Dave Chappelle Net Worth

Dave Khari Webber Chappelle alias Dave Chappelle is a famous American stand-up comedian. He is known for his multi-talents in various fields. He is an actor, screenwriter, and producer. Well since he is a famous renowned celebrity, his net worth is a little hard to guess. Since if you are here to find out more about his wealth and personal life then, this article will reveal to you all the details you need.


Dave Chappelle Net Worth

Dave Chappelle is mostly known for his famous stand-up comedy. He is the recipient of numerous awards, in total he received four Emmy Awards, Three Grammy Awards, and numerous accolades as well as the Mark Twain Prize. Dave Chappelle net worth is estimated at $50 million. He became famous for his own Chappelle’s show for a duration of 2003-2006.

Chappelle later then returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S. Chappelle was awarded the name ”comic genius of America” by Esquire in 2006 and in 2013, he was named as “the best” by a Billboard writer. He was ranked 9th place in “50 Best stands up comics of All Time” in 2017 by Rolling Stone.

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Dave Chappelle Net Worth

As stated earlier his net worth is 50 million dollars. Chappelle had many multi-million dollar deals throughout his career by performing his comedy acts on several TV channels and starred in various movies.

Early Life

David Khari Webber Chappelle was born on 24th August 1973 in Washington DC, USA. His father William David Chappelle III, was a professor of vocal performance and Dean of Students at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, and his mother Yvonne Chappelle Seon, was a professor and university administrator at institutions like Wright State University and Prince George’s Community college.

She is now working as a Unitarian Universalist minister under Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. David Chappelle has two older siblings and now he has a stepmother and a stepbrother. David Chappelle was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and pursued higher education in Woodlin Elementary School.

His parents separated when he was young and lived with his mother in Washington while spending summers with his father in Ohio. Hartman used to always say that Chappelle would become a comedian one day. His main idols were Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor, who were his inspirations to pursue comedian roles. He pursued theatre arts in Washington’s Duke Ellington Schools of the Arts and graduated in the year 1991.


Down is his top 10 movies list as an actor.

  • A Star Is Born – 2018
  • Half Baked – 1998
  • Dave Chappelle killin’ them softly – 2000
  • Dave Chappelle’s Block Party – 2005
  • Dave Chappelle: For what it’s worth – 2004
  • Blue streak – 1999
  • Undercover Brother – 2002
  • The Nutty professor – 1996
  • 200 cigarettes – 1999

Chappelle first started his career after moving to New York when he was featured in a montage of random people cracking jokes in ABC’s America’s Funniest People, which aired on 13th September 1990. He later performed at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in front of the “Amateur Night” audience which became his first failure in his career. In 1992, he won popular acclaim for his TV appearance in Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam on HBO.

From Def Comedy Jam, his popularity rose to leaps and bounds. He appeared as a regular guest on late-night television shows such as Politically Incorrect, The Howard Stern Show, and The Late Show with David and Conan O’Brien. He was named “The Kid” by Whoopi Goldberg. He also made his appearance on Star Search Program about three times but unfortunately lost to the rival Lester Barrie.

He made his first debut at the age of 19 as ‘Ahchoo’ in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tight. In the same year, he played an opening act for R&B soul singer Aretha Franklin.

Down is the timeline of his career at his peak.

  • Chappelle’s Show: 2003-2006 (discontinued in season 3)
  • Dave Chappelle’s Block Party: 2004 -2005
  • Infrequent comedy appearances: 2005 – 2013
  • Career Comeback: 2013 – 2017 ( Dave was dabbled in various Tv show appearances and stand up comedy acts which led to his )

Personal Life

Chappelle’s great-grandfather, Bishop William D. Chappelle, served as the president of Allen University. His great-great-grandfather, Robert J. Palmer was a former member of the South Carolina Legislature, then majority black, during Reconstruction. Chappelle and Elaine Mendoza tied the knot in 2001.

He has two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and a daughter Sanaa. He lives with his family on a 65-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He bought many houses in Ohio which are worth millions. He converted to Islam in 1991 as he publicly made a statement on Time in May 2005, “I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing.

And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way”. Chappelle spent his time in Seeds of Peace International Camp, located in Otisfield, Maine. He endorsed Andrew Yang in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

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