|Capital:||€ 57 million|
|Born:||March 10, 1940|
|Country of origin:||USA|
|Source of wealth:||actor|
Chuck Norris is one of the most famous US actors, author of several books, expert in martial arts and father of 5 children. The actor achieved great fame in 1972 when he played an opponent of Bruce Lee in the film “The Death Claw Strikes Again”. He is also known for the series “Walker Texas Ranger”, which appeared from 1993 to 2001 and was co-produced by Chuck Norris himself. He is known as a practicing evangelical Christian and is known for his conservative attitude. Chuck Norris shows great commitment to the positions and representatives of the Republican Party. Since 2005, humorously designed memes with so-called “Chuck Norris Facts” have been circulating, alluding to his martial film roles and his martial arts.
Chuck Norris was born to Ray and Wilma Norris in 1940. Both parents are half Cherokee and half Irish. Chuck Norris is the oldest of three children. Due to the father’s alcohol addiction, he was only present at irregular intervals. The entire family moved several times and was, among other things, settled in the regions of Arizona and California. Chuck Norris’ parents divorced in 1956. He himself entered the US Air Force two years later after graduating from high school with the aim of pursuing a career as a police officer.
Chuck Norris is Taekwondo Master with the 8th Dan and is considered the first western man to reach this rank. In 1963 he played his first martial arts tournament, followed by many more. At a tournament in 1967, he finally met Bruce Lee, who helped him make his first smaller film role a year later.
Through his first real film role in 1972 in the movie “The Death Claw Strikes Again”, Chuck Norris, who was not initially interested in an acting career, was persuaded by Steve McQueen, whom he got to know as part of his martial arts activity, to take acting classes. In 1977 Chuck was offered a starring role in the low budget film “Breaker Breaker” which he accepted. After this project, the films “Black Tiger”, “Bulldozer” and “Octagon” were released, which together grossed over $ 100 million. In the film “Black Tiger” Chuck Norris worked for the first time with his brother Aaron, who played him as a double in some scenes. This cooperation intensified over the years and was continued in the other productions. With his brother Chuck also founded the film production company “Topkick Productions” with which he financed the film McQuade, the Wolf.
For the film production company “Cannon Films” Chuck Norris realized the two films “Missing in Action” and “Missing in Action 2 – The Return”. Due to the great success of the two films at the box office, he received an exclusive contract from “Cannon Films” which gave him $ 1 million plus the same amount for each additional film. From 1993 Chuck Norris was regularly featured in the series “Walker Texas Ranger”. He also accompanied the series as an executive producer. After a 7-year break from acting, Chuck Norris returned in 2012 to play a guest role in the successful film “The Expendables 2”.
As part of his professional martial arts career, he was awarded the title of “Fighter of the Year” in 1967 as the first middleweight champion in karate and in the same year by the magazine “Black belt”.
Chuck Norris also published his biography entitled “The secret of inner strenght” and was named an honorary member of the Texas elite unit “Texas Rangers” in 2010, where he was awarded the official Texas Star.
“Men are like steel – when they lose their temper, they lose their worth.”
“I would not want to be a politician… Let me tell you this: If I was campaigning, and I go against my opponent and he started attacking my character, and I leap over the table and choke him unconscious, would that help my campaign ? ”
Chuck Norris claims that the things we want the most are the hardest to get. This means that you have to be focused, focused and with a lot of effort to achieve your desired goals. According to him, a successful person is characterized by strong will, which should be preserved even in times of crisis. If you have the appropriate will, you will also achieve the desired goal.