The renowned stand-up comedian and actor Chris Rock is one of the most successful comedians. The American comedy icon, Chris is known by many not only for his comedy and acting, but also for his writing and producing.
Chris is among the top 10 greatest standup comedians of all time and has been making people laugh since the mid-’80s. Due to his humorous jokes and ultimate comic timing, Comedy Central ranked him as the 5th greatest comedian of all time. Now let’s have a close look on Chris Rock’s net worth in 2018.
Born as Christopher Julius Rock III on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, Chris was raised in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn together with his two brothers. His father, Julius Rock II was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman while his mother, Rosalie Rock worked as a teacher and social worker.
Chris did his schooling from James Madison High School. During his childhood, he was often bullied and beaten by the white students in his school. As time passed, the level of bullying became worse, and this led him to drop his high school. He later earned a GED.
Today Chris Rock is a father of two daughters; Lola Simone & Zahra Savannah, who he got with his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. He married Malaak in 1996, and the family lived in Alpine, New Jersey. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2016.
Chris kicked-off his career doing standup comedy in 1984. His hard work eventually earned him small roles in films and TV series. Rock got nation-wide exposure when he was casted as a member at Saturday Night Live in 1990. He released his first comedy album Born Suspect in 1991.
After his breakthrough, he started starring in various shows like Big Ass Jokes (HBO comedy special) and Bring the Plan, which made him the most acclaimed and successful comedian in the industry. The special earned him two Emmy Awards. Since then, he has appeared in various TV shows such as Bigger & Blacker (1999), Never Scared (2004), The Chris Rock Show, Kill the Messenger (2008) and many others.
Chris got his big screen success in the late ’90s when he started receiving major roles in films like Dogma, Lethal Weapon 4, Down To Earth, and Bad Company. He has also worked tremendously behind the camera as well (both as a writer and director) in Head of State, and I Think I Love My Wife.
Awards & Achievements
The comedy legend Chris Rock has won dozens of accolades and honors throughout his career. People voted him as the 5th greatest standup comedian in the Comedy Central poll and also voted as the 8th greatest standup comic in 2010 by Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Among his accolades are 3 Grammy Awards, 4 Emmy Awards, 1 Black Reel Award and 2 Kids Choice Awards.
Net Worth of Chris Rock
Chris Rock has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He earned most of his income with his career in stand-up and acting in various TV shows. He also earned some fortune through brand endorsement deals. He got a salary of $57,000,000 from Netflix for two stand-up specials (yet to be released) in 2017.
Chris started his career on a low note, but now he is a living legend in the comic industry. He suffered a lot of criticisms in his childhood for his black color; still, he managed to make people laugh through his standups. He has thousands of fans across the globe and is an influence to many young talents.