Net Worth

Chris Tucker Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Chris Tucker worth? ‎$-11.5 Million

How did Chris Tucker earn his money and wealth?

Born as Christopher Tucker on the 31st of August in 1971 in Atlanta Georgia, Chris moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream career in acting and comedy after graduating from Columbia High School. Chris Tucker soon began being noticed as a regular performer on Def. Comedy Jam in 1992. His acting debut was with House Party 3 directed by Eric Meza. The movie got released in 1994. But Tucker gained prominence with the film Friday that released the very next year in 1995. It was a stoner buddy comedy-film directed by F. Gary Gray and casted Ice Cube alongside Tucker. The movie was a box office success grossing at $27.5 million and led to two more sequels; Next Friday that released in 2000 and The Friday After Next that came out in 2002.

Two years later, in 1997 Money Talks directed by Brett Ratner was released starring Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen. This movie grossed around $48.4 million. The same year witnessed yet another release, “The Fifth Element” starring Chris Tucker alongside Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. This movie directed by Luc Besson succeeded commercially and grossed at $263.9 million.

In 1998, Tucker’s career’s blockbuster happened as he was seen in the much celebrated action comedy Rush Hour alongside Jackie Chan. The film grossed at $244 million worldwide and spawned two sequels: Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3. Tucker played the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour series and was much appreciated for his acting, leading Tucker to negotiate a salary of $20 million for Rush Hour 2 and $25 million for Rush Hour 3 besides a 20% gross of the movie. Tucker was then one among the highest paid actors in the industry. His comic timing and collaboration with the legendary Jackie Chan was much appreciated.

Tucker was also seen in Michael Jackson’s legendary video “You Rock My World” that released in 2001. He also made a cameo appearance in Tupak Shakur’s California Love. Apart from being a well-versed actor, Tucker also participated in NBA All-Star Weekend’s Celebrity Game. In 2012 Tucker made a comeback with Academy Award winning movie Silver Linings Playbook opposite Robert di Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and directed by David O Russell. His role as Danny McDaniels gained him much appreciation from the critics as well as the public. The movie was a hit at the Academy Awards.

Tucker was then seen hosting the 2013 BET Awards. In 2014, due to him running afoul of the IRS, he had to settle a debt of $2.5 million. Tucker has a number of accolades including Screen Actors Guild, Phoenix Film Critics Society, People’s Choice, Gotham, MTV, Image Awards to his credit.

What are the highest grossing movies of Chris Tucker?

1. Rush Hour 2 (2001) – $226,164,286
2. Rush Hour (1998) – $141,186,864
3. Rush Hour 3 (2007) – $140,125,968

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