Chris Rock has been an Oscars host, the voice of a beloved cartoon character, and a stand-up comedian that got his start on “Saturday Night Live.” According to Yahoo, his films and television shows have netted millions of dollars at the box office, and everything from Emmys to Grammys sits on his mantle.
Chris Rock also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he’s considered one of the greatest comedians of all time, superseding his mentors like Richard Pryor.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chris Rock has gone from a successful stand-up star to a beloved Hollywood legend, who is multifaceted and talented as well. And combined with the success of shows like “Everybody Hates Chris,” among others, Chris Rock has amassed a net worth of $60 million.
But outside of his comedic ventures, let’s take a look at all the other ways Chris Rock makes his money.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Throughout the course of his career, Chris Rock has had several successful comedy specials, including “Bring the Pain” and “Bigger & Blacker” for HBO. After a long hiatus, he returned to stand-up in 2018 with his two Netflix specials, per Yahoo.
In 2020, Business Insider reported that Netflix paid Chris Rock a handsome sum of $40 million for his two Netflix specials back in 2016.
As an actor, Chris Rock has starred in such hit films as “I Think I Love My Wife” and provided the voice of the Zebra in the “Madagascar” cartoon series. He’s also served as a producer for several of his own shows and films, including “The Chris Rock Show,” and was a documentarian for such films as “Good Hair.”
In April 2020, AfroTech reported that Chris Rock teamed up with other A-list comedians — including Eddie Murphy, Tiffany Haddish, and Keenan Thompson — for the Feeding America Comedy Festival.
“The brainchild of media mogul Byron Allen, the three-hour special will stream on Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel and free streaming app, Local Now,” read our report.
In 2019, a press release revealed that Chris Rock — along with other A-list celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Sarah Silverman — invested in a cannabis company called Lowell Herb Co.
“We are thrilled to have such talented artists join our investment round, and we welcome them to the Lowell family. We are grateful to have such strong support from the creative community, and we are all looking forward to the end of cannabis prohibition,” said David Elias, Lowell Co-founder and CEO, in the press release announcement.
In 2017, Chris Rock listed his historical Brooklyn brownstone — located in the heart of the Clinton Hill district — for sale. According to Architectural Digest, Rock purchased the home more than 20 years ago and rented it out for a princely sum of $8,000/month, and he put it on the market for $3.9 million. Apartment Therapy reported that in 2018, he sold the property for $3.35 million.
In 2001, according to NJ.com, Chris Rock bought a tony mansion in the Alpine, NJ district for $3 million, but as of this writing, he reportedly no longer resides there.