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Chris Rock Net Worth 2022: Christopher Julius Rock is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker. After years working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in minor film roles including Beverly Hills Cop II, Rock gained prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993

What is Chris Rock net worth?

Net worth$60 million
Date of birthFebruary 7, 1965
Full nameChristopher Julius Rock
Occupationstand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and film director
NationalityAmerican
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Chris Rock Net Worth

As of 2022, Chris Rock net worth is estimated at $60 million

Chris Rock, known by birth as Christopher Julius Rock is a successful American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and director. He is one of the best stand-up comedians. Over the years he has starred in several successful movies and also hosted some high profile ceremonies such as the academy awards, among others. In this article we will be bring to you all you need to know about Chris Rock net worth and biography.

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Early life and family

Christopher Julius Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina on February 7, 1965. The family relocated and settled in the working class area of Bedford–Stuyvesant. His mother, Rosalie, was a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped; his father, Julius Rock, was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman. Julius died in 1988 after ulcer surgery. A DNA test performed some years back showed that Chris Rock is of Cameroonian decent.

Education

Chris Rock did not have things easy attending school as a child. He was always a victim of bullying. He was enrolled in  James Madison High School but dropped out due to bullying. Rock later earned a GED. Rock then worked various jobs at fast-food restaurants.

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Career as Standup Comedian

Rock began working as a stand-up comic during 1984 in New York City’s Catch a Rising Star. Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic. Murphy gave Rock his first film role in Beverly Hills Cop II. Rock rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the film I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice.

Rock was a cast member of the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade became known as the Bad Boys of SNL.

In 1991, he released his first comedy album, Born Suspect and won acclaim for his role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City.

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Rock headlined his first HBO comedy special in 1994, titled Big Ass Jokes, as part of HBO Comedy Half-Hour. His second special, 1996’s Bring the Pain, made Rock one of the most acclaimed and commercially successful comedians in the industry. Rock won two Emmy Awards for the special and gained large critical acclaim.

HBO also aired his talk show, The Chris Rock Show, which gained critical acclaim for Rock’s interviews with celebrities and politicians. The show won an Emmy for writing. His television work has won him a total of three Emmy Awards and 15 nominations.

By the end of the decade, Rock was established as one of the preeminent stand-up comedians and comic minds of his generation. During this time, Rock also translated his comedy into print form in the book Rock This! and released the Grammy Award-winning comedy albums, Roll with the NewBigger & Blacker and Never Scared.

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Rock’s fifth HBO special, Kill the Messenger, premiered on September 27, 2008, and won him another Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety or music program.

As of 2022, Chris Rock net worth is estimated at $60 million

Movie Career

Chris Rock began his career in movies with supporting roles in such films as New Jack City (1991) as crack addict Pookie, in the Eddie Murphy comedy Boomerang (1992), the Steve Martin comedy Sgt. Bilko (1996) as well as Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). He also appeared in the Kevin Smith fantasy comedy film Dogma (1999). 

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He has since become a household name in the movie industry starred and also working as a movie director along the line.

Chris Rock Net Worth

Chris Rock net worth 2022 is estimated at $60 million making him one of the most accomplished comedians. He fortune has largely been attributed to his success in Stand-up comedy and movies. Rock hosted the Academy Awards twice, in 2005 and in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards out of 19 total nominations for his television work and three Grammy Awards for best comedy albums. Rock was ranked No. 5 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

Rock married Malaak Compton-Rock on November 23, 1996. In December 2014, Rock filed for divorce from Compton-Rock. Rock admitted to infidelity in the marriage. The divorce was finalized on August 22, 2016. They have two children together.

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Comedy albums

  • Born Suspect (Atlantic Records, 1991)
  • Roll with the New, (DreamWorks Records, 1997)
  • Bigger & Blacker, (DreamWorks Records, 1999)
  • Never Scared, (DreamWorks Records/Geffen Records, 2004)
  • Tamborine (Netflix Studios, LLC., 2018)

Beef with Will Smith

Rock presented the award for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. During the ceremony, Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head, which he compared to Demi Moore’s shaved head in G.I. Jane.

Her husband, Will Smith, walked on to the stage and slapped Rock across the face.

As of 2022, Chris Rock net worth is estimated to be $60 million.

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