Chris Brown has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for a long time, but that hasn’t stopped him from making money. The R&B singer’s singles, collaborations, and (of course) scandals, 16 years after his debut, continue to draw in new fans.
But how much cash has he actually made? As the year 2019 approaches, Brown still hasn’t released a new studio album, and the flu epidemic certainly didn’t help.
There’s a chance that the truth about his fortune will shock you. Find out how much Chris Brown is worth in 2022 and how he plans to spend it.
History and Development
Chris’s birthdate is May 5th, 1989, and his birthplace is Tappahannock, Virginia. Christopher Maurice Brown is the son of Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown; his full name reflects both of their names.
While Clinton was employed at the local prison, Joyce was a daycare worker. Chris was always a talented performer, but he honed his skills early on by teaching himself to sing and dance. As a performer, he was active in the choir at his church and participated in local talent shows.
The family started looking for record deals for Chris. During this time, his parents separated, and he experienced some emotional upheaval.
In November of 2005, Chris Brown released his first studio album, which quickly became a commercial and critical success. His song “Run It!” reached No. 1 on the charts and featured a verse from fellow rapper Juelz Santana.
Chris was recognized for his work on this album with two nominations at the prestigious Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best R&B Contemporary Album. Further accolades followed for Brown, including the Outstanding New Artist award at the NAACP Image Awards.
The acting was new territory for Brown, and he got his start in the movie ‘Stomp the Yard,’ which was about a step dancing competition. Ne-Yo, another well-known R&B singer, also made an appearance in the film.
Brown also released his second album, Exclusive, in 2007, and starred in yet another film, ‘This Christmas’. Chris Brown’s arrest for allegedly abusing Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, made news in 2009.
Brown pled guilty and was given a sentence of five years probation and 180 days of community service.
Within a few years, Brown issued the albums F.A.M.E. and Fortune. In the time leading up to the release of his next album, X, Brown ran afoul of the law once again. In October of 2013, he was arrested and charged with assault.
Chris Brown has amassed a huge fortune and a slew of accolades over the course of his career. His most prestigious honors are listed below. Chris Brown has a net worth of $50 million as of September 2022.
Brown dated model Karrueche Tran. They separated ways in 2015, and Tran was granted a five-year restraining order against Brown, claiming he threatened to murder her. Brown has two children.
Since 2014, Chris’ primary residence has been a 4-bedroom hilltop mansion in Tarzana, California. He bought the home, which has an 8,000 square foot home on 0.75 acres, for $4.35 million.
From 2011 until 2015 he lived in the Hollywood Hills on a hillside property that cost $1.5 million. He vacated this home after getting into a war with neighbors over the graffiti he added to the mansion’s exterior.
He formerly lived in an apartment in West Hollywood which he bought in 2. He was essentially kicked out of this condo by the homeowners association for excessive noise and allegedly having hallway dog races.
He also frequently parked his cars in the building’s handicap spots. He sold this property for $1.6 million, roughly what he paid in 2011.
Chris Brown’s net worth is reported to be $50 million.
The 32-year-old has sold over 140 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
His other film and TV credits include Stomp the Yard, The O.C., This Christmas, Takers, Think Like a Man and Battle of the Year.