Dave Chappelle is a renowned stand-up comedian and an actor known by many not only as an entertainer but also for his writing and producing. He has been in the industry since 1993 and has since acted in debut movies like ‘Screwed’ and TV series such as ‘Saturday night live,’ where he showcased his humour.
Due to his jokes which are humorous he has been able to win the hearts of the many and has been recognized as the ‘Comic Genius Of The US’ in 2006. Comedy Central ranked him as the 43rd greatest comedian of all time. Now let’s have a close look on Dave Chappelle’s net worth in 2018.
Born David Khari Webber Chappelle in 1973 in Washington DC, he was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland together with his three siblings. He is the son of William David Chappelle III who moiled as a professor and Yvonne Chappelle, who was also a professor.
He pursued drama arts and accredited from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in 1991 where his passion for comedy arose. His inspiration came from the likes of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.
Today Dave Chappelle is a father of three children; Suleiman, Ibrahim & Sana, who he got with her dear wife, Elaine Mendoza. He wedded Mendoza in 2001, and the family live in one of their maisonette in Ohio.
When he started off as a comedian after studying comedy, he had a bad experience as people disliked him. In the show ‘Amateur Night,’ where he first performed, he was jeered off the theatre and instead of the encounter breaking him down it encouraged him. He later started acting at the age of 19 in movies like ‘Getting In’ which made him debut and adored by TV screening.
After his breakthrough, he started appearing in various shows like Home Improvement (1995) which made him famous and got a chance to work on a comedy show with Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996). Since then he has appeared in TV shows such as Crank Yankers (2002-2007), Chappelle’s Show (2003-2006), among others. Being an actor, he has starred in movies like Con Air (1997), Blue Streak (1999), Under Cover Brother (2002) and Chi-Raq (2015).
His recent project is featuring in ‘A Star Is Born’ which will be launched in 2018. He also has ongoing shows in Netflix namely Deep In The Heart Of Texas and The Age Spin which was started this year.
Awards & Achievements
The legend he is has won dozens of accolades and honours among them is being recognized by Esquire as the’ Comic Genius Of America’ in 2006 and ‘The Prominent’ by the Billboard author in 2013. Others include; being awarded the Emmy Prize (2017) and rated no.43 in the list of the Big Stand-Ups Of All Time (2009).
Net Worth of Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle net worth is estimated to be at $45 million. Dave’s net worth figures have been greatly earned through his career in acting and his appearance on various TV shows. He also earns through brand endorsements with companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Gillette.
Among his properties which add up to his net worth includes his many apartments, a sports car valuing $400,000 and a Porsche car that values $80,000. Through his recent deal with Netflix where he will be showcasing his comic personality in three shows, he will be earning a salary of $60 million. In 2016, he was ranked at no.2 among the paramount paid comedians.
Although Dave started out on a low note, he managed to gain many fans through his comedies which made everyone laugh. He is definitely a legend in the comic industry, therefore, we should be expecting more from him.