Though stand-up comedy has by far been Chappelle’s most lucrative venture in his career, the legend has also appeared in his fair share of movies. In 1996, he played the hilarious role of Reggie Warrington in The Nutty Professor which did $274 million at the box office. In 1998’s You’ve Got Mail he played Kevin and that film did $250.8 million.
Most recently, in 2018 he starred in A Star Is Born as Noodles and that’s his biggest film to date, doing $436.2 at the box office. It’s unknown what his exact share of these kinds of ventures is but with films he’s in doing a combined $1 billion-plus at the box office, it’s safe to say they’ve contributed their fair share to his net worth. In terms of his own filmography, Dave’s 2005 documentary Block Party had a budget of $3 million and ended up grossing $11,718,595 in the U.S. and $333,329 overseas. The DVD has sold over 1.2 million copies to date, grossing a total of $18.7 million.
People looked at him crazy when he walked away from his $50 million contract in 2005 but sticking to his guns and upholding his integrity has paid off for Dave Chappelle not just spiritually, but literally too. From doing shows when he was just seventeen-years-old to now, Dave has become a giant in comedy, arguably the greatest of all time in the field, and he has the net worth to show for it too.