David Letterman Net Worth in 2020

How much is David Letterman Worth?

$420 million

Comedian, Producer, Television Host, Writer

United States

April 12, 1947

German, Irish, English


David Letterman Net Worth $420 million

David Letterman salary $20,000,000

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David Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer and his current net worth is $420 million.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he is the son of Harry Joseph Letterman, a florist and Dorothy Marie Mengering, a church secretary.

Growing up on the north side of Indianapolis he loved collecting model cars, including racers.

His father survived a heart attack at age 36, when David was a young boy. Since then, the young David lived with the fear of losing his father. And at age 57, his father passed away from a second heart attack.

As of school, he went to Broad Ripple High School, and worked as a stock boy at a local Atlas Supermarket.

Instead of going where he wanted, at Indiana University, he went to Ball State University, due to his not-good-enough grades.

While there, he joined Sigma Chi fraternity and is still a member. In 1969 he graduated from former Department of Radio and Television.

How did David Letterman get famous?

He started his broadcasting career as an announcer and newscaster at the college’s student-run radio station. But he had to leave due to treating classical music with irreverence.

Letterman started his career as a radio talk show host on WNTS, as well as on Indianapolis television station WLWI as an anchor, and weatherman.

He hosted a late night television talk show for 33 years, from 1982 with the debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, until 2015 broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

Throughout his career, he has hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, suppressing friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American TV history.

He became the 45th Greatest TV Stars of All Time, a title given to him by TV Guide.

Apart from his career as a TV host, he is also a television and film producer. Through his company, Worldwide Pants he has produced his show as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, among others.

How does David Letterman make money?

After his retirement, David has been occasionally at sports events such as the Indianapolis 500, during which he submitted to an interview with a local publication.

In 2016, he joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of the show’s celebrity correspondents.

A year later, alongside Alec Baldwin, he co-hosted The Essentials on Turner Classic Movies. They introduced seven films for the series.

He will host a six-episode series of hour-long programs on Netflix consisting of long-form interviews and field segments.

This wraps up our David Letterman Net Worth profile!

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