About Chris Rock
So in this article we are going to talk about Chris Rock net worth. And what can I say… Well, the guy has more money than I and my whole neighborhood together – he currently owns capital and assets worth $70 million dollars! You would think the comedian must be hell of funny to earn a sum like this, and Chris really is… But telling jokes is not the only thing he has done to gain the fortune he currently enjoys. Chris has also worked as television producer, as well as film director and producer. But let’s look back at the 90s and see how it all started.
Chris Rock net worth has started to grow back in the day when he performed on Saturday night live alongside the other bad boys of SNL: Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. Just a year after he has first appeared on this show, the comedian has released his debut comedy album titled Born Suspect, which consisted of 18 short episodes. 1991 was a really great year for Rock, because that is when his first successful movie New Jack City, has premiered too. With Chris in one of the leading roles, this crime film grossed almost $47 million domestically. Knowing that the crew has worked with a budget of $8 million, this was considered a major achievement. Of course, the commercial success of New Jack City cannot be attributed to the comedian alone. There was plenty of other talented and/or charismatic actors performing by his side, such as Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Mario Van Peebles and Judd Nelson.
Following this breakthrough, Chris has not only landed roles in a number of movies, but also directed and produced some of them. Here are some of the films the comedian has appeared in, while in some cases also performing other tasks: Beverly Hills Ninja, Nurse Betty, Down to Earth, Head of State (Also director, producer and co-writer) The Longest Yard (Also director and co-writer) and Death at a Funeral (Also producer; remake of the 2007 film of the same name). Of course, each of these productions has increased Chris Rock net worth. Among the most commercially successful films this comedian has ever appeared in are Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. Both of these movies grossed well over $200 million dollars, $271 and $246 accordingly.
While acting, Chris has continued to record comedy albums. So far he has released four of them, including the one that I have already mentioned. In his performances Rock manages to discuss serious political and social problems in the funniest way possible. Here is an example: „Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn’t have any innocent bystanders.“ I think as long as he is capable of coming up with something equally good, Chris Rock net worth will continue to grow!