I know you won’t believe it but Chris Tucker the famous stand-up comedian and an actor was once the highest paid actor in Hollywood that’s back in 2007. The Rush Hour fast-talking star who has already made it in the list of top 10 financially struggling celebs in 2018 has a negative net worth value, all thanks to the mismanagement of his good old day’s fortunes.
Currently, the IRS is up on his neck demanding $11.5 million in back taxes, and that’s not all other institutions too have filed demand notes. So, what happened to Chris Tucker net worth and what else don’t you know about Chris Tucker. Well, keep reading the juicy story is all here.
Born in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia Christopher Tucker is the son of Norris Tucker and Mary Louise. He was raised as a Christian by his parents together with his other five siblings where he was the youngest of them all. Tucker studied and graduated from Columbia high school. He later chased his passion in acting and comedy after relocating to Los Angeles, California. Chris Tucker is the father of one son; Destin who is currently staying in Los Angeles together with his mother. He had past relationships with Azja Pryor and Vanessa Mendoza, and currently dating girlfriend, India Arie.
After starting his profession, Tucker used to entertain on Def Comedy Jam where he later got an opportunity to star in the 1992 film, House Party 3. After his success, he got a chance to work with Ice Cube in the movie, ‘Friday’ which debuted in 1995. His next films were, ‘The Fifth Element’ and ‘Money Talks’ where he acted alongside Bruce Willis and Charlie Sheen respectively.
His breakthrough came in 1998 when he collaborated with Jackie Chan to act Rush Hour 1 up to 3 which earned him over $20 million and got him recognition globally. Since then his fame in Hollywood continued with him appearing in other dozens of films such as The Meteor Man, Panther, Dead Presidents, Jackie Brown, and Silver Lining Playbook. His most recent films are ‘Last Friday’ and ‘Rush Hour 4’ which will be released in the coming years.
As a musician, Chris Tucker has released several studio albums such as Feel So Good, You Rock My World and Shale It Off. Being a TV personality, he has also made appearances in shows like Hanging with Mr. Cooper, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special and African American Lives.
On Awards & Achievements: Chris Tucker has received few accolades including the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and an Academy Award in different categories.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Chris Tucker net worth is at -$11.5 million. It’s so unfortunate that he has a negative figure considering one of his films; ‘Rush Hour’ which he starred in its three sequels grossed him over $200 million per series. Don’t forget that he also gained from endorsements deals which earned him over $25 million. We, therefore, came up with a negative figure due to his lack of paying taxes since 2001 where he was indebted to IRS for $11 million which led him to mortgage some of his assets including his Florida house.
5 Facts You Need To Know About
He was once the highest paid in Hollywood having earned $25 million in Rush Hour 3 film but despite all that he never lived up to the awesomeness of being rich. Sad that his buddy Jackie Chun as of today rakes in millions of dollars while his bank account reads some negative figures. Now that you know his financial woes what else is there to know about Chris Tucker. Here are 1234 things you didn’t know about Chris Tucker.
1. He was once an employee of Burger King where his task was to mop floors.
2. The main reason he took a break from starring in films was to diversify the roles he is most popular for.
3. His main reason to move to Los Angeles was to pursue his entertainment dreams.
4. The main reason he decided to pursue comedy is that the comedians on the television which he used to watch more often inspired him to do comedy.
5. Remember Kid N’Play that’s the person behind the kick off of Chris Tucker career.
Chris Tucker net worth figure which reads a negative value in 2018-2019 should serve as a warning to those who fail to pay taxes forgetting that the amount accumulates each year. Apart from that, he is doing great in his profession, and we wish him all the best in his tax case.