Paul Mooney Net Worth

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Paul Mooney was born as Paul Gladney on the 4th August 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He is a comedian and actor, who is best known for his appearance as comedian Dave Chappelle in “Chappelle’s Show”. He is also recognized as a professional screenwriter for the comedian Richard Pryor, and besides that, he is a social critic. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1965.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Paul Mooney? It is estimated by sources that the overall size of Mooney’s net worth is over $500,000, with the main source of hi wealth being, of course, his career in the entertainment industry. Another source of his wealth is coming from selling his book “Black Is The New White”, published in 2007.

Paul Mooney Net Worth $500,000

Paul Mooney was born to George Gladney and LaVoya Ealy, but was raised by his grandmother Aimay Ealy, who gave him the nickname “Mooney”. He spent his early childhood in Louisiana, and at the age of seven moved to Oakland, California.

Paul started his career in the entertainment industry as a ringmaster at the Gatti-Charles Circus, but he also found time to write comedy sketches, and he soon became known for his jokes. This helped him a lot in acquiring his first job as a screenwriter, as he was hired by Richard Pryor. Paul took credits for Richard`s appearances on “Saturday Night Live”, and also was credited as co-writer for Pryor`s appearances on “Live On The Sunset Strip”, and also wrote his album “…Is It Something I Said?” (1975). His net worth also increased, since he was the one responsible for writing Pryor`s film “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling” (1986). However, the main source of his net worth for many years was writing for “The Richard Pryor Show”, which lasted from 1977 until 2013.

Thanks to his success with Pryor, Mooney`s name became well known in the entertainment industry, and it wasn`t hard for him too find other engagements. On account of that speaks his collaboration with comedian Redd Foxx on his comedy, “Sanford And Sons” (1972-1975), and “Good Times” (1974-1975).

Afterwards, he was hired by Fox channel, and became the head writer for the show “In Living Color” for its first season, and created Homey D. Clown, portrayed by Damon Wayans. The two later collaborated on the film “Bamboozled” (2000), in which Paul took the role of Junebug.

To speak further of his career as a comedian, Mooney appeared regularly on the Comedy Central`s “Chappelle Show”, in his own sequence “Ask A Black Dude”, and “Mooney At The Movies”, which also increased his net worth, and popularity as well.

Apart from his successful career as a comedian, Paul can also praise himself as actor, appearing in over 20 film and TV titles, including “Bustin`Loose” (1981), “In The Army Now” (1994), “The Ketchup King” (2002), “Judge Mooney” (2004), “Homie Spumoni” (2006), and “Meet The Blacks” (2016). These added to his net worth too.

When it comes to his personal life, Paul Mooney was married to Yvonne Carothers, with whom he has four children, including the popular actors – The Mooney Twins: Daryl and Dwayne, and Shane Mooney. Although it was announced by his brother that he has cancer, Mooney still performs as a comedian.

Full NamePaul Mooney
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthAugust 4, 1941
Place Of BirthShreveport, Louisiana, United States
Height6 ft (1.84 m)
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Actor, Film Producer
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenSymeon Mooney, Dwayne Mooney, Shane Mooney, Daryl Mooney
ParentsLaVoya Ealy, George Gladney
SiblingsRudy Mooney
NicknamesPaul Gladney , Mr. Paul Mooney , Mooney
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Children's Series, WGA Award for Best Variety Series or Special: Musical or Comedy - Television
MoviesKnow Your History: Jesus Is Black; So Was Cleopatra, Meet the Blacks, Bamboozled, Which Way Is Up?, Homie Spumoni, Hollywood Shuffle, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, The Buddy Holly Story, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, In the Army Now, The Old Settler, F.T.A., High Freakquency, 1 More...
TV ShowsChappelle's Show, The Richard Pryor Show
1[on Dave Chappelle] Dave's a lot like Richard [Pryor]. He's an artist first, everything else is second. They offered him $50 million, but the money didn't mean anything. Dave knew money was an illusion. You can't take it with you. You've never seen a Brink's truck following a hearse, and you never will.
2I always drop in some history. It's knowledge. There's always a message in my comedy and you may not get it that night - it's like time bombs. It'll get you a week later. You'll understand.
1Shares a birthday with Barack Obama who is 20 years younger than him.
2Was a contestant on The Dating Game (1965).
3Was a regular extra on Playboy After Dark (1969).
4Wrote jokes for Jimmie Walker in the 1970's.
5His son, Symeon, was murdered in 2001.
6His grandmother nicknamed him "Mooney".
7Wrote stand up comedy material for Redd Foxx.
8Was comedian Sandra Bernhard's mentor years ago. They are still close friends.
9Has given many young stand up comics their first break into show business such as Argus Hamilton and Sandra Bernhard.
10Grew up in Oakland.
11Stand up comic with a deep, rich voice. His act focuses mainly on race and social issues.
12Father of The Mooney Twins (Daryl Mooney and Dwayne Mooney) and Shane Mooney.
13Created the character Homey the Clown on In Living Color (1990) .
14Wrote some of comedian Richard Pryor's stand up comedy material.


Paul Mooney: A Piece of My Mind - Godbless America2014
Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy2012TV Movie written by
Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World2010TV Special documentary written by
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History2007Video documentary
Judge Mooney2004TV Series
Chappelle's Show2004TV Series 3 episodes
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America2002Video documentary
Call Me Claus2001TV Movie story
The Roseanne Show1998TV Series 4 episodes
Def Comedy Jam1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Justice1993TV Series 1993
In Living ColorTV Series 13 episodes, 1990 - 1993 writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992
The Uptown Comedy Club1992TV Series 1993
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV Series 1990
The Debbie Allen Special1989TV Special
Sisters in the Name of Love1986TV Special
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986written by
The Patti LaBelle Show1985TV Special
The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pryor's Place1984TV Series
Richard Pryor... Here and Now1983Documentary uncredited
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip1982Documentary uncredited
Richard Pryor: Live in Concert1979Documentary uncredited
The Richard Pryor Show1977TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Freeman1977TV Movie uncredited
The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV Special
Saturday Night Live1975TV Series written by - 1 episode
Sanford and SonTV Series written by - 2 episodes, 1972 story by - 1 episode, 1974


Meet the Blacks2016Klansman #1
DTLA2012TV SeriesSilas
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam - Live from Dallas2010Video
Homie Spumoni2006George
Judge Mooney2004TV SeriesJudge Mooney
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesNegrodamus
The Ketchup King2002Padro Buyers
PBS Hollywood Presents2001TV SeriesMan at Counter
The Old Settler2001TV MovieMan At Counter
High Freakquency1998Love Doctor
The Larry Sanders Show1995TV SeriesClyde
In the Army Now1994Lt. Col. Peter Hume
Hollywood Shuffle1987President of NAACP (as Mr. Paul Mooney)
Bustin' Loose1981Marvin
Good Times1979TV SeriesThe 2nd Guy
The Buddy Holly Story1978Sam Cooke
Which Way Is Up?1977Inspector Caine
The Richard Pryor Show1977TV SeriesFloyd
Carter's Army1970TV MovieSoldier (uncredited)


DysFunktional Family2003Documentary consultant - as Mr. Paul Mooney
The Blackberry Inn1996TV Series comedy consultant
Brewster's Millions1985production consultant
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip1982Documentary creative consultant
The Richard Pryor Show1977TV Series talent coordinator - 4 episodes


Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy2012TV Movie executive producer
Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World2010TV Special documentary executive producer
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History2007Video documentary executive producer
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America2002Video documentary executive producer

Casting Department

The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV Special casting

Casting Director

The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV Special


The Buddy Holly Story1978performer: "You Send Me"


Chappelle's Show2003TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Hollywood Shuffle1987thanks


Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism2014DocumentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Paul Mooney: A Piece of My Mind - Godbless America2014Himself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
Paul Mooney: The Godfather of Comedy2012TV MovieHimself
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself
All Night with Joey Reynolds2011TV SeriesHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
Supreme Court of Comedy2010TV SeriesHimself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
TV One's Roast and Toast: John Witherspoon2009TV MovieHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Writer / Comedian
Good Hair2009DocumentaryHimself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy2009DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Dr. Phil2008TV SeriesHimself
Clean Mic: Laughing Until It Hurts2008DocumentaryHimself
25 Most Sensational Hollywood Meltdowns2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET's Top 25 Countdown2008TV SeriesHimself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
1 More Hit2007DocumentaryHimself
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History2007Video documentaryHimself
Reflections on Paul Mooney2007Video documentary shortHimself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later2006TV MovieHimself
Showtime at the Apollo2006TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
That's What I'm Talking About2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Showbiz Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHimself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bitter Jester2003DocumentaryHimself
Nigger or Not?2003Documentary shortHimself
Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America2002Video documentaryHimself
Donahue2002TV SeriesHimself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2002TV SeriesHimself
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sandra Bernhard Experience2001TV SeriesHimself
Sandra Bernhard: Giving Them Lip2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1998TV SeriesHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHimself
Def Comedy Jam1995TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Legend of Dolemite1994DocumentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Justice1993TV SeriesHimself - Comedian (1993)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Andrew Dice Clay and His Gang Live! The Valentine's Day Massacre1993TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime1991TV Special documentaryVarious Characters
The Debbie Allen Special1989TV SpecialHimself
Black Hollywood1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard Pryor... Here and Now1983DocumentaryAnnouncer (voice, uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Pryor Show1977TV SeriesHimself / Man with Broken-Down Car
Soul Train1975TV Series documentaryHimself
Black Omnibus1973TV SeriesHimself
The KPIX Dance Party1959TV SeriesHimself - Dancer

Archive Footage

Up in the Club2013Comic

Nominated Awards

1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesPryor's Place (1984)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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  1. I think he is worth far more than this heck, I am worth more than this and I am just a professional. The problem with all these guestimation of wealth of celebrities is that many of the popular celebrities net worth tend to be over exaggerated in line with their popularity and I know certain factors are taken into consideration but feel not all factors. This means sometimes a lot of celebs are over-hyped in terms of their net worth whilst some who may not be in the limelight as much but very business savvy, are under-estimated on their net worth as I believe in this case.

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