David LaChapelle Net Worth

David LaChapelle Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

David LaChapelle net worth is
$5 Million

David LaChapelle Wiki Biography

David LaChapelle was born on 11 March 1963, in Hartford, Connecticut USA, and is a fine-art photographer, film director, artist, and music video director, but best known for his photography work. being called the Fellini of photography, although all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is David LaChapelle? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in art. He’s worked for international publications, and has conducted several exhibits as well as commercial galleries around the world. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

David LaChapelle Net Worth $5 million

While growing up, David’s interest in art grew thanks to the programs in the public schools of Connecticut. At the age of 15, he ran away from home and worked as a busboy in New York City. He eventually returned to his family in North Carolina, and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He took his first photograph while on a vacation in Puerto Rico, of his mother.

David became affiliated with 303 Gallery in the 1980s, and his work started earning recognition. He was noticed by Interview magazine, and was offered work there. He met Andy Warhol who gave him creative freedom, and then his photographs started appearing in various magazines, including Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. His net worth was increasing significantly, and in 1995 he created the famous “kissing sailors” advertisement which was one of the first ads to show a gay or lesbian couple kissing. LaChapelle also ventured into art photography, which included various themes such as salvation, redemption and consumerism.

However, David has photographed many popular personalities such as Tupac Shakur, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Muhammad Ali, and have been collected in many books including “LaChapelle Land”, “Heaven to Hell”, “LaChapelle, Artists and Prostitutes”, and “Hotel LaChapelle”. All of these endeavors continued to increase his net worth.

David has recently focused more on fine art photography, holding exhibitions in museums and galleries, which have included Palazzo Reale, Museo del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Kausthaus Wein, Barbican Museum, and Musee de La Monnaie. In 2011, he held an exhibition in New York’s The Lever House, and continued in places such as Prague, Seoul, and Puerto Rico. In 2014, he exhibited the series “Land Scape” in New York, Paris, and London, and one of his latest exhibitions was showcased at The Victoria and Albert Museum London, in Uruguay, Edward Hopper House, and DSC Gallery.

For his personal life, it is known that David is openly gay. He credits his mother for the influence in his art direction. In 2006, he moved to an isolated part of Hawaii which was completely sustainable. Eventually he returned to shoot for a gallery after he was invited by a colleague. This allowed him to flourish his fine art photography skill.

Full NameDavid LaChapelle
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 11, 1963
Place Of BirthHartford, Connecticut USA
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
ProfessionDirector, Photographer
EducationUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts
ParentsHelga LaChapelle, Philip LaChapelle
SiblingsSonja LaChapelle, Philip LaChapelle
AwardsGLAAD Media Vito Russo Award
MoviesElton John: The Red Piano, Rize, Britney Spears: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, Moby: Play, The Suburbans, Blink 182: Greatest Hits, Krumped
TV ShowsE!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!
1I never wanted to be famous. I always wanted to take famous photographs.
2My pictures are about getting as far away from reality as possible. Dreams should be part of our everyday life.
1Has just created and directed the show, "The Red Piano". This show stars Elton John, and will be played over the next 3 year years at Ceasar's Place in Las Vegas. [February 2004]
2Was Pamela Anderson's "maid of honor" at her St. Tropez wedding to Kid Rock.
3The first photograph he took was of his mother when he was six years old.
4Mother is Helga.
5Has two siblings, Sonja and Philip.
6Andy Warhol offered him his first professional job, shooting for Interview magazine.
7Ranked among the Top Ten Most Important People in Photography in the World by American Photo Magazine.
8Attended North Carolina School of the Arts, Arts Student League (NYC) and the School of Visual Arts (NYC).
9Has been a professional fashion photographer of celebrity portraits for such magazines as Details, Vanity Fair, The Face, Vogue, Interview, Rolling Stone etc. since 1987. He quickly became one of the most famous fashion and entertainment photographers in the world.
10His first photograph was of his single mother, Helga LaChapelle, on a family vacation in Puerto Rico. She wore a bikini and held a martini glass on a balcony. From then on he was obsessed with photography.


Wash the Day Away: Kohler TV Commercial2014TV Movie
Happy Accidents2013Short
MAC In-Store Movie2007Short
Elton John: The Red Piano2005TV Special documentary videos
Blink 182: Greatest Hits2005Video short video "Feeling This"
Gwen Stefani: Rich Girl2004Video short
Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative2004Video video "Everytime"
Krumped2004Short documentary
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003Video video "I'm Glad"
Clowns in the Hood2003TV Movie documentary
No Doubt: It's My Life2003Video short
Moby: Play - The DVD2001Video video "Natural Blues"


The Bathroom Diaries2014TV Series supervising producer - 4 episodes
Rize2005Documentary producer
Krumped2004Short documentary producer
Clowns in the Hood2003TV Movie documentary producer


The Suburbans1999Thorlakur

Art Director

Elton's New Year Party: Live from The O22008TV Movie

Camera Department

Madonna: The Video Collection 93:991999Video still photographer: cover and back


SexTV2007TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


David LaChapelle: Evening in Space2014Documentary short completed
The Refineries: Inside the Making OfDocumentary post-productionHimself
Roxanne Lowit Magic Moments2016Himself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Le grand journal de Canal+2005-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
American Masters2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2013TV SeriesHimself
E! News2013TV SeriesHimself
Fashion News Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Digital Death/Buy Life2010Video shortHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Pam: Girl on the Loose2008TV SeriesHimself
The Universe of Keith Haring2008DocumentaryHimself
Zucker fürs Auge - Die verrückte Welt des David LaChapelle2006DocumentaryHimself
Las cinco caras de David LaChapelle2006TV MovieHimself
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Grin & Barrett2005TV SeriesHimself
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates2004Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
X-Rated: The Pop Videos They Tried to Ban2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Total Access 24/72001-2002TV SeriesHimself
VH1: All Access2001TV SeriesHimself
1996 VH1 Fashion Awards1996TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

2006Golden Kinnaree AwardBangkok International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryRize (2005)
2006Vito Russo AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2004Jury AwardAspen ShortsfestBest DocumentaryKrumped (2004)
2004Short Filmmaking Award - Honorable MentionSundance Film FestivalKrumped (2004)

Known for movies

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