The man, the myth, the legend: Chuck Norris transcended traditional celebrity status in the early 2000s and became an online legend.
Remember when you couldn’t go a day without hearing a Chuck Norris joke about his otherworldly strength and physical prowess? Those memes have died down in recent years, but now, claims of the actor’s death make the rounds on an annual basis.
Between the jokes and the hoaxes, we can’t help but wonder what Chuck Norris is doing these days. He was once one of Hollywood’s most recognizable action stars, but now he keeps a pretty low profile. We did some research to determine where Chuck Norris is now and if he has any big plans for the future.
Chuck Norris Stepped Away From Hollywood To Care For His Wife
It’s been since 2012’s The Expendables 2 that Norris has had a major film role. In 2020, he made a guest appearance in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. You might also catch him in a late-night infomercial here and there, but other than that, Norris has been pretty absent from Hollywood. However, there’s a good reason for that.
In 2017, Norris’s wife, Gena, developed an enigmatic illness after a series of MRI scans. According to a report by the Mirror, Gena was given three gadolinium injections over the course of eight days in an attempt to help diagnostic imaging efforts. From there, she experienced joint pain, weakness, rib pain, and full-body tremors. She lost 15 pounds and had to be fed baby food because she was having a difficult time swallowing.
It was a medical mystery, but the Norris family chalked it up to gadolinium poisoning. Doctors disagreed. Gena finally found relief through a Nevada clinic, but her husband left Hollywood to care for her and raise awareness about gadolinium and its potential side effects. They also took the matter to court. However, the couple dropped their $10 million lawsuit in 2020.
What Is Chuck Norris Doing Now?
With Norris stepping away from the spotlight a few years ago, it’s tough to pin down exactly what he’s up to these days. But we do know for sure that he was not at the Capitol riot on January 6th. In case you missed it, there was a lookalike in the crowd. Twitter users were convinced that it was actually him. We reached out to his reps, and they confirmed that it wasn’t him:
“This is not Chuck Norris and is a wanna be look alike, although Chuck is much more handsome. Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family.”
And to our knowledge, his range in Texas with his family is where he has remained since. Though it’s not all rest and relaxation; he and his wife run a water company called CForce from their property in Texas. They also run a non-profit organization called KickstartKids, which provides karate lessons to children.
Although his film and TV roles aren’t what they used to be, Norris still lends his image to various products and services. From Fiat to QuickTrip to a mobile game called World of Tanks, many businesses employ Norris for the larger-than-life persona that’s been exaggerated through memes for years.
He’s also an official spokesperson for Glock. According to a press release from the gun manufacturer: “Glock was seeking a spokesperson that exemplifies the same characteristics and principles. The parallels between Glock and Norris deliver an authentic, fun, and legendary alignment of brands.”
What Is Chuck Norris’ Net Worth?
With several decades of experience in Hollywood and partnerships with companies ranging from gas stations to guns, Norris has been able to amass a fortune that’s just as big as his reputation. It’s estimated that Chuck Norris’ net worth is $70 million.
However, that figure could have been higher. A couple of years ago, he unsuccessfully sued CBS and Sony for $30 million, arguing that he was entitled to 23% of the profits from Walker, Texas Ranger. He also sued a company for using his name to promote an erectile dysfunction treatment. The lawsuit started when his wife spotted a scammy ad with a headline that read, “A Tragic End Today for Chuck Norris.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Chuck Norris’ whereabouts.