This Is How Much Chris D'Elia Is Worth

Yet another performer from the comedy standup world has been added to an ever-growing list of male comedians who have had allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse surface in the era of the #MeToo movement. This time, it's comedian Chris D'Elia, who in a strange turn of events, recently played the role of a famous comic who is secretly a violent sexual pedophile in the Netflix psychothriller TV series You.

Allegations that D'Elia sought out underage teenage girls to "groom," sexually harass, and abuse surfaced after Twitter user Simone Rossi claimed that the comic sought to initiate a sexual encounter when she was 16 years old. Rossi posted screenshots of private messages allegedly exchanged between them. As Rossi's Twitter thread gained traction among social media users, more women came forward with similar tales. Some accused D'Elia of soliciting nudes from minors and young women over social media platforms and then blackmailing them with those photos to maintain their silence.

D'Elia has denied the accusations. "I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point," he told TMZ. "All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me."

Why are the accusations against D'Elia surfacing now? The answer may lie in his reach within the entertainment industry — including his net worth.

Chris D'Elia's many hats make some serious dough

While Chris D'Elia might be known to many for his leading roles on the NBC sitcom Undateable and the show Whitney opposite fellow comic Whitney Cummings, he first caught his big break as a comedian. The Los Angeles-based D'Elia began pursuing his stand-up career in 2006 and gained notoriety after appearing in various specials, including Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Showtime's Live New Comedy. Though D'Elia has referred to himself as "a standup comedian who acts," it was the acting that made him a household name. 

D'Elia appeared in the short-lived TBS comedy series Glory Daze, Comedy Central's Workaholics, and Freeform's Alone Together. He also headlined a slew of comedy specials for Netflix. In addition to his work on-screen, D'Elia hosts the popular humor podcast Congratulations with Chris D'Elia and has consistently toured to packed houses for more than a decade. Considering how many projects the comedian simultaneously has in the hopper, it's no surprise that his dominance in the comedy sphere has generated a huge amount of revenue.

So how much money is the comedian worth, and do his many projects grant insight into his attitudes towards women?

Chris D'Elia's comedy may shed light on his attitudes towards women

Chris D'Elia's success has always been contingent on his comedic dexterity, manifesting in a hit podcast, a string of highly notable standup specials, and his comic performances on-screen. But it's the very material that makes him money that might provide more information on his feelings towards women, particularly in light of accusations of sexual misconduct made against him in June 2020.

For example, fellow comic Lane Moore posted a clip to her Twitter account of D'Elia discussing how teenage girls look far older than their age. "There's no such thing as a 14-year-old girl anymore," he says in the clip. "They go from like 6 to 25."

Other posts on D'Elia's official Instagram account include videos of the comedian skewering feminist rhetoric. In an episode of his podcast titled "I'm A Feminist Baby," he defends his habit of sitting "with a Bon Jovi spread" — more popularly known as "manspreading." He made a similar joke about ignoring a Snapchat sent by "a feminist."

What is Chris D'Elia's net worth?

The aforementioned posts only offer speculation as to how Chris D'Elia regards women and girls, but they do serve as examples of just how many platforms he has in the first place — and how much money they make him in return. So what exactly is D'Elia's net worth? The answer is a little more complex than you might think.

Celebrity Net Worth lists D'Elia's coinage at about $13 million as of 2020, but ScreenRant pegged it at $16 million in late 2019. An April 2020 article published by TheCinemaholic stakes the comic's net worth at $20 million. Even if we can't pinpoint the exact amount of millions D'Elia has in the bank, there's one thing about which we can be pretty certain: If the allegations against him lead to legal action, D'Elia might need some dough to pay for a very good lawyer.