The fan favorite made headlines on Tuesday, April 25 after he was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident and spent the night in jail. But now that he’s posted $10,000 bail, according to Entertainment Tonight, he’s going to have a lot more legal issues to deal with now — and fans are wondering how much money he’s worth.
Keep scrolling to find out more about Chris' financial status.
He was a millionaire before he starred on The Bachelor.
Although it hasn’t been updated since he starred on Season 19 of The Bachelor, he already had a small fortune before becoming a reality TV star. As of 2015, Chris was worth $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Part of his worth is due to his family’s business.
Chris grew up in Arlington, Iowa and is a fourth-generation land baron — which means he comes from a long line of land owners. Known as “Prince Farming” during his season, the 35-year-old is also a real estate broker and a farmer — he even attended Iowa State University to study agriculture and agronomy to formally learn his family's trade.
The economy might have affected his net worth.
The value of farmland in Iowa dropped drastically in 2014 — right around the time Chris joined the cast of season 10 of The Bachelorette which marked his debut on the franchise for Andi Dorfman’s season. According to local paper, The Des Moines Register, farmland prices fell about 9 percent in 2014, which was the biggest drop in the past 28 years.
He could be worth a lot more now.
His previous net worth was estimated before his stint on The Bachelor, and the stars are usually paid a salary that's somewhere in the $100,000 range — and Chris’ career in reality TV didn’t stop there. He went on to star on Season 20 of Dancing With the Stars and he finished in fifth place. He also joined the Food Network series Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition but instead of getting paid a salary, contestants compete to win $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.