Who is Elaine Chappelle?

Elaine Mendoza Erfe was born on 31 August 1974, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is best known for being the wife of comedian Dave Chappelle. Her husband is considered one of the best stand-up comics of all time, who also appeared in numerous films during his youth.

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The Net Worth of Elaine Chappelle

How rich is Elaine Chappelle? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. The primary reason for the growth of her net worth is due to her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $42 million. As she continues her endeavors and her association, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Aspirations

Elaine grew up in New York and is of Filipino descent. Her parents are immigrants who decided to move to the US to find greener pastures and a better prospect of life for the family. At a young age, she developed a strong passion for cooking, and even wanted to pursue a career to become a professional chef.

Elaine Chappelle

However, things did not work out as expected, but she developed her skills nonetheless. This would become vital later on as she started her family. She mainly resides at home as a housewife though as the success of her husband grew, she became a partner in several of his business endeavors. In 2017, it was reported that she is the manager of a number of properties in Ohio owned by Chappelle. She is not known to interact with the media often, with one of her few appearances on television being during a brief segment of “The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle live at the Hollywood Palladium 2017”.

Husband – Dave Chappelle

Dave moved to New York City during the 1990s to pursue a career as a comedian, but was initially unsuccessful. Despite that, he persevered and would later appear in several television shows. At the age of 19, he made his film debut as a part of the Mel Brooks project “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, playing the character Ahchoo. He continued his work as a comedian and actor, becoming a guest in the sitcom “Home Improvement”. He also had small roles in “The Nutty Professor” and “Con Air”. In 2000, he recorded his first comedy special entitled “Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly”.

Three years later, he debuted his own comedy sketch series entitled “Chappelle’s Show”, which aired through Comedy Central. The show focused on numerous aspects of American culture including stereotyping. The show proved very popular, with one of his most popular acts being the Rick James sketch. He then recorded his second comedy special entitled “Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth”. With the popularity of the show, Viacom reportedly offered him a contract worth $55 million to continue production for the show but he declined, stating that his passion wasn’t really in comedy sketches.

Dave’s Hiatus and Return

The popularity of “Chappelle’s Show” prove detrimental for Dave, and he decided to take some time off, halting production and taking a trip to South Africa. He mentioned that he was unhappy and stressed with his work on television. After his return to the US, he only made brief television appearances, and some stand-up work. In 2013, he decided to return to performing stand-up full time, being offered major shows in New York City. He then had his hosting debut on “Saturday Night Live”, and his performance with the show helped him receive an Emmy Award.

In 2017, he signed a contract with Netflix for three comedy specials at a value of $20 million per special. This marked the first time he released concert specials in 12 years, and proved to be successful as they became the most viewed specials in Netflix history. Later in the year, Netflix announced that his contract was to be extended to include a fourth special, called “The Bird Revelation”. In recent years, he’s returned to acting, appearing in the film “A Star Is Born” which gained him several nominations. He is currently collaborating with Jon Stewart for a comedy tour.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Elaine married Dave in 2001. She was initially hesitant of his advances, as she was not comfortable with his loud personality. However, the two connected quickly, leading to their marriage. Dave had noted her culinary skills, and has also mentioned the importance of his wife as he dealt with struggles in life. They have three children together and are a mixed cultural family. They also hold different beliefs, with Dave choosing to convert to Islam while Elaine remains a Christian.

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The family resides in a 65-acre ranch located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and apparently moved there due to having good neighbors. One of the reasons why there is very little information about Elaine is due to the lack of any social media presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The same can be said for her husband, but he remains strong in terms of publicity, due to his frequent comedy shows and projects. His career resurgence has led him to move back into relevance, and he recently made his debut on Broadway.

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