Chris Tucker is an American comedian and actor who gained worldwide recognition with his roles in Friday and the Rush Hour film series. While during the Rush Hour productions he was the highest paid actor of the time, the Chris Tucker net worth is currently 11 million dollars, with apparent problems with back taxes to the IRS.
Chris Tucker Net Worth - $11 Million
Birth Name - Christopher Tucker
Date of birth - August 31, 1971
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Stand-up comedian, Actor
Born Christopher “Chris” Tucker in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1971, he spent most of his childhood and teen years in Decatur, Georgia. His father, Norman Tucker, ran a janitorial business. Soon after graduating from the Columbia High School, he decided to move to Los Angeles., California, to become an actor.
In 1992 when he was only 20 years old, he got a role in the HBO comic series Def Comedy Jam. His first role as an actor came in the movie House Party 3. In 1995 he co-starred with Ice Cube in Friday and got positive critical reviews. In 1997 he starred in two commercially successful movies, Monkey Talks with Charlie Sheen and The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis.
In 1998 he starred alongside Jackie Chan in the action comedy Rush Hour. He movie would gain commercial success and have two follow-ups. Reportedly, Tucker’s salary for the second movie in the series, Rush Hour 2 was of 20 million dollars while Rush Hour 3 gained him a 25 million dollar salary as well as 20 percent of the gross.
At that time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor. Due to poor financial assessment and management, Tucker appeared to get into trouble during the 2010s and score a negative net worth.
After playing in Monkey Talks, Tucker became a born-again Christian and that is the reason why he did not appear in the follow-ups of Friday, namely Next Friday and Friday After Next. Tucker was also a good friend of Michael Jackson, and he danced and sang with him on the 2001 album Invincible. He also appeared in the Michael Jackson video of the song You Rock My World. Tucker also imitated Jackson’s dancing in Rush Hour 2 as well as performed at the former star’s funeral.
Tucker is also a close friend of former President Bill Clinton and he traveled extensively with him overseas. He also supported Barrack Obama during the 2008 candidacy.
Tucker regained roles in movies after 2010 such as the highly acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook as well as several TV shows as well as appearing in the 2013 BET Awards.