Chris Tucker Net Worth

Chris Tucker

Net Worth: $5 Million
Real (full) name: Christopher Tucker
Born: August 31, 1971
Country of Origin: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Source of Wealth: Comedian, Actor, Stand-up comedian
Social networks: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Renowned for his brilliant comedian acting, Chris Tucker has built a net worth reaching $5 million. It I noteworthy that in the late 1990s the actor would boast the world’s highest salary within the sphere. In 1999, the Rush Hour movie exploded, and paved the way for another $20 million contract for the sequel. The sum is equivalent to today’s $40 million for a movie. Next time he accepted a $40 million deal. The sum included a $25 million paycheck for his work in Rush Hour 3. Also, he was entitled to 20% gross receipts. Chris Tuckers earnings from Rush Hour totaled around $50 million, which, if inflation-adjusted, would be $65 million today.

Financial Issues

Many fans and experts note Chris’s relatively low net worth. There were times when he was in deep financial trouble. In 2011, he began to deal with a serious IRS problem resulting from improper tax management. Things continued to get worse for him from the year 2001 through the year 2014. From 2001 through 2005, Chris developed a tax lien of $11 million; the debt continued to build up and reached $14 million by 2014. However, he did eventually settle the bill that same year. They say that Chris can get a substantial financial boost in case Rush Hour 4 goes well.

Property

In 2007, Chris purchased a dwelling house in Florida for $6 million. In 2010, he put it up for sale for $2 million. He ended up selling it for 1.7 million in 2012 and facing a loss of $4.3 million and being unable to pay the sum specified in the 2011 filing. He had no choice but to officially admit that he was too broke to pay his tax bills.
In 2013, he had to sell another piece of his real estate property in California, which he had purchased back in 1996 for $1.1 million. He sold it for $2.1 million. In 2001, Chris bought a home for $2.4 million not far away from his former Californian residence. He sold it in 2009 for $3 million. They say that he is still the owner of a residence in Los Angeles, where his ex-girlfriend lives, and a house in Georgia.

Biography

Chris Tucker’s life started in a family of janitorial service owners in August 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. He has six siblings, and he was raised in Decatur. When he was a little boy, he was fond of attracting his loved ones’ attention by setting up and playing little comedy scenes. During his school years, he was sure that he wanted to be a comedian. He would appreciate stars like Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, etc., who became his biggest sources of inspiration.

Work

Prior to gaining fame and recognition, Tucker spend a while in Atlanta playing in local comedy clubs. It was not until he joined “Def Comedy Jam” that he began to make a name. He started by debuting in “House Party” in 1994 and continued to get major roles. He grew popular after the release of the “Friday,” and it was his featuring in the first part that made the audience want to view the sequels, in which he wouldn’t feature.
Tucker wouldn’t mind acting in less prominent movies. He got another boost after starring in “The Fifth Element” released in 1997. The film sold very well despite criticism. As to Tucker’s playing, it impressed critics, experts, and fans, and gave him an extra portion of popularity. On top of that, he starred in Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino. All that was the prequel to his further career growth that began to gain pace in the following year.
The “Rush Hour” that featured Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, received a lot of positive reviews from a good number of critics. They were impressed by both actors’ playing, which contributed to the film’s great box-office success and the impressive $224 million worldwide take. It grossed $33 million over the first week following the release.
Rush Hour 1 sent Chris Tucker’s career skyrocketing. The experience left no questions about the actor’s appearing in Rush Hour 2 and signing another $20 million contract. The pre-vetted Tucker/Chan comedy duet became a springboard for the sequel – Rush Hour 2 that topped all box office charts with a $67 million weekend take and a $347 million worldwide take. Now he could afford a little break.
He would not take any more high-profile roles during the few years that followed. It was in 2007 that Tucker joined another major franchise project, as he signed a $40 million deal and went for Rush Hour 3. This one would give him a salary of $25 million and 20% of the gross receipt. These would make him the world’s richest actor, although the movie would not demonstrate the success of the previous ones and would receive some negative feedback from critics and fans.
After the break from movies, Tucker began his return to the stand-up comedy genre and joined some projects, which proved successful. Over the period from 2011 through 2016, he starred in Silver Linings Playbook, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” etc. Right now, Chris is still much associated with Hollywood and is said to be negotiating cooperation with Cube Vision on other “Friday” episodes.

Other ventures

Apart from acting, Tucker has hosted some popular programs, some featuring celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Chance the Rapper, etc. His acting career has given him a boost in many spheres of life, and he continued to receive offers and invitations.
Besides, Tucker is known to have been involved in charity projects. He and stars like Mark Cuban, Terrell Owens, etc., have participated in NBA Allstar Celebrity basketball. Also, Tucker runs a charity project aimed at providing educational and healthcare services for young people. Finally, he initiated a golf tournament with the participation of celebrities. The event was set up to attract attention to the most topical issues.

Personal

Chris Tucker is divorced and has one child (a son). He still maintains a friendship with Jackie Chan, and he would be on very friendly terms with Michael Jackson before he died. He even appeared in one of Michael’s song videos and attended the 2009 memorial service. Chris contributed to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. Today, Chris Tucker spends a lot of his time in Atlanta and Las Vegas. He has reconsidered his values and stopped using obscene language in movies. His reconversion to Christianity has prompted him to reject an offer to return to his epoch-making role in new Friday episodes.

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