What is Dave Chappelle’s Net Worth After All These Years?


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Dave Chappelle known famously for his comedy and acting has a net value of $47 million, according to Forbes 2017. He quit his career in 2005 and went off to South Africa losing his deal of $50 million, which was a massive blow to his career. He returned in 2015 and apparently his fame is still intact.

Early Life

David Khari Webber Chappelle was born in Silver Spring, US on the 24th of August, 1973. He completed his graduation in theatre arts from ‘Duke Ellington School of Arts’ in 1991. He married Elaine Mendoza Erfe in the year 2001 and had two children with her.

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Earnings comprising Dave Chappelle Net Worth

His movie and TV career

  • In 1992, he made an appearance on ‘Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam’ aired on HBO and also his first movie debut at the raw age of 19 in ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’
  • In 1998, he appeared in the comedy movie ‘Half Baked’, his first main role and also written by him. The movie made $7.5 million in just its first week
  • He acted in a parody called ‘Bowl Of Pork.’
  • In 1994, he also played a supporting role in the movie ‘Getting In.’
  • He made an appearance in ‘Home Improvement’ an ABC sitcom in 1995
  • Dave and Jim were offered a sitcom called ‘Buddies’ which aired in 1996 and played for five episodes only
  • After the death of his father, Chappelle appeared on the comedy movie ‘The Nutty Professor in 1996 alongside Eddie Murphy. The movie made more than $129 million
  • He also played a small role in ‘Con Air’ which grossed $26 million in 1997
  • In 1998, Dave made an appearance in ‘Pilots and Pens Lost’, ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ and ‘You’ve Got Mail’ alongside Tom Hanks
  • In 2003, he had his very own television series known as the ‘Chappelle’s Show’ for which he earned $5 million per season
  • He was offered $50 million to carry on his show by Viacom
  • Dave Chappelle was the producer and actor in a documentary ‘Dave Chappelle’s Block Party’ which got released in 2007. The documentary shows him hosting free concerts with Kanye West, Mos Def, The Roots and many more. The movie grossed around $11.7 million in total
  • In 2015, he made a small appearance in the film ‘Chi-Raq.’
  • He has also hosted a series of SNL throughout the years
  • As of recently, Netflix has started releasing comedy specials from Chappelle, two of which got released in March. Netflix is to pay Dave $20 million per special that gets aired

Stand-up Comedy

  • His first theatre job was at ‘Apollo Theatre.’
  • He joined Stand-up after retiring from his show in 2005
  • In 1992, Dave gave the opening act for Aretha Franklin
  • In 1998, Dave did a stand- up Comedy for ‘Half –Hour’ by HBO
  • His first one-hour comedy special was recorded in 2000 titled ‘Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly.’
  • In 2004, Dave recorded his second comedy special titled ‘Dave Chappelle: For what it’s worth.’
  • In 2005, he performed an on the spot comedy in LA
  • Chappelle wholly tilted towards his stand-up comedy talent at the ‘Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival in 2013


  • The actor and comedian lives on a farm in Yellow Springs in Ohio that is 64 acres big and consists of three homes
  • One of the property cost him $300,000
  • The main home is 3,154 square feet consisting of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Another home is 2,770 square feet and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms

Vehicle collection

  • He owns a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe that is worth $440,825
  • Another one of his rides is the Lexus LS460 that has a worth of $120,440

Endorsements and ventures

  • Dave has endorsement deals with brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Pilot Boy Productions and Gillette

Social Work

  • Dave Chappelle attended a Diamond Ball Charity in 2017 and purchased an art item for $180,000
  • He donated $201,000 towards the Obama Foundation Fall Summit
  • He has spent a lot of time with ‘Seeds of Peace’ International camp
  • Chappelle donated $50,000 to the ‘Community Foundation of Greater Flint.’
  • He supports the ‘Fast Break Foundation’ and causes that deal with young children and their welfare


Dave Campbell has won many awards for his humour and acting skills. He is considered to be one of the best stand-up comedians of his generation and the first to be offered a contract of $60 million to film comedy series.

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