Paul Mooney Net Worth
Paul Mooney Net Worth: Paul Mooney is an American comedian, writer, social critic, television and film actor who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Paul Mooney was born August 4, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is most notable for his appearances on Chappelle's Show (starring comedian Dave Chappelle) and as a writer for the comedian Richard Pryor. During his stint as ringmaster with the Gatti-Charles Circus, he constantly found himself writing comedy and telling jokes, which would later help Mooney land his first professional work as a writer for Richard Pryor. Mooney wrote some of Richard Pryor's routines for his appearance on Saturday Night Live (SNL), co-wrote his material for the Live on the Sunset Strip, Bicentennial Nigger and Is It Something I Said albums, and Pryor's film Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling. As the head writer for The Richard Pryor Show, Mooney gave many young stand-up comics, such as Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Marsha Warfield, John Witherspoon and Tim Reid, their first break into show business. Mooney also wrote for Redd Foxx's Sanford and Son, Good Times, acted in several cult classics including Which Way Is Up?, Bustin' Loose, Hollywood Shuffle and portrayed singer/songwriter Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story. He was the head writer for the first year of Fox's In Living Color, creating the character Homey D. Clown, played by Damon Wayans. Mooney later went on to play Wayans' father in the Spike Lee film Bamboozled as the comedian Junebug. In 2006, Paul Mooney hosted the BET tribute to Black History Month titled 25 Most @#%! Moments in Black History, where he narrated some of the most shameful incidents involving African Americans since 1980.