About Chuck Norris
Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck Norris, is an American actor and martial artist. He served in the Unites States Air Force and rose to the fame after opening his own martial arts school Chun Kuk Do. During his career Chuck appeared in numerous action movies, including Way of the Dragon with Bruce Lee and most notably Walker, Texas Ranger. He is deeply religious and supports conservative party. Chuck has campaigned for some Republican candidates, including Mike Huckabee, and donated vast sums for their cause. He has also published several books on Christianity and has a regular column on conservative website World Net Daily. Chuck Norris net worth is currently estimated at $26 million.
Chuck was born in Oklahoma, in a family of Wilma and Ray Norris. His father, a bus and truck driver, who was also deeply religious, named his first sun after Carlos Berry, his minister. Wilma and Ray separated when their three sons were still teenagers and the boys with their mother moved to live in California. Childhood was not the happiest time of life for Carlos. He wasn’t good at sports, too shy to make new friendships and his academic achievements were a little billow average.
It was impossible to imagine that one day Chuck Norris net worth will be counted in millions and even harder to believe that this nonathletic boy could become a world famous martial artist. However, what ruined Chuck’s childhood were not his personal qualities, but his father’s alcoholism. Alcohol was the actual reason why his family fell apart and why Norris grew up without a father. In his autobiography Chuck wrote that he never felt anger to his father, but rather felt pity for him.
Soon after graduation Chuck started serving as an Air Policeman in United States Air Force. In 1958 he was located in a base in South Korea, where he was nicknamed Chuck and started training in Tang Soo Do. When he returned to America, Norris continued to practice at martial arts and eventually earned a black belt. Following this achievement he founded his private martial arts school titled Chun Kuk Do, which literally means Universal Way. Chuck Norris net worth started to grow in the late 1960s, when he won against Skipper Mullins, Joe Lewis, Arnold Urquidez and Victor Moore. By the end of decade he was awarded with Karate’s Triple Crown and named Fighter of the Year.
Norris made his debut in movies in 1969, when he appeared in The Wrecking Crew. The following year Chuck’s younger brother, who also served in US Air Forces, was killed in an unsuccessful mission in Vietnam. Chuck’s next movie, Missing in Action, was dedicated for him. Starting in 1970, he has appeared in tens of movies, each of them adding a bit to the current Chuck Norris net worth.