Chris Rock is one of the most popular comedians in America. He is also a great actor, ﬁlm producer, ﬁlm director, voice actor, and television producer. Chris Rock obtained a large fan following in the early 1990s through “Saturday Night Live”. He is also widely notable and recognizable for his skills as an actor.
He has acted in many popular ﬁlms such as The Longest Yard in 2005, the Madagascar series from 2005 to 2012, and Grown Ups in 2010. He has produced and created a semi-autobiographical sitcom titled “Everybody hates Chris” and this sitcom has 88 which was aired between 2005 and 2009. According to the Comedy Central poll, he ranks ﬁfth in the list of the greatest comedians.
Chris Rock Net Worth
Chris Rock’s net worth is 60 million U.S. dollars. His net worth could have been much higher, but after divorcing his wife Malaak Compton, he lost tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars (allegedly up to 40 million dollars) in a divorce settlement with his wife. In 2016, they divorced, after 20 years of marriage.
Chris has always been one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. From June 2016 to June 2017, he made approximately 60 million dollars. From June 2017 to June 2018, he made 30 million dollars.
Christopher Julius Rock was born on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina. Soon after he was born, his parents moved to the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn, New York. His mother Rosalie was a teacher and also a social worker for all the mentally handicapped. His father Julius Rock was a truck driver and newspaper clerk. Julius died of ulcers after surgery in 1988.
Chris Rock’s younger brothers Tony, Kenny, and Jordan also work in the entertainment industry. Rock was taken to a school in a predominantly white neighborhood in Brooklyn, where he was harassed and beaten by white students. As he got older, bullying also got more and more. Rock’s parents dropped him from James Madison High School. But then he got a GED. Then Rock worked at various fast-food restaurants.
In 1984, Rock made his ﬁrst attempt in stand-up comedy at the club Catch a Rising Star in New York. In the process of acting, he gradually gained recognition and even appeared in multiple roles, such as in the TV series “Miami Vice”. When Eddie Murphy saw Rock’s performance in a nightclub and became friends with him. He directed his ﬁrst movie role and even gave Rock his ﬁrst in “Beverly Hills Cop 2”.
With the recognition of his comedy career, The Rock was able to play the leading role in the movie. He also has voiced Marty the Zebra in three ﬁlms in the ‘Madagascar’ animated ﬁlm series.
In addition to working in front of the camera, Rock also has taken up the roles of screenwriter and director. He wrote and starred in “Head of State” (2003), “I Think I Love My Wife” (2007), and “top ﬁve” (2014). He also released a documentary on the cognition and history of American women’s hairstyles in 2009, called “Good Hair”.
In addition to writing scripts and directing movies, Rock also gained experience as a TV producer. He is the executive producer and speaker of the comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris”, which aired on UPN in 2005.
Rock married Malaak Compton Rock on November 23, 1996. The couple lived in New Jersey with their two daughters, Lola Simone, and Zahra Savannah (born in 2002 and 2004 respectively). In December 2014, Chris Rock announced that he was ﬁling for divorce and admitted to inﬁdelity and pornography addiction. In 2016, their divorce was ﬁnalized and according to reports, Chris had to pay his ex-wife about $40 million in real estate and cash.
In 1994, while working for SNL, Chris bought a house in Brooklyn, New York. They lived there for two years and then moved to the suburbs with his new wife Malak. They gave the Brooklyn property for rent, it was priced at $8,000 per month. After the divorce, Malak continued to live in the 13,000-square-foot family mansion in Alpine, New Jersey, which they bought in 2001 for $3 million.
Chris Rock’s total net worth sums up to 60 million dollars. The data given in the above article are true to the maximum extent.