Kevin Skinner, an American country singer rose to fame after he became the winner of the talent show America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 4. His performance of Aerosmith’s ‘I don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’ in the finale proved his trump card to glory.
With hands over the grand prize money of $1 million, the Kentucky-based artist not only opened the gateway to fame but also to fortune.
How Much Net Worth Kevin Skinner Owns In 2022?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 47-year-old country singer has a net worth of $3Million as of 2022.
‘America’s Got Talent’ Journey & Victory
With the America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 4 audition through Garth Brooks‘ If Tomorrow Never Comes, on August 4, 2009, Kevin didn’t take long to become fan-favorite.
Also, he became a pivotal singing figure of the judges’ panel too, where Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff served.
Thereafter, Skinner sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Bob Dylan during the Top 48 that advanced him to Top 20, where he performed Always on My Mind by Brenda Lee.
In the Top 10, Kevin Skinner amused the crowd with Aerosmith hit & platinum-certified single ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing’, eventually winning the Season 4 of America’s Got Talent- concluded on September 16, 2009.
As obvious, the winner of the AGT Kevin was awarded the prize money of $1 million, before taxes.
Agreed On Annuity Pay Of ‘AGT’ Prize Money
It’s a fact that none of the AGT winners ever took the whole $1 million home. So, is for Kevin Skinner.
Reportedly, the show offers an annuity payment of $25,000 per year throughout the next 40 years. Another offer gets the winner the present cash value that counts around $300,000 that turns out to be $150,000- $200,000 after tax cut.
Since Kevin went for the annuity, he receives an annual sum of $25,000. However, the income amount is taxable, so, he is likely to receive much lower than the humongous million dollars paycheck.
Post ‘AGT’ Career: What Is Kevin Doing Currently?
On September 17, 2009, starting his post-AGT career, Kevin performed the song ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Moreover, in 2010, he released an album Long Ride & then released another album Kevin Skinner: Live And Unplugged in 2011. However, his music venture didn’t turn commercial success.
Ever since the Kentucky-born singer went low-key & is quite inactive in the music industry. No updates on his music venture are out for now.
How Effective Is ‘America’s Got Talent’ Venture For Contestants?
Well, it’s not likely that all the AGT figures went through declining fame, but some got with a paved way to success too.
Reportedly, America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 2 winner Terry Fator, a ventriloquist, signed a 5-year contract worth $100 million at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Matt Franco, a magician who won Season 9 of AGT currently headlines at The LINQ Hotel and Casino performing at the Mat Franco Theatre in Las Vegas.
Despite not winning, the Season 5 runner-up Jackie Evancho (then 10 years old singer) penned record deal with Columbia Records and SYCO music & is worth $4 million now.
Short-Bio & Personal Life
Kevin Skinner was born Patrick Kevin Skinner on February 25, 1974, in McCracken County, Kentucky, the USA. His father Joe was a musician which got him an influence in music and started playing guitar at the age of 12.
The American country singer grew up alongside 3 siblings: Michael, Rodney and Jennifer in Kentucky & attended Graves County High School.
Reportedly, Skinner was once a married man and later divorced with his wife Kristen, after welcoming 2 children: a son & a daughter.
Currently, he owns a house in Kentucky & lives there.