Christopher Cross Net Worth

Christopher Cross Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Christopher "Chris" Cross net worth is
$10 Million

Christopher "Chris" Cross Wiki Biography

Christopher Charles Geppert was born on the 3rd May 1951 in San Antonio, Texas USA, and as Christopher Cross is a singer and songwriter, the winner of five Grammy Awards as well as an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Song; surprisingly, he won all of the above mentioned awards in 1981. Christopher has been active in the entertainment industry since 1971.

How much is the net worth of Christopher Cross? Authoritative sources estimate that the outright size of the singer’s wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. The main source of his wealth is music.

Christopher Cross Net Worth $10 Million

His career began in the band Flash in Austin, Texas before he secured a record deal as a solo singer in 1978. In 1980, he made a breakthrough with his first single “Ride Like the Wind”; Cross, who writes all his songs, went straight to number two on the Billboard Hot 100, moreover attracting international attention. With his second single he surpassed that success, with “Sailing” reaching the top position on the Billboard Hot 100, with Cross managing to win three Grammy Awards, for the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best Arrangement. To add more, the same year he won two more Grammy Awards for the Album of the Year (“Christopher Cross”) and the Best New Artist. His greatest success was followed with the theme tune “Best That You Can Do” for the comedy film “Arthur” (1981) with Dudley Moore in the lead role, which he wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen. The song was his second number one hit and sold over a million copies in the USA alone, and was certified gold; in many other countries round the world, it reached the top ten, and in addition, the song was awarded the Oscar for the Best Original Song in 1981. His net worth was now well established.

Cross’ second album, “Another Page” released in early 1983, was also successful, and appeared on music charts all over the world, and was certified gold both in the UK and USA, and the only single, “Think Of Laura”, reached the top position on charts because it was used in the popular television series “General Hospital”. After that, his third album “Every Turn of the World” (1985) was disappointing, and his fourth album failed to chart, so he looked for a new record company. Nevertheless, he continued to appear in the Asian music market, and also appeared in the charts in Germany.

In 2008, he released a studio album entitled “The Carlyle Coffee Sessions”. In addition to this, Christopher Cross released a Christmas album “A Christopher Cross Christmas” the following year, and in 2011, he released a studio album entitled “Doctor Faith”; to promote this album, he performed in Paris, which concert was recorded and released as a double CD + DVD “A Night in Paris” in 2013. In 2015, he participated in the tour of Zenith event organized by Jean-Félix Lalanne.

Finally, in the personal life of the singer and songwriter, he was married to Jan Bunch from 1988 to 2007; they have two children. Christopher was formerly married to Roseann Harrison from 1973 to 1982. Currently, Cross is single.

Full NameChristopher Cross
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMay 3, 1951
Place Of BirthSan Antonio, Texas, U.S.
ProfessionSinger-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas, musician, producer
EducationAlamo Heights High School
SpouseJan Bunch (m. 1988–2007), Roseann Harrison (m. 1973–1982)
ChildrenRain Cross, Madison Cross
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Song (1981), Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (1981), Grammy Awards for the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Arrangement; ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
Record LabelsWarner Bros., Priority, CMC International, 101 Distribution
Albums"Christopher Cross" (1979), "Another Page "(1983), "Every Turn of the World" (1985), "Back of My Mind" (1988), "Very Best of..." (2002), "A Christopher Cross Christmas" (2007), "The Cafe Carlyle Sessions" (2008), "Doctor Faith" (2011), "A Night in Paris" (2013), "Secret Ladder" (2014)
Music Groups"Flash"
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics (1988)
Movies"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues", "Flushed Away", "Family Guy",“General Hospital”
TV Shows"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", "A Walk Down Abbey Road" (2002), "Seinfeld", SCTV (TV Series 1976–1981)
1The only way to really make any money in the business now is live shows because everything is diluted and it's all over the Internet for free.
2I'm really glad I had my fifteen minutes of fame when I did.
3My passion and commitment to music haven't diminished a bit, and I make no apologies for exploring mature subjects.
4Of course, I'm still a romantic at heart.
5I'm a very nonpolitical and nonintellectual lyricist. But people have so many demands on them already in their lives. I'm just trying to give them a little enjoyment and relaxation.
6Before I came along there had been disco, then a lot of chainsaw radio and punk. People of the age group that buy my records were a little tired of that...saying I'd sure like to hear a song now and then.
1His song "Think of Laura" cracked the American Top 10 pop radio charts at #9 in early 1984. Moreover, "Think of Laura" peaked at #1 on the adult contemporary radio chart. His previous songs "Never Be the Same" and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" likewise peaked at #1 on the adult contemporary radio chart. In addition, "Never Be the Same" went all the way to #15 on the Top 40 pop radio charts in late 1980.
2Wrote the lyrics to his hit song "Ride Like the Wind" while high on acid.
3Wrote and recorded three songs that were Top 10 pop radio hits in America in the early 1980's: "Sailing" and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" both peaked at #1 while "Ride Like the Wind" went all the way to #2.
4Grew up in Austin, Texas.
5Is the only recording artist to win the quadruple Grammy grand slam - Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist - for his debut album "Sailing" (1980). To date (2003) this record remains unbroken.
6Cross also performed the opening song to the movie Arthur (1981) starring Dudley Moore. He co-wrote the song with Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach.
7Winner of 5 Grammys (USA), including Record and Album of the year awards in 1981.


Quick Reviews with MaverickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
GleeTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013performer: "Ride Like The Wind" / writer: "Ride Like The Wind"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Turbo2013performer: "Sailing" / writer: "Sailing"
BetasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Watch2012/Iperformer: "Sailing" / writer: "Sailing"
Community2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arthur2011/Iwriter: "Arthur's Theme Best That You Can Do"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series music - 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Knight and Day2010performer: "Ride Like the Wind" / writer: "Ride Like the Wind"
The Early ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
American IdolTV Series 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Flushed Away2006performer: "Sailing" / writer: "Sailing"
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the 80's 3-DTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Will & GraceTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004 performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003performer: "Ride Like the Wind" / writer: "Ride Like the Wind"
Bara no jujika2002TV Mini-Series performer: "Arthur's Theme" / writer: "Arthur's Theme"
Pop Idol2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Private Parts1997performer: "Sailing" / writer: "Sailing"
Die Eisprinzessin1996TV Movie performer: "For the First Time"
Shake Rattle & Roll IV1992performer: "Sailing"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Just the Ten of Us1988TV Series "Swept Away"
Growing PainsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988 writer - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988
Nothing in Common1986performer: "Loving Strangers" / writer: "Loving Strangers"
Salute!1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elas por Elas1982TV Series performer: "Forever"
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentary performer: "Arthur's Theme Best That You Can Do" / writer: "Arthur's Theme Best That You Can Do"
Top of the Pops1982TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Arthur1981performer: "Arthur's Theme Best That You Can Do" / writer: "Arthur's Theme Best That You Can Do"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980


Backline2010TV SeriesMusical Guest (2010)
The Plot Against Harry1989Telethon MC


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
ALL ATX: A Celebration of Austin Musicians2013TV MovieHimself
El hormiguero2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wetten, dass..?2011TV SeriesHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Best of Rock 'n' Roll Greats in Concert2005VideoHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Living Legends of Rock & Roll: Live from Itchycoo Park2000VideoHimself
An Evening with Christopher Cross1999Video documentaryHimself
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1986TV SeriesHimself
TROS TV Show1983TV Series documentaryHimself
Na sowas!1983TV SeriesHimself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
An Audience with Dudley Moore1981TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

My Music: Burt Bacharach's Best2013TV MovieHimself
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1991ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Feature Film StandardsArthur (1981)
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongArthur (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureArthur (1981)

Nominated Awards

1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music and LyricsGrowing Pains (1985)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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