Chuck Norris Net Worth : Career & Charity

Chuck Norris has an incredible net worth of $70 million.

He is an American actor, martial arts artist, screenwriter, and producer.

Chuck Norris, originally Carlos Ray Norris, was born on March 10, 1940, in Oklahoma.

The American actor is renowned for his martial arts and badass attitude in his movies.

He’s a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo, even owns a martial arts academy called Chun Kuk Do.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris (Source: Celebrity Net Worth)

He won the middleweight karate champion title in 1968 and held it for six years in a row.

In 1969, he got the most victories in the Oklahoma Martial Art tournament and was named Triple Crown of Martial Arts.

Moreover, He joined the US Air Force of United States as an Air Force Police.

Furthermore, he was sent to Osan Air Base in South Korea and started his training at Tang Soo Do.

 In 1958,  at Osan Air Base in South Korea, he was nicknamed as Chuck.

After returning from the U.S.  Army service, he trained martial arts to  Hollywood celebrities.

Eventually, he started working on action films and started his new career in Hollywood.

Quick Facts

Let’s lookout for some quick facts about Chuck Norris.

Born Name Carlos Ray Chuck Norris
Nickname Chuck Norris
Date of Birth 10 March 1940
Height 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)
Weight 72 kg  (158.7 lbs.)
Age 82Years Old
Country of Origin United States of America
Birth Place/City Ryan, Oklahoma, U.S.
Religion Christian
Profession Actor, Producer, Martial Artist, Screenwriter
Career 1968 – present
Net Worth $70 Million
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Political Party Republican
Zodiac Sign Pisces
School North High School, Torrance
College Dallas College Eastfield Campus
Father’s Name Ray Dee Norris
Mother’s Name Wilma Scarberry
Siblings 2  ( Aaron Norris and Wieland Clyde Norris)
Marital Status Married
Past Relationship
Dianne Holechek (m. 1958-1988)
Spouse/Wife Name Gena O’Kelley (m. 1998 – present)
Children/Kids Name 5 kids (Mike, Dakota Alan, Danilee Kelly, Eric, and Dina Norris )
Awards 
  • 9 wins
  • 11 nominations
Official Website Chuck Norris Official
Social Media
 Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Last Update July, 2022

Net worth and Income

The legendary Actor, Martial artist Chuck Norris’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 million.

Also, most of his wealth comes from working in blockbuster movies like The Delta Force, Code of Silence, The Octagon, and the Missing in Action series.

Furthermore, He has also written several books, which has added to his fortune, and he is a twice New York Times best-selling author.

Similarly, Chuck has several endorsement deals with different companies and earns about $1 million per year from these deals.

Moreover, he peaked his career in the 1970s and used to make $10,000 per movie.

Lifestyle & Vacation

LIfestyle

Norris was born in Oklahoma as the oldest of three sons of Wilma and Ray Dee Norris, an Army soldier in World War II.

Norris is from Irish and Cherokee roots. He has two younger brothers, Wieland Norris and Aaron Norris (a Hollywood producer).

Norris had a sad and miserable childhood. He wasn’t a tough kid but was more of an introverted and academically mediocre guy.

In late 2005, Norris became the subject of an internet meme called “Chuck Norris Facts”.

Norris has responded to the parody on his website that he does not feel offended by memes and finds them funny.

It’s safe to say that Chuck Norris is now retired, and his last movie was The Expendables 2 in 2012.

Although he announced his retirement from Hollywood, he surprisingly played a short role in the TV show  “The Goldbergs.”

Vacation

Chuck Norris traveled to the Dominican Republic with his two buddies Johnny Bravo and Beaker.

Moreover, He and his friends spent quality time at Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort.

House, Cars, & Watches

House

In 2013, Norris bought a Mediterranean ranch-style home in the Northwood Hills, Dallas, for $1.2 million.

Further, this home was used as a studio for the shooting action crime television series “Walker, Texas Ranger” in 1995.

Chuck Norris's Ranch House in Texas
Chuck Norris’s Ranch House in Texas

It five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a cinema hall, a swimming pool, and a fitness room.

Furthermore, This luxurious ranch-style home is approximately spread over 7,362 square feet.

Moreover, he also had a beautiful house in North Tustin, California, selling for $3.5 million in 2013.

Cars

Chuck Norris is one of Hollywood’s car freaks and has a big list of car collections.

American star actor’s first ever car was Austin Mini Cooper worth $28400

Further, he has a gorgeous Honda CRV that cost around $26,145.

Similarly, Chuck rides the Chevrolet Suburban, which has an estimated price of $65,500.

2000 Lincoln Navigator is one of his favorite cars of all time, which costs $46,410.

He has three of the most expensive cars in the world.

Firstly a classic Ford Expedition worth $74,000.

Secondly, he purchased the 1967 Aston Martin DB6  limited edition at a whooping price of $295000.

Chuck Norris's 1967 Aston Martin DB6
Chuck Norris’s 1967 Aston Martin DB6

Lastly and most importantly Chuck has a luxurious Rolls Royce Ghost, a classic car which has starting price of $315,000.

Watches

The legendary American actor Chuck wears a Swiss Luxury Watch, Breitling, which costs $3,400.

Endorsement

Chuck Norris is a legendary US action movie actor and has many endorsement deals with big companies.

The legendary US actor has signed an endorsement deal with Glock company, a gun manufacturing company.

Furthermore, he is the chief spokesperson of the Glock company; however, his fans severely detested his decision to be endorsed by the gun company.

Norris appeared with Christie Brinkley in a series of cable TV commercials promoting Total Gym’s home fitness equipment.

In 2010, a communications company T-Mobile endorsed him in the Czech Republic, and also he did an advertisement for this company.

Further, he was in a commercial for the World of Warcraft video game in 2011.

Likewise, the American actor had signed a deal with the Polish bank BZ WBK and was also featured in several commercials for the bank.

In addition, Norris has also appeared in an advertisement for a soft drink brand “Mountain Dew.”

Goldco, a premier Precious Metals company, has announced an endorsement deal with  Chuck on March 10, 2021.

In the early 1980s, Norris was a spokesperson for “Action Jeans.”

He promoted these jeans as karate jeans because they were so flexible while executing kicks as they had fabric sewn into the crotch.

Book publications

Despite being swamped up by an acting and martial art career, chuck has written and published several books.

Further, in 2006, chuck made an announced release of his first-ever book, titled “Against All Odds: My Story.”

Against All Odds book cover
Against All Odds book cover

Against All Odds book is about an inspirational story of how he managed to crawl from poverty to international fame.

Furthermore, this book was so famous it was named A New York Times bestseller.

The legendary US actor Chuck published a book named “Black Belt Patriotism” in 2008 and “The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book” in 2009.

Career

Norris is from Irish and Cherokee roots. He has two younger brothers, Wieland Norris and Aaron Norris (a Hollywood producer).

Norris had a sad and miserable childhood. He wasn’t a robust kid but was more of an introverted and academically mediocre guy.

Moreover, he won Karate’s Triple Crown, also named Fighter of the Year, in 1969.

American actor stepped up in Hollywood with his debut movie with Dean Martin in “The Wrecking Crew.”

In 1972, he starred alongside his friend Bruce Lee in “Way of the Dragon“/”Return of the Dragon.”

For this movie, Chuck had to gain 20 pounds for his role to look bigger than Bruce Lee.

Norri’s first protagonist movie was 1977’s Breaker! Breaker!

Consequently, He starred as the lead character in other films were as Good Guys Wear Black (1978), The Octagon (1980), An Eye for an Eye (1981).

Lone Wolf McQuade was his first-ever box office blockbuster movie.

In the next four years, Norris rose to fame and starred in eight movies, including “The Silent Code,” “Delta Force,” and “Firewalker.”

In 1986, Chuck released his own cartoon show, “Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos,” which featured Norris and characters like Superninja and The Claw.

From 1993 to 2001, Chuck Norris starred in the popular and long-broadcasting television series  “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

In late 2005, Norris became the subject of an internet meme called “Chuck Norris Facts”.

Norris has responded to the parody on his website that he does not feel offended by those memes instead finds them funny.

It’s safe to say that Chuck Norris is now retired, and his last movie was The Expendables 2 in 2012.

Although he announced his retirement from Hollywood, he surprisingly played a short role in the TV show  “The Goldbergs.”

Charity

Chuck Norris is famous for making contributions to different charity organizations.

Some of the organizations he’s made his contributions are Funds for Kids, the United Way,  the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Veteran’s Administration National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans.

Further, he is the founder of the United Fighting Arts Federation and Kickstart Kids.

 Chuck Norris during Kickstart Kids charity program

Chuck Norris during Kickstart Kids charity program

Both organizations were established in 1990, with the goal to grow discipline and focus in children as a tactic to keep them away from drugs by training them in martial arts.

In 2005, Norris introduced the World Combat League (WCL), a martial arts competition, of which part of the revenue is separated for his Kickstart Kids program.

Moreover, he has donated to support Paediatric HIV/AIDS homes in Delhi, a blind school in Karnataka, and mentally ill patients and HIV/AIDS infected adults.

Furthermore, he has always supported Republican Party and donated over $32,000 for Republican candidates and parties during U.S. elections since 1988.

Interesting facts

  • In 2010, Norris was made a Texas Rangers Honorary Member by State Governor Rick Perry in recognition of his work in charities and fundraising programs for different organizations and helping disadvantaged youth through martial arts programs.
  • He was named as the first westerner to achieve the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master in Taekwondo and has black belts in Judo, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, and Tang Soo Do.
  • After returning from Martial arts, Norris taught self-defense and fight moves to Steve McQueen, who suggested that Norris should audition for the Hollywood action movies.

FAQs About Chuck Norris

Where does Chuck Norris live?

Chuck Norris is currently living in his luxurious ranch-style house in Texas with his beautiful wife, Gena O’Kelley.

Does Chuck Norris perform his stunts himself in Movies?

Yes, Chuck performs his stunts himself. He is an expert in martial arts and thus renowned as the best action movie star of Hollywood.

What is Net worth of Chuck Norris?

The legendary US actor Chuck has an astounding net worth of $70 million.

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