Paul Mooney
Paul Mooney
Real Name/Full Name Paul Gladney
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Paul Mooney
Birth Place: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 August 1941
Age/How Old: 82 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 184 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165.3 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – George Gladney
Mother – LaVoya Ealy
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Yvonne Mooney
Kids/Children Name: Dwayne Mooney, Symeon Mooney, Daryl Mooney, Shane Mooney
Profession: Comedian, writer, social critic, and television and film actor
Net Worth: $1 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Paul Mooney is a very successful and popular comedian, social critic, actor, and writer hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana. Paul Mooney is the stage name he uses for his real name Paul Gladney, and he is widely famous for starring in the very popular comedy reality show called Chappelle’s Show. He has also worked as a writer for several other celebrated comedians like Richard Pryor.

Well, how well do you know about Paul Mooney? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Paul Mooney’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Paul Mooney to date.

Biography and Early Life

Paul Mooney’s real name is Paul Gladney, and he was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to mother LaVoya Ealy and father George Gladney. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, who he used to call Mama.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Paul Mooney in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Paul Mooney’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 4 August 1941. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 184 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165.3 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Paul Mooney has been working to support his family since a very young age. There is not much knowledge about his schooling or his college life. He used to work as a ringmaster before he decided to pursue a career in comedy.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Paul Mooney got married to Yvonne Mooney in the year 1973, and the couple has been blessed with four children named Dwayne Mooney, Symeon Mooney, Daryl Mooney, and Shane Mooney. The couple has been divorced for several years now, and they both are living bachelors life.

Is Paul Mooney Gay?

Paul Mooney is not gay, he used to be married to Yvonne Mooney, and they have four kids together who are grown up now. Thus, it is safe to say that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Paul Mooney, talented as he is, used to work as a ringmaster in a circus called Gatti-Charles, where he developed an interest and passion for entertaining the audience with his amazing sense of humor, jokes, and comic acts. As a result, he decided to pursue a career in the field of comedy. He started off working as a writer for a popular comedian named Richard Pryor, who frequently performed on the very famous show Saturday Night Live.

Mooney assisted Pryor in the composition of several of his performances like Bicentennial Bigger, live on the sunset strip, and Is it something I said which have been very popular and hilarious. When Richard Pryor started his very own comedy show, he hired Mooney as it’s writer owing to his talent and sense of humor.

On this show, Mooney has helped several young and budding comedians like Sandra Bernhard, John Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, etc., in the composition of their sets. He has also written on several shows and acts of comedy like Good times and Sanford, son for Redd Foxx, Hollywood Shuffle, Bustin’ Loose; which way is up? In the Buddy Holly story etc.

Mooney has been a very important part of the comedy show called Chappelle’s Show which airs on the channel Comedy Central. Apart from being a writer and comedian, Mooney has also published a book in the year 2007 called Black is the new White in which he has displayed a comic satire on the way the Black community has been treated over the years and how it needs to be changed.


In the year 1985, Paul Mooney received the Daytime Emmy award for the Outstanding Writing for a children’s series for his work in the show called Pryor’s Place and he won the award along with writers like Lorne Frohman, S.S Schweitzer, and Mark Evanier.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Paul Mooney in 2024

Paul Mooney Net Worth
Paul Mooney Net Worth

Paul Mooney has had a very successful career as a comedian, writer, social critic, and actor. Most of his income has been derived from the several comedy shows he has worked as a writer in, and he has also starred in some of the very popular shows and movies. He has also earned a substantial amount from his book release. As of 2024, Paul Mooney has a net worth of $1 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In the year 2014, Paul Mooney was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had been battling it since then.
  • Prior to starting a career as a comedian and writer, Paul Mooney used to work as a ringmaster in a circus to support his family.

Paul Mooney is a very hard-working and dedicated man who has risen from the very bottom level. With strong willpower and loads of talent and a sense of humor, he has become one of the most hilarious and most entertaining comedians of all time in the United States.


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