Listed as 2017's 4th highest paid comedian in the world by Forbes, David Khari Webber Chappelle, professionally known as Dave Chappelle, has an estimated net worth of $42 million. One of the most successful comedians in the world, he is also a writer, actor, and producer.
The 44-year-old was given the title of comic genius of America by Esquire and is best known for his four Netflix specials which are not only popular, but his specials are the most-watched stand-up so far. Moreover, the shows also help him receive a staggering sum of salary.
Let's find out more about his net worth, earnings, and properties.
Dave Chappelle net worth and earnings
As we have already mentioned above, Dave Chappelle has an estimated net worth of $42 million, but his net worth as of 2018 is under review.
Last year in 2017, he was listed as the 4th highest paid comedian in the world by Forbes with jaw-dropping earnings of $47 million in 2016-2017. Following him was Amy Schumer with an earning of $37.5 million and in the 3rd place was Louis C.K. with earning of $52 million. Likewise, the first place was abducted by Jerry Seinfeld with an earning of $69 million.
As of now, the comedian's major source of income is through his shows which are aired on Netflix. His show is the streamer’s most-viewed stand-up comedy program to date, and it was reported that in 2017, his shows delivered a hefty $60 million to the streaming company.
Watch Netflix special Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Even though spokespersons of Netflix denied talking about its deals insiders revealed that the actor was offered $20 million for each special.
Similarly, some of his other earnings from some of his previous shows throughout the years are $5 million for each season of Chappelle's Show in 2006. Just two years back, he was being paid a million dollars for each season of the same show.
Watch a glimpse of Chappelle's Show
Moreover, he also earned $16 million, $7.5 million, $22 million and $12 million in the years 2016, 2015, 2006 and 2005 respectively.
His primary source of income is through his career as an actor and comedian but has also worked with brands like Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Gillette which are bound to bring him a hefty paycheque.
Watch Dave Chappelle in the ad for Pepsi
It can be assumed that he earns millions through endorsement deals and sponsorships.
Dave Chappelle properties.
With a net worth of $42 million, the comedian has capable of buying numerous estates throughout the United States, and he does. When you search for his house on Google, the first two links that pop up are Google maps to his houses in Yellow Spring, Ohio, and Xenia, Ohio.