|Popular Name:||Chris Rock|
|Birth Name:||Christopher Julius Rock|
|Birth Date:||7th February 1965|
|Birth Place:||Andrews, South Carolina, USA|
|Spouse:||MalaakComptom Rock (M 1996 – 2016)|
|Children:||Lola Simone Rock And Zahra Savannah Rock|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director And Writer|
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
Chris Rock is an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. Rock worked at some drive-through restaurants before starting his comedy career at New York City’s acclaimed comedy club, Catch A Rising Star; a club said to have discovered Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, and a host of others. Read on as we give you details of Chris Rock net worth and his biography.
Chris Rock Childhood
Christopher Julius Rock was born on 7 February 1965, in Andrews Town of South Carolina and soon after his family migrated to Brooklyn in New York City. The family again moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant, a common laborers territory in Brooklyn and settled in that area. His dad, Christopher Julius Rock II, worked as a paper deliverer and truck driver while his mom, Rose Rock, worked in a school for the intellectually impeded. Chris Rock has 7 brothers and two sisters. Three of his siblings to be specific Tony, Kenny and Jordan are also entertainers. Rock had an older stepbrother Charles, who kicked the bucket in 2006 after a fight with Alcoholism.
His dad died of ulcer in 1988. Chris has conceded that Allen Rock his granddad, a parson by profession influenced his comedy style. His granddad moved to New York City from South Carolina during the 40s, working in as a minister and cabbie. Since Brooklyn’s neighborhoods were dominated by white individuals who made up the main part of the people, Chris Rock needed to endure blistering racial discrimination. He went to James Madison High School in a different transport that solely carried black students.
He was normally beaten and aggrieved by white students and the oppression escalated throughout the years. In the end, he quit going to secondary school for good however he later got his GED.
Chris Rock Career
1996 denoted a defining moment for Chris Rock Networth. His gifts were perceived by HBO, and the network created a comedy show featuring Rock, titled Bring in the Pain. The comedian won two Emmy_Awards and worldwide approval for the show. Rock got Grammy Awards for his albums Roll With the New (1997), Bigger and Blacker (1999) and Never Scared (2004). His fifth comedy special, 2008’s Kill the Messenger, brought about a couple of Emmy wins. In the wake of signing a deal with Netflix, the comedian came back to the stage for the 2018 premier of Tambourine.
A role in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) was Rock’s film debut. Besides, he showed up in Keenan Ivory Wayans’ I’m Gonna Get You Sucka (1988). In 1990, Rock followed in the strides of his mentor, Eddie Murphy by joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, where he delighted in some accomplishment with his creation of the dark force character Nat X. After three seasons on SNL, Rock left to seek other career opportunities.
In 1997, Rock started facilitating his own television show, The Chris Rock Show, which earned him two CableACE_Awards. During this high point in his profession, Rock additionally showed up in Sgt. Bilko (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), these movies solidified him as a bonafide movie star and furthered Chris Rock net worth.
In 1999, he showed up in the contemptuous big-screen comedy Dogma, alongside such stars as Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Salma Hayek. Rock had another big screen role in 2000, playing a hired gunman in the comedy Nurse Betty, featuring Renee Zellweger. His movies in the 2000s included Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Bad Company (2002), co-featuring Anthony Hopkins, and the voice of Marty in DreamWorks’ Madagascar (2005).
In 2005, Rock started a sitcom called Everybody Hates Chris, a satire on the perpetually famous Everybody Loves Raymond. The show was enlivened by Rock’s teenage years experiencing childhood in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City. The show immediately turned into the second most-watched comedy on the network.
Rock continued to flourish as a comedian and an actor. He showed up in such films as Death at a Funeral (2010) with Martin Lawrence, and Grown Ups (2010) with Adam Sandler, later returning for its 2013 spin-off. In 2012, Rock featured opposite Julie Delpy in the comedy 2 Days in New York. In 2014, he composed, directed and featured in Top Five, a film wherein he plays a comedic actor battling with his career and his upcoming wedding to a television star. Rock rejoined with Murphy for an appearance in Dolemite Is My Name (2019). In the interim, he was set to star in season 4 of the acclaimed compilation series Fargo, as the leader of a criminal syndicate.
Age, Weight And Height
Chris Rock is currently 55 years old, 1.78m tall and weighs 76kg.
Chris Rock Net Worth
Chris Rock net worth is an estimated $100 Million. Most of Chris’ fortune stems from his stand-up comedy and several TV shows. He has also made a fortune through endorsements; Chris reportedly signed a $57 Million deal with Netflix in 2017. His net worth would have been a lot higher, but he lost a huge amount of money in a divorce settlement with his spouse of 20 years, Malaak Compton, when they divorced in 2016 ending 20 years of marriage. He was voted as the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian by a Comedy Central poll. He is reliably one of the highest-paid comedians on the planet. Between June 2016 and June 2017, Chris Rock earned roughly $60 million. Also, between June 2017 and June 2018 Chris earned $30 million.
Rock married Malaak Compton-Rock on November 23, 1996. Compton-Rock is the organizer and executive director of Style Works, a non-benefit salon that offers free services for ladies leaving government assistance and entering the workforce. The couple lived in Alpine, New Jersey with their two girls, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah. In December 2014, Rock reported that he had petitioned for legal separation from Compton-Rock. Rock admitted to unfaithfulness in the marriage, and battling with a pornography addiction. The separation was settled on August 22, 2016.
Chris Rock net worth is on a new rise as the comedian cum actor seems more focused since his divorce. We expect more from the aging star in coming years.