Christopher Maurice Brown is an American entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, and actor. Chris Brown began his career in show business by competing in talent shows around the United States. He earned acclaim for his singing at these talent shows and significant recognition for his work as a dancer while continuing his education at Essex High School.
In 2005, his prowess as a performer was proved when it reached number two on the Billboard 200! He’s sold millions of albums, performed in blockbuster movies and collaborated with many of the hottest names in popular music.
He was born in Tappahannock, Virginia on May 5th in 1989. Brown’s parents, Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown worked hard as a childcare director and a local prison officer to provide for Chris and his older sister Lytrell Bundy.
In 2005, Brown moved to New York. He was quickly signed by the upcoming Jive Records. His first single sold over 150,000 copies in a single week!
Chris Brown has come a long way from performing in local talent shows. His hit songs like ‘Kiss, Kiss’ and ‘Forever’ stayed warm on the Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart.
Chris Brown won many prestigious music awards including a Grammy, 15 BET Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, and 6 Soul Train Music Awards. Brown has sold over 140 million records worldwide and is worth an estimated $50 million dollars.
Maybe it was the gossip surrounding Chris Brown and Rhianna that made him put his $4.5 million, smart-house on the market. The home features walk-in closets, a vast swimming pool, 3 car garage, and a 10 car motor court-just in case a few friends want to drop by.
Chris is definitely concerned with safety for his loved ones with seven-foot-high walls surrounding his property with 16 security cameras spread throughout the estate.
He owns other properties like his massive six-bedroom mansion in Agoura Hills with neighbors like Christina Applegate. Chris also owns 14 Burger King restaurants and his record label, Chris Brown Entertainment. Perhaps, he’s tired of sunny California and wants to return to his New York roots to further build his entertainment empire.
Inside Chris Brown’s Multi Car Garage
Security really is a theme with Chris Brown and his possessions. Fame comes with fortune, recognition, and ample opportunities, but it also means everybody thinks they know your business and consequently, you. This paradox can create significant safety concerns.
Chris owns several high-ticket vehicles, including a bulletproof SUV called a Rezvani Tank worth $350,000 before the bespoke changes he made to the vehicle. The tank has thermal night vision, electric door handles that send electric shocks to intruders and easily deployed spike strips.
Chris has a modest Chevy Impala, a gold-wheeled Range Rover, and an impressive Jet Fighter Lamborghini worth half a million dollars. His most expensive car is the Bugatti Veyron which is the fastest, legal road car and can reach a speed of over 253 miles per hour. Chris doesn’t fly commercial. Instead, he rides in a Gulfstream IV airplane worth $36 million. The plane seats 14-19 people, fly to 45,000 feet and operates with two Rolls Royce Tay 611-8 engines.
Vacations Chris Brown Style!
Anyone following the career or personal life of Chris Brown knows he loves a tropical beach. There are famous photos of him with Rhianna in Barbados from 2012 and photos with other partners on multiple sites throughout the Caribbean.