David Letterman

David Letterman Net Worth 2014 – 2015: $430 Million

David Michael Letterman is a television host, comedian, producer, and entrepreneur who currently has an estimated net worth of $430 million. If you don’t know who this guy is, then you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 30 years, because he isn’t just an extremely rich tv host who has a salary of $20 million dollars per year, he’s also a very famous celebrity who has been hosting one of CBS’s most popular late night talk shows “Late Show With David Letterman” since the early 90s.

As mentioned earlier, David is also a television and film producer, and an entrepreneur, that’s why he owns a production company called “Worldwide Pants”, which currently produces all of his shows, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and one of the funniest comedy series of all time “Everybody Loves Raymond”, which is currently in syndication and it’s probably one of the main reasons of why Letterman has so much money.

David Letterman’s father was a florist, and his mother was a church secretary, so I really don’t know why he pursued a comedy career. I guess things just turned out that way for him, because he didn’t actually begin his career as a comedian you know, in fact, his first gig was as an announcer and newscaster on WBST, and then he became an anchor and weatherman on WLWI, now called WTHR. In 1975 David moved to Los Angeles, California, there he made guest appearances on several shows such as “The Gong Show”, “The Mike Douglas Show”, and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” where he soon became a regular guest, until 1980 when NBC finally gave him his own morning comedy show called “The David Letterman Show”.

Everyone expected Letterman to become the host of “The Tonight Show” after Johnny Carson retired, even Letterman himself thought that he would get the job, however, things didn’t turn out that way, because NBC decided to give Jay Leno the job instead. NBC’s decision forced David to leave the network, and he immediately moved on to host his own late night show on CBS called the “Late Show With David Letterman”, which proved to be even more successful than “The Tonight Show” on NBC.

But, how much is David Letterman really worth? Well, according to several online media outlets and magazines he has an estimated net worth of $400 million, however, after making our own calculations and taking into account the most recent information about his career, salary, and earnings, we have come to the conclusion that he’s probably a little bit richer than what most people think, or say. We believe that David Michael has a total fortune of $430 million dollars approximately.

Forbes ranks Letterman at #38 on their 100 Richest Celebrities list with estimated earnings of $42 million as of 2013. Soon Forbes Magazine will update this information, so if any important changes are made we will let you know as soon as they are available.

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