What is Chris Rock’s net worth and salary?
American comedian Chris Rock has a net worth in excess of $60 million. Although his net worth is likely to be higher, he lost millions of dollars (reportedly as high as $40 million) during a divorce settlement with Malaak Compton, his wife of 20-years. After 20 years of marriage, Chris and Malaak Compton divorced in 2016. He gained popularity first through “Saturday Night Live” in early 1990s. However, he is also well-respected for his acting skills in films like “The Longest Yard” (2006), “Madagascar”, “Grown Ups” (2010), and “The Longest Yard”. He also created and produced the semi-autobiographical sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” which aired 88 episodes between 2005 and 2009. Earnings
Chris Rock is a comedian who is regularly one of the most highly-paid in the world when he’s on tour. Chris Rock made $60 million between June 2016-June 2017. Chris made $30 million between June 2017 and June 2018.
Early life and career
Christopher Julius Rock was born February 7, 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina. Rock and his parents soon moved to Brooklyn, New York. Rock finally settled in Bedford-Stuyvesant, after a second move. Rock was bused from Brooklyn to attend school in predominantly white neighborhoods. He endured bullying and harassment by white students. He dropped out of highschool and began working in fast-food restaurants to earn his GED as the bullying continued.
Rock began his journey into stand-up comedy at Catch a Rising Star in New York City in 1984. He began to gain recognition for his performances, and he even got a few TV roles, such as “Miami Vice”. Eddie Murphy met Rock at a nightclub, mentored him and gave Rock his first movie role in “Beverly Hills Cop II”.
Rock gained recognition through his comedy career and was able to land leading roles in films like “Down to Earth”, “Bad Company”, (2002), “The Longest Yard”, (2005), Death at a Funeral”, (2010), “Grown Ups”, (2010) and “2 Days in New York”. (2012) Rock also voiced Marty, the zebra, in three animated films from the “Madagascar” franchise.
Rock is not only an actor, but he also plays the roles of director and writer. Rock directed, wrote and starred in “Head of State” (2003, “I Think I Love My Wife”), and “Top Five” (2014). A documentary about American women’s hairstyles was also produced by him, titled “Good HaiPersonal Life”, which examines the history and perceptions of American women’s hairstyles.
Malaak Compton Rock was Rock’s wife. They lived in New Jersey together with their daughters, born in 2002 and 2004, and Rock got married to Malaak. Rock filed for divorce in December 2014. He admitted to infidelity and a porn addiction. In 2016, they divorced. Chris was reportedly required to pay $40 million in liquid assets and real estate to his ex-wife.
Chris purchased a Brooklyn home while working for SNL in 1994. After two years, he moved to Brooklyn with Malaak, his wife. From 2001 to 2017, he rented the Brooklyn home for $8,000 per monthly until he sold it for $3.25million. Malaak lived in their 13,000-square-foot Alpine, New Jersey mansion, which they purchased in 2001 for $3M.r.1987).