Epic Comeback: Dave Chappelle's Net Worth Today

Net Worth: $50 Million
Real Name: David Khari Webber Chappelle
Born: August 24, 1973
Age: 48 years old
Height: 6ft / 1.83m
Astrological Sign: Virgo ♍
Home Town: Washington, D.C., United States
Most Famous For: Comedy
Last Updated: 2021

David Khari Webber Chappelle was born in August 1973 in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. His father was a statistician, his mother a professor at Prince George’s Community College.

«The language you are about to hear… is disturbing.» — Dave Chappelle

His parents divorced when he was six and Dave stayed with his mom in Silver Spring. His dad became a college professor in Ohio, where Dave would spend his summers. Dave graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 1991. Fun fact: Dave ushered at the infamous Ford’s Theatre while in high school.

An Overnight Sensation. In Just Eight Years

Epic Comeback: Dave Chappelle's Net Worth Today

Dave’s comedy career a rough start. From his first television appearance in 1990, on America’s Funniest People, to a 1998 episode of The Larry Sanders Show, his career was like a roller coaster.

«You can become famous but you can’t become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.» — Dave Chappelle

His television career was rising, featuring numerous appearances on late night shows but his stand up and movie career was on again, off again. In 1998 he co-wrote Half Baked, which became a classic stoner film. That success took him to HBO, then to Comedy Central.

…And Then to the Bank

Epic Comeback: Dave Chappelle's Net Worth Today

Dave’s worth $75 million according to Forbes Magazine. He got there when his career took off with two HBO comedy specials between 2000 and 2002. He signed with Comedy Central in 2003 and launched the Chappelle Show, which became one of the hottest shows on all of television. He signed a two-year, $55 million contract in 2004 but only fulfilled one year of the deal. He came back after leaving his own show and has become one of the wealthiest comedians in the world.

«The only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back.» — Dave Chappelle

Dotting the «I» in Ohio

Epic Comeback: Dave Chappelle's Net Worth Today

Remember the part about Dave visiting his dad in Ohio? The town where his dad taught college is Yellow Springs. Dave continued to make trips there, especially after his dad became ill. He didn’t like the hotels in the area, so he bought a house.

«I love Ohio.» — Dave Chappelle

He moved there permanently when he quit the Chappelle Show. The house is on a 39-acre farm. Its nearly 3200 square feet and is valued at $277,000 (remember, this is in the middle of Ohio, not Los Angeles).

Dave’s Got Some Nice Rides!

Epic Comeback: Dave Chappelle's Net Worth Today

When you don’t spend a ton on your house, you can buy some fine cars. Dave’s done just that. He owns a Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (worth $126,000), a Porsche Cayenne (also worth $126,000), a Range Rover ($100,000), a Rolls Royce Phantom drophead coupe (290,000), and a Lexus LS460 ($57,000). Dave’s cars are double the worth of his home. And he’s got an awesome home!

«My generation is under-entertained.» — Dave Chappelle

Dave On Vacation

Epic Comeback: Dave Chappelle's Net Worth Today

Dave seems to usually work his vacations into his tour dates. At least he did when he played Manila. Dave and his Filipina wife spent time at the luxurious Pangulasian resort of El Nido in the Philippines. On the domestic side, Dave took his wife and three kids to Disney World.

«America, I appreciate you liking me.» — Dave Chappelle

That vacation was interrupted by many fans of the Chappelle Show, who constantly yelled Dave’s famous Rick James line as the family enjoyed the resort. Dave also spends time in New York with his comedian friends, such as Eddie Murphy.