Walk Away From Money – Dave Chappelle


and I just want to tell you I’m the
first person in my family to not go to college. And as the president has told
you I’ve done outstanding in spite of that but one thing I didn’t want to say one
thing today just made me think about for all the things that I’ve done I’m most
renowned for what I didn’t do. I’ve made decisions in my career that a lot of
people have called insane. In 2004 had 50 million dollar deal on the table and in
a crisis of conscience flips the table over and walked away went to South
Africa everyone said I was running away from the money that is not true in fact
I still want that money the idea that I wanted to just share with you guys is
the idea that sometimes you do what you think is best whether anybody understand it or not. I
heard a story about my father where someone told me he used to do statistics
for a company in DC the company did statistics for started doing business
with the South African government .so he quit his job. it’s caused a lot of
problems between his him and his wife it’s hard for a man when he can’t
provide for his family the way he wants and he suffered through it and a
generation later when I had my crisis of conscience I was able to go to a free
South Africa and get away from the heat. This idea that what you do in your
lifetime informs the generations that comes after is was something I keep
thinking about. something that it’s so much bigger than just ourselves. and
today I’m standing in front of you guys and I know you guys know you’re bored
but I see family of mine in the front row that I some who I’ve never met and I
just realized how how old all of us are connected
my great-grandfather built something more substantial than buildings he built
a community and he built more importantly than a community
he built a way you know so I’m very grateful very
grateful hello police I have something I like you staying over
like so this is what black people talk I just want I just want I just want you
guys remember you know that right now there’s this thing with where ethics
aren’t what they used to be this idea that people are trying to replace the
ideas of good and bad with better or worse and that is incorrect you got keep
your ethics intact because good and bad is a compass that helps you find a way
in a person that only does was better or worse is the easiest type of person to
control they are a mouse in a maze that just finds the cheese but the one who
knows about good and bad will realize that he’s in a maze so that being said I
just hope that all of you guys transcend whatever you see as your obstacles and
that you live outstanding lives and that you stay connected to your communities
because you have so much power there and that you grow your communities and you
diverse fire communities and that you don’t let anybody anybody tell you you
can’t or to be afraid it’s okay to be afraid because you can’t be brave or
courageous without fear the idea of being courageous is that even though
you’re scared you just do the right thing anyway so in 2004 I walked away
from 50 million dollars and in November I made a deal for 60 million dollars so although I am NOT the most famous
comedian of my time I would like to know what their great grandfather’s did
I’m very proud today – neither has you

100 Comments

  • Dave Chappelle is one of the funniest comedians ever, but beyond the humor, he is able to shed light on some of the most serious issues that infect our society. For as long as I can remember, Dave has been the voice of truth, a teacher, a role model and someone to root for. Sorry my drawing of him sucks. But something that doesn't suck is my cousin's song at the end! Check out the full track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLUZIEBYCAs
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  • Yes. Walk towards a crypto-currency.

  • Still love Dave Chappelle! Great hearing this !

  • Those things beyond money…(Life)Time and good Health are more where it's at. True Knowledge is the real currency for us. Let others spiral into suspicion and hunting each other.
    Some said we're living amongst "soulless empty containers" buying their soul through $50 yoga classes…

    Gates, Bloomberg, etc. may have cash and items but you and I may actually have more Time to enjoy it.

    A planet of All Shades of Brown incl. white.

  • wow. grateful for Dave Chapelle sharing his thoughts

  • Easy to say once you have enough money to never have to worry about it again

  • Dave is one of the realest funniest dudes. Hollywood wanted him yo sign that huge deal and he would have been one of them. Dave is to real for those guys. Love and respect my man dave!! Funniest stand up comic ever

  • A lot of truth is said in jest ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  • I wish Iโ€™d had your drawing skills when I was 8 and trying to explain to a policeman how my Uncle inappropriately touched me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • This channel is needed

  • Truth

  • Those ads were ball crushing

  • Brilliant simply Brilliant ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•ŠโœŒ๐Ÿผ
    God made all things simple to confound the WISE !

  • Dear god his hands at 2:28 ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Aside from that beautiful well said!

  • Thats why Im Bernie or bust. Trump isnโ€™t my enemy… the Establishment is.

  • super inaccurate, dave has no chin

  • THIS IS WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL WIN 2020! HE LOST ALOT OF MONEY TO BECOME PRESIDENT AND SAVE AMERICA FROM THE SWAMP!!

  • sorry, but if I get chance to no longer be homeless I'm gonna take it.

  • I so much enjoyed your presentation, not on money, but on ethics, or as I say conscience !!!ย  We all know what is good and bad, and It is just sometimes we choose to ignore it.

  • And what does he know about good and bad? How do you reach an objective framework for "good" and "bad"? What is the "right" thing, objectively? This is vacuous.

  • GREAT job on the video!!!

  • CHASE GOD NOT MONEY

  • I donโ€™t get how there are ANY dislikes…. or maybe…. itโ€™s the sheep with a price to their soul!

  • The irony of this video being heavily monetized lol

  • South Africa is a failed state.

  • Everyone thumbs up but isnโ€™t Dave pretty loaded?? Silly leftists….said I never but this moment I wonโ€™t restrain myself๐Ÿค”๐Ÿฅด

  • Good or bad vs. Better or worse is the definition of this new ethics this relative moralism that's dragging our whole society down. Amen Dave

  • Mmmmmm…. go fuck yourself. Money = Freedom. I'm a slave to others because they have money and I don't. Fuck you.

  • easy to say "walk away from money" when you have a ton of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Thereโ€™s this thing that where ethnics arenโ€™t what they used to be, this idea that people are trying to replace the ideas of โ€˜good and badโ€™ with โ€˜better or worseโ€™ and that is incorrect, you need to keep your ethics intact because good and bad is a (moral) compass that helps you find a way and a person that only does whatโ€™s better or worse is the easiest type of person to control. They are a mouse in a maze that just finds the cheese. But the one thing go knows about good and bad will realise that he is in a maze.

  • Amazing.

  • I think I am getting addicted to this channel :/

  • This is way different from the "Hustler culture" that is all over social media!

  • Thank You For Posting This.

  • Cappelletti is part of the luciferian Hollywood crowd

  • these drawings are demeaning

  • Check out this dudes MASSIVE hands at 2:52

  • Thinking outside the Box is Real .
    Thanks Dave

  • Lovely. Chapelle turns out to be capable of mic drop performances even when there's no comedy involved.

    Thanks Dave.

  • The art work is superb!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Hello police!
    Not many demographics will get that one! Lol.

  • ๐Ÿ’ฒ

  • Walk Away From Money?? SAME LIKE HE DID? AUHAAUA
    fuck off!
    Walk Away From Bullshit!

  • Sadly they killed and cloned Dave smh rip. This world evil.

  • how could you say anything bad about Dave Chappelle

  • Tears of beauty, thank you.

  • all you gotta do is walk awayyayyyayyy~~~

  • I respect Dave's opinion, he does make a valid point about trusting your gut and not comprising your morals. However, his use of the anecdotal South Africa story is a bit ironic since the quality of life in South Africa has been declining ever since it became "free". It is now a crime ridden, lawless, failed state on the brink of collapse. A very dangerous place to live… unless you're a privileged millionaire who can hire armed security that is.

  • I dont need to go to South Africa. I just need ONE day to myself. Just One. It's been years since I've had some time to myself. I'll do just about anything for that One Day.

  • This nigga need to write a book about it

  • Horseshit. College isn't the way but money is.

  • Wonder if Amy Schumer still thinks she's worth just as much as Dave Chapelle?

  • God damn. What a man. Love from Canada.

  • This clip is why I click on every link mentioning Dave Chappelle…. inspiring. he is a hilarious and gifted comic. I, however, appreciate more his many qualities aside. he is an intellectual, role model, OG, pimp, and scholar…. just to name a few. im a fan for life. it would be cool if fate allowed me to meet him in person…. but shit like that never happens to me.

  • I like how the slave traders in SOUTH AFRICA are white. That's SJW pandering if I've ever seen it

  • That was deep. But wutt's up with
    Dave Chapelle's [email protected]:48

  • ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Awesome- fantastic insight. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ•‰

  • ๐ŸŒน

  • Such a great message. This man has been on at the foot of mountain and said โ€œnoโ€.

  • Shut up Dave…ez to say when ur already rich af

  • Literally thought he had massively long fingers for a sec there

  • god bless Dave

  • When the King makes you laught and the Jester makes you think…

  • wasnt that inspired by this video

  • Jesus said the same thing… Except to not work money, work for love…

  • Dave CHAPPELLE is the only free black man.

  • I like that Dave chapelle.

  • Yes dave, walk away from your millions

  • Beautiful

  • Sad, like he said he will be remembered for what he didn't do

  • There's a story in my family of my great grandfather during the Mexican revolution. He had an hacienda and when the revolution army came for him he ran into the foot hill with his family. He said two things: 1st they can take the material things but my family is the most important. and famously the 2nd: It is better for them to say, this is where he ran than this is where he died". We come from a long line of cowards…that survive.

  • Money is the root of all evil

  • Love the drawing/animation, the points Dave makes are awesome, the point about strength in a community is powerful and the drawings really bring his points to life

  • This man has more wisdom than those people in the cover of magazines today. I listen to him because he speaks the truth.

  • โคโคโค

  • Why the hell am i getting goosebumps listening to his talks

  • If you have enough morals to walk away from 50 million dollars its because you've never had to financially struggle before. A true hero is one who leaves the money when the outcome is ending up homeless and loosing everything. Sounds like this guys life has been pretty stress free

  • But he really is a great comedian of his time…..he just dont kno it

  • I love this man.

  • Bernie2020. Walk away from the money for the sake of future generations.

  • IM NOT GONNA WATCH THE VIDEO, EASY TO SAY THAT COMING FROM A MILLIONAIRE LMAO THEN STAY POOR CHAPELLE? THATS WHAT I THOUGHT

  • …he walked back though didnt he

  • Whoever runs this channel does psychedelics

  • Cool cheers from Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

  • This guy is a sell out the money made him the crack head he is,His show are about the money what has he really done to help people???Nothing.

  • David Chapelle has a different outcome than myself. I KICK myself every GD day for walking away from the CUSHY overly rich life I was once offered. Chose โค over ๐Ÿง .
    I accept it, my fault. ๐Ÿ˜‘

  • He's smoking a "cigarette" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Dave Chapelle followed his inner guys dat all ! ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  • You are quite an artist ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

  • I'm over capitalism. I own nothing and aspire to own nothing. Free like that. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Too bad the real Dave died a minute ago and this one is a clone we see today

  • TRUE TO MYSELF

    MAKES ME REALISE I DONT KNOW WHO MY TRUE SELF IS

  • Walk away from money, says the rich man.

  • I do my money and no,I'm not walking away from it.

    But I walk away from others because humanity is not understable anymore and systems are failed.

  • Coming from a guy who supports that Yang politician who wants to give a grand away every month to anyone for no reason.lol please

  • Bill Hicks

  • So this is what black people talk about always remind the white people that your for the black people dave no respect 4 u at all

  • ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  • A good person is just a good person, anyone can do it, if you're into that type of thing, chapelle is a legend,he's a good man

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