Chris Rock Net Worth: A Closer Look

Chris Rock’s romance with Lake Bell, the incident at the Oscars, and a well-received tour have all contributed to his recent high media profile.

This comedy legend, however, has unquestionably gained notoriety for years and has accumulated enormous quantities of money through a combination of acting, stand-up, and creating a popular long-running TV show (anyone remember Everybody Hates Chris?).

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Chris Rock, Who is he and what is his Net Worth?

Time to talk about his wealth, perhaps starting with some controversy.

Chris Rock Divorce Settlement

Chris and Malaak Compton split in 2016 after more than ten years of marriage, and, according to Celebrity Net Worth, their divorce settlement cost him up to $40 million.

Even though it’s a lot of money, Chris doesn’t have quite as much in the bank, so it’s safe to assume that he isn’t concerned.

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Chris Compton Ex-Wife Malaak Compton

Breaking Down His Saturday Night Live Salary

We’ve outlined the remuneration for Saturday Night Live below because it sometimes is a little unclear.

A season of 21 episodes costs $147,000, or $7,000 per episode, for first-year cast members.

The average season salary for cast members in their second and fifth seasons is $168,000 and $315,000, respectively.

Let’s assume that Chris made less than $1 million in total throughout his three seasons on the early 1990s television program.

Chris appeared in three seasons of the program.

Work in TV and Movies

Chris has a ton of work in both cinema and television, but he hasn’t disclosed the specifics of his per-project compensation.

There were 88 episodes of “Everybody Hates Chris” alone.

In the same year he worked on the films Death at a Funeral and Madagascar:

Escape 2 Africa, finished a world tour, released an HBO stand-up special, and agreed to a deal for a “lucrative syndication run” of the comedy series Everyone Hates Chris, Chris reportedly made $42 million between June 1, 2008, and June 1, 2009.

But Chris seems to have made the majority of his money through his comedy specials:

In 2016, Netflix paid him $40 million for two programs!

Chris Rock Earnings in 2017

According to Forbes, Chris earned $57 million on his own in 2017, largely as a result of his lucrative Total Blackout tour and the sizable Netflix payment.

He made $30 million in 2018, just so you know, thanks to touring and his salary from The Week Of, earning him a spot on Forbes’ list of highest-paid comedians.

Real Estate Investments

In particular in real estate.

A magnificent carriage house in Brooklyn was formerly rented by Chris for $8,000 per month (!!! ), but he listed it for $3.9 million in 2017.

According to reports, he also owns a $3 million home in New Jersey’s suburbs.

Chris Rock Net Worth?

Celebrity Net Worth reports that Chris has a net worth of $60 million, but his tour earnings are expected to increase that number.

The main reason for this is that following the Oscars, ticket prices for Chris’s tour increased from $150–200 to $250+, with “daily sales remarkably more than twenty-five times higher than the average,” according to StubHub. Dang.