Who doesn’t know Dave Chappelle? He is a renowned comedian who has for long divided people on the brand of his comedy. While some find him amazingly hilarious, others find his comedy offensive. Hence, his comedy has always been a topic of controversies. However, he has a large fanbase and is quite successful in his field of work. Let’s find out more about this incredible comedian.
Dave Chappelle Bio: Age, Ethnicity
Dave Chappelle was born David Khari Webber Chappelle on 24th August, 1973. Dave is 46 years old. Dave was born to African-American parents who were both Professors. Dave was the second child of his parents. In his childhood, his parents separated and he lived with both his parents alternatively. Dave has two siblings, he also has two half siblings and two step siblings.
Dave Chappelle Career Details
Dave had a great sense of humor even as a child. He started his comedy career at a young age of 14. His first show was a very huge disappointment as he was booed by the audience. But he didn’t lose heart and kept working towards becoming the great comedian that he is today. He isn’t just a comedian today but an actor as well. His first acting stint was a comic role in the 1993 movie ‘Robin hood- Men in tights’. In 1994, he featured in the show Comic Relief. Since then, he has had many small and big roles in a lot of movies and shows.
In 2003, Chappelle landed his own show called the Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. The show soon made Dave a star comedian. Many big celebrities came on his show and he earned a lot of fame and money. However, some people were not comfortable with his brand of comedy. Eventually, he left the show due to a dispute with the direction of the show. He took some years of break from the limelight and came back to the spotlight in 2013 when he did the show The Comedy Cellar. His fans were overjoyed by his comeback. Since then, he continues to woo his fans by doing many stand up gigs. He also made a comeback on movies and even did a comedy special on Netflix.
Dave Chappelle Net Worth
With immense popularity comes immense wealth. Surviving in the entertainment industry isn’t an easy feat but those who do, are rewarded with great fame, popularity and wealth. Dave Chappelle is one such celebrity who has earned tremendous fame and money. Dave Chappelle signed a $60 million deal with Netflix for his comedy special. As of 2019, Dave Chappelle’s total net worth is estimated to be $42 million.
Dave Chappelle Married To Elaine Chappelle With Kids
For a very long time, Dave Chappelle kept his personal life under wraps. Nobody knew anything about his marriage or his wife and children. Dave made his first public appearance as a couple with his wife Elaine Chappelle at an annual Phillipines-American picnic in Ohio.
Dave and Elaine had been in a long-term relationship when they finally tied the knot in 2001. Elaine is Filipina- American born on August 31, 1974. Elaine wanted to be a chef but she gave up her dreams to be a wife and a mother. Together Dave and Elaine are blessed with three children, two sons and one daughter. The sons are named Sulayman Chappelle and Ibrahim Chappelle and daughter is named Sonal Chappelle. Dave has converted to Islam in 1998 and thus his children have Muslim names. Dave is a family man and dotes on his wife and his children.
Quick Facts About Dave Chappelle
Name: David Khari Webber Chappelle
Birthday: August 24, 1973
Religion: Islam (1998 onwards)
Profession: Actor, Comedian
Net worth: $42 million
Relationship status: Married
Sprouse: Elaine Chappelle
Children: Sulayman Chappelle, Ibrahim Chappelle and Sonal Chappelle