General Facts and Figures
- Name: Christopher Julius Rock
- Net Worth: $60 Million
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Producer, Filmmaker, Stand-up comedian
- Date of Birth: February 7, 1965
- Place of Birth: Andrews, South Carolina
- Zodiac: Aquarius
- Spouse: Carmen Ejogo
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Christopher Julius Rock III is one of the most renowned comedians across the US. While he was born in Andrews, South Carolina, on 7th February 1965, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His family later moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant. Chris has a brother called Tony Rock, and his parents are Julius and Rosalie.
Chris attended several schools. He is an alma mater of James Madison High School, Stuyvesant High School, and Black Nexxus.
Chris took a shot at standup comedy when he was barely 19 years old. His ideal spots for performance were nightclubs in New York City. One fateful night, he caught the eye of Eddie Murphy when performing. Through Murphy, Chris debuted on the screens in a movie called Beverly Hills Cop II.
Chris shot into the limelight when he became a member of Saturday Night Live! After leaving this position, he appeared on several episodes of a comedy series, In Living Color. The following year, 1993, he scripted and even co-produced a comedy movie called CB4.
His role in movies like The Longest Yard, Death at a Funeral, and Grown-Ups, highlight what incredible acting skills he has.
Besides that, he is an incredible singer. He recorded and released four albums, including Born Suspect, Never Scared, Bigger & Blacker, and Roll With the New. Chris has also tried his hand in TV production, producing a comedy serial called Everybody Hates Chris.
Behind the Curtains
Chris Rock is a divorced man. He was married to Malaak Compton between 1996 and 2006. Together, they had two beautiful daughters. Since then, he has never gone back to dating. His life is always kept away from the public eyes.
Chris Rock has an estimated net fortune of $60 million. Notably, he is one of the most-paid comedians across the world. This figure is a sum of his earnings from multiple roles, including TV production, acting, singing, and standup comedy. Royalties from his book also contribute to his net worth. Fortunately, he is not too lavish in his expenditures.