Who is Chris Rock? What is net worth of Chris Rock? Chris Rock is a world famous comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director. He is well known for his comedy not only as a stand-up comedian but also as an actor in the various roles he has played in TV shows and films.
Chris Julius Rock III, or as most people call him, Chris Rock, was born in the year 1965 on the 7th of February to Christopher Julius Rock II and Rosalie Rock. His father was a truck driver while his mother worked as a social worker and a teacher. He was born in the United States, in Andrews, South Carolina, however, his family moved to Crown Heights in Brooklyn a short period after Chris was born. Chris has 7 siblings, Andi Rock, Kenny Rock, Tony Rock, Charles Rock, Brian Rock, Andre Rock, and Jordan Rock. His brothers, Kenny, Jordan, and Tony are in the entertainment industry as well.
Chris attended Schools that were predominantly attended by whites because they were located in white neighborhoods and as a result, he was often bullied and beaten up by white students. The beating did not reduce even as Chris grew older and it eventually forced his parents to pull him out from high school when he was in James Madison High School and he ended up quitting high school.
Chris Rock married his wife, Malaak Compton in 1996 and they had two children, Lola Simone Rock and Zahra Savannah Rock. Chris and Malaak divorced in the year 2016 after Chris filed for divorce.
Career: Chris started doing comedy in the year 1984, doing stand-up comedy in New York. He gradually grew in popularity and was starting to be recognized as a great comedian, which led to him landing various roles in some films and TV series such as Miami Vice and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. He eventually met star comedian Eddie Murphy who gave him his first major role in a film when he was given a role in the film Beverly Hills Cop II.
He went on to be a member of Saturday Night Live, further making him become a recognized comedian and he started recording his comedy album call Born Suspect, which he released in the year 1991. He wrote a low budget comedy CB4, which ended up making up to $18 million despite having a $6 million budget. At this point, Chris Rock was well known throughout the United States of America and since then he went on to become even more successful.
Some of the films he has played a role in include Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen in 1988, New Jack City in 1991, Madagascar the series and A Very Murray Christmas in the year 2015. On television, he has appeared on Uptown Comedy Express, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Chris Rock Show, The Bernie Mac Show and Empire amongst many others.
Over the years, he has won numerous such as Primetime Emmy Award in 1997, 1999, Grammy Awards in 1998, 2000 and 2006. He also won Kids Choice Awards in 2006 in two categories and Black Reel Award in the year 2015 in two categories as well. Apart from winning, he has been nominated numerous times.
Chris Rock Net Worth
Chris Rock has an estimated net worth of $92 million US dollars as of 2017. Chris has made most of his money through comedy and one of the shows that earned him quite a lot of money is the show Everybody Hates Chris which in 2009 alone earned Chris an estimated $42 million after the show went into syndication. As a producer, he has made money through various low-budget films which earned him good money as well as through his comedy tours in which he tours various cities in the world, performing stand-up comedy.
This year, 2017, Chris started a new tour titled Total Blackout and he has also signed a deal worth $40 million with Netflix on which he is set to release 2 comedy specials. Clearly, he is still making good money.
Chris owns a mansion in New Jersey that is worth an estimated $4.14 million and one of his most notable cars is a Lamborghini Miura that is worth $2.5 million.
Chris Rock is a world famous comedian who even after having a rough time in school and dropping out of high school, he still went on to make it in life through comedy. Starting out as a small-time comedian, he went on to become a famous comedian, writer, producer and director worth a staggering $92 million and still counting.