When he's not on the road, selling out theaters, or filming specials, comedian Dave Chappelle makes his home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

It's a small, mostly white town outside Dayton where Chappelle grew up and went to school. You may recall he returned to Yellow Springs to invite residents to attend his outdoor concert in Brooklyn for "Dave Chappelle's Block Party." Now the comedian is raising his own kids there. It would be easy to say he's come full circle, but his heart never really left.

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Dave Chappelle refused an offer no one has ever refused. And I totally respect him for it.

What made comedian Dave Chappelle walk away from a $50 million contract?

In 2006, Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract to continue his acclaimed show with Comedy Central.

But he didn't give his fans or the broader public much of a clue about why. In an interview with David Letterman, he finally answered some of those questions. And what he has to say about money and happiness makes a lot of sense.

With that, please check out "Can You Be Too Rich?" — a quick read by economist Umair Haque. This analogy really struck me:

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