the other members of the Backstreet Boys in an episode of the comedy series 'This Is the End.'
The same year, Carter made his directorial debut for the film 'The pendant,' which he had also written. He has since directed another film that has not yet been released. In 2014, Nick Carter and his wife began their own reality series called 'I (Heart) Nick Carter.'. It documented the preparations for their wedding and followed Nick as he was.
The one-hour season finale showed Carter finally getting married. Nick Carter was one of the contestants in the 21st season of 'Dancing with the Stars' in 2015.
He was partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess. Although they made the finals of the show, they finished in second place. The series was won by Bindi Irwin and her dance partner, Derek Hough.
Carter most recently appeared on television in 2020 when he took part in 'The Masked Singer.' He came in fourth place in the singing competition after it was revealed that he was the crocodile.
Nick Carter's Net Worth
Nick Carter's success in the music industry means that he is now a wealthy man. According to Wealthy Genius, Nick Carter's net worth is $40 million. He has predominantly made his money in the music industry, most of which comes from being a member of the Backstreet boys. However, he has also made money as a solo artist and from acting work.
His Personal Life
In the past, Nick Carter has dated many high-profile women, including Paris Hilton, Willa Ford, and Debra Lafave. However, he is now married to fitness instructor and YouTuber Lauren Michelle Kitt. The couple met in 2008 at a gathering in Carter's house, then got engaged in Florida in 2013.
Their wedding took place in Santa Barbara in 2014 and was featured in Carter's reality series 'I Heart Nick Carter.' The couple suffered a miscarriage in 2015 but welcomed a son the following year. They then suffered another miscarriage in 2018, but their healthy daughter was born in October 2019. The couple had another child in April of 2021. Nick suffered the loss of his brother Aaron in 2022.
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