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Tom Hanks’ son, Chet Hanks, isn’t in the news too often — but in 2021, he’s making headlines. After phrases like “white boy summer” and issues with his ex-girlfriend arose, everyone’s wondering what’s going on with the 30-year-old. So, what’s Chet Hanks’ net worth, and how does he make his income? Here’s what we know about the controversial figure.

Does Tom Hanks have children? Who are his kids?

Samantha Bryant, Colin Hanks, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Chet Hanks, and Truman Theodore Hanks standing together on the red carpet
Samantha Bryant, Colin Hanks, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Chet Hanks, and Truman Theodore Hanks | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Plenty of Hollywood stars are known for their famous kids, and Tom Hanks is no exception. The superstar was married to actor Samantha Lewes in 1978, Page Six reports, and they had two kids together — Colin and Elizabeth Hanks. Today, Colin is 43, and Elizabeth is 38. Lewes and Tom later divorced in 1987, but they remained close until Lewes’ death in 2002.

Tom later married Rita Wilson in 1987, Page Six notes. They went on to have two kids. Chester, better known as Chet, who’s 30 today, and Truman, who is just 25.

So, who is Tom Hanks’ son, Chet? Chet’s known for his rapping pseudonym, Chet Haze, and he’s been open about his experiences with drugs and his time in rehab. He’s also coined the catchphrase “white boy summer,” which isn’t going over well with fans.

“I just got this feeling man, that this summer is — it’s about to be a white boy summer,” he said via Instagram. “Take it how you want. I’m not talking about Trump, NASCAR-type white. I’m talking about, you know, me, [R&B artist] Jon B, [rapper] Jack Harlow-type white boy summer. Let me know if you guys can vibe with that and get ready, ‘cuz I am.”

What is Chet Hanks’ net worth?

A closeup of Tom Hanks' son, Chet Hanks, at an awards show
Chet Hanks attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

While Tom Hanks’ son isn’t getting much good press these days, he certainly has plenty of cash in his pockets. The Sun reports Chet Hanks’ net worth stands around $3 million.

So, how did Chet get millions of dollars of his own? He got his start in acting just like his famous parents. In 2007, he got a supporting role in the film Bratz, and he was also featured in Shocktrooper and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Tom’s movie, Larry Crowne, also had Chet in a supporting role.

Aside from acting, Celebrity Net Worth reports his focus isn’t on starring in films anymore. After attending theater at Northwestern University, he launched his rap career as Chet Haze. Unfortunately, his songs weren’t well-received by the critics.

What does Tom Hanks’ son do for a living?


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So, what does Tom Hanks’ son do for a living in 2021? It seems he’s still occasionally taking work as an actor. Distractify reports he was in seven episodes of Shameless and was in two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. And, of course, rapping remains a staple in his life. He created a few songs featured on the Empire soundtrack and he’s part of the band Somewhere Out West.

Chet Hanks’ net worth might be affected by his most recent issues with his girlfriend, though. TMZ reports Chet’s ex-girlfriend, Kiana Parker, is suing him for $1 million. According to Parker, she was abused by Chet between October 2020 and January 2021.

“We attempted to privately reach out to the Hanks family to resolve this, but they decided to take it directly to the media,” Parker’s attorney told TMZ. “Our team was left no choice, this was the right time to file this lawsuit. As a procedural rule, we must choose a category as it relates to a dollar amount, however no monetary demand has been made at this time.”

We’re looking forward to hearing more about Chet in the future.

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