What Is The Net Worth Of American Comedian Chris Tucker?

As of 2023, Chris has a net worth of $5 million. Best known for the role of Detective James Carter in Rush Hour film series, Chris Tucker is an American stand-up comedian. He is also renowned for his works in House Party 3, Friday, Rush Hour 3, and more.

He has not only collected fortunes but also a huge amount of fame. Learn more about his assets, house, cars, and lifestyle.

Net Worth of $5 Million- Income Sources, Career, And Salary

Tucker performed frequently on Def Comedy Jam at the initial stage of his career. He made his professional debut from the 1994 film House Party 3 and gained recognition in the film industry. He then co-starred in Money Talks alongside Charlie Sheen (owns $10 million net worth).

In 1998, Chris appeared in the martial arts action comedy Rush Hour trilogy portraying the role of LAPD detective James Carter alongside Jackie Chan.

Moreover, Chris signed a $40 million two-movie contract with New Line Cinema including Rush Hour 3 and an unnamed future film.

No doubt his acting and comedy career earned him a massive fortune, but unmanaged financial flow led his worth to drop deep down.

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Chris has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023. On the other hand, The Richest estimated his fortune to be in minus, i.e. $-11.5 million.

Back in his career height, Tucker’s net worth was as high as of Hollywood stars Patrick Swayze, Matthew McConaughey, and Woody Harrelson are worth meanwhile.

How Much Chris Tucker Earned From Rush Hour Film series?

As a cast of the 1998 film Rush Hour, Chris Tucker made a successful career boost up alongside payroll. Later, the actor appeared in its sequels Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).

Check out his salary for the movie Rush Hour and its trilogy:

Film       Earnings
 Rush Hour (1998) $3 million
Rush Hour 2 (2001) $20 million
Rush Hour 3 (2007) $25 million

Moreover, Tucker also made 20% of the gross receipts of Rush Hour 3, which made a collection of $258 million.

Also, see his salary from other movies:

  1. Friday (1995)- $15,000
  2. Dead Presidents (1995)- $25,000
  3. Money Talks (1997)- $2 million

Career Insight: Notable Films

Apart from Rush Hour, he has appeared in the music video You Rock My World by Michael Jackson as well as California Love by Tupac Shakur.

In 2007, he appeared in the film Mr. S: My Life which is based on George Jacob’s autobiography. He made his stand-up comedy comeback in 2011. The following year he appeared in the film Silver Linings Playbook alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper.

His notable film credits are Friday, Dead Presidents, The Fifth Element, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and television credits include Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Diary, African American Lives, and more.

Did You Know? Chris received $1 million for his three-hour stint at the 2013 BET Awards.

Chris Tucker Was Highest-Paid Actor in the 1990s

Chris was once the highest-paid actor in the industry. At the time when Rush Hour 3 was in pre-production, Chris reportedly charged a total of $25 million to portray James Carter.

Also, he had a contract to receive 20% of the gross income of the movie. Likewise, for another project during the time, he was proposed to receive $15 million as his salary.

Rush Hour 3 collected $258 million in total and it was made at the budget of $140 million.

Endorsements Deals, Social Media Profiles, And Charity

Besides his career, Tucker also earns a decent sum of money from his sponsorship and deals. To date he has endorsed several popular clothing and footwear brands.

He is active on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with thousands/millions of followers.

As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he earns around $2,585 to $4,308 per sponsored post from Instagram.


Likewise, he is also low-key involved in various types of philanthropic works with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and others.

Assets, Lifestyle, House, Cars, Insurance, Tax, Charity, And Expenses

The Rush Hour actor surely lived a lavish lifestyle until the $14 million debt caught his throat. Well, Tucker bought a mansion worth of $6 million in Florida in 2011.

Similarly, he sold his 6,300 sq. ft. California home for $2.1 million. He had purchased the house for $1.1 million in 1996.

Tax Issues

Talking about his tax payment details, he has not been up-to-date while paying his taxes to the government. He is reported to owe $11.5 million to the Internal Revenue Service as federal income taxes for the years 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

Similarly, the state of Georgia filed a tax lien against Tucker for $592,594 for 2007. Well, Tucker is in debt of $12 million in total.

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan To Reunite For Rush Hour 4

Chris and Jackie may reunite on a big screen once again. In fact, Chris accompanied Jackie on his birthday on the 7th of April in 2019, and they even shared their picture together.

There are speculations that they may make a comeback with their character Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter pretty soon.

The announcement about the coming of the movie was last made in October 2017 when Chan stated that he was working on the script. While the firm confirmations about the movie is not yet made but at the time, stating on the movie, Chan said,

For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script, Yesterday, we just agreed. The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft, and next year, probably [we will] start. I hope — if Chris Tucker agrees.

Sources cite that if the movie Rush Hour 4 makes considerable acclaim, then Chris Tucker’s pocket might fill up with a fortune, ultimately clearing his debts.

Chris Tucker’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, and Education

Christopher Tucker was born on 31st August 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia to mother Mary Louise, and father, Norris Tucker. He grew up alongside his five siblings in Decatur, Georgia.

He attended Columbia High School and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting and comedy.

Marriage, Divorce, And Children

Tucker is a divorcee and father to one child. He was married to his then-wife Azja Pryor. Their wedding took place in 1997 in midst of family and friends. Together they shared one son.


They were married for 22 years before ending their marriage in 2003. Besides this, Tucker is not involved in extra affairs.

Age And Height

As of 2023, Tucker is 51 years old and stands 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall in height.