7 things you didn’t know about Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle is best known for his performance as the comedian, actor. He is also a screenwriter and producer. He got fame after his sketch comedy show titled “Chappelle show. This show makes him a household name in the US and around the globe. He has 20 years of experience in the field of comedy that not only give him a huge fan base and utmost success. There are a lot of unknown facts that you might not know about him. In this post, we will discuss some things that you want to know about him including Dave Chappelle’s net worth.

Inspired by Bill Cosby that led him to enter in the comedy circuit.

At the age of 14, Dave Chappelle decided to pursue a career in comedy when he read an article about Bill Cosby. He inspired by Bill that led him to enter in the field of comedy. However, the start of his career was not as good as he was booed off the age by the audience at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

Ranked #43 by Comedy Central

Dave Chappelle was ranked 43 on the list of 100 greatest comedians (stand-up) by comedy central. He was just 32 years of age when he ranked at number 43 on the list.

Theatre background

Dave Chappelle was the student of theatre art when he was in high school.

He completed his high school studies from Duke Ellington School of the Arts. After completing his studies, he started his career as a stand-up comedian at nightclubs.

His Pilot Boy Productions has a special meaning.

According to IMDB, his production company named pilot boy production has a hidden meaning as it was inspired by several unsuccessful pilots he starred in.

He is converted Muslim

In the year 1998, Dave Chappelle converted to Islam and he took his religion seriously but he doesn’t want to talk about his religion in public. He said he don’t want that people related my flaws with this beautiful thing i.e. Islam as he believes that this is beautiful if you learn from it the right way.

Dave Chappelle’s Net worth:

Dave Chappelle’s net worth is $42 million in the year 2018. He was also ranked at 43 positions in the list of 100 Highest-Paid Entertainment celebrities in the world.

Commercial Success:

Dave Chappelle is believed to be the greatest stand-up comedian alive in the world. He is also considered as a highest-paid entertainer. He is also included in the list of celebrities who do advertisements for both Coca-Cola and Pepsi. He had also a $50 million deal by Viacom to continue his show named “Chappelle’s Show”. This deal also allowed him to do side project but he denied this deal. Dave Chappelle has signed a multi-million deal with Netflix after his comeback. He received the $60 million for three stand-up comedy special.


Dave Chappelle’s net worth proved that he is not only the richest and highest paid stand-up comedian but also a great performer in the world.

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