A Few Facts About One Of The Most Popular Comedians Of All Time: David Letterman is an American comedian, writer and TV host who has hosted the Late Night Show for 33 years. He hosted more than 6,000 episodes in which he invited some of the greatest personalities in the US as well as the entire world. The David Letterman net worth is around 400 million dollars, and he also owns huge real estate properties in various areas of the US.
David Letterman Net Worth – $400 Million
Birth Name – David Michael Letterman
Date of birth – April 12, 1947
Zodiac Sign – Aries
Birth Place – Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality – American
Height – 6′ 2″
Profession – Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Announcer, Voice Actor, Author, Talk show host
David Letterman was born in 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father worked as a florist while his mother served as a Catholic Church secretary. His family lived in the north side of the city which was quite close to Speedway. Young Letterman was an avid model car collector.
While his family didn’t have a lot of money, Letterman admired his father’s ability to lighten up spirits and parties with his humor and great jokes. However, when he was just a young boy, his father suffered from a heart attack. This lead young Letterman to fear for his father’s life for years.
Letterman went to his local Broad Ripple High School while also working as a stock boy at one of the local supermarkets. He later admitted to originally wishing to go to the state Indiana University, but due to his poor grades he had to go to the Ball State University instead.
He never had good grades, passing as an average student and getting his degree from the Department of Radio and Television. While in college, Letterman started his broadcasting career at the student campus radio station. However, he was subsequently fired on grounds that he disregarded classical music.
In 1969, after graduating from university, he landed a job as a weatherman at the Indianapolis television. In 1975, he took his wife and belongings and got in his pickup truck to drive to Los Angeles. There, he worked in small jobs in television and was hired to write comic material for the famous comedian George Miller.
In the late 70s he made several appearances in various game and late night snows until he caught the attention of Johnny Carson. After becoming a regular guest to the show, he got his own show that he would host for 33 years, longer than his mentor Johnny Carson. He was also to become one of the wealthiest comedians of all time, with an average salary of 20 million dollars.