Dave Chappelle Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ
|Popular Name:||Dave Chappelle|
|Real Name:||David Khari Webber Chappelle|
|Birth Date:||August 24, 1973|
Washington, D.C., United States
Elaine Erfe (m. 2001)
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
Born in August 1973 in Washington, D.C., the United States, David Khari Webber, popularly known as Dave Chappelle, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and film producer whose quirky remarks and comic timing remains fresh on the minds of many of his viewers till today even as his on-screen appearances have massively reduced since the last decade. Noted by Comedy Central as one of the best stand-up comedians ever, Mr. Chappelle made his mark as a flawless artiste on the ‘Chappelle’s Show’, which came to an end shortly due to his early retirement. One of the boldest and the most versatile actor-comedians, Dave is known for his crude guilelessness and for his oddball sense of humor. Apart from stand-up comedy, he has been a part of several movies in minor yet unforgettable roles, including “Blue Streak”, “The Nutty Professor”, and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”. After years of struggle with minor roles in movies, he hit it big with his own primetime show, which featured short films, skits, and celebrity mimicry. Despite signing on for two additional seasons of the show, the production was terminated and he made a return to performing stand-up comedy. He also converted to Islam and currently lives in Ohio with his wife and three children.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
David Khari Webber Chappelle was born on the 24th of August 1973 in Washington, D.C., the United States to parents Williams and Yvonne Seon. His mother held several jobs including serving as a Unitarian Universalist minister as well as being a professor and university administrator at numerous institutions. On the other hand, his father worked as a professor of vocal performance and the dean of students’ affairs at Antioch College in Ohio. He has no biological sibling but has a stepmother and stepbrother.
Mr. Chappelle grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he attended Woodlin Elementary School. He later studied theater arts at Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, from which he graduated.
Professional Life: Comedian, Film/TV Producer
Dave Chappelle moved to New York City in the 1990s to pursue a professional career as a comedian. In 1992, when he was still a teenager, he made his first appearance on television in Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” on the HBO channel and garnered both critical and popular acclaim. From there, he became a regular guest on television shows like “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Late Show with David Letterman”, and “The Howard Stern Show”.
In 1998, he and Neal Brennan co-wrote the movie “Half Baked”. He also made his debut in it. Three years later, he record his first 60 minutes-long HBO special, “Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly”. This would serve as the first of his 8 feature-length comedy specials.
His claim to legend status came through his weekly sketch comedy program on Comedy Central titled “Chappelle’s Show”. According to a publication by Esquire, Comedy Central’s holding company Viacom offered the comic a $55 million deal to continue producing the series for an additional two years.
Personal Life: Wife, Children, Private Interests
Dave Chappelle has been happily and peacefully married to his wife, Elaine Mendoza Erfe, for more than twenty years now. Since their wedding in 2001, the couple has been enjoying a blessed union with any controversies or rumors of separating. They have a daughter named Sanaa and two sons named Sulayman and Ibrahim.
This father of three converted to Islam and currently lives with his family on a 65-acre (26-hectare) farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.
For his body measurements, Mr. Chappelle has a height of 184 centimeters. He also weighs roughly 84 kilograms.
Social Media: Instagram and Twitter
Currently, the talented entertainer has 2.7 million people following him on his Instagram account.
He regularly feeds his audience pictures and videos of his performances and his personal activities with friends and family. To go along with that, he has more than 900,000 followers on Twitter, although he hasn’t been active on it since 2012.
Dave Chappelle Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Brands
Where there aren’t any indications that the comic has been working with any brands or products for the past several years, his biggest deals, as per Business Insider, have been the lucrative deals he signed with networks like Netflix and HBO which netted him his millions over the years.
As of this moment, Dave Chappelle has a net worth of $60 million, most of which has been amassed since the early 1990s. His wealth has been built through his immensely profitable deals with Viacom and Netflix, in addition to his ever-ongoing stand-up tours. He is, without doubt, one of the most gifted and most successful comedians and actors of his generation.