Chris Rock is a comedian, actor, and writer. The American star is also a producer and director. He is one of the highest-paid comedians in history and has a high net worth. He lost tens of millions of dollars during his divorce settlement with his ex-wife with whom he lived for 20 years. They got a divorce in 2016 after they stayed together for 20 years. Chris first gained fame and recognition by appearing on “Saturday Night Live”. He has also appeared in many notable films.
Chris Rock has a net worth of $60 million. He is one of the highest-paid comedians and has earned $60 million during his peak career. In 2017 and 2018 Chris earned $30 million and achieved a lot of success.
Chris Rock’s real name is Christopher Julius Rock. He was born in Andrews, South Carolina on February 7, 1965. Rock moved to Brooklyn, New York, with his family but they settled in the Bedford-Stuyvesant later. He went to school in white neighborhoods and grew up in Brooklyn. He quit high school and worked at fast-food restaurants to earn money for his GED. Rock became a standup comedian and gained recognition by appearing in the TV series “Miami Vice”.
Saturday Night Live
Rock started appearing in Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1990. He received praise and recognition for his portrayal in the film “New Jack City”. Rock was the producer and worked in the comedy “CB4“. Rock joined the cast of the HBO special, “Big Ass Jokes” which earned him two Emmy Awards.
He appeared in the HBO comedy specials “Bigger & Blacker” (1999) and “Never Scared” (2004). HBO also appeared on the talk show, “The Chris Rock Show” and that also earned him a lot of success. He went on to be a part of many award-winning projects such as “Roll with the New”, “Bigger & Blacker” and “Never Scared”. Netflix introduced two stand-up specials that starred Rock, and he was reportedly paid $40 million for the show.
Chris Rock has a recognized comedy career but he is also a famous film actor. Rock appeared in the leading roles in films like:
- Down to Earth” (2001)
- Bad Company” (2002)
- The Longest Yard” (2005)
- Death at a Funeral (2010)
- Grown Ups (2010)
- 2 Days in New York
Rock got married to Malaak Compton-Rock in 1996. The couple remained married for 20 years and they resided in New Jersey. The couple had two daughters and they were born in 2002 and 2004. In 2014, Rock made an announcement that he was getting a divorce from his wife. He admitted that he has been cheating on his wife and was addicted to porn. Their divorce got finalized in 2016. Chris reportedly paid his ex-wife real estate and liquid assets that were worth $ 40 million.