Ruben Studdard Net Worth

Ruben Studdard Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ruben Studdard net worth is
$3 Million

Ruben Studdard Wiki Biography

Christopher Ruben Studdard, better known as Ruben Studdard, is an American R&B, gospel, pop singer and occasional actor who has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He became popular after winning in the second season of the famous competition show called “American Idol”. Since the beginning of his career Studdard has released six studio albums, one compilation and 12 singles. In December 2003 he even received a Grammy Award for the “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”. Although Ruben calls himself a gospel singer, critics usually consider him as a person who likes to mix several genres at once.

Ruben Studdard Net Worth $3 Million

Christopher Ruben Studdard was born on September 12, 1978, in Frankfurt, Germany, but he grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He started singing at the age of three at the Rising Star Baptist Church in Birmingham. As a teenager he was inspired by the music of American jazz musician Donny Edward Hathaway and a gospel singer Fred Hammond. So Ruben Studdard decided to begin his career as a musician. Since then Studdard’s main aim was to become popular and increase his net worth. The first real success came to Studdard when he participated in American Idol, where he was able to impress audiencess with the song called “Superstar”. He won the contest in 2003, and this was the first investment in Ruben Studdard’s net worth.

Ruben Studdard is also known as an occasional actor. Despite his main earnings from studio albums, he has also earned money from acting. Studdard appeared in “8 Simple Rules” created by Tracy Gamble, “Life on a Stick” and “All of Us” created by the famous actress and businesswoman Jada Pinkett Smith. Though his acting career didn’t build Studdard’s net worth as much as his musical career, but thanks to these several appearances on TV the singer increased his popularity among the viewers.

In his personal life, Chris met his wife Surata Zuri McCants in October 2006 at Wal-Mart in Atlanta while signing his CDs. After that the couple dated for two years and finally married on June 28, 2008 in a short private ceremony in Alabama. But they weren’t happy together for long, and the couple announced their divorce on November 16, 2011,  which was finalized in April 2012, however Ruben was not ordered to pay any spousal support for his former wife, and so he was able to keep all his pensions, jewellery, clothing and royalties, so Ruben Studdard’s net worth didn’t suffer much.

During his musical career Ruben has been nominated for seven different awards and has won several of them. His first award was a “Teen Choice Awards” as “Male Reality/Variety Star for American Idol” in 2003, at the beginning of his way into show business. The last award the singer received was in 2005, but despite this fact Ruben Studdard’s net worth rises until today.

Full NameRuben Studdard
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1978
Place Of BirthFrankfurt, Germany
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
ProfessionSinger, Actor
EducationHuffman High School, Alabama A&M University, Sorry 2004, I Need an Angel, Change Me, Washington, DC, United States, New York, NY, United States
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseSurata Zuri McCants (m. 2008–2012)
NicknamesRubben Studdard , Reuben Studdard , Ruben Christopher Studdard , Studdard, Ruben , Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard , Ruu , The Velvet Teddy Bear , Chris
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star, Sorry 2004, I Need an Angel, Change Me, Washington, DC, United States, New York, NY, United States
AlbumsSoulful, I Need an Angel, Letters From Birmingham, The Return, Love IS, Playlist
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, BET Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top-Selling Single of the Year, Billboard Music Award for New...
MoviesLifted, Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics Sketch Comedy Movie: Miami, We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, Stakes, Washington, DC, United States, New York, NY, United States
TV ShowsAmerican Idol
1His 205 jersey which represents Birmingham area code
1The only thing about my life that's really changed is the fact that a lot of people know me now. I'm still the same person.
2I don't have any concerns about my weight. I've always been healthy. I eat right. I'm just a big dude. I've always been happy with the person I am. So that will never change.
3"It really doesn't bother me. I just do my thing. God has a plan for me right now." - on the several "American Idol" fans feeling that the runner-up, Clay Aiken, should have won instead.
4I want to be around for a long time. I don't want to be a one-hit wonder. I want to make sure I continue to make good music that my mom and everybody around me can be proud of.
1Preparing to release his first single, "Flying Without Wings". [May 2003]
2Released his first album, "Soulful". [December 2003]
3Brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the biggest music fraternity in the United States.
4His post-Idol single, which later appeared on his album Soulful, "Flying Without WIngs" climbed as high as the #2 spot on the US charts.
5Recognized by the 2004, 46th Annual Grammy Awards held on February 8, 2004 at the Los Angeles Staples Center and broadcast live on the CBS TV Network. He was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar", but lost to Luther Vandross for "Dance With My Father".
6Was considered for the role of "Fat Albert". He was later passed over in favor of Kenan Thompson.
7Beat Clay Aiken to win American Idol 2003.
8In Ricky Acker's 2003 film Night and Day (2003), there is a scene where the bum is harassing Craig and this was shot carefully around the arrival of Ruben's guests for his 25th birthday party at the Birmingham Museum of Art. A multi-colored "RS" is visible several times in the background of the scene on the museum wall.
9At his first audition for "American Idol", he sang Luther Vandross' "Superstar".
10Currently signed to with J Records.
11Runs three times a week on a treadmill to build endurance.
12Got a record deal with J records
13Attended A&M University in Alabama, where he was a football player.
142003 American Idol Winner!


The Biggest Loser2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Obsessed2009performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
The Second Chance2006performer: "I SURRENDER ALL"
Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas2004TV Special performer: "Every Time Christmas Comes Around", "Don't Save It All for Christmas", "Joy to the World"
American Idol2003-2004TV Series performer - 28 episodes
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004performer: "Shining Star"
An American Idol Christmas2003TV Movie documentary performer: "Blue Christmas"
Canadian Idol2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Centric Celebrates Selma: 50th Anniversary Music Special2015TV Movie
The Perfect Gift2011Michael Harris
Lifted2010Pastor Johnson
Eve2006TV SeriesPaul
All of Us2005TV SeriesGrown Bobby
Life on a Stick2005TV SeriesBobby
8 Simple Rules2005TV SeriesGuy
One on One2004TV SeriesRuben Studdard


The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
GSN Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHimself
American Idol Rewind2008TV SeriesHimself - Finalist / Himself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (Georgia)
Great Performances2007TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHimself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Natural Born Komics2007VideoHimself
Rachael Ray2006TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The View2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Turn On2006TV SeriesHimself
Come Together Now2005Video documentary shortHimself
6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade2005TV MovieHimself
Dateline NBC2005TV Series documentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHimself
American Idol: The Phenomenon2004TV Special
Christmas in Washington2004TV Special
Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas2004TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself
BET's Comicview2004TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
I Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination Special2004TV Movie documentaryNominee Commentator
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2004TV SeriesHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
American Idol: Life on the Road2004TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street2004TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Fromage 20032003TV MovieHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
An American Idol Christmas2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin2003TV SpecialPerformer
Canadian Idol2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Juniors2003TV SeriesHimself
eTalk Daily2003TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Making the Video2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2016 Women That Soar Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Food Fight2016TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Finalist / ...
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Orange County Christmas Extravaganza2015TV MovieHimself
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2015TV MovieHimself
23rd Annual Trumpet Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The Biggest Loser2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Eliminated Contestant / Himself - Season 15 Contestant / ...
Today2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHimself
Dr. Phil2014TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2003-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Verses & Flow2014TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends2011Himself
American Idol: Welcome Home2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2010TV MovieHimself
Clay Aiken: Tried & True Live!2010VideoHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Life After2010TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Grace: A Concert for the Children2010TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV MovieHimself
20 Most Awesomely Bad Songs of 20042004TV Special documentaryHimself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Reality/Variety Star - MaleAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)

Nominated Awards

2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - MaleFor the song "Superstar."

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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