Kodi Lee Net Worth: $3 Millions (approx.)
Kodi Lee net worth is around $3 Millions, which mostly consists of the prize money, $1 million, which he received from America’s Got Talent, for being the winner.
Kodi Lee auditioned for the 14th Season of America’s Got Talent and within 2 weeks the video of his audition had garnered 30 million views on the internet.
In 2019, then 22-year-old singer and pianist Kodi Lee won the 14th season of “America’s Got Talent.”
Kodi Lee has a YouTube channel of his name where he has uploaded over 43 videos and has more than 320k subscribers. The estimated monthly earnings of the channel are estimated to be in the range of $101 – $1.6K while the yearly earnings may lie between $1.2K – $19.5K.
Kodi Lee America Got Talent Earnings:
As Bustle points out, at the end of each episode a disclaimer pops up that states winners of the show are given a prize that “totals” $1 million, which is paid out “in a financial annuity over forty years” or as “the present cash value of such annuity.”
Basically, if Kodi Lee opted for the first option,Kodi get an estimated $25,000 every year for the next 40 years courtesy of “AGT” (and NBC) according to Good Housekeeping. On the other hand, if he decided to go for the “present cash value” option, the winner would take away around $300,000 before taxes (via Forbes), leaving Lee with about $150,000 to $200,000. According to online soruces, Lee’s earnings currently is around $1.5 million.
The cash prize isn’t all Lee would have won, either. All “AGT” winners also receive a three-day stint at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (via Talent Recap), and after Kodi Lee left the stage he went on to headline the Paris Las Vegas Theatre, as well as appearing in “America’s Got Talent Live!” Kodi Lee also performed on the “AGT: Champions” finale in 2020 and sang with “Glee” star Lea Michele at Autism Awareness Gala in Washington D.C. last November (via Talent Recap).’
One might think that Kodi Lee would have been given the $1 million straight out. But this has long not been the case for all winners of the series, thanks to a number of disclaimers that come hand in hand with the prize money.
Kodi Lee Biography:
|Celebrated Name||Kodi Lee|
|Birth Name||Kodi Lee|
|Place Of Birth||South Carolina|
|Father||Will Add Soon|
|High School||Elsinore High School|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Body Measurement||35-28-35 in.|
|Bicep Size||12 in|
|Shoe Size||6 US|
|Net Worth||$1 million and $2 million|
|Salary||Will Add Soon|
|Source of Wealth||Singing Career|
|Famous For||For Appearing on the Reality TV Show America’s Got Talent and for getting the Golden Buzzer in the show|
Kodi Lee was born on 7th July 1996 in South Carolina, United States to Eric Lee and Tina Lee. Kodi has a sister named Kayla and a younger brother called Derek. Kodi Lee is of American nationality, and his ethnicity is mixed belonging to Korean and American ancestry.
Born with Complications
Kodi Lee was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, a condition which arises from the underdevelopment of the optic nerves.
Kodi Lee was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and classified as legally blind at age 3 (via SMM Health). A year later, Lee was diagnosed with autism but around the same time, he found a love for music after he was given his first piano.
To top that Kodi Lee was diagnosed with autism at an early age of 4 and also suffers from Addison’s disease, where the adrenal glands fail to produce enough steroid hormones.
Kodi Lee would go on to develop an insatiable interest in all things music, which led to his decision to eventually compete on –- and win –- “America’s Got Talent.”
Not only did the young musician receive the recognition and attention he deserved, but Kodi Lee also was given a pretty hefty cash prize of $1 million as all the winners of the talent show do.
Kodi Lee America Got Talent:
On May 28, 2019, Kodi Lee auditioned for America’s Got Talent performing Leon Russell’s “A Song For You”. Judges Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Simon Cowell gave him a standing ovation at the end of the performance.
Union pressed the golden buzzer for him, sending him straight through to the live shows of the program.
At the quarterfinals, Kodi Lee performed Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water,” again to a standing ovation, and advanced to the semifinals. For the semifinals, Lee performed “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott. During the results, he was announced as one of the ten finalists for the season.
In the finals, Kodi Lee performed “Lost Without You” by Freya Ridings. In the finale that aired on September 18, 2019, he performed “You Are the Reason” again, but with special guest Leona Lewis. At the end of the program, Kodi Lee was announced as the winner of season 14, having received the most votes, making him the first autistic and developmentally disabled person to win the show.