Dave Chappelle is a popular actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and film producer who came into the limelight by his comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” which was aired on comedy central in the year 2003. But after the second season of this show, he took a break for seven years and he came back in 2013. In 2016, he signed a contract of concert comedy special for $60 million with Netflix for two years. Here we will discuss how much is Dave Chappelle’s net worth in the year 2018.
Dave Chappelle’s Early Life:
Dave Chappelle was born in 1973 to David Chappelle III and Yvonne Seon. He grew up with his two older siblings. His parents were professors at universities as his father worked at Antioch College while his mother worked at Howard University and the University of Maryland. His parents got separated when he was just 6 years old. He was raised by his mother. He belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Dave Chappelle’s Education:
When talking about his education, he attended Woodlin Elementary School. At the age of 14, he decided to pursue his career as a comedian like Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, and Richard Pryor. He completed his high school studies from Duke Ellington School of the Arts in theatre arts. Then he moved to New York in pursuit of his dreams to become a stand-up comedian.
Dave Chappelle’s Career:
Although, he started his career as a stand-up comedian at Apollo theatre New York he grabbed the audience’s attention from his flamboyant character in his debut film “The Nutty Professor” that became a smash hit on the box office and received utmost popularity among people in the mid-90s. He also appeared in the movies next to his favorite comedian Eddie Murphy in the late 90s and he became a noticeable actor.
He co-wrote the film Half Baked that was not only his debut film as a screenwriter but it also receives massive success on the box office in 1998. His stardom started when he landed his own show aired on comedy central in 2003. He also showcased his sketch comedy skills in his show “Chappelle’s Show”. This show helped to lift his net worth but he left the show before its third season as he was not satisfied with the direction of his show. Then, he went on stand-up comedy special tour across the country and also appeared in many TV shows.
Dave Chappelle’s Net worth:
Dave Chappelle’s net worth is approximately $42 million in 2018. There are a lot of contracts; tours and endorsements deals are behind thus whopping net worth. He is considered as a highest paid comedian in the world. Currently, Netflix signed a $60 million contract with him for three comedy specials. He was also reportedly offered a $50 million contract by comedy central in 2006 but he refused this offer.
Aside from humongous Dave Chappelle’s net worth, he also owns a 65-acre house in Ohio and he has three more homes located at Xenia. He is living here with his wife and three kids and enjoying a lavish life.