Name: Dan Dotson (Danny Allan Dotson)
Occupation: Professional auctioneer, fast talker, television presenter, and business man.
Dan Dotson and his wife Laura Dotson (born Laura Christine Payton, 1968) are well-known to all fans of the A&E reality television show “Storage Wars”. As the auctioneers on the show, they are responsible for opening the lockers and selling them to the highest bidders at a pace that is almost impossible to keep track of without the show’s producers helpfully displaying the bids on screen.
Dan was born into auctioneering. His maternal grandfather, Sam Fancher, was a farm auctioneer in the Ozark Mountains region of northwest Arkansas, and Dan was often asked to assist during the auctions. Dan started American Auctioneers in 1983, though it was not incorporated as a company in CA until 2000, the same year he married Laura.
Dan and Laura currently lives in Yucaipa, California.
It would appear that auctioneering is a lucrative business, and although the exact figure is not known, it is rumoured that Dan and Laura receive an estimated $675 000 per season from A&E (though the figure for the first two seasons was much lower). Between his business and his TV work, we estimate that Dan and Laura Dotson has a net worth of $ 6.5 million.
How much is $ 6.5 million?
In Zimbabwe, in case Dan Dotson and his wife ever tires of California, the average wage is $253 a month. It would 2,200 people working for a full year to make as much money as Dan and Laura’s net worth.
On the other hand, the most expensive mobile phone ever made, the Diamond Rose iPhone 4 32GB (now rather outdated), cost $ 8 million. Even if Dan and Laura sold all their possessions, they’d still be $ 1.5 million short.
If Dan and Laura Dotson like milk, $ 6.5 million would buy roughly 2.1 million gallons of skimmed milk. That is roughly enough to fill 3.5 Olympic sized swimming pools.