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Chris Tucker: Net Worth Issues of the Beleaguered Comedian

Chris Tucker Net Worth

There was a point of time when Chris Tucker was one of the most popular comedians and actors in the world. Chris Tucker’s stand up shows were extremely popular and he was appearing in memorable roles in movies like The Fifth Element and the Rush Hour series. In fact, he was almost at the top of the list of highest paid Hollywood actors in 2007. However, things have changed drastically for the fast talking comedy star over the last decade. From the absolute top of the acting world, he has descended all the way down to one of the actors with the worst financial struggles. Chris Tucker’s net worth as of 2020 is actually negative $11.5 million. Yes, he owes more money than he owns. The major reason behind that has been a mismanagement of his funds. The IRS alone has issued a notice asking Chris Tucker to pay up around $11.5 million in back taxes. On top of that, other institutions are involved as well. So if you are interested in finding out about Chris Tucker’s net worth and how one of the most popular and successful actors of the modern ear ended up with a negative net worth, read on.

Chris Tucker: Net Worth, Life and Career

When was Chris Tucker born?

Chris Tucker was born on August 31st, 1971. He was born in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. His mother’s name is Mary Louise and his father’s name is Norris Tucker. Norris Tucker ran a janitorial service. Chris Tucker was one of six children and the youngest son. From an early point in his life, Chris Tucker began realising that humour is a great tool for drawing attention to himself at home and school. Chris Tucker spent a lot of his formative years in the town of Decatur, Georgia. Chris Tucker was raised in a very religious Pentecostal Christian household. His parents were a part of the Church of God in Christ during his childhood.

Where did Chris Tucker study?

Chris Tucker went to Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia. After he graduated from highschool, Chris Tucker decided to move to the city of Los Angeles so that he could pursue a career in acting and comedy. This is what Chris Tucker said about moving: “Georgia was a great place to live, but I wanted to get out because I knew the opportunities for what I was doing – stand-up comedy and eventually acting – were in Los Angeles.”. Chris Tucker was highly influenced by comedians like Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. Even when Chris Tucker was in high school, his classmates said that he used to make everyone laugh by impersonating Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy and others. 

How tall is Chris Tucker?

Chris Tucker is 1.85 metres or 6 feet 1 inch tall.

How much does Chris Tucker weigh?

Chris Tucker’s weight is 83 kilograms.

How many children does Chris Tucker have?

Chris Tucker has a son Destin who currently resides with his mother in Los Angeles. Chris Tucker has dated Azja Pryor and Vanessa Mendonza in the past. His current girlfriend’s name is India Arie.

Chris Tucker: Acting Career

Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Chris Tucker started performing regularly in different comedy clubs. Chris Tucker was a regular entertainer on Def Comedy Jam and managed to land a role in the 1992 movie, House Party 3. As a result of that movie’s success, Chris Tucker teamed up with famous rapper Ice Cube in the classic comedy movie, Friday. The movie was released in 1995. Chris Tucker’s star continued to rise and he managed to land roles in even bigger movies. He appeared alongside Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element and alongside Charlie Sheen in Money Talks.

His breakthrough came in 1998 when he collaborated with Jackie Chan to act in the Rush Hour trilogy of movies which earned him over $20 million and got him recognition globally. Since then his fame in Hollywood continued with him appearing in dozens of films such as The Meteor Man, Panther, Dead Presidents, Jackie Brown, and Silver Lining Playbook.There was a rumour about the fourth Rush Hour movie but co star Jackie Chan has dismissed the idea.

Chris Tucker: Music Career

Chris Tucker has also had a successful music career. He has released studio albums such as Feel So Good, You Rock My World and Shake It Off.

What is Chris Tucker’s net worth?

As of 2020, Chris Tucker’s net worth is negative $11.5 million. It’s quite shocking to know that one of the richest actors of recent years is in such a deep tax hole. Chris Tucker earned millions of dollars through his Rush Hour movies alone. He also earned over $25 million in endorsement deals. But all that has failed to protect his net worth and he is heavily in debt today. Chris Tucker might be a very witty comedian but it’s extremely difficult to outwit the IRS. If the IRS knows that you have a massive pending Income Tax bill, it moves in quickly. The IRS has hit Chris Tucker with over $14.5 million in pending taxes. Chris Tucker somehow managed to reach a deal for settling the obscenely large tax bill. 

Regardless of your popularity or status in the world, settling large amounts of pending taxes is extremely, for the lack of a better word, taxing. Chri tucker’s camp blamed poor management of funds for the tax debacle, with specific blame on poor accounting and business management. This seems like a highly probable case for celebrities since they tend to have multiple handlers who handle their business at different levels.

The IRS never files a lien at the initial stage of a tax investigation. It usually sends several notices to the person. A Notice of Federal tax Lien can only be passed after assessing the liability, sending a notice and demand for payment and a failure from the other end to come up with the payments within ten days of the notice. 

The negative net worth is a result of Chris Tucker’s tax issues since 2001. Not paying his taxes on time (or at all) has put Chris Tucker in a precarious position and he has been forced to mortgage a lot of his assets in order to get some money to pay towards the IRS tax lien. Chris Tucker was forced to mortgage his large house in Florida as well. Because of his tax issues, Chris Tucker has become very wary about financial matters. These are some of his comments on financial matters: ”Marriage sometimes ain’t a good business deal, I don’t care nothin’ about fine. You gotta be more than fine. You gotta be able to do some other stuff. You gotta be able to fill out a [Form] 1099. You gotta help me out with my taxes. You gotta have an accounting degree to be with me.”

“Take care of your business, man, and don’t listen to people. Do your own business. Be careful who you listen to, ’cause that’s the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes!”

Chris Tucker: Best Quotes

“You loan your friend money. You see them again, they don’t say nothin’ ’bout the money. ‘Hi, how ya doin’? How’s ya mama doing?’ Man, how’s my money doin’?:

“I think real life reflects your movies. In your life, you pick stuff that influences what movie roles you wanna pick. I think if you’ve got an interesting life, you wanna do interesting movies about interesting things.”

“Everybody goes through a lot of the same things, and I talk about those, and that’s the key. You have to connect with your audience, and I might take them on a trip with me, tell them I went here and I went there and they’ll go with me, you know, to hear the stories.”

“I want to keep working, I want to keep doing my humanitarian stuff around the world, shining light on different places that have problems. Keep making movies, make people laugh.”

“I’ve got a big closet of scripts, and a big stack of scripts on the side of my desk, because you get a whole bunch. Nothing’s going to be perfect, and I realize that; but I am a perfectionist, so you go through a lot of stuff.”

“Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that’s where he got his character ‘the tramp’ from. It’s a bad situation that he transformed into a comedic one.”

“Day-to-day life is a lot of work. I work a lot on stand-up stuff, and then day-to-day life and, you know, just living. It’s always different. Try to work out, try to stay in shape, and try to have some fun.”

Chris Tucker is one of the most well known and well paid comedians of the modern era. However, he still has a negative net worth. Chris Tucker’s net worth as of 2020 is negative $11.5 million. His tax predicament should serve as a warning to everyone who is irregular with paying taxes. They can accumulate quickly and eat into the wealth of some of the richest people on the planet as well. So remember to pay your taxes on time.

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