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Chris Rock Is the King of HBO Specials

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Chris Rock has managed to build a comic empire that earned him $57 million in 2017. His career really took off after he worked as a cast member for Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. After leaving SNL, he went on to release a series of successful HBO specials. These specials helped him to become the television producer and actor we know today.

His success both on the stage and in front of the camera over the years led him to become one of the most high-paid comedians of our time. In 2016, Netflix announced two new Chris Rock specials for which Rock was paid $40 million per special. It’s safe to say that he’s doing alright for himself.