Chris Tucker was once one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Although he hasn’t seen much work nowadays, his part in the three Rush Hour films alone had him set for not just one life, but several. But his bank account might have taken a hit thanks to a combination of legal troubles and lack of work ethic on his part.
So how much is the comedian worth now? And does he have enough money to settle his debts with the IRS?
When did Chris Tucker’s problems with the IRS start?
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Recently, USA Today reported that Chris Tucker was hit with a $9 million lawsuit from the IRS. Allegedly, Tucker has owed money to the IRS from as far back as 2002, where he owed $ 4.8 million. By 2011, the Friday star owed $11.5 million to the IRS, which The Hollywood Reporter noted he joked about.
“That’s the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes,” Tucker said. “They calling you acting like you owe them the money personally! I don’t owe you s-! This is between me and the company!”
Tucker agreed to pay the IRS lump sums over a 10-year period. But USA Today reveals that his payments were overdue by 1,112 days. Celebrity Net Worth claims that by 2014, his debt rose to $14 million, which Tucker was eventually able to settle.
But with him now owing another $9 million to the IRS, does the Silver Linings Playbook actor have enough to settle with the IRS this time?
What is Chris Tucker’s net worth as of 2021?
As of now, Chris Tucker is worth $5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Despite the fact he was once handsomely paid for his movies, the website reports he lost a chunk of his money paying back his IRS debts the first time. Tucker’s real-estate ventures only added to his financial woes. He sold his once $6.7 million home for $1.7 million in 2012. He also had to sell a couple of other properties in 2009 and 2013.
In 2016, Tucker did a stand-up special for Netflix titled Chris Tucker Live, which also might have filled up his wallet. Yahoo claimed that comedian Terry Hodges, who claimed helped work on the special, sued Tucker before the special …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet