Christopher Julius Rock, an American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker was born on February 7, 1965.
Rockrose to notoriety as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993, after working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in minor film parts such as Beverly Hills Cop II. Rock also wrote and produced the films New Jack City, Boomerang, and CB4 while on SNL. Bring the Pain, the second of Rock’s five HBO comedy specials catapulted him into mainstream prominence in 1996. Bigger and Blacker, Never Scared, and Kill the Messenger are his other HBO comedy specials. His talk show, The Chris Rock Show, aired on HBO and received critical acclaim for Rock’s celebrity and political interviews. In 2018, Netflix aired its latest comedy special, Chris Rock: Tamborine.
Down to Earth, Head of State, The Longest Yard, the Madagascar film series, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Top Five, and Spiral all featured Rock in leading roles. Everybody Hates Chris, a sitcom based on his early life, was devised, written, produced, and narrated by him. He starred in the fourth season of FX’s black comedy–crime drama anthology Fargo in 2020.
How much money does Chris Rock make?
Chris Rock has a net worth of $60 million and is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. His net worth may be much higher, but a divorce settlement with his wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton, cost him tens of millions of dollars (perhaps as much as $40 million). Following a 20-year marriage, they split in 2016.
Chris rose to fame in the early 1990s as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” but he is also known for his work in films including “The Longest Yard” (2005), the “Madagascar” film trilogy (2005-2012), and “Grown Ups” (2010). He also created and produced “Everybody Hates Chris,” a semi-autobiographical sitcom that aired 88 episodes from 2005 to 2009. According to a Comedy Central poll, he is the sixth-best stand-up comedian.
On the 7th of February, 1965, Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina. After a second move, Rock and his parents settled in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He was bused to schools in predominantly white Brooklyn neighborhoods as he grew older, where he was ridiculed and harassed by white classmates.
He dropped out of high school to work at fast-food restaurants while studying for his GED.
In 1984, Rock performed his debut stand-up comedy in New York City at Catch a Rising Star. As he continued to perform, he gained notice and landed a few roles, including one in the television series “Miami Vice.” Eddie Murphy met Rock at a nightclub stand-up routine and mentored, guided
and even cast him in his debut film, “Beverly Hills Cop II,” in 1987.
Chris Rock offered his historic Brooklyn brownstone in the Clinton Hill neighborhood for sale in 2017. According to Architectural Digest, Rock bought the house over 20 years ago and rented it out for $8,000 per month before listing it for $3.9 million. In 2018, he sold the house for $3.35 million, according to Apartment Therapy.
Chris Rock reportedly paid $3 million for a tony estate in the Alpine, NJ area in 2001, according to NJ.com, although he no longer lives there as of this writing.
Chris Rock’s fortune: how has he spent it?
Over the years, Chris Rock has put a significant amount of money into real estate.
His former family home in Alpine, New Jersey, is actually the most expensive suburb in America, surpassing Los Angeles and The Hamptons. It’s likely worth more than $4 million, but his ex-wife now owns it.
He is said to own a property in Malibu valued at around $9 million since his divorce from his wife.
In 2017, the TV and movie star listed a 3,700-square-foot two-bedroom carriage-style home in Brooklyn for $3.95 million.
Nominations for Awards
Chris Rock has won numerous awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album, the Kids’ Choice Wannabe Award, the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from an Animated Film, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
In 1996, Rock married Malaak Compton-Rock, a former wife. They resided in New Jersey with their two daughters. Rock confessed to adultery and a pornographic addiction when he filed for divorce in 2014. They split up in 2016.
Chris is said to have had to give his ex-wife $40 million in real estate and liquid assets.