Dave Hester is a well-known entrepreneur from America who is a professional auctioneer and also a reality television star. Hester is best known for appearing in ‘Storage Wars’ on A&E Network. He has been given the nickname of “The Mogul” for his knowledge and experience of collectibles. Hester has got the experience of over three decades. He is the founder of ‘Dave Hester Auctions’. Let’s find out how much is Dave Hester’s net worth in 2018.
Dave Hester Early Life
Dave Hester was born in California on July 23, 1964.
He was raised around collectibles and antiques as his father used to deal with products from the auctions. Hester used to accompany him from a young age at various auctions, garage sales, and swap meets.
At the age of 14, Hester started buying tools and machinery from auctions. He used to sell them in a military-base shop in various places of Orange County in California.
It has not been known about who is Dave Hester dating or married. His relationship status is not known and nor there are any reports about his previous relationships, as no one has seen him with any woman.
He is known for imprinting his catchphrase ‘YUUUP’ in his hats and t-shirts.
Dave Hester Career, Awards & Achievement
Dave Hester went to his first auction in 1986. Prior to this, he was the owner of Rags to Riches thrift store located in Costa Mesa, California. He also owned a Newport Consignment Gallery. He used to sell his father’s collection of trains over the five years in his stores. Both of them were shut down in June 2011.
In the 1990s, Hester used to work as a bid-catcher. He is known for using the catchphrase “YUUUP”. In 1992, he became a bonded and licensed auctioneer.
In 2010, Hester became one of the main casts of the reality TV series ‘Storage Wars’ on A&E Network. The show was premiered in December of the same year. The show was also seen internationally in many countries. He successfully appeared in the first three seasons of the series.
In December 2012, he was fired from the show. At this, he sued the producer of the show for wrongful termination. After skipping the fourth season of the show, he rejoined the show as the main cast again in its fifth season. Hester has been appearing on the show until the present date. In 2015, he was involved in a brawl with the co-stars of the show Laura Dotson and Dan Dotson.
Awards & Achievements
One of the biggest career achievements of Dave Hester happens to be a successful auctioneer. He has been active in the auctioneering industry for over 25 years. He is the owner and CEO of his own company called ‘Dave Hester Auctions’.
Net Worth of Dave Hester
Dave Hester has an estimated net worth of more than $3.5 million. He made this fortune by successfully appearing in the television show ‘Storage Wars’. He has been given the tile of “The Mogul”. Part of his wealth also comes from his company Dave Hester Auctions’. Hester is known to buy items at a lower rate and sell it for higher prices.
Dave Hester is considered one of the most popular auctioneers in the world. He was also the owner of Rags to Riches thrift store as well as Newport Consignment Gallery. Hester is also a humanitarian. He found considerable success as an entrepreneur and is the owner of Dave Hester Auctions. He started his career at a young age and was involved in auctioneering from as young as five. He bought a painting for a price of $750 and later resold it for an astonishing $155,000.