About Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle is a talented comedian, actor, television and film producer. Dave’s career in acting began in 1993, when he got a small role in the movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights. After this debut he became a cast member in The Nutty Professor, Blue Streak and Con Air. Chappelle got his first major role in 1998, in a movie Half Baked. He gained a national recognition five years later, when his own program Chappelle‘s Show began to run on Comedy Central. Dave Chappelle net worth is currently estimated at $ 30 million.
Chappelle was born in Washington D.C, in 1973. Both of his parents were intellectuals and college professors: his father William David Chappelle used to lecture at Antioch College and his mother Yvonne Reed worked at University of Maryland. His parents divorced when Dave was still a kid. Since then Dave used to spend most of the year in Maryland with his mom and visited his father in Ohio during the summers. After he graduated from Duke Ellington School of Arts in 1991, Dave moved to New York where he saw more opportunities to make a successful career in entertainment business, to be more precise- in comedy.
His first performance in Harlem‘s Apollo theatre went terribly wrong. His jokes were accompanied with booing and insults. At that time it was hard to believe that one day Dave Chappelle net worth will be evaluated at $30 million and his fans will be spread all over the world. However, Dave did not give up his dream after the first failure. Quite contrary, this setback encouraged him to focus and try even harder.
In 1993 he was offered a role in a movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights and a year later he got a supporting role in a movie Getting In. In 1997 he was offered a role in one of the most successful films of all time, Forest Gump. At that time Dave found a role of “Bubba” demeaning and honestly thought that the movie is going to be financial and critical failure. Nobody knows which path Dave’s career might have gone if he accepted this role. Maybe by this time Dave Chappelle net worth would be twice as big.
During the 90s Dave appeared on numerous TV shows and made quite a few pilots, but none of them were developed into TV series. Dave’s career flourished after he was offered to host his own show on Comedy Central. Chappelle’s distinct style of humour, his references to the acute political and social questions, soon attracted the widest audience and earned Dave two Emmy nominations. The DVD containing first season of the show sold 3 million copies, surpassed The Simpsons and became the best selling DVD of a TV show so far. The salary for hosting Chappelle’s Show, which enjoyed remarkable popularity, added a solid sum to the current Dave Chappelle net worth.