David Letterman Net worth and Salary 2017

David Letterman net worth

David Letterman Net Worth :

An American television host, writer, producer and comedian, David Letterman net worth of 2017 is estimated to be $400 million. While his annual salary is estimated to be $20 million according to celebritynetworth which is quite low compared to his previous year’s annual salary. He earned approximately $50 million in past year. In 2015, Letterman annual salary as announced by Forbes magazine was $35 million.

Letterman Bio and Career : 

David Letterman was born on April 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana to a mother Dorothy Marie Mengering who was a church secretary and to a father Harry Joseph Letterman who was a florist.

Letterman began his career as a radio talk show which was hosted on WNTS (a radio station owned by Marvin Kosofosky’s Continental Broadcast Group) and on Indianapolis television station WLWI as an anchor.

Besides an anchor or talk show host, Letterman is also comedy writer. With the hope of becoming comedy writer, Letterman moved from Indianapolis to Los Angeles, California in 1975. And he began acting as a comedian at Comedy Store. While performing comedy at Comedy Store, he was seen by Jimmie Walker and later joined a group of comedians with Walker.

After comedian role, Letterman became a writer in 1977 and written a script for six-week series The Starland Vocal Band show.

Now, Letterman become famous for hosting late night television talk show. He hosted his television talk show for about thirty three years. Letterman hosted almost 6000 episodes of Late Night and Talk Show. He was ranked 45th in top 50 TV star of all time in 1996.

Letterman returning to TV in a New Netflix Series : 

It’s been more than two years since he has ended his television talk show run on CBS and now he is preparing to work for six-episodes series Netflix coming next year.

One of the greatest TV stars of all time, David Letterman said “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned: If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos said “just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together,” said“David Letterman is a true television icon, and I can’t wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the people he finds most interesting.”


Now it might be sure that David Letterman net worth and his salary of 2018 is going to be more than that of previous if he returned to Netflix’s series.