David Letterman is a TV host, comedian, producer and writer from the United States. During his days at college, he worked at a radio station that was in the campus. David Letterman began his professional career with weather broadcasting. Now let’s have a close look on David Letterman’s net worth in 2019.
David Michael Letterman was born on April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis the capital of Indiana, United States. His father Harry Joe Letterman was a florist but he died in 1973, and his mother Dorothy Mengering was a church secretary and she appeared on David Letterman’s show several times but she died in 2017. After his father’s death, his mother married Hans Mengering in 1983. David Letterman has 2 sisters, Janice Letterman and Gretchen Letterman.
David Letterman was grown and raised in his hometown. He finished his schooling from the Broad Ripple High School, and then he wanted to study at the Indiana University but he went to the Ball State University due to his low grades and graduated in 1969.
For his marriage and relationships life, David Letterman was first married to Michelle Cook from 1968 – 1978. He dated the lawyer Stephanie Birkitt, actress singer and dancer Teri Garr, comedian actress producer director and writer Bonnie Hunt. He also had a relationship with the author, stand-up comedian and writer Merrill Markoe.
David Letterman has been married to Regina Lasko since 2009. They began their relationship in 1986 and they have one son, his name is Harry Joseph Letterman and he was born on November 3, 2003.
David Letterman worked first as an announcer for his college’s radio station “WBST” and he was fired from there due to his irreverence behavior towards classical music. After that, he was a part of another radio station for the college that was named “WAGO-AM 570”.
David Letterman began his professional career by hosting a radio talk show on “WNTS” as their anchor and their weather broadcaster. After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, he first performed at The Comedy Store and then he was hired to write a show on CBS named “The Starland Vocal Band Show”.
David Letterman experienced huge success with the morning show “The David Letterman Show” in 1980, followed by “Late Night with David Letterman” which started in 1982 and both were on NBS. In 1993, David Letterman went on CBS with his own show “Late Show with David Letterman”. He retired from the show in 2014, and his final episode was aired in 2015 and it had more than 13 million viewers.
Awards & Achievements
The comedian and TV host David Letterman has many award winnings and nominations. For the “The David Letterman Show”, he won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Writers, and the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding host/hostess in a variety series.
David Letterman award winnings for “Late Night with David Letterman” including 4 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special and others. He won for “Late Show with David Letterman” the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series, American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host and others.
Net Worth of David Letterman
The estimated net worth of the TV host, comedian, producer and writer David Letterman is $450 million. He made his hundreds millions fortune from the great shows he worked on. David Letterman earned from CBS around $20 million annually, he earned more than $31 million from “Late Show with David Letterman”, and his salary for “Late Night with David Letterman” was $7 million.
David Letterman is one of the most loved to watch TV hosts and comedians. He didn’t really know what he was going to do after college and now his shows were viewed by millions of people around the United States. David Letterman is married to Regina Lasko and they are happily living together.