David Spade’s Net Worth
As an actor, comedian, and television personality in the United States, David Spade has a net worth of $70 million. Because of his various film and television performances, as well as his impressive real estate portfolio, David Spade’s net worth has increased.
Early Life And Career
David Wayne Spade was born on July 22, 1964, in Birmingham, Michigan, to Judith and Warne Spade. His two brothers are Andy and Bryan. Spade’s family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when he was four years old, and his parents divorced soon after. The brothers were largely raised by their mother in a low-income household. Before enrolling at Arizona State University, David attended Saguaro High School and Scottsdale Community College. He graduated with a business degree from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in 1986. Spade was a regular performer in Farce Side Comedy Hour, the university’s sketch comedy production. He did stand-up comedy at Greasy Tony’s Pizza in Tempe, Arizona, throughout college.
His brother, Andy Spade, went on to co-found Kate Spade, a tremendously successful handbag company, with his wife, Kate, who tragically committed suicide in 2018.
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Spade moved to Los Angeles and resumed his stand-up career. Dennis Miller, a fellow comic, assisted David in landing his big break on “Saturday Night Live” in 1989. He began as a writer before rising through the ranks to join the cast. Because of his caustic sense of humor, several of his skits became instant classics, especially when paired with fellow cast member and buddy Chris Farley. Because they had such wonderful chemistry in famous recurring sketches like Gap Girls and Matt Foley, SNL producer Lorne Michaels had the idea to merge the two on the big screen. In 1995, Michaels wrote and directed “Tommy Boy,” featuring Farley as the lovable wild goofball and Spade as the “straight man.” The two reconnected in 1996 for “Black Sheep,” a film with a similar idea. Critics gave the films mixed reviews, but they went on to become box office successes and cult classics among SNL fans. Farley’s death in 1997 from a heroin overdose was so distressing for him that he was unable to attend his burial, prompting speculation that the two had a falling out. In numerous interviews, Spade has stated that seeing his close friend “in a box” was too much for him to stomach emotionally.
Heather Locklear, Julie Bowen, Teri Hatcher, and Naya Rivera are just a handful of David’s famous girlfriends. At one point, E! News branded him the “Bachelor-era George Clooney of the comedy industry.” Harper was born in 2008 to him and former Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace.
Spade was raped by his assistant while sleeping on November 29, 2000. David Warren “Skippy” Malloy assaulted Spade with a stun pistol after breaking into his house early in the morning. Spade chased Malloy off and holed himself in a bathroom with a shotgun until the cops arrived. Malloy avoided prison time by entering a guilty plea. He was given a five-year probationary period, as well as mandatory drug and psychological rehabilitation and a requirement to be at least 100 yards away from Spade. He was required to serve in the community for 480 hours.
Spade donated $100,000 to the Phoenix Police Department in December 2005. He donated $200,000 to Oklahoma catastrophe victims in May 2013. He donated $100,000 to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, and another $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness after the terrible death of his sister-in-law.
David’s home in Beverly Hills, California, was broken into in June 2017