Who is Chris Núñez?
Christopher ‘Chris’ Núñez was born on 11 April 1973 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Miami Beach, Florida USA. He is a 49-year-old tattoo artist, entrepreneur and TV personality, probably best recognized for being a judge in the highly popular reality TV competition “Ink Master” on Paramount Network.
How rich is he, as of now? Chris Núñez Net Worth
As of mid-2022, Chris Núñez’s net worth is estimated at over $7 million, earned through his successful career as a tattoo artist.
He has also increased his fortune through his involvement in the entertainment industry, and other business endeavors.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Chris Núñez spent his early years in his hometown of Miami, where he was raised by his parents; however, there’s little information about them, except that his father passed away when Chris was 18 years old. It’s also unknown whether he has any siblings or is an only child. He holds American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group, and is of Cuban and French ancestry; he’s a Christian.
Regarding his education, Chris went to Chaminade Madonna Prep School in Hollywood, Florida. He’s fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Chris Núñez developed his love for art at a very young age, and started painting street graffiti in his teens. He would later transfer to tattoos, and obtained an apprenticeship at a local tattoo shop, where he learned everything from cleaning and fixing machines to tattooing. He inked his first tattoos when he was only 16 years old – the names of his parents. Once he gained enough knowledge and experience as a tattoo artist, he opened a tattoo shop alongside his friends.
Concurrently with running the shop, he continued to work as a part-time construction worker.
Rise to Prominence
Chris Núñez eventually opened his first professional tattoo studio, called Handcrafted Tattoo And Art Gallery, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He later became the co-owner of Love Hate Tattoos in Miami Beach, along with Ami James, and he’s also the owner of Liberty City Tattoo in Wynwood-Miami, Florida. His accomplishments in the tattoo art industry led him to become known all over the world, and he was invited to become a regular cast member of the famous reality TV show “Miami Ink”.
The show ran for six seasons from 2005 to 2008 on the TLC network, with Chris appearing in 11 episodes during that period, sharing the screen with Ami James and other famous tattoo artists, such as Chris Garver, Luke Wessman, and Darren Brass. The show follows customers and their motivations for choosing their tattoos, as well as depicting the personal lives of the tattoo artists.
Following the end of the show, in 2012, Chris Núñez was invited to be a judge in the hit Paramount Network (formerly Spike) reality competition series “Ink Master”, appearing in 129 episodes through 2020; the show follows multiple tattoo artists who compete in various challenges to win a $100,000 prize.
He also appeared in “Ink Master Superfan: A Day In The Life” in 2019, the success of which also spawned three spin-off shows, entitled “Inks Master: Angels”, “Ink Master: Redemption”, and “Ink Master: Grudge Match”.
Besides that, he made appearances in other TV shows, including “American Chopper: The Series”, “Katie”, “Tha Tattoo Shop”, and “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke”, to name a few.
According to his IMDB profile, Chris Núñez also tried himself as a producer in 2009, when he produced the reality TV series “World Wide Tribe”. He also made a short appearance as a marathon volunteer in the episode “Born To Run” of the TNT crime drama series “Rizzoli & Isles” in 2010.
Apart from that, Chris is a partner in Ridgeline Empire, a media corporation that operates the subsidiaries Ink Skins & Upset Gentlemen, and an animation studio that developed such animated series as “Hoodbrats” and “Toothians” through Paramount Network. He also co-owns a clothing company called DeVille USA.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Chris Núñez has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while his weight is around 143lbs (65kgs). However, information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Chris Núñez was married to Carole-Anne Leonard, then following their split, he was romantically involved with Margarita Anthony, but his current relationship status is a mystery. He’s the father of two children, a son named Anthony Núñez and a daughter named Andreanne ‘Kali’ Núñez. His son lives with his mother somewhere in California, while his daughter lives with him and his family. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling around the globe. He has visited and lived in such places as Ecuador, Brazil, France and Germany.