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David Choe Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

David Choe Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
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David Choe is an American artist, musician, actor, former journalist, and podcast. He is known for his work that appears in a wide variety of urban culture and entertainment contexts. 


David Choe was born on April 21, 1976 (age 47 years; as of 2023) in Los Angeles, California, United States. While spending his childhood in Koreatown, Los Angeles, he learned to draw images from Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and Robotech among others. After a troubled childhood, David Choe practised shoplifting and stealing bikes from others. David, when he was sixteen, participated in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Meanwhile, following the riot, he dropped out of high school and spent two years hitchhiking and stealing, while migrating across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

When he was 21, he decided to return to Los Angeles and pursue training in the arts. Later, he enrolled at the art school that accepted him, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland; nevertheless, he dropped out after two years.

David Choe Net Worth

As of 2023, David Choe has an estimated net worth of $360 million. In 2005, Sean Parker, the then-president of Facebook, impressed by his artworks, hired Choe to deck out its headquarters in Silicon Valley. While his fees were soaring heights, Parker gave him the option to get paid either by cash or company stock but advised him to choose stock. Initially reluctant, Choe decided to go with the stocks. In 2012, when Facebook went public at $38 a share, his stock went up to $200 million. Now, as of 2023, Facebook’s share is $334. Besides the shares, several factors contribute to his astounding net worth.

NameDavid Choe
Net Worth$360 Million
ProfessionAmerican Artist And Musician
Salary$25 Million + Yearly
Yearly Income$30 Million +
Monthly Income$3 Million +
Annual Expenses$4 Million +
Last Updated2023
David Choe Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
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In 2017, a media source claimed that he charged a hefty sum of $60,000 for painting an entire building. 

Car Collection

Although we don’t have details, Choe is known to drive some of the most luxurious cars.

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In 1996, David Choe self-published a graphic novel, Slow Jams, and claimed to have made only 200 copies and given them away at Comic-Con. Three years later, he gave Slow Jams to Xeric Grant and was awarded $5,000 for the same. Subsequently, in 2002, he penned Bruised Fruit: The Art of David Choe. In the next year, he penned Cursiv. In 2010, he penned the Chronicle Book.


In 2007, he made his on-screen debut with Thumbs Up, a documentary web series. In 2011, he worked in The Last Dinosaur of the Congo. Subsequently, he has worked on projects like We Are the Strange, Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe, 50 Shades of Shasha Grey: How She Got Into Porn & More, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, DVDASA, The Mandalorian, The Choe Show, and Beef as Issac Cho (2023).


David Choe’s father’s name is Jimmy Choe. Meanwhile, his mother’s name is Jane Choe. Before the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, his parents owned a real estate business in Koreatown. Nevertheless, it was burned during the riot.


He is unmarried.


After becoming a public figure, David Choe has been reported to several women; however, none of them is acknowledged.


His parents were born Christian and they follow Christianity.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 71 kg

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

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Revealed Sexual Assault

In one of the episodes of Choe’s podcast, DVDASA, he recalled getting a massage from a biracial Black woman and how it turned into an assault. He kept on narrating, “I just started jerking off. So then her hands get off my leg and she just stops … I go ‘Look I’m sorry I can’t help myself — can you just pretend like I’m not doing this and you continue with the massage?’ And she’s like ‘All right’ and she does … I’m like ‘Can I touch your butt?’ and I reach out and touch her butt and she pulls away.”

Nevertheless, soon after, a well-known artist opposed the episode. However, later, David Choe responded to the statement that it was a false story and was trying to “provoke” his friends.


  • In 2023, he was nominated for Best Ensemble in a Limited Series at the International Online Cinema Awards.


  • Besides being an artist, he is an actor. Meanwhile, he was immensely praised for his acting in the critically acclaimed film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
  • He is a philanthropist. In addition to it, he has donated his artwork to support several causes in charity.
  • In 2007, David Choe collaborated with renowned DVS shoes to create a limited edition. Not only this, but he has collaborated with several renowned brands including Nik, Coca-Cola, and Levis.

About the author


Aditi Raj

Aditi Raj is a media and entertainment enthusiast with a journalism degree and two years of writing experience. Passionate about movies, music, and pop culture, Aditi crafts engaging content that reflects her in-depth industry knowledge. She's a dynamic storyteller who keeps audiences informed and entertained, bringing her unique perspective to the ever-evolving world of media and entertainment.

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