Chris Rock Net Worth

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, they divorced in 2016.

Chris gained his first wide audience with “Saturday Night Live” back in the 1990s. However, he is also well-known for his acting skills in films like “The Longest Yard” (2006), “Madagascar”, and “Grown Ups”. He also created and produced the semi-autobiographical sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” which aired 88 episodes between 2005 and 2009. A Comedy Central poll voted him the fifth-greatest standup comedian.

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.

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Rock began his journey into stand-up comedy at Catch a Rising Star in New York City in 1984. He gained popularity as he performed and was even offered a role in “Miami Vice” television series. Eddie Murphy met Rock at a nightclub in these early years and became his friend. He mentored Rock and gave him his first movie role in “Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987).

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Personal Life

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.

Real Estate

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 was purchased in 2001 for $3M.

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