Chris Brown is an American R&B singer, actor, songwriter and dancer. The 31-year-old singer has been making quite the headlines since the past few years, and his talent is not the only reason. Despite facing hardships and conflicts throughout his career, Brown has pulled through to earn a name for himself in the music industry, and today Chris Brown’s net worth is a whopping $50 million.
Let’s have a look at how he went on to earn millions.
Chris Brown had a rough childhood
Chris Brown’s full name is Christopher Maurice Brown. He was born in 1898, in Tappahannock, Virginia to Clinton Brown, a prison officer, and Joyce Hawkins, a daycare center director. Chris was interested in singing since childhood. He was involved in his church choir, and performed in many local talent shows from a young age.
His parents got divorced when he was just a child, and Chris had to face a hard time after his mother started experiencing domestic violence at the hands of her new boyfriend. Despite having a rough childhood and getting into several legal issues, the Grammy winner has worked hard to release nine studio albums, fifty six singles, ten mixtapes and nineteen promotional singles.
Chris Brown’s journey to becoming successful
Chris got signed to Jive records when he was only 15-year-old. In 2005, he released his very first self-titled release debut album. Luck was by his side, and by the time he moved to New York to works towards his dream, he had written plenty of songs regarding what teenagers go through in their daily life. The album was produced in less than two months and became a major hit as soon as it was released. By the first week, 154,000 copies had already been sold.
He got nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2006, as well as for the best new artist in 2007. Along with acting, Chris also tried his luck in acting and landed a role in the popular TV melodrama The O.C., the dance drama film Stomp the Yard and the holiday comedy-drama film This Christmas.
By 2007, Chris was already a well-known name in the music industry. The same year he went on to release his second album under the title Exclusive, which too helped him gain a lot of recognition in the industry. Chris has worked with a lot of popular names in the industry such as DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
His single “Kiss Kiss”, featuring singer-rapper T-Pain was ranked the top of the Billboard Hot 100. He also appeared in family drama This Christmas, starring Regina King, in 2007. By 2008, he was recognized as the artist of the year by Billboard magazine.
With rising fame, the singer had to face personal drama as well, he was accused for assault by his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown was sentenced to five years of probation for assaulting Rihanna and was also ordered to complete 180 days of community labor and a one-year anti-domestic violence program.
Since then, the singer has released several albums such as Royalty, Indigo, Heartbreak on a full moon, Before the party and Graffiti.
Chris Brown has a Net Worth of $50 million
Chris Brown is reported to have a net worth of $50 million. He owns a smart house in Los Angeles, which he bought for $4.3 million in 2014. It is a large mansion that is protected by 7-foot-high walls and has a total of 16 security cameras.
He lived in Hollywood hills between the years 2011 and 2015 in a home for $1.5 million, however had to leave the place after he got into an argument with the neighbors for painting graffiti on the outside walls of the mansion.
Before this, he used to live in a Condo that he owned in West Hollywood. However, had to vacate this house as well after the homeowners association asked him to leave due to constantly causing noise disturbances and allegedly having hallway dog races. Later, he sold this condo for $1.6 million, which is nearly what he paid for it in 2011.
He owns several luxury cars and a private jet
Chris Brown takes his security and protection seriously, and for this reason he owns a bulletproof SUV that he travels in, on the road. Other than a bulletproof SUV, he also owns a Rezvani Tank which has a starting price of $295,000. He also owns other luxurious cars such as Chevy Impala that costs $37,000, Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Lamborghini Aventador SV, a Bugatti Veyron, a Dodge Viper, and has bought and sold several Lamborghinis in the past several years.
Furthermore, Chris also owns a luxurious private jet that he prefers to travel on for most of the long trips. The super luxurious Gulfstream IV costs around $36 million. He also owns a yacht named “Serene”, which features a health spa & beach club, indoor climbing wall. several swimming pools, an underwater viewing room, and two helicopter landing pads.
Other Ventures by Chris Brown
It has been stated by Chris Brown in multiple interviews, that he is the owner of 14 Burger King restaurants. He also owns his own clothing line under the name Black Pyramid. In 2007, Brown founded the record label CBE (Chris Brown Entertainment or Culture Beyond Your Evolution), under Interscope Records
Famous Quotes by Chris Brown
“Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family”
“So please don’t judge me and I won’t judge you ’cause it could get ugly before it gets beautiful.”
“A relationship is not based on the length of time you spent together. It’s based on the foundation you built together.”
“People change, things go wrong. Just remember, life goes on.”
“If you’re not happy being single, you’ll never be happy in a relationship. Get your own life, then share it.