David Letterman Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

David Letterman

The longest-running host of a late-night talk show in American television history is David Michael Letterman, also known as David Letterman. He founded Worldwide Pants, a production business that worked on a number of his programs as well as popular sitcoms including “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

David Letterman Biography and Net Worth

Net Worth                 $ 400 M
Full Name                  David Michael Letterman
Birth Date                  April 12, 1947
Age                             75 years
Birthplace                 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Profession                Comedian, Host, Author, Producer
Wife                           Regina Lasko

David Letterman Early Life

In Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 12, 1947, David Micheal Letterman was born. Harry Letterman, a florist, and Dorothy Letterman, a church secretary, were his parents and he has one younger and one elder sister. His father suffered a heart attack and passed away at age 57. Letterman attended Broad Ripple High School and was a stock boy at a nearby supermarket. He received his degree in television and radio from Ball State University in 1969.

David Letterman Early Career

Letterman was a newscaster and announcer for Ball State’s student-run radio station, WBST. His family and friends urged him to relocate to Los Angeles in 1975 so that he might pursue a career as a comedy writer there. He started doing stand-up there at The Comedy Store. Through stand-up, he built a lot of connections and by 1978, he was writing and making short guest appearances for a variety of tiny acts, TV shows, and game shows. He eventually attracted the interest of talent scouts for The Tonight Show thanks to his distinct combination of sarcasm and dry humor, and Carson instantly adopted him as one of his favorite comics.

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David Letterman Success

Bill Murray was the show’s first guest when it debuted in February 1982 as Late Night with David Letterman. College students and young adults developed a cult following for Dave’s irreverent, brash, cynical, self-deprecating comedy, and eccentric bits. In place of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Letterman hosted his own program, The Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS after leaving NBC. Letterman inked a three-year, $14 million contract with CBS, more than doubling his NBC income. In his first 20 years in late-night, Letterman had 67 Emmy Award nominations and 12 wins, demonstrating the enormous popularity and critical acclaim of his programs. In April 2014, Letterman announced his retirement, and on May 20, 2015, a lavish and star-studded farewell episode of Letterman’s show aired.

David Letterman Wife

In February 1986, Letterman began dating Regina Lasko; Lasko gave birth to their son in 2003. The family resides in North Salem, New York, and the pair was married in 2009.

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David Letterman Net Worth

The estimated net worth of letterman is 400 million dollars as of 2022. Letterman used to be able to easily make $50 million a year in licensing and syndication fees. He owns a 2,700-acre ranch close to Chateau, Montana, a 108-acre estate in Westchester County, New York, a home on Martha’s Vineyard, and a residence in St. Barth’s. He shares ownership of the Indy Racing League team Rahal Letterman Racing.

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