Dave Chappelle Net Worth: David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian and actor who is known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show.
The series, co-writing with Neal Brennan, ran until Chappelle quit the show during the middle of the third season.
After the show ended, Chappelle returned to performing stand-up comedy throughout the U.S. in the year 2006, Chappelle received the title of “comic genius of America” by Esquire and, in 2013, “the best” by a Billboard writer.
In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 on Their “50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time”.
His first leading role was in the comedy Half Baked, which he co-wrote along with Neal Brennan. Chappelle was also on The ABC comedy program Buddies in 1996.
Chappelle has appeared in several films, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You’ve Got Mail, Blue Streak, Undercover Brother, Chi-Raq, and A Star Is Born.
In 2016, he signed a $20-million-per-release comedy-special deal with Netflix and released six stand-up specials under the deal.
Dave Chappelle Net Worth
American stand-up comedian and actor Dave Chappelle has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Dave Chappelle Early Life
David Khari Webber Chappelle was born on the 24th of August 1973 in Washington, D.C. His father, William David Chappelle III was a vocal professor of performance as well as the student dean at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
His mother, Yvonne Seon (formerly Chappelle), worked for Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba, a Unitarian Universalist minister, and has served as a professor and administrator of universities at several universities, such as Wright State University and Prince George’s Community College.
Chappelle has a stepmother as well as an older brother.
Chappelle was raised living in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was a student at Woodlin Primary School. His parents were active in politics, and frequent visitors to the family home comprised Pete Seeger and Johnny Hartman.
Hartman predicted that Chappelle was destined to be a comedian, and around the time, Chappelle’s comic inspiration came from Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
After the separation of his parents, Chappelle stayed in Washington with his mother, while spending summers with his father in Ohio.
At the time of his high school, he worked as an usher at Ford’s Theatre. In 1991, he completed his studies at the Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he studied the arts of theatre.