David Letterman Net Worth

David Letterman Net Worth: David Letterman is an American television host, writer, producer and comedian who has a net worth of $400 million and an annual salary of $20 million. David Letterman starts hosting late night shows from 1 February 1982 on NBC and ends with May 20, 2015, on CBS. He totally hosts a late night television shows for 33 years.

Altogether, David Letterman hosts 6,082 episodes about their late and late night shows, which cross friend and advisor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history. In 1996, Letterman was placed 45th on the 50 Greatest TV Shows of the TV Guide at all times. In 2002, David was ranked seventh on the 50 Great TV Shows of Late Show TV Guide with Letterman.

1) Who is David Letterman?

David Letterman is a television and film producer. He is also a well-known person for his irreverent sense of humor and Innovative shows ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ and ‘The Late Show. His great opportunity came when he started appearing in a show The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. After a long delay, David Letterman started his own late-night show. His late-night show became widely popular because of his humor which was well suited to his show. Letterman moved to CBS when NBC offered Carson’s spot to Jay Leno. In April 2014 Letterman decides to get retired and he announced his plan that he will retire from the show in 2015. Two years later, He decides back to television with a new talk show series which will premier on Netflix in 2018.

david letterman net worth

david letterman net worth

2) Early Life and Career

The great talk show host and television personality David Letterman born on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father name was Harry Joseph Letterman who was a florist and a church secretary. David has two sisters of names Janice and Gretchen.

David Letterman was very famous for his cynical sense of humor like wry, gap-toothed self-mockery and his brash. He attracted countless people, comedians, and talk shows hosts with his unconventional demeanor and sense of humor.

Letterman studied at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana in 1969. He studied radio and television at Ball University. David Letterman worked as a talk-show host for the ” host of children program and late-night show in Indianapolis. He also worked as a news anchor and television weatherman.

3) Big Break

David Letterman great opportunity came when he started joining The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Before joining the Johnny Carson show He was moved to Los Angels where he wrote the for the sitcoms. In 1978, he became a regular host of Johnny Carson. In 1980 He began his own daytime show, ”the David Letterman Show”. He hosted his show for only three months, but It was a great success, Because of it convinced NBC to offer late-night show following the show of Carson’s.

4) CBS ”Late Show”

In 2006, Letterman signed his contract again with CBS and agreeing that He will host show ”The Late Show with David Letterman ” till 2010. In 2007, Letterman earns an estimated of about $40 Million and was ranked on No.17 in the list of richest men in the entertainment industry. In 2009, David Letterman gets ranked to No.14 on the Forbs list of richest men in the entertainment industry.

Letterman also has its own company, Worldwide Pants. His company also produced much successful comedy shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

In April 2014 Letterman gets retired and announced his plan that he will retire from the show in 2015. Two years later, He decides back to television with a new talk show series which will premier on Netflix in 2018. He said in a statement that ” I feel lucky to be working on this project for Netflix”.

5) Health Issue

On January 14, 2000, the fans of Letterman became very shocked when they know that Letterman underwent his quintuple heart bypass surgery. The first post-op show of Letterman aired on  February 21, 2000. His show consisted of Regis Philbin, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and eight other members who took care of Letterman when he was in the hospital.

6) Letterman Life

Letterman is known for his romantic, comedian and irreverent sense of humor. He was born Born on April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married Michele Cook in 1969 and get separated in 1977. Letterman has also a relationship to comedienne/writer Merrill Markoe. At the age of ’80s, he linked to a production manager Regina Lasko.

In 2003, Lasko and Letterman celebrated the birth of their son and named him Harry Joseph Letterman. On March 19, 2009, they married in a private courthouse ceremony, Montana and during his 23rd show, Letterman announced his nuptials. But after a few months, their relationship was broken by a cheating scandal. On October 1, 2009, Letterman introduced on his show that he turned into the victim of an extortion attempt associated with his infidelity.

On that day,  a two CBS news producers Robert “Joe” Halderman and Stephanie Birkitt become arrested for allegedly seeking to obtain $2 million from Letterman by threatening that they will show his affairs with Birkitt.

But when the reality came to the front and the news of the scandal was broke, Letterman apologized from his wife. He said ” If you hurt someone then it is your responsibility to fix it, my wife was hurt by my misbehavior, now it is my responsibility to fix it”.

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David Letterman Biography

  1. Name                       David Michael Letterman
  2. Date of Birth             April 12, 1947, Indianapolis, Indiana, United State
  3. Education                 Ball State University, Broad Ripple High School
  4. Nationality                America
  5. Occupation               Comedian, Host
  6. Height                      1.88 meter
  7. Source of Wealth     Television host, Comedian
  8. Company                 Worldwide Pants
  9. Filmography             Cabin Boy, Whoopi, Beavis-But-Head, Howard Stern etc.
  10. fast Friends              Mork & Mindy (1979), Episode: ” Mork Goes Erk”, The Mary Tailor Moore Hour (1979), 8 episode

Letterman Family

  1. Mother                     Dorothy Mengering ( Died: April 11, 2107 )
  2. Father                      Harold Joseph Letterman ( Died: February 13, 1973 )
  3. Spouse                    Regina Lasko (2009)
  4. Son                          Harry Joseph Letterman

David Letterman Net Worth

David Letterman net worth is estimated to be $425 million. His source of wealth is the comedy and television host.

David Letterman House

  1. House                      108-acre estate in North Salem, New York.

David Letterman Show

  1. Late night with Letterman, ( 1982-1983 ) 1819 episodes, also a creator, writer, and executive producer
  2. The David Letterman Show, (1980), also a creator, writer, and executive producer

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