Christopher Maurice Brown Net WorthReal Name: Christopher Maurice Brown
Date of Birth: 05/05/1989
Place of Birth: Tappahannock, Virginia
2017 Net Worth: $30 Million
2016 Earnings: $70 Million
Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, rapper, actor, film producer, music video director
Chris Brown, Christopher Brown Biography
Christopher “Chris” Brown was born in Tappahannock, Virginia in May of 1989. A music lover from a very young age, Brown began to listen to albums that his parents owned. He taught himself to sing and dance and has often stated that Michael Jackson was his main source of inspiration. Brown performed in several local talent shows as well as singing in the church choir but when his mother heard him sing Usher’s version of “My Way”, she began to seek out a manager or a record deal.
Brown was discovered by Hitmission Records by a production team who happened to visit his father’s gas station. After some voice lessons and a demo package were cut, Brown was signed by Island Def Jam Music Group. In late 2005, Brown’s “Run It!” went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, which made the 16 year old the first male artist in more than 10 years to top the chart with their first single. Chris brown has since gone on to become one of the decades biggest pop stars with a string of top 10 singles and platinum records to his credit. Brown has since released 6 studio albums, two of which are confirmed multi-platinum.
Unfortunately, Brown is just as well-known for his legal problems as he is for his talent. Brown plead guilty to both making criminal threats and then later, to assaulting his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna. It was one of the biggest news stories of 2009. In 2013, Brown was arrested for felony assault in Washington, D.C. after two men attempted to take a picture with Brown. Brown voluntarily entered a rehab program in mid-2013 but was kicked out for violent behavior. These run-ins with the law have affected Brown’s reputation resulting in a refusal by Canadian official to allow him into the country.
His most recent run in with the law occurred August 30, 2016, when a female friend accused Brown of threatening her with a firearm. After a tense standoff of more than two hours, Brown finally surrendered to police and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. After being released on bail, Brown insists that he is being framed and he is innocent of all charges. His court date is officially set for September 20th, 2016.
Brown has also pursued an acting career with roles in Stomp the Yard This Christmas, Think Like a Man, and Battle of the Year. Despite all of the controversy, Brown has seen his share of success. He has a current net worth of $30 million.