• Sonal Chappelle is the youngest child of comedian Dave Chappelle and her net worth is mainly influenced by her father's success.
• She grew up in Yellow Springs on a large 65-acre farm and is of Filipino and African-American descent.
• She made a cameo in the Oscar-winning film “A Star Is Born”.
• Dave Chappelle is a multi-award winning comedian who is best known for his work in “Chappelle’s Show” and various Netflix comedy specials.
• Sonal is yet to be old enough to have any romantic interests, and her religious beliefs are unknown.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1973
SpouseElaine Chappelle
MarkNewsboy cap
FactHas a brother, William, and a sister, Felicia.
PaymentsEarned $5,000,000 per seasons 3 and 4 from Chappelle's Show (2003)

Who is Sonal Chappelle?

Sonal Chappelle was born in 2009, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA, and is best known for being the youngest child of comedian Dave Chappelle. Her father is a multi-award winning comedian, best known for his work in “Chappelle’s Show”. In recent years, he’s been more focused on a return to acting work, and various Netflix comedy specials.

The Net Worth of Sonal Chappelle

As of early-2020, Sonal Chappelle’s net worth is mainly influenced by the success of his father as she has no means of earning for herself yet. Her father’s wealth is estimated to be over $50 million, earned through a highly successful career in comedy, acquiring high valued contracts due to his talents.

Life So Far

Sonal’s parents have made it a point to keep their children away from the spotlight, and she grew up in Yellow Springs on a large 65-acre farm. Her parents decided to settle there due to the less expensive homes and neighbors who didn’t mind their celebrity status. She is of Filipino and African-American descent, and she’s also lived in an unusual setting of religion in her home, as her mother is a Christian while her father converted to Islam sometime back.

At a young age, she grew accustomed to her father’s prolific career, especially in recent years when he has become more active in work.

Her mother aspired to become a chef, but opted to stay at home to raise the family. While Sonal’s career direction has not yet been set, she has done a cameo in one major film, appearing in the Oscar-winning “A Star Is Born” which starred Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The film is also Cooper’s directorial debut, and it helped popularize the song “Shallow” which was a part of the film’s soundtrack.

Father – Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle’s parents were educators, working as professors in different universities in the US. Eventually his parents divorced and his father later remarried, so he lived with his mother in Silver Spring, Maryland where she taught.

Dave Chappelle

At a young age, he became interested in a career in comedy, after watching stars such as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. During summers, he began working as an usher in theatre, and after matriculating from high school he enrolled at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he completed a degree in theatre arts.

In 1990, he made his first television appearance in a small role in “America’s Funniest People”. He then moved to New York City to pursue more comedy appearances, but was initially unsuccessful, getting a poor reception in amateur night performances.

Eventually this motivated him to improve, and he quickly became known on the comedy circuit of New York. In 1992, his popularity increased even more after his appearance in “Def Comedy Jam”, which opened more doors for him in the industry. He then starred in the film “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” in which he portrayed the character Ahchoo.

Chappelle’s Show

In 2003, after multiple failed pilots, Chappelle created a comedy sketch “Chappelle’s Show” which aired on Comedy Central. The show was noted for its parody of various aspects of US culture, often hitting on racial stereotypes, political jokes, and other pop culture references.

The show was highly successful, and many of his characters became famous. He released several comedy specials and was offered a contract by Viacom worth $55 million to continue his show. However, during one of his live stand-up performances, he became increasingly frustrated with people referencing his television characters, a project which to him felt inferior to his stand-up work.

He abruptly left the production, leading to the cancellation of “Chappelle’s Show”. In the meantime, he went on a spiritual journey to South Africa, wanting to take time off from the stress. Leaving the show meant he left the $50 million contract behind.

Following his exit, he laid low for a while, only appearing sporadically in the next eight years. He received a lot of criticisms during his hiatus, which motivated him to stay away even longer, as he wanted to be true to himself. In 2007, he began appearing in stand-up comedy sets once more, though not as frequently.

Career Resurgence – Dave Chappelle

In 2013, Dave returned to performing as a full-time stand-up comedian. The following year, he made his first appearance in a major New York City setting which in turn led him to be invited to numerous popular late-night shows. In 2015 he made his first film appearance in 13 years in “Chi-Raq” alongside Spike Lee.

He then hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live”, and also made a guest appearance in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.

In 2016, Netflix announced that he had signed a new deal with them to create three stand-up comedy specials, and he would be getting paid $20 million per special. His releases won numerous awards, and he then toured with Jon Stewart. In 2019, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, with numerous actors and comedians attending to see him receive the award. He continues to work with Netflix, with his latest special being “Dave Chappelle; Sticks and Stones”.

Dave’s jokes often walk the borderline of what is acceptable in sensitive topics such as abuse, the LGBT community, and racial equality in the UA. Despite that, all of his comedy albums and specials have won at least one major award each.

Personal Life

Sonal is yet to be of the age that leads her to be interested in romance. She is living life quietly, though at times joins her family, even her father in some of his big events. While her parents share different religious beliefs, they don’t talk about it openly, nor do they entertain these questions in public. It is not known what religion she inclines towards yet, if any.

General Info

Full NameDave Chappelle
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1973
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Actor, Artist
EducationDuke Ellington School of the Arts


SpouseElaine Chappelle
ChildrenSonal Chappelle, Ibrahim Chappelle, Sulayman Chappelle
ParentsYvonne Reed, William David Chappelle III
SiblingsFelicia Chappelle Jones, William S. Chappelle


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Progra...
MoviesHalf Baked, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, The Nutty Professor, Undercover Brother, Blue Streak, Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Con Air, You've Got Mail, Screwed, 200 Cigarettes, Chi-Raq, Undercover Blues, The Real Blonde, I'm Rick...
TV ShowsChappelle's Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Wanda at Large, Buddies, Inside the Actors Studio, Def Comedy Jam, Where's Elvis This Week?

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#Marks / Signs
1Newsboy cap
2His comedic point-of-view of popular culture and drugs


Chappelle's Show (2003)$5,000,000 per seasons 3 and 4
Chappelle's Show (2003)$1,000,000 approx. for season 2


1You can get infamous but you can't get un-famous.
2I want to tell my jokes. I want to have time with my children. I want to entertain people. And at one point, I'll walk away from show business. But I don't want to walk away empty-handed.
3[on Chappelle's Show (2003)] It was like taking somebody on a tour through a young black man's subconscious, and I don't think America has been there. So in a way it was kind of like reality TV, right?
4[on Chappelle's Show (2003)] I have to say, it was by far the best experience I ever had working in television. When you hear me say, like, 'I quit' and all this stuff, I mean, that was literally just like the tension and the dramatic situation of creating something. And the network executives have their responsibilities and I have my responsibilities, so this is a natural tension of these relationships. By far, it was better than any situation I ever had in corporate television.
5[on living in Ohio] 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.
6I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.
7You can become famous but you can't become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.
8I look at it like that word, 'nigger', used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television.
9"I figured, let me just cut myself off from everybody, take a minute and pull a Flintstone, stop a speeding car by using my bare feet as brakes." - on his abrupt departure from Chappelle's Show (2003).
10If you're Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and your marriage is breaking up - that's an awful thing. But to see that speculation in people, it's gotta sting a little bit.
11I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds.


1Appeared on Actor Studio on 12th February 2006 [February 2006]
2Currently has his own show titled Chappelle's Show (2003) on Comedy Central. [January 2003]
3Living in Ohio after leaving for Africa on a spiritual retreat. [December 2005]
4His surname is pronounced "Shuh-pel".
5Met Muhammad Ali when he was three years old. A photo of their meeting is in the Bettman Archive.
6Has a brother, William, and a sister, Felicia.
7Named his production company "Pilot Boy Productions" in reference to the many failed pilots in which he starred.
8His maternal grandfather was a blind Caucasian who was raised to believe that he was African-American.
9Was considered by Kevin Smith to play Fletch in his aborted "Fletch Won" reboot. But Miramax refused him.
10He has two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and a daughter, Sonal.
11His mother has been a professor at Howard University, Wilberforce University, Central State University and University of Maryland. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.
12Wife Elaine is a Filipina.
13Made the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $12 million in earnings.
14His favorite show is MTV's Real World (1992).
15#43 on Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. He is the youngest person to make the list.
16Due to the popularity of his show, Comedy Central's parent company Viacom cut a $50 million deal with him that will continue the production of Chappelle's Show (2003) for two more years and will allow him to do side projects.
17He has gone on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 8 times so far, more appearances than he has had on all other talk shows combined.
18Is very good friends with fellow comedian Mario Cantone, who appears in the "Ask A Gay Dude" segment on Chappelle's Show (2003).
19Was best friends and frequent co-writers with Neal Brennan. Their partnership ended when Chappelle abruptly left Chappelle's Show (2003) in its third season, though as of 2011 they have since patched things up with each other personally.
20Is one of the few (if not only) celebrities to do advertisements for both Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
21Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland; Yellow Springs, Ohio; and Washington, D.C., and still lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with his wife and children.
22His father taught music and voice at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
23Was in talks to play Rick James in a film about James' life. Prior to James' death, due to some content objections by Rick James himself, it was decided the project would not happen. (2004)
24Turned down an offer to host the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 (2004).
25Is currently in the beginning of talks about a movie involving his family and historical events they are fictionally involved in. [2004]
26Sits in with Howard Stern when in New York. Chappelle is one of Stern's favorite comedians.
27Often appears opposite a Saturday Night Live (1975) star: Screwed (2000) (with Norm MacDonald), Half Baked (1998) (with Jim Breuer), and Undercover Brother (2002) (with Chris Kattan).




The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV Special special material written by
Chappelle's ShowTV Series creator - 33 episodes, 2003 - 2006 writer - 32 episodes, 2003 - 2006
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth2004TV Special documentary written by
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly2000TV Special documentary written by
Half Baked1998written by
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dave Chappelle Project1998TV Movie written by
Damn Whitey1997Short written by
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Comic Justice1993TV Series 1993


Crank Yankers2002-2007TV SeriesFrancis / Shavin
Chappelle's Show2006TV SeriesVarious
Wanda at Large2003TV SeriesVincent
Undercover Brother2002Conspiracy Brother
Screwed2000Rusty P. Hayes
Blue Streak1999Tulley
200 Cigarettes1999Disco Cabbie
You've Got Mail1998Kevin Jackson
The Larry Sanders Show1998TV SeriesDave Chappelle
Half Baked1998Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot
Bowl of Pork1997ShortBlack Forrest Gump
Damn Whitey1997ShortDave
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesSpider
The Real Blonde1997Zee
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV SeriesDave
Con Air1997Pinball
Joe's Apartment1996Cockroach (voice)
The Nutty Professor1996Reggie Warrington
Buddies1996TV SeriesDave Carlisle
Home Improvement1995TV SeriesDave
Getting In1994Ron
Undercover Blues1993Ozzie
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993Ahchoo
The End of August1982Kid on beach (uncredited)


Chappelle's Show2003-2006TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary producer
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth2004TV Special documentary executive producer
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly2000TV Special documentary executive producer
Half Baked1998producer - uncredited
The Dave Chappelle Project1998TV Movie executive producer


Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary performer: "Round Midnight", "Misty"
Chappelle's ShowTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2003 - 2004 writer - 4 episodes, 2003 - 2004
Half Baked1998performer: "Samson Gets Me Lifted", "Mr. Nice Guy" - uncredited / writer: "Samson Gets Me Lifted", "Mr. Nice Guy" - uncredited


The GQ Men of the Year Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Open Mic2001DocumentaryHimself
Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly2000TV Special documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief VIII1998TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
The Dave Chappelle Project1998TV MovieHimself
MTV Jams1996TV SeriesHimself (1999)
Where's Elvis This Week?1996TV SeriesHimself
Comics Come Home 21996TV MovieHimself
1995 Young Comedians Special1995TV SpecialHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief VI1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Comedy: Coast to Coast1994TV MovieHimself
Comic Justice1993TV SeriesHimself - Comedian (1993)
The Word1993TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Def Comedy Jam1992TV SeriesHimself - Comedian (1993)
An Evening at the Improv1991TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
1/2 Hour Comedy Hour1990TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Eddie Murphy2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Today at Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Wimbledon2015TV SeriesHimself - Spectator
Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber2015TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special2015TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Unsung Hollywood2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2006-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2008TV SeriesHimself
Iconoclasts2006TV Series documentary
Biography1996-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
Ohio Players2006Video documentary shortHimself
September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005DocumentaryHimself - Host
Def Poetry2002-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "Two Words")
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHimself
Bar Mitzvah Bash!2004TV MovieHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday2004TV Series documentaryHimself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth2004TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show1998-2004TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!2003TV Special documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 032003TV SpecialHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Lily Tomlin2003TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

I'm Rick James2009DocumentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2006TV SeriesHimself
The Fabulous Making of Chappelle's Show Season 3ish2006Video documentary shortVarious
Last Laugh '052005TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Dave Chappelle")
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesVarious
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #43
Real World2001TV SeriesHimself
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2005Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsVariety PerformerChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceChappelle's Show (2003)

Nominated Awards

2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialDave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (2004)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesChappelle's Show (2003)
2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Variety TelevisionChappelle's Show (2003)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Comedian
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Comedian

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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