He sends shock waves of laughter among his fans and audience. Known for his stand up performances pulling jokes of racial stereotypes to politicians, you might remember him lately for his three special performances for Netflix. This laughing stock is Dave Chappelle.
Well, not only does he have a funny bone and tickles his listener with comedy sketches, but he has also made out a living out of it. It is worthwhile to look at the modest but inspiring career, earning and net worth of Dave Chappelle in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Dave Chappelle took birth on 24th Of August, 1973 in the home of William David Chappelle III and Yvonne K Chappelle Seon. He was brought up in Silver Spring, Maryland and was enrolled in Woodlin Elementary School. He later learned theatre at Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
In the year 2001, he settled into married life with Elaine Mendoza Erfe. With Elaine, he has three children. He resides in Yellow Springs, Ohio along with his family. After the divorce of his parents, he lived with his mother. Dave accepted Islam as his faith way back in 1998 and believes that religion is a private affair. He rarely speaks about the religion he professes in public.
Dave Chappelle has been hailed as the most significant stand-up comedian of all the times by his fellow comedians. He has done some charity work involving young leaders.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
Dave migrated to New York and started performing as an amateur artist. His tryst with television came in 1992 when he was seen on “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.” He started appearing on shows on TV such as “The Late Show With David Letterman” which brought him in the eyes of the people. The silver screen came in the way when he got the character of “Ahchoo” in “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”
Dave came on out with his own show titled “Chappelle’s Show.” The show was based on political satire. He left the show citing discontent with the direction. Dave reached the heights of success with “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.”
Dave in 2005 went to Los Angeles and picked up stand up performances again, but they were more sort of extempore. He revived his stand-up career again in 2013 and started touring. Dave decided to do performances in Radio City Music Hall, New York after a gap of around a decade. More recently he shot “The Bird Revelation” at the end of 2017.
He has also been a writer and a producer. Dave bagged a “Grammy” for “Best Comedy Album,” and he also received an “Emmy.”
Net Worth & Earning
Dave Chappelle is counted among the wealthiest comedian in the industry right now. As of 2018, Dave Chappelle has amassed a net worth fortune of about $60 million. He owns a 65-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He earned $20 million alone from the third special from Netflix. In total, he garnered a lump sum amount of $60 million for three acts for Netflix. A part of the income comes from the movies also. “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” made a whopping sum of $11.7 million whereas it was made in just $3 million. The contract that he had signed with Comedy Central was worth of $50 million.
Throughout his career, Dave Chappelle refused to compromise with the principles with which he grew up with where most of his contemporaries did so to earn riches. He has been living his life with dignity and is quite vocal about the racial discrimination against the black community happening at subtle or not so subtle level.