Name: Dave Hester
Born: 23 Jul 1964
Occupation: Professional bragger, television personality and auctioneer.
Dave Hester, one of the main characters on the A&E reality show “Storage Wars“, is perhaps best known for his outrageous personality: impossible to like, but so preposterous that you still have to watch the show.
In 2006, after a DUI conviction, Dave was forced into community service at a local Goodwill Store. Seeing the potential in such an operation, Dave immediately began to transform his furniture store into a thrift store.
Dave’s net worth come partly from his Newport Consignment Gallery and his Rags to Riches Thrift Store, but also partly from his salary from the television show. The rumour is that Dave threatened to leave during the last series of the show and negotiated himself a nice little cash bonus. According to Dave himself he plan to increase his wealth even further by soon releasing a DVD series teaching people about the storage auction business.
We estimate Dave Hester’s net worth at about $ 3.7 million – making him the second wealthiest of the show’s stars, only beaten by Barry Weiss (see “How rich is Barry Weiss” and also Darrell Sheets, Brandi Passante, Jarrod Schulz, Nabila Haniss).
So how much is 3.7 million dollars really?
3.7 million dollars will buy you about 3,825,000 litres (1 010 458 gallons) of milk. That is enough to fill 290,000 bathtubs. If Dave Hester wanted to copy Cleopatra and bathe in milk (and it would certainly be in style with his general ego), he could do so daily for the next 800 years.
A net worth of $ 3 700 000 can also buy you 640,000 litres of beer. A guy of Hester’s size would probably need a little more than 3 beers to be over the limit, so he could spend his net worth on 600,000 DUIs. That would be stupid and illegal though…
UPDATE: According to media reports, Dave has been fired from the show and is suing the production company for more than $ 3 million. Dave claims he was fired from the show because he complained about the production team planing “unusual and expensive” items in the lockers. If he wins, Dave will almost have doubled his net worth. If he doesn’t, the loss of the income and publicity from the show may seriously hurt his business.