Christopher Norris “Chris” Tucker
Net Worth: $2 million
Source of Wealth:
Born: August 31, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia
Chris Tucker started out as a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. In 1994, he appeared in the comedy film House Party 3, alongside Bernie Mac, Kid ‘n Play, and Khandi Alexander.
The following year, he appeared in one of his most notable films, Friday, alongside rapper Ice Cube. In 1995, Tucker also managed to appear in the crime film Dead Presidents, starring Larenz Tate and Keith David.
Tucker continued to stay busy, starring in three hit-movies in 1998: Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, The Fifth Element with Bruce Willis, and Jackie Brown, alongside Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson.
He later starred in the action comedy film Rush Hour (1998), alongside martial arts Jackie Chan. The movie was very successful and spawned two sequels, Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).
How much money does Chris Tucker make?
|Dead Presidents (1995)||$25,000|
|Money Talks (1997)||$2,000,000|
|Rush Hour (1998)||$3,000,000|
|Rush Hour 2 (2001)||$20,000,000|
|Rush Hour 3 (2007)||$25,000,000|
At one point in time, he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood.
Is he broke?
As of 2012, Chris owes the IRS about $12 million in federal taxes for the years 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
In 2011, his mansion in Lake County, Florida was about to be taken away from him, but luckily, Tucker was able to negotiate a short sale just before the bank foreclosed on it. He allegedly owed $4.4 million on the house, but the bank accepted a $2 million bid. It was a great deal for whoever just snatched it off the market., considering the house was worth about $6 million.
That same year, Tucker sold his other Florida house for $1,050,000 which was for much less than his asking price.