Chuck Norris Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

An American martial artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter Carlos Ray Norris aka Chuck Norris, has a total net worth counting $70 million.

Norris started his career in United States Air Force as Air policeman in 1958. While working in South Korea, Norris was given his famous nickname “Chuck”. There he also started his martial arts training.

Carlos was given rank units Airman First Class, 15th Air Force, 22d Bombardment Group, and 452d Troop Carrier Wing in the Air Force.

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Chuck Norris Net Worth (Source: ET Canada)

Besides, Chuck is well known for his martial arts skills as he is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Karate, Taekwondo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo.

He has also formed two well-known martial arts systems: American Tang Soo Do and Chuck Norris System or Chun Kuk Do.

Chuck Norris has received several awards, honors, and honorary titles for his work in Air Force, martial arts, and entertainment industries.

Furthermore, Norris is also well known for his written works. He has published books on martial arts, philosophy, politics, Christianity, biography, etc.

Carlos Ray is further known as an Internet meme character as in 2005, Chuck Norris facts, including humorous, fictional, and often absurd feats of strength and endurance, were viral.

Quick Facts

Full name Carlos Ray Norris
Nicknames Chuck
Date of Birth March 10, 1940
Age  82 Years Old
Birthplace Ryan, Oklahoma, U.S.
Residence Dallas, Texas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 72 kilograms ( 159 lbs)
Hair color Ginger Brown
Eye color Light Brown
Skin tone/ complexion Fair
Shoe size 11 US
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality United States of America
Ethnicity Irish and Cherokee
Religion Christianity
Parents Wilma Scarberry (Mother) and Ray Dee Norris (Father)
Siblings 2 brothers (Wieland Norris and Aaron Norris)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Dianne Holechek (m. 1958; div. 1989)​

Gena O’Kelley ​(m. 1998)

Children 5 ( Mike Norris, Eric Norris, Dina, Dakota Norris, Danielle Norris)
Foundation United Fighting Arts Federation & Kickstart Kids
Political Party Republican
Profession Actor, martial artist, film producer, screenwriter, air policeman (U.S. Air Force), businessman
Active Since 1968- present
Style Chuck Norris System (founder), American Tang Soo Do, Tang Soo Do (Moo Duk Kwan), Taekwondo, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo
Debut Movie The Wrecking Crew
Website chucknorris.com
Net Worth $70 million
The main source of Income Actor, martial artist, film producer, screenwriter, air policeman (U.S. Air Force), endorsement deals, business
World Champion 19 International Karate Championship
Endorsements Hoegaarden Brewery, Fiat, Hesburger, Toyota, QuikTrip, T-Mobile etc.
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Last Update July 2022

Net Worth and Income

Carlos Ray Norris, aka Chuck Norris, has a total net worth of $ 70 million. He has made his fortune through several endeavors.

His net worth is made up of his income as Air Police, martial arts championships, actor, producer, author, etc.

However, at present, he earns most of his fortune from endorsement deals and his business as a water bottling company.

Norris worked in US Air Force for 4 years. After which, he started a martial arts school and taught martial arts to several celebrities and others.

Moreover, in his movie career, his 2nd movie was a big hit, after which he never had to look back.  Chuck made millions starring as a lead role in more than 30 movies and several other television series.

Further, he earned a huge portion of his income with lucrative endorsement deals by companies like Hoegaarden Brewery, Fiat, Hesburger, Toyota, QuikTrip, T-Mobile, etc.

Furthermore, Carlos Ray is the best-selling author through which he has been able to pocket a good amount of revenue.

Besides, he also earned several million from the real estate business when he sold his North Tustin, California house for $3.5 million in 2016, which he made in the 1980s.

Net Worth of  Chuck Norris in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Chuck Norris’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 59,639,650
Pound Sterling £ 51,005,150
Australian Dollar A$ 96,792,850
Canadian Dollar C$ 88,352,950
Indian Rupee 5,189,919,000
BitCoin ฿ 1,404

Chuck Norris House and Cars

House

Chuck Norris, along with his family, lives in a ranch house in Dallas, Texas.

The ranch has its own lake and an aquifer. Moreover, the house is spread in a 7,362 square foot area with four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a theatre, a pool, and a gym.

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Chuck Norris House in Dallas, Texas (Source: Pinterest)

The house was once listed for sale in 2013, but after discovering an aquifer in his property, Norris established a bottling company in his compound.

Cars

Chuck Norris has interesting relation with cars hence made many jokes and memes out of his relationship with cars.

He always selects a car that can handle his character and is a big fan of muscle cars.

Moreover, Chuck drives a 1979 Ford Mustang, which costs $18,107 at present. 1979 Ford Mustang was the best muscle car of the time and is still considered classic own.

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Chuck Norris’s 1979 Ford Mustang (Source: Motor Trend)

Also, Norris drove Dodge Ram in “Walker Texas Ranger” since it was the only car that could stand him with its shocks and struts.

Chuck Norris Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

Chuck Norris lives a lavish lifestyle in his ranch house in Texas with his family. Norris is blessed with 5 children and an illegitimate daughter born from an affair during his first marriage.

Moreover, Chuck has been an author of several Christian-themed books and is an outspoken Christian. He also supports the intelligent design movement, a religious movement that supports pseudo-scientific ideas.

Besides, he has a Republican belief in politics and has been outspoken about it as he endorsed several politicians during elections.

Norris is also honored as an “Honorary Texan” in 2017 due to living in Texan ranch for a long time and starring as a Texas Ranger in the movie Lone Wolf McQuade and TV series Walker, Texas Ranger.

His ranch in Texas was used as the shooting set for the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger.

Vacation

Chuck Norris likes to spend time with his family and friends often. Therefore, he goes on several vacation trips along with his loved ones.

However, the time and place of the vacation os always kept a secret.

Chuck Norris Charity

Chuck Norris has been involved in philanthropy, supporting various causes for a long time.

Norris supports causes like Adoption, AIDS & HIV, Children, Grief Support, Health, Mental Challenges, Physical Challenges, Sports, and Women through various foundations.

Moreover, he has supported foundations like Funds for Kids, Veteran’s Administration National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, the United Way, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation through donations and fundraising activity.

He also works with U.S. Veterans Administration. Because of his contribution to indicating issues like pensions and health care, hospitalized war veterans made him Veteran of the Year in 2001.

Further, he also does his philanthropy in India through Vijay Amritraj Foundation. He supports HIV/AIDS home in Delhi, a blind school, and mentally ill patients.

Furthermore, his major charity activities are carried out through United Fighting Arts Federation and Kickstart Kids, established by Chuck Norris in 1990.

His significant work through these organizations is to save at-risk children from drug-related pressure by training them in martial arts.

He also directs a portion of the profit from the CForce Water Bottling company towards Kickstart Kids.

Movies, Investments, Endorsements, and book publications

Movies and Television

Carlos Ray Norris started his acting journey with a small role in a spy movie, The Wrecking Crew (1969).

In 1972 after being invited to play the role of the main villain by his friend and fellow martial artist Bruce Lee in the movie Way of the Dragon (1972), he started taking his acting career seriously.

He then played leading roles in Breaker! Breaker! (1977) and Good Guys Wear Black (1978), which were a big hit.

Moreover, his movies A Force of One (1979), The Octagon (1980), An Eye for an Eye (1981), and Code of Silence (1985) are considered the best movies he played.

Further, he worked with Cannon films with multiple movies deal, with canon his best movies are Missing in Action (1984), Invasion U.S.A (1985), The Delta Force (1986), Firewalker (1986), etc.

Norris played major roles in several movies till 2006, and he made his last film appearance in The Expendables 2 (2012).

Besides, Norris has done some successful television films and series.

He is most known for his role of Ranger Cordell Walker in Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-2001), in which Norris was an actor, producer, and writer and was shot in his own ranch.

Besides, he also worked in Karate Kommandos (1986), Sons of Thunder (1999), The President’s Man (2000), Yes Dear (2003), The Goldbergs (2015), Hawaii Five-0 (2020),  etc.

Investments

Chuck Norris has made some wise investment decisions and has been able to earn millions of dollars.

Norris founded a martial arts studio in the 1960s and coached several students, even celebrities.

Moreover, he has produced several movies and television series, including Sidekicks (1992), Birdie & Bogey (2004), The Cutter (2005), Sons of Thunder (1999), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-2001), etc.

Further, he has also made investments in real estate. He has a ranch in Texas valued at more than $3.5 million with an aquifer in the territory.

Norris has also founded United Fighting Arts Federation and Kickstart Kids in 1990 for his charity works.

Furthermore, in 2015 Norris and his wife started a water bottling company, CForce Water Bottling company, which sells bottled fresh water in different parts of the world.

Endorsements

Chuck Norris has earned several million in his net worth with some lucrative endorsement deals.

Norris has endorsed companies like Hoegaarden Brewery, Fiat, Hesburger, Toyota, QuikTrip, T-Mobile, World of Warcraft video game, Polish bank BZ WBK, United Healthcare, etc.

Further, Chuck has endorsed several politicians like Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, etc., during presidential elections of a different time.

Moreover, Chuck’s endorsement deal with gun manufacturer Glock in 2019 caused his criticism from the public and his fan for taking up the deal when the school shootings were increasing in the US.

Book

Chuck Norris has written and published several books, including two listed as New York Times best-selling books.

Books written by Carlos Ray Norris are:

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Chuck Norris Bestselling book Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America (2008) (source: Amazon)

Moreover, author Jessie Bowen published two editions of her book Martial Arts Masters & Pioneers Biography: Chuck Norris – Giving Back For A Lifetime.

Chuck Norris Career

Chuck Norris started his career as AirPoliceman at the age of 18. Along with his job in Air Force, he trained martial arts for four years.

Further, after leaving Air Force, Chuck participated in several championships and won many titles.

He also started school for martial arts in the 1960s and trained several celebrities, including Steve McQueen, Chad McQueen, Bob Barker, Priscilla Presley, Donny Osmond, etc.

Furthermore, his career shifted towards acting in 1970 and has been continuously seen in several movies and series.

3 Facts on Chuck Norris

  • Chuck Norris received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.
  • In 2001, US Air Force awarded Chuck with Veteran of the Year at the American Veteran Awards.
  • Norris is an honorary United States Marine awarded by Commandant General James T. Conway in 2007.

FAQs

Has Chuck Norris been the world champion in martial arts?

Yes, in 1969, Chuck Norris was able to name himself World Champion in the International Karate Championship.

How was Chuck Norris as a child?

As a child, Chuck Norris has described himself as nonathletic, shy, and scholastically mediocre.

What is Chuck Norris’s system of martial arts?

Chuck Norris system is a system of martial arts started by Chuck Norris in 1990. The Chuck Norris system emphasizes self-defense, competition, weapons, grappling, and fitness.

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