|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Birthday:||Apr 02, 1964|
|Date of Death||Dec 18, 1997|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Height:||5.7 feet (173cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||June, 2023|
Chris Farley was an American comedian and actor. He was part of the Second City Theatre of Chicago but gained recognition after becoming a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Simultaneously he also started doing movies and became a successful actor. Chris was doing amazing in his career when he died at the age of thirty-three due to drug overdose. Chris earned a good amount of money then, his net worth at the time of his death was calculated to be $5-$6 million, resulting from his successful career as a comedian and actor.
How Did Chris Farley Become Rich?
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. His family later shifted to Maple Buff, where he grew up with his four siblings. As a child, Chris attended several schools including the Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart. He later enrolled himself in Marquette University and did double majors in theatre and communications. While he was at university he started playing rugby and developed a likeness for comedy. After graduating, Chris started working with his father at his oil company and simultaneously started giving more time to exploring comedy. He joined the Ark Improv Theatre and began learning the art of improvisational comedy there. Soon, Chris started performing at ImprovOlympic Theatre of Chicago. Later he started working with the famous Second City Theatre, initially, he was a part of their touring group but later in 1989, he became a part of their main group. Being a part of the main stage group, he featured in a few revues, namely, It Was Thirty Years Ago Today, The Gods Must Be Lazy and Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only or Censorama.
Chris received proper recognition when he became one of the new casts of the show, Saturday Night Live in 1990. On the show, he constantly collaborated with his fellow members, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Tim Meadows. Their group started to be known as Bad Boys of SNL. While on the show, Chris performed many famous characters and was appreciated and loved by people for his enthusiastic and lively personality. He started doing movies while also being a part of the cast of SNL but it was only after he was released from SNL in 1995 that he started giving his full attention to his film career. Due to his drug addiction, he had to constantly go to rehab, for this he had to take breaks from SNL every now and then.
In 1995, he did Tommy Boy which turned out to be the breakthrough movie of his career, doing good at the box office earning around $32 million. The film earned him numerous nominations and he also won the MTV Movie Award for his role. The next year, he gave another hit movie Black Sheep which furthered his career, earning almost the same amount of money at the box office. Both the movies brought him a huge fan following and recognition as a talented actor. Owing to this success, Chris was offered the role of Beverly Hills Ninja. The movie was a big success debuting at No. 1 at the box office. After that Chris was offered several films out of which he could finish only a handful before he succumbed to his drug addiction on December 18, 1997, at the young age of thirty-three. Some of Chris’ successful movies are Coneheads, Billy Madison, Dirty Work and Almost Heroes, also including Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.
Chris struggled with drugs most of his adult life which led to his gradual decline. As his health started to deteriorate, he had to go to rehab and was compelled to turn down amazing offers. If it were not for his drug addiction, he would have been a highly successful actor today as can be judged by the fact that even today his net worth stands at $5-$6 million. Chris constructed his wealth from his career as a comedian and actor. Furthermore, he attended many concerts and shows which also boosted his net worth.
What Is Chris Farley Net Worth?
Chris’ net worth was calculated to be around $5-$6 million at the time of his death. He had a successful career as a comedian and actor which led him to build a handsome net worth within a decade or so of his career. Furthermore, he made appearances in many shows and events which earned him a good sum of money and further boosted his net worth.
How Chris Farley Spent His Money?
Even though Chris is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of his generation, he was not much of an extravagant person, wanting very many luxuries. But he had a very wild lifestyle involving a lot of alcohol and drug abuse, he also used to constantly hire prostitutes and lap dancers. He used to live in a rented apartment on Chicago’s Miracle Mile and had no family so he spent much of his money on alcohol and drugs and then later on treatments he was getting for his obesity and addiction. He was also regularly visiting hospitals due to his poor health conditions. Apart from this he loved cars quite a lot and used to own a limousine.
- Chris Farley never married, he did not even have a girlfriend at the time of his death.
- In 2005, Chris was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. He became the 2289th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Chris starred in a music video entitled Soul to Squeeze by the rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Chris considered John Belushi his idol and followed his career path and tragically also ended his life like John Belushi, succumbing to drug addiction.
- Chris was an athlete during college, he loved to play rugby and football and was pretty good at both these games.
- One of Chris’ first jobs was as the camp counselor at the Red Arrow Camp.