What is Dave Chappelle’s Net Worth?


Dave Chappelle’s net worth was $60 million as of August 2022. This makes him one of the most successful comedians in the entire world.

American comedian Dave Chappelle is also an actor and producer.

Chappelle has been a comedian for over a decade. He has also starred or acted in many films and had multi-million-dollar deals with TV Channels.

Early Life

Dave Chappelle was born in Washington D.C. on 24 August 1973. He has two older brothers. He was born in Silver Springs, Maryland. Both of his parents were university professors.

Chappelle was a Woodlin Elementary School student. When his parents divorced, he spent most of his time in Washington with his mother and in Ohio with his father during the summers.

Dave graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington in 1991 with a degree in Theatre Arts. He had decided for quite a while that he wanted a career as a comedian.


Dave Chappelle came to New York City to pursue a career as a comedian. After performing at the Apollo Theatre for the first time in front of an ‘Amateur Night” audience, he was booed off the stage.

He got back to it and performed for New York audiences. He was just 19 when he made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men In Tights.

Comedy Central’s 2003 debut of ‘Chappelle’s Show was a success. Comedy Central offered Chappelle a $55million contract to keep the sketch comedy show going for two more years.

Two years later, Chappelle left Comedy Central and declined a new contract worth $60 million.

Apart from his comedy sketches and sketch acts, Chappelle has been in many other films since his 19th birthday. Check out the highlights section to see some of these films.


Here are some of the best highlights of Dave Chappelle’s career:

  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Ahchoo, 1993)
  • The Nutty Professor (Reggie Warrington, 1996)
  • HBO Comedy Half Hour: Dave Chappelle (1998)
  • Half Baked (Thurgood Jenkins, 1998)
  • Screwed (Rusty Hayes, 2000)
  • Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly (2000)
  • Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth (2004)
  • Hosted Saturday Night Live (2016)
  • Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (2016)
  • A Star is Born (Noodles, 2018)

Favorite Quotes From Dave Chappelle

It is difficult to be true to oneself, especially when everyone is watching.

I am okay with failure as long as I know there are people who love me unconditionally.