Chris Tucker net worth was at a whopping 5 million dollars back in 2012, and he has made a massive amount of money from his movies. He is an amazing actor and comedian born on the 31st of August 1971, making him 45 years old now. When he was young, he suffered from ADHD and had to deal with racism as this was the time of the Civil Rights movement. He was, however, a keen student and managed to graduate from high school with good grades, so he received a scholarship to attend the prestigious University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management after just two years.
Although Chris Tucker net worth is quite low for his age now compared to other Hollywood actors, he is still an amazing actor who has made money from his acting career. After graduating, Tucker was already earning money from his appearances on various TV shows. He then decided to take a break from college and instead signed up for an acting class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with fellow comedian Chris Rock. This eventually led to both of them landing roles in 1992’s ‘Beverly Hills Cop II.’ Tucker became known for his role as Detective James Carter, but he also made a name for himself as a comedian. Keep reading: Charlie Puth Net worth, Bio, Wiki, Girlfriend, Relationships and Dating History
Tucker has been married to his partner Azja Pryor since 1997. The couple separated for several years before they divorced in 2003. A year later, he began dating singer and actress Li-Ann, eleven years younger than him. He also had two kids with her, and the pair decided to separate after five years together. Four years ago, his ex-girlfriend Sheneka Adams claimed he fathered her child after testing the DNA of her baby. It’s unknown if anything has come of this yet as the case is still ongoing – until then, his current wife Azja remains his partner even despite their separation in 2014.
In 1992, Tucker was cast in the role that would define his career. He starred as Detective James Carter in ‘Beverly Hills Cop II,’ and it’s a role he reprised for the sequel two years later. In 1995 he received a Grammy nomination thanks to his stand-up comedy album called “I’m Not Your Man.” He landed the role of Smokey in that same year for ‘Friday,’ which was a comedy movie that went on to be a massive success. While talking about this, Tucker had this to say:
” I definitely felt pressure. It was probably harder for me to do “Friday” than any other movie because it was my first starring role. I just wanted to make “Friday” the best I could. Ice Cube was a little bit more experienced than me, so that made me feel better about my job.”
Tucker then went on to appear in a number of movies which included ‘The Fifth Element, ‘Money Talks’ and ‘Black Knight.’ In 2005 he appeared alongside Ice Cube in the movie ‘The Longest Yard. Tucker has worked with some of the most famous people in Hollywood, including Samuel L. Jackson, Christian Bale and Will Smith. Right now, he is focused on producing several movies through his company Chris Tucker Productions.
• “Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987)
• “Friday” (1995)
• “Money Talks” (1997)
• “The Fifth Element” (1997)
• Black Knight (2001)
• Rush Hour 2(2001)
• Rush Hour 3(2007)
• Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
• The Mirror and the Ripper(2013)
• “Project X”(2012)
• Gone Girl(2014)
Tucker started performing stand-up comedy in 1987, and by 1992 he had become a regular at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre. He was originally offered his first movie role in ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ when he was performing his stand-up routine at the Cobbs Comedy Club in California. Even though Tucker refused, the director Brett Ratner was so impressed with him that he arranged for a meeting where they discussed several other film roles.
Tucker has been working in the entertainment industry for well over two decades now, and he remains one of the most popular African-American actors around. His net worth isn’t as high as his fellow Hollywood actors because he doesn’t try to be a businessman. But also Tucker was involved in two major flops, which have lowered his current net worth.