David Choe's net worth: Here's how 'Beef' star became the 'richest graffiti artist'
David Choe, who was born on April 21, 1976, is one of the most well-known painters and writers in the world. The 'Beef' actor began his career as a graffiti artist in Los Angeles, United States, in the late 1990s.
He has contributed to many artistic endeavors that have won widespread acclaim. Well-known books like 'Slow Jams', 'Bruised Fruit: The Art of David Choe', 'Cursive', and others have been published by the artist.
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David Choe's net worth in 2023
As of 2023, the American painter, writer, and graffiti artist is reported to have a net worth of $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. It was known that David had a background in illustration and graphic design in addition to his work as a graffiti artist for Marvel Comics and Nike.
The painter and graffiti artist achieved a lot in his industry during the course of his career. Among them is the main award he received in Toyota's "Faces of the Millennium" art contest. One of the most significant events in his life was when Facebook asked David to paint murals at their corporate offices.
Since Choe is a professional painter and graffiti artist, the sale of his paintings and other murals at auction accounts for 90% of his income. His artwork is reportedly sold at an estimated range of $199 to $32,760 in the exhibitions. Aside from this, the artist's life-changing job at Facebook, for which he acquired stock in the firm, was the source of his highest kind of income. Those shares are currently worth somewhere around $200 million.
Richest graffiti artist
Choe, a homeless artist, became the richest street artist in the world due to his nose for business and determination to succeed. Facebook hired him to create a sizable mural for their new corporate headquarters. They intended to provide him with $60.000 in exchange for his time and work. Choe, however, decided that he would prefer to have 3.7 million in company shares instead, WIDEWALLS reported.
A fantastic piece of real estate is listed under Choe's name. David paid $3.1 million for a 6,500-square-foot mansion in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In September 2022, he made the decision to list the home for $6.9 million.