David Choe Net Worth

David Choe net worth is $300 million which he has earned as a painter, graffiti artist and graphic novelist. He is famous for his paintings. He has worked for several famous magazines like “Hustler” and “Vice”. David Choe was featured in the 2008 documentary “Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe.” He also worked as an graphic designer for companies like Nike. He has appeared on the TV series such as “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”, ” “Better Things”and “The Mandalorian”. Sean Parker, Facebook President hired him to decorate the walls of Facebook’s headquarters in Silicon Valley for $60,000.

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David Choe Net Worth & Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Choe
David Choe Net Worth$300 million
ProfessionPainter, Graffiti Artist, Graphic Novelist
Date of BirthApril 21, 1976
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California
Nationality American
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight71 kg
Marital Status Unmarried
David Choe Net Worth

Early Life of David Choe

David Choe was born in Los Angeles, California on April 21, 1976 to Korean immigrant parents who brought him up in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. Graffiti artists Hex and Mear One inspired him, and Dave began painting graffiti in 1990. After the burning of his parents’ business, he dropped out of high school and left California. He returned to California at the age of 21.

Career of David Choe

David Choe wrote for various magazines like “Vice” and also appeared in the “Vice” web series “Thumbs Up!”. The series was about the hitchhiking and wandering of David and Harry Kim, his best friend, across China and United States. David exhibited his artwork in the Melrose Avenue ice cream shop and customer liked his work. The shop offered him to exhibit his work for two years.

He self-published the graphic novel “Slow Jams,” and made around 200 copies in the beginning. His novel became famous and he self-publish an expanded edition of 1,000 copies. In 1999, the novel was published with a $4 price and now it has sold for hundreds of dollars.

Choe was given a solo exhibit of his artworks at the Santa Rosa Museum of Contemporary Art in 2005. David Choe has held many famous exhibitions such as “Gardeners of Eden” at New York, “Murderous Heart” at London and “The Choe Show” at Koreatown.

Personal Life of David Choe

David Choe helped raise charity funds for Wyclef Jean’s Yle Haiti. He also painted with at-risk children through The LIDÈ Haiti Foundation. In 2000s, David spent a few months in prison due to his fight with undercover security guard in Tokyo. He created over 600 drawings in the prison.

David Choe Net Worth

David Choe Net Worth & Real Estate

About 90% of David’s earnings would come from his paintings. David Choe has a net worth of nearly $300 million which he has earned as a painter, graffiti artist and graphic novelist. He decorated the walls of Facebook’s headquarters for $60,000.

David paid $3.1 million for a 6,500 square-foot mansion in Los Angeles in 2010 and listed this home for $6.9 million in 2022.

FAQs-David Choe Net Worth

How much does David Choe make?

Around $300 million as of 2021.

Who is the richest street artist?

David Choe is the richest street artist.

Did David Choe sell his stock?

Yes, he sold some of the stock.

When did David Choe become a millionaire?

In 2012

How much does a David Choe painting cost?

Ranging from $199 to $32,760 depending on the size and medium of the painting.

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