Dave Chappelle born in Washington D.C., raised by academic parents, ventured into comedy, gained fame with "Chappelle's Show".

He started his career in New York City, debuted in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and starred in the sitcom "Buddies".

"Chappelle's Show" in 2003 made him a comedy icon, but he left due to stress and creative differences during the third season.

After a break, he returned to stand-up comedy in 2013, quickly selling out large arenas and securing a $60 million deal with Netflix.

Dave Chappelle's net worth grew steadily: $10M (2005-2010), $30M (2011-2015), $50M (2016-2020), $75M (2021-2023), projected $80M for 2024.

He lives simply in Ohio, owning a 65-acre farm, despite his wealth.

Chappelle actively donates to education and disaster relief causes.

His journey from D.C. to comedy stardom shows resilience and talent in film, TV, and stand-up.

His legacy as a comedic pioneer and philanthropist is enduring.

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