| $ 70 Million
Martial artist and actor
$ 70 Million
- Birthday10th Mar, 40
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
Chuck Norris's claim to fame and success came mainly through martial arts. In 2005, talks about Norris went viral over the internet and he became instantly popular. He bagged the world champion position in karate, an awesome six times. When he was in American Air Force, he was sent to South Korea, in a military assignment. It proved to be very fruitful for his later career, because in South Korea he got introduced with martial arts for the first time and since that time it became his lifelong fascination and love. He retired from his defense job in 1962 and then started to concentrate on improving his martial arts skills. By 1967 he started to participate on major martial arts tournaments and also started to clinch some considerable victories. Owing to his luminous career in martial arts, he was presented the prestigious ‘Golden lifetime Achievement Award’ by the World Karate Union. He made his Hollywood debut in the year 1969, with ‘The wrecking Crew’, though in a supporting role. In 1977 he first appeared as a hero in ‘Breaker!Breaker!’. His celluloid fans know him as an unbeatable tough guy.
Chuck Norris is counted among the millionaire Hollywood league of stars. He made a fortune worth millions with his highly successful career in professional karate and then with a shift towards Hollywood, as an action hero. Some of his hit action movies are The Delta, Way of the Dragon, The Delta Force, Code of Silence, Firewalker etc. Currently his net worth is estimated to be around $70 million.
Due to his macho statement, a perfect masculine figure and celebrity status, naturally Norris attracted a lot of eyes towards him. His lady fan following is envied by a lot in the industry. He was romantically involved with many gorgeous ladies including Beverly Johnson and Jami Gertz. Though he’s mostly known for his tough guy image, he has a very humane and compassionate side too. He dedicated involvement with ‘Make a Wish Foundation’, a charitable organization, and has helped to raise over $2 billion as donations from all over the globe for the cause. Mostly he prefers to stay away from any political comment and has written several religious and spiritual books on Christianity.
This Oklahoma boy wasn’t very sturdy or athletic in his childhood days. Due to his shy and innocent behavior, he was bullied by his peers in childhood days. But his life took an enormous turn when he joined the United States Air Force, with the designation of an Air Policemen in 1958. During his military career he was posted in Osan air Base, based in South Korea. This proved to be the most fortunate turn of his life and there he tasted martial arts for the first time and learned karate. After retiring from US Air Force in 1962 he shifted to professional martial arts and then switched to Hollywood acting. He has successfully established himself as an action hero. Tough guy Norris is known for his religious orientation and his love for the holy Bible.
A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.
I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it.
Did you know?
He won Karates triple crown for the most tournament wins of the year, and the Fighter of the Year award by Black Belt Magazine in 1969..
He was the first Westerner in the documented history of Tae Kwon Do to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master in 1990.
He was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museums Hall of Fame in 1999.
He was presented the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame in 2000.
Commandant Gen. James T. Conway made Norris an honorary United States Marine during a dinner at the commandants residence in Washington, D.C