There isn’t much fans don’t know about Kandi Burruss these days, which is to be expected from the star who has been in the spotlight since the age of 17.
Burruss broke into the spotlight via the music industry at a young age and remains connected to the music industry to this day. However, these days, fans are most likely to recognize Burruss from her roles on the small screen including Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a series that Burruss has appeared in since its launch in 2009.
By returning for the show’s 15th season, Burruss becomes the queen of the Real Housewives franchise as the longest-tenured Housewife from any series of the Bravo franchise. She’s an icon and a legend in more than one way, but this isn’t news to fans who have been following her career.
Kandi Burruss’s estimated net worth?
As of 2022, Kandi Burruss has a net worth of roughly $30 million and surprisingly a large portion of that comes from Burruss’s other career ventures! While Burruss makes a significant amount each season on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she’s also a successful businesswoman, an actress with several credits to her name, and a member of the group Xscape.
How much money does Kandi Burruss make from social media?
According to research from Pilot Fish Media, Kandi Burruss currently makes roughly $27,000 for sponsored posts on Instagram. In fact, she’s said to the Real Housewives of Atlanta star that makes the most of her posts on Instagram.
When Kandi Burruss was 17 years old, she had her first Top 10 hit
At age 17, Kandi Burruss and her group Xscape released their debut album Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha which landed Burruss and her groupmates their first two Top 10 hits! “Just Kickin’ It” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on Sept. 18, 1993, and would peak at the No. 2 spot just a few weeks later on Oct. 23, 1993 — the track would spend 21 weeks total on the chart.
The group would get their second Top 10 hit the following year when “Understanding” peaked at No. 8 in January 1994. Xscape went on to release two additional albums which brought them four additional Top 10 hits before parting ways in 1998.
Kandi Burruss has 10.1 million social media followers, the most of any Real Housewife
Kandi Burruss has built up quite a following on social media having amassed 10.1 million followers alone on Instagram — a stat that makes her the most followed member of the Real Housewives franchise. In addition to building up a following from her role in The Real Housewives franchise, Burgess is always keeping busy with side projects which include roles in other hit reality staples!
While things didn’t exactly go well for her on Celebrity Big Brother season 2, in 2020 Burruss became the first female contestant to win FOX’s The Masked Singer when she took home the crown in season 3 as Night Angel.
Before starring on The Real Housewives, Kandi Burruss wrote several hit songs
Fans might know Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and for her involvement in the group Xscape, but they might be surprised to know that Burruss is also a very successful songwriter who has written hits for several major artists over the years. Among Burruss’s most notable songs are “No Scrubs” from TLC, “Hey Ladies” from Destiny’s Child, and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” from Ariana Grande.
Kandi Burruss met her husband, Todd Tucker, during filming of The Real Housewives
Kandi Burruss owes a lot to Bravo and the Real Housewives franchise as it was through the show that she met her husband Todd Tucker. During the filming of season 4, Tucker, a line producer on the show at the time, decided to approach Burruss during the show’s annual trip which took place in Africa that year.
According to Tucker, he decided to approach Burruss one day while filming and the pair hit it off spending hours talking. It wasn’t long after that the pair became official, a move that led Tucker to step away from his role as a producer on the show.
Tucker and Burress wed in 2014 and have four children: Riley Burruss (who Kandi had during a previous relationship with Russell Spencer), Kaela Tucker, Ace Tucker, and Blaze Tucker.