How Rich Is Chris Rock?

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Chris Rock is one of America’s most successful comedians. He also acts, writes, produces and directs. He has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He recently appeared on the FX series “Fargo” as Loy Cannon for season 4 in 2020.

Chris Rock Net Worth: $60 Million

Rock came into the public eye while he appeared as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1990-1993. His first HBO comedy specials were “Big Ass Jokes” in 1994 and “Bring the Pain” in 1996. Next came “Bigger & Blacker” in 1999, “Never Scared” in 2004 and “Kill the Messenger” in 2008. After a long hiatus from stand-up, he secured a $20 million per special deal with Netflix and released the first of two in 2018 called “Tambourine.”

He has also appeared in many films including “New Jack City,” “Boomerang,” “Down to Earth,” “Head of State,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “CB4,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “The Longest Yard,” the “Madagascar” film series, the “Grown Ups” series, “Top Five” and “Dolemite Is My Name.”

Rock also developed, wrote and narrated the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” which aired from 2005-2009 that was based on his early life.

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Chris Rock’s net worth of $60 million seems to be a bit low after all of his successes, however, his 2016 divorce with Malaak Compton-Rock, his wife of 20 years, left him a bit short. Likely in the ballpark of $40 million less, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Early Life and Career

Rock was born on Feb. 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina. When he was little, his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. His school time was especially rough as he endured a lot of bullying. He eventually dropped out of school to get his GED and worked a series of fast-food or menial jobs.

In 1984, he started trying stand-up in New York City. He eventually caught the attention of Eddie Murphy who became his mentor and gave him his first film role in “Beverly Hills Cop II.”

He moved on to “SNL” and continued his acting career. He wrote, directed and starred in “Head of State,” “I Think I Love My Wife” and “Top Five.” He also ventured into documentaries by releasing “Good Hair” in 2009. 

Personal Life

Rock married Malaak Compton-Rock in 1996 and the pair has two daughters, Lola Simone and Zahra. The couple’s divorce was finalized in 2016. His ex-wife received nearly half of their real estate and other assets valued in the ballpark of $40 million.

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Real Estate

In 2001, he purchased a 13,000-square-foot mansion in Alpine, New Jersey, for $3 million. His ex-wife continues to reside there.

In 2017, Rock listed his 3,700-square-foot Brooklyn carriage house that he owned for more than 20 years for $3.9 million — he was previously renting it for $8,000 per month.

Rock has a few films coming up and there is still another Netflix comedy special on the horizon. It is likely that his net worth will continue to rise.

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Last updated: Sept. 9, 2021 

About the Author

Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer and content marketing specialist who geeks out about finance, e-commerce, technology, and real estate. Her lengthy list of publishing credits include Bankrate, Lending Tree, and Chase Bank. She is the founder and owner of, a travel, technology, and entertainment website. She lives on Long Island, New York, with a veritable menagerie that includes 2 cats, a rambunctious kitten, and three lizards of varying sizes and personalities – plus her two kids and husband. Find her on Twitter, @DawnAllcot.

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