David Chappelle, Net Worth, Transgender jokes controversy, Properties in Ghana

David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

He is best known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show (2003–2006), which he starred in until quitting in the middle of production during the third season.

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Date of birth

David was born on August 24, 1973. He will be 50 years in 2023.

Zodiac Sign

The American stand-up comedian is a Virgo


David Chappelle is 5 feet 11 inches tall and 80 Kg


Chappelle attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Eastern Senior School.

How much is David Chappelle Net Worth?

David’s net worth is about $60 million.

Transgender Jokes Controversy

David’s comedy is not taken very well, especially by people of the transgender community.

An audience member attacked the comedian while he was performing on stage in 2022.

Luckily for David, the attacker failed to injure him. The attacker appeared to have injuries on his arms and face when the police escorted him from the venue on a stretcher.

The comedian who lost his composure for a short while later joked that the attacker is a ‘Trans man’. He felt attacked by transgender people. David received a lot of criticism from some of his fans following his comment.

What triggered the man who attacked David Chappelle

The attacker later revealed that David’s LGTB and poverty jokes triggered the attack. Issah Lee jumped into the stage with a knife that looked like a gun.

David Chappelle’s belief about LGTB

The comedian mentioned that he doe not have any problems with the transgender community, during the night of his attack. He also stated that his opinions are frequently taken out of the contest.

Dave Chappelle show canceled over the transgender jokes controversy

Around July 2022, some of his live shows were canceled at the right minute over a few of his jokes.

Chappelle’s live shows and TV specials, and the platforms hosting them, regularly attract criticism due to comments he’s made in previous routines which some viewers find offensive.

David Chappelle Netflix special, The Closer

The musician spoke about his beliefs about transgender people. On one show, he stated, “Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. This is a fact.”

He also labeled transgender people as  “confusing” in another Netflix special, Sticks and Stones.

In his Instagram post, the musician maintained that he is ready to meet with the LGBTQ employees of Netflix who are critical of the special and he will not be “bending to anyone’s demands”.

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In the special, David also jokes about trans women and their genitalia and defends J.K. Rowling against critics who say she is transphobic.

David Chappelle to purchase properties in Ghana

The comedian who visited Ghana on January 3, 2023, is making plans to buy some properties and open a comedy club in the country.

His decision was inspired by award-winning Soul singer Steve Wonder who said in an interview recently that he wants to relocate to Ghana permanently.


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