David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American based comedian and an Actor. He began his filmography career in the year 1993 in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights in which he portrayed a highly admired role of Ahchoo. Afterwards he appeared in several films such as The Nutty Professor, You’ve Got Mail, Con Air, Blue Streak, Undercover Brother and many more. But in 1998 he got his biggest breakthrough where he was seen in a lead role in Half Baked. Moreover Chappelle has done various television shows such as Buddies. In 2003 he came with up with his show Chappelle’s Show, which was a super hit and hence he got recognition in different parts of the world by that show and the show went off air after a couple of successful years when he announced his retirement from the show. By 2006, Esquire declared him the “comic genius of America. Here is a quick summary of Dave Chappelle’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Dave Chappelle’s Early Life
David Khari Webber Chappelle was born in a hospital to William David Chappelle III and Yvonne K Chappelle Seon on August 24, 1973 in Washington, D.C. Both of his parents were professors at two different universities. Chappelle was raised up by his parents in Silver Spring, Maryland, and he did his schooling from Woodlin Elementary School.
Dave Chappelle’s career, Awards & Achievements
Chappelle was inspired by Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor to become a comedian and hence to make his dream come true he decided to move to New York City. There he began performing in various theaters. When he turned 19, he was offered a role in a film called Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights in which he performed amazingly and hence attracted the attention of everyone by his humorous acting. From then on he has appeared in various movies in lead roles and has been doing television shows as well.
Awards & Achievements
Chappelle has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career. In 2004, he was honored with the BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Moreover in the same year he won the NAMIC Vision Awards for Best Comedic Performance in Chappelle’s Show. He won the BET Comedy Awards again in 2005. In 2017 he was honored with the Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Guest Performer, Comedy Series later he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. But in 2018, he was honored with NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Variety or Game Show – (Series or Special) and the biggest achievements of his life by winning the Grammy Award for the Best Comedy Album ‘The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas’.
Net worth of Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle has been very successful as a comedian as well as an Actor. He has appeared in numerous films throughout his career and has been honored with various popular awards for his phenomenal work. His majority of his income was from his popular show Chappelle’s Show which has been super hit for a cuple of years since it started and brought him a huge stardom as well. Dave Chappelle has a whopping net worth of $50 Million.
Chappelle recognised his love for comedy and acting at an early age and hence he was predetermined to become a stand up comedian which he later achieved it. Currently he is an Actor and a comedian and he is phenomenal in both the fields.