Chris Rock Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Chris Rock Net Worth 2020 – Chris Rock is an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director.
Rock worked at fast food restaurants before beginning his comedy career at New York City’s famous comedy club, Catch a Rising Star – the same club responsible for producing the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, and more.
Biography – Early Life/Education/Personal Life
Chris Rock was born on 7 February 1965, in Andrews Town of South Carolina and soon after his family relocated to Brooklyn in New York City. The family again shifted to Bedford-Stuyvesant, a working class locality in Brooklyn and settled in that neighborhood.
His father, Christopher Julius Rock II, worked as a newspaper deliverer and truck driver while his mother, Rose Rock, was employed as a teacher in a school for the mentally retarded.
Chris Rock was the eldest of all the children born to his parents and had three younger brothers, Jordan, Kenny, and Tony.
Chris Rock has 7 brothers and two sisters. Three of his brothers namely Tony, Kenny and Jordan are all involved in the entertainment industry. Rock had an older half brother Charles, who died in 2006 following a battle with alcoholism.
All his three brothers followed him to pursue careers in the entertainment industry. His father succumbed to ulcer in 1988. He also had an older stepbrother, Charles who passed away in 2006 following an extended struggle with dipsomania.
Chris has admitted that Allen Rock, his paternal grandfather, a parson by profession had a great influence on his comedy style. His grandfather moved to New York City from South Carolina in the 40s, working as a preacher and cabbie.
Since Brooklyn’s neighborhoods were dominated by white people who made up the bulk of the populace, Chris Rock had to put up with scathing racial discrimination because of his skin color.
He remembers going to James Madison High School in a separate bus that exclusively ferried black students.
He was regularly beaten up and persecuted by white students and the oppression intensified over the years. Eventually, he stopped attending high school for good but nevertheless he received a GED (general education diploma) certification.
His bitter experience with racism and bigotry during his school years had a sweeping influence on his career as a comedian.
Chris Rock married businesswoman and actress Malaak Compton in 1996. Unfortunately, nearly two decades after marriage and having two daughters (Lola Simone, born 2002 and Zahra Savannah, born 2004) together, Rock filed for a divorce from Malaak in December 2014 citing irreconcilable differences.
Beginning in early 2016, Rock began dating actress Megalyn Echikunwoke.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Chris Rock has a net worth of $100 million. Additionally, his success in stand-up led to roles in films, including Dogma, Beverly Hills Ninja, and The Longest Yard, as well as an Executive Producer role in the semi-autobiographical, Emmy-winning TV series Everybody Hates Chris.
Chris made his mark on the big screen by doing full justice to roles in the movies, ‘The Longest Yard’ (2005), ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ (2007), ‘Death at a Funeral’ (2010), ‘Grown Ups’ (2010), and ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ (2012).
Rock was chosen as the 5th Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All Time by Comedy Central. He has won four Emmy Awards for his comedy specials and three Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
His career began at the famous New York comedy club Catch a Rising Star. He quickly became a fixture on the New York stand-up circuit before gaining national exposure.
He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1990, and in 1991 released his first comedy album, Born Suspect. Two years later he left SNL and appeared instead on its prime time rival, In Living Color.
Rock premiered his first HBO special, Big Ass Jokes, in 1994, but it was the follow-up, 1996’s Bring the Pain that earned him two Emmy Awards and a reputation as one of the best comedians in America.
He later released several more albums and HBO specials, and in 2007 was tapped to host the Academy Awards.