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Carlos Ray (Chuck) Norris is a famous American Martial artist, actor, director, and screenwriter. He is considered the richest actor and director in the world of the media industry. Currently, the estimated net worth of Chuck Norris is about $70 million.
The childhood of Norris was as simple as a childhood of a boy who belongs to a middle-class family. On March 10, 1940, he was born in Ryan, Oklahoma. With a typical lifestyle, Norris was shy, nonathletic, and average in his childhood. Once, he described his childhood as a downbeat.
His father was an automobile mechanic, and he continued to drink heavily for months. Norris was the eldest of three brothers. When he was sixteen years old, his parents were divorced. The boys, along with their mother, moved to Prairie Village.
In 1958, Chuck Norris started his career by joining Air Force as a policeman at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The following year, in 1962, Norris was discharged from the Air force. Then he established United Fighting Arts Federation, which is the foundation to teach martial arts.
Besides this, he was also taking part in many tournaments. He lost three matches of the International Karate Championships. In 1967 he uplifted himself so well and won All-American Karate Championship.
From there, he established a chain of Karate centers. Many celebrities came there to learn karate, including Bob Barker, Marie Osmond, Priscilla Presley, Donny Osmond, Chad McQueen, and Steve McQueen.
In early 1968, he was defeated by Louis Delgado, which was the final loss to his career. On November 24, 1968, he retaliated against Delgado and, in doing so, won the Professional Middleweight Karate title, which he has held for six years in a row.
Following the year, Norris met Bruce Lee, an actor. They build friendships, as well as training and working relationships. In 1969, Norris became the Fighter of the year by winning Triple Crown in karate championships.
In 1973 Norris made his acting debut through the movie “Way of The Dragon.” The Way of the Dragon went on to earn an estimated US $ 130 million worldwide. This film launched Norris towards stardom.
Later in 1974, Norris friend and his martial art student Steve McQueen advised him to take acting seriously as a profession. The same year he played a powerful character in Lo Wei’s Yellow Faced Tiger.
In 1975 Norris wrote his first book Winning Tournament Karate, based on her experiences. In 1978, Norris played a leading role in “Good Guys Wear Black.” This low-budget movie earns 18 times more than the budget.
Norris continued his acting career and did projects like Way of the Dragon, The Student Teachers, Yellow Faced Tiger, Breaker! Breaker! , Code of Silence, The Delta Force, Braddock: Missing in Action III, The Cutter, and many more. Chuck Norris’s major part of the income is through these super hit movies.
Besides acting, he also directs many famous movies that hit the ratings. Chuck Norris leads sidekicks (1992), Birdie & Bogey(2004), and The Cutter(2005). Chuck Norris directs multiple television projects. The list includes Logan’s War: Bound by Honor, Sons of Thunder, The President’s Man, Walker, Texas Ranger, The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, and Inside World Combat League.
In the field of writing, he wrote movies and television projects. He also publishes his novel The Justice Riders (2006) and A Threat to Justice (2007). In 2008, Chuck Norris published a book named Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America. This book became the best seller in New York. After this, he published many other books.
In the list of nationally syndicated columnists, the name of Norris is among the top people. He wrote many columns to depict the country’s current situations, same-gender marriage, elections, and foreign relations.
Book on Chuck Norris:
In 2007 Gotham Books published a book named “The Truth about Chuck Norris.” This book became very famous. Norris filed a suit against them, but later, he dropped it. Gotham Books further published multiple books about Chuck Norris. The book “these are Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped” became the best seller in New York and Australia.
Norris is an outspoken Christian. In 1958. he married at the age of 17 Dianne. In 1962, the couple was blessed with a baby boy. Norris also had a daughter in 1963 from an affair. In 1989 Dianne and Norris got divorced after thirty years of their marriage.
After nine years, in 1998, Norris married a model, Gena O’Kelley. After two years of marriage, the couple was blessed with twins. Presently Norris has thirteen grandchildren.
Since 2005 Norris has been closely associated with the internet meme writing fiction and mysteries that often go unnoticed. Norris raises awareness to help underprivileged youth through martial arts programs. In 2010, Norris was made an honorary member of Texas Rangers by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Norris’ brother, Aaron Norris, the primary producer, was also made the prestigious Texas Ranger.
In 2020, Norris played a crucial role in spreading awareness against Covid disease.
Chuck Norris gives to charity regularly. He supports many organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Vijay Amritraj Foundation, Funds for Kids, and United Way. He is bringing change to the world by helping poor and needy people.
Chuck Norris real estate worth:
Chuck Norris was born in a wooden house that he built with his own hands. He now lives in Lone Wolf Ranch, a 2,000-acre [1,000 ha] grassy plain on the slopes of the Hill Country, just below the Navasota cattle auction. Chuck Norris owns a 4,200 square villa with three bedrooms and five bathrooms on Hawaii’s fourth-largest island, Kauai.