What Is Chris Rock Net Worth In 2020?
Chris Rock Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 7, 1965 (55 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor, Presenter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Chris Rock Net Worth In 2020
Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director who has a net worth of $100 million. His net worth could be much higher but he lost tens of millions of dollars in a divorce settlement with his wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton, when they divorced in 2016 after 20 years of marriage.
Chris first gained a wide following thanks to “Saturday Night Live” in the early 1990s, but he is also widely-recognized for his talent as an actor in notable films such as “The Longest Yard” (2005), the “Madagascar” film series (2005-2012) and “Grown Ups” (2010).
He also created and produced the semi-autobiographical sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” which aired 88 episodes between 2005 and 2009. He was voted as the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian by a Comedy Central poll. He is consistently one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. Between June 2016 and June 2017, Chris Rock earned approximately $60 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018 Chris earned $30 million.
Chris Rock’s Biography
Chris Rock is a proud father 16-years-old Lola and 14-years-old Zahra. Chris and his ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock got married in 1996 and the couple lived in Alpine, New Jersey with their two daughters until 2016, when they unfortunately divorced.
Chris Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina, on the 7th of February 1965, as Christopher Julius Rock III. His mother Rosalie and father Christopher Julius Rock II decided to move to Brooklyn, New York, and a few years later, the family reallocated to Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Rock had a tuff teenage years in high school, where he was beaten and bullied by the white kids. The situation escalated as the violence got worst, and finally, his parents decided to drop him out of James Madison High School. In the following years, Chris passed the General Education Development test.
Chris Rock Early Life and Career
Christopher Julius Rock III was born on the 7th February, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina. However, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and his mother worked as a teacher/social worker; whilst his father was a newspaper delivery man, and truck driver.
Rock was bullied at high school, and eventually it led to his parents pulling him out of James Madison High School. He ended up dropping out of school all together, but later earned a GED. Before comedy, Chris Rock worked at various fast food restaurants.
Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1984 in New York City’s Catch a Rising Star. He slowly rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice.
Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic. Murphy gave Rock his first film role in Beverly Hills Cop II.
Chris Rock has starred and featured in a whole list of films and TV shows. The list is huge, however we have mentioned some of the greats in the highlights section below.
As of 2020, Chris Rock’s net worth is $100 million, making him one of the richest comedians in the world, with Jerry Seinfeld currently being the richest.
Saturday Night Live and Comedy Success
Rock joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1990. Along with fellow new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade, they became known as the Bad Boys of SNL. His first comedy album, “Born Suspect”, was released in 1991. The same year he received praise for his portrayal of an addict in the film “New Jack City”.
Two years later, Rock left SNL and appeared instead on its prime time rival, the predominantly African-American sketch show “In Living Color”. However, he was only in six episodes as the show was cancelled a month after he joined. Subsequently, Rock wrote and starred in the comedy “CB4”, which only cost $6 million to make but made $18 million.
Rock premiered his first HBO special, “Big Ass Jokes”, in 1994, but it was the 1996 follow-up “Bring the Pain” that earned him two Emmy Awards and a reputation as one of the best comedians in America. He gained further popularity as commentator for “Politically Incorrect” on Comedy Central during the 1996 United States Presidential Elections, a role for which he earned another Emmy nomination.
His HBO comedy specials “Bigger & Blacker” (1999) and “Never Scared” (2004) had Time and Entertainment Weekly singing his praises as “the funniest man in America”. HBO also aired his own talk show, “The Chris Rock Show”, where he interviewed celebrities and politicians, and won an Emmy for writing.
Other award-winning projects of his from this time period include the comedy albums “Roll with the New”, “Bigger & Blacker” and “Never Scared”, which all won Grammy Awards. Rock’s fifth HBO special “Kill the Messenger” was released in September 2008, winning him another Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety or music program.
Rock’s success with comedy specials continued into the new decade. On October 30, 2016, Netflix announced the release of two new stand-up specials from Rock, for which he was reportedly paid $40 million ($20 million per special). The first one, “Chris Rock: Tamborine”, was released on February 14, 2018, his first concert special in ten years.
Chris Rock’s divorce cost him millions
When Chris Rock divorced Malaak Compton-Rock in 2016, his former spouse of nearly 20 years allegedly “demand[ed] a huge hunk” of her husband’s assets, which were sitting at around $70 million at the time, according to Page Six.
Although the couple apparently did sign a prenup before they tied the knot, it had reportedly “expired under a sunset clause,” meaning that it became invalid after the marriage reached a certain number of years. The former pair also had to work out an agreement concerning child support for their two children as well as a third whom they raised together.
Chris Rock is one of the richest comedians in the world, and he’s done well to build an impressive career in comedy.
As of 2020, Chris Rock’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.