The multi-hyphenate entertainer says he’s been “villainized” through the years, with many people not believing he’s capable of caring for his constantly growing brood.
“I hear all the time: ‘You can’t be present for all those children.’ So therefore I get this deadbeat dad title,” he recently told the Los Angeles Times.
But it turns out that Nick is way more than capable — especially after he revealed exactly how much money he makes in a year.
After a report surfaced that he pays $3 million in child support per year, he clarified that it’s actually much more…and even that is “not a lot of money” for him.
“When you think about my lifestyle, I have to generate at least $100 million a year,” Nick explained.
He continued, “Everybody thinks Ryan Seacrest has tons of money. I do everything that he does times 10. Well, not times 10 — times three. Because he does a lot.”
Nick says his gig hosting The Masked Singer brings in $20 million alone, and he’s got numerous other television projects like Wild ‘N Out, which he’s turned into a bar franchise.
There’s also E!’s Celebrity Prank Wars, Amazon Freevee’s Counsel Culture, BET’s Future Superstar Tour, his radio show The Daily Cannon, the #2HateorNot2Hate podcast as well as his music label and series of romance novels.
Not to mention he’s also in school getting his master’s degree in child psychology and a PhD in divinity.
With all that on his plate, Nick manages to make time for all his kids — although he admits he sometimes feels guilty it can’t be more.
“It’s not about what I do for you or what I say to you, it’s about how you feel when I’m with you,” Nick said. “If you feel loved when you see your dad, that’s what’s gonna resonate.”
You can read all that Nick had to say here.