Dave Chappelle’s net worth has just received a substantial increase, and it’s all thanks to his Netflix special! How rich is Dave Chappelle? Well, it looks like the comedian has a lot to be thankful for this year and though his net worth is the same for now, it will likely spike after his new $60.0 million Netflix Special deal!
According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, the famous comedian is set to make a total of $60.0 million for giving three comedy shows to the streaming company in the new year. “Dave was offered $20.0 million a special,” Page Six’s anonymous source said. “Netflix basically has a war chest for this kind of content. Whether it’s a loss or not, Dave Chappelle’s specials will get a lot of press and bring in new subscribers.”
A deal that high would put Chappelle at the same level as Chris Rock’s reported $40.0 million deal, which he secured with Netflix for last month for two comedy specials. And although Netflix doesn’t normally nor like to comment on its financial deals with its talent, the numbers speak for themselves.
The Netflix Specials to be Released in 2017
The comedy specials are the comedian’s first in over a decade (12 years to be exact) and two of the specials have been shot, but not yet released. The third special will be made specifically for Netflix. Once they’re all finished, all three comedy specials will be released in 2017. Let’s hope their worth the serious coin!
The deal comes on the heels of Chappelle’s Saturday Night Live debut on November 12. It gave the show the season’s highest overnight ratings the best 18-to-49 ratings, which hasn’t happened since 2013. Chappelle made a name for himself while starring on Chappelle’s Show, a racial sketch comedy show that ran on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2006. Despite making a few TV and movie cameos, Chappelle has stayed true to his stand-up comedy roots.
Politically Charged Chappelle
After Chappelle made politically charged jokes about Hilary Clinton at a New York comedy club (Cutting Room), many believed that Chappelle was endorsing now President elect, Donald Trump. Chappelle denied the accusation and touched on it during his Saturday Night Live monologue. Chappelle’s opening SNL monologue used 11 minutes to make fun of Trump, and the election as a whole. At the end of the monologue, Chappelle demanded a lot form Trump, in order for him to gain his trust as a good president. Chappelle definitely wasn’t alone in that respect, as most of Hollywood (if not all) were devastated to learn that Trump won the 2016 election over Clinton. Moving to Canada or any other part of the world that wasn’t the United States, ended up being a running gag until the election results came in.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Hollywood’s best and brightest decline to attend any White House functions or visits for the next four to eight years, but one thing you can bet on is that Chappelle won’t be there. And with his increased net worth, he’ll likely be spending his millions somewhere hot, and in style, sipping Roederer Cristal from gold champagne glasses. Wouldn’t you?