Chris Rock's net worth

By   |   Updated 13th April 2022

Chris Rock's Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Chris Rock is at least $60 Million.

Early life

Chris Rock, full name Christopher Julius Rock III, was born on February 7th, 1965 in South Carolina and grew up in one of the poorest parts of Brooklyn, New York with his family.

Education

Rock attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn. As a black kid in a mostly white school he took a lot of bullying and physically abuse. His parents pulled him out of school when the bullying got worse.

Family life

The famous comedian and actor is now thought to be residing in Malibu, California.

He divorced his wife of 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, in 2016 which allegedly shaved tens of millions off his net worth at the time.

He has two children from his marriage to Malaak.

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How did Chris Rock build his net worth?

Comedian and actor Chris Rock built his wealth from a long career in TV and Movie.

He got his start in 1980's doing stand up comedy in New York and got his big break into TV in the 1990's by joining the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Thanks to Eddie Murphy he got a small acting part in Beverly Hills Cop 2 as a Parking Valet which got him into movies.

And as his career continued to prosper in the 2000's he was able to land bigger acting roles in films such as 'Head of State' with Bernie Mac, 'What to Expect When You're Expecting', 'The Longest Yard', and Grown Ups 1 and 2 with wealthy funnymen Adam Sandler, Kevin James and David Spade.

He also moved behind the camera to produce and direct TV shows and movies.

Plus as big kids will remember, he lent his distinctive voice to the character Marty in kids movie Madagascar.

Chris Rock quote

My first year on 'SNL', I made $90,000 dollars. And I bought a red Corvette for $45,000 dollars. I'm thinking, 'I've got 45 grand left!' Taxes didn't even come into my equation. At the end of the first year of making 90 grand I was 25, 30 in the hole. We live in this baller, spend-money culture.

How have Chris Rock spent his wealth?

Chris Rock has invested a sizeable chunk of his wealth into real estate over the years.

His former family home in Alpine, New Jersey is actually located in America's most expensive suburb – beyond that of Los Angeles or The Hamptons. It's probably worth in excess of $4 million but now belongs to his ex-wife.

Since the split to his wife, he is rumored to owns a home in Malibu worth around $9 million.

The funny man of TV and movies also once owned a 3,700 sq ft beautifully updated two-bedroom carriage-style townhouse in Brooklyn, listing it for around $3.95 million in 2017.

Among his collection of expensive cars Rock is thought to own a classic Lamborghini Miura worth between $1.5 to $3 million.

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FAQs

How rich is Chris Rock?

Somewhere between $60 to $70 Million.

Is Chris Rock a millionaire?

Yes, he is a millionaire to the tune of around $60-$70 million.

Is Chris Rock a billionaire?

Rock is not a billionaire yet.

Was Chris Rock born rich?

Chris Rock was not born into an wealthy family.

He has developed a long successful career in TV and Hollywood since the 1990's.

He realized early on that he had a talent for quick thinking and making people laugh.

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