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2. Dave Chappelle

There are clear reasons why most stars on this list walked away from fame. In Dave Chappelle’s case, however, nobody can say for sure.

The comedian was doing very well at the time. With first two seasons of “Chappelle’s Show” behind him and his contract with Comedy Central just being renewed, we can’t say he had a hard time making money back then.

Nonetheless, Chappelle just disappeared.

Some said he has gone crazy and went to live in Africa, while other claimed the fame was too hard to handle for Chappelle.

Although he did turn down a $50 million contract, the comedian traveled the world and worked on raising a family once he returned to his Ohio home.