This next article is here to give you the deets on one of the most successful comedians in the world, starting with Dave Chapelle house. That’s right — none other than Mr. Dave Chappelle, himself. Chappelle has been gracing our lives with his awkward, uncomfortable humor and introspective musings for as long as most of us can remember.
This guy has was touted as being “the comic genius of America” by Esquire and in 2017 was even ranked #9 in RollingStone’s list of the “50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time”. He’s won two Grammy Awards and two Emmy awards, has been nominated for a Producer’s Guild Award for the Chappelle Show and that’s just to name a few highlights in his career, folks. Even better, just when we thought an extended hiatus would end his career indefinitely, he came back with a critically acclaimed Netflix special just in time to receive a Screen Actors Guild nod for his work in A Star is Born.
If you’re interested in learning more about Dave Chappelle, then you’re in luck. We’re here to answer our readers’ top questions about the one and only Mr. Dave Khari Webber Chappelle.
Where does Dave Chappelle live?
Dave Chappelle house Ohio
In 2005 Chappelle purchased a modest home in the Yellow Springs area of Ohio — the same area where he spent summers as a child with his father. Chappelle’s decision to do this came shortly before the third season of the Chappelle Show was set to air. Chappelle has publicly stated that he actually walked away from a $50 million deal with Comedy Central in order to move to Yellow Springs. While hosting a blues and jazz festival, the comedian got a little sentimental with the crowd about how much he loves the area:
“Turns out you don’t need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you…You guys are the best neighbors ever…That’s why I came back and that’s why I’m staying,” he said.
The 3,154-square-foot, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home sits on 39 acres of gorgeous farmland and includes a private, gated entrance. Current estimates place the home’s value at $277,330. With a mortgage like that and a $42 million net worth, it’s easy to see how Dave can support his love of luxury vehicles. Yes, we’ll get to that in a moment.
How old is Dave Chappelle?
Dave Chappelle was born on August 24, 1973, which makes this clever comedian a Virgo. Very important stuff, people.
Where did Dave Chappelle grow up?
Chappelle spent most of his time growing up in the Washington, D.C. area. Technically, he lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is located just a few miles outside of the city. Chappelle lived here during the majority of the year with his mother and also spent his summers growing up in Ohio where his father lived.
Dave Chappelle Family
Dave Chappelle Wife
Dave Chappelle married Elaine Mendoza Erfe – now Elaine Chappelle – in 2001. The two had been carrying on a long-distance relationship which they kept very private for quite some time before they tied the knot. They actually married during the annual Philippines-American picnic that is held in Dayton, Ohio, at which point they began to make public appearances together. The couple have been married for almost twenty years.
Dave Chappelle Kids
Chappelle has three children by his wife Elaine. He has two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, as well as a daughter named Sonal.
Dave Chappelle Parents
Chappelle’s parents both had pretty prestigious careers. His father, William David Chappelle III was a statistician who eventually became a professor at Antioch College located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His mother, Yvonne K. Chappelle Seon was a professor at Howard University, Prince George’s Community College, as well as the University of Maryland. She additionally worked for the Prime Minister of Congo. #SayWhat!?
The two divorced when Chappelle was six-years-old. As a result, Chappelle spent his time between Washington, D.C., where his mother was located, and Ohio, where he spent summers with his father.
Dave Chappelle Net Worth
Dave Chappelle’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $42 million. This makes him one of the world’s wealthiest comedians.
Dave Chappelle Cars
Chappelle is no Jerry Seinfeld, but he definitely has demonstrated a love for luxury cars. The comedian has been photographed driving everything from a gorgeous white Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, to a Porsche Cayenne, a Rolls Royce Phantom drophead coupe, a Lexus LS460 and a Range Rover Sport.
That’s one heck of a collection, and somewhat unexpected given his modest life in Ohio! Get it, Dave, get it!
Dave Chappelle Netflix Specials
Chappelle’s Netflix contract has proved to be an extremely lucrative deal. In late 2016 the platform announced that it would be releasing three brand new comedy specials and inked a $20 million per-special deal with the comedian.
The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas were released on March 21, 2017 and were actually shows that Chappelle had in his vault that he had filmed in 2015 and 2016. They were the first specials that the comedian had released in 12 years and were extremely successful. At the time, they garnered the highest views for a comedy special that the platform had ever had. Chappelle went on to receive a Grammy Award for this work in 2018.
In 2017, Chappelle filmed his special Equanimity at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. The special was nominated for three Emmys and the comedian additionally received an award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).
In December of 2017, the platform announced that it would be expanding his deal in order to include his fourth special, The Bird Revelation, which was filmed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles in November of 2017 and released on December 31st. Both Equanimity and The Bird Revelation went on to win a Grammy in 2019 in the category of “Best Comedy Album”.