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What is Dave Hester’s net worth?
Dave Hester is an American reality television series star and business owner who has a net worth of $4 million. Dave Hester is perhaps most famous for being one of the stars of the A&E reality television series “Storage Wars”, which premiered in 2010. He is also the owner of Newport Consignment Gallery and Rags to Riches Thrift Store. Dave Hester has over 25 years of experience as an auction hunter.
Dave Hester was born on 23 July 1964 at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Oceanside, California. His mother was born in Mexico and his father was of German and Irish descent. His father, whom Dave has often described as a “hoarder”, (understandably) served in the military, but was also an avid collector of train collectibles. Instead of going to college, Dave decided to do auctions with his father. However, instead of just collecting them, Dave went away with the intention of making a profit from the hobby. Dave has a brother, but the two reportedly don’t have a good relationship.
Dave was just 14 when he began buying machinery and equipment from field auctions and in turn selling them in shops at the military base where he lived. In the 90s, he worked as a big catcher in storage units. Dave became a licensed auctioneer in 1992. Dave sold his father’s huge train collection, raising a small sum of money for his business. He established two shops, the Newport Consignment Gallery, and the Rags to Riches Thrift Store, a 10,000-square-foot freeway frontage showroom in Costa Mesa, California, initially with just 15 employees, where he sells and auctions all his treasures.
Since 2010, he has shared the spotlight on the reality TV show “Storage Wars” alongside auctioneer Dan Dotson, as well as auction hunters Darrell Sheets, Barry Weiss, Jarrod Schultz and Brandi Passante. The show initially started off with a slow start and only a few episodes were being filmed. The show’s mission is to auction the contents of a storage unit where rent has not been paid for use of the facility. In California, when rent on a storage locker is not paid for three months, the contents are sold by an auctioneer. The show follows professional buyers who purchase ingredients based on a five-minute inspection and what they can see in a quick evaluation. The goal is to turn a profit on the goods.
The show eventually gained momentum and became the most-watched A&E show in its second season. Several more seasons have been filmed in the show; Its 13th season started airing in April 2021. He has already started filming for a spin-off called Storage Wars: Texas, a Dallas-based version of Storage Wars. Dave Hester, aka “The Mogul”, owner of a thrift store in Costa Mesa, currently has 15 employees, and is the second most financed of the Storage Wars group as well as the show’s recurring antagonist.
Hester’s wife, Donna Hester, has been married for many years. The couple share a child named Dave Hester Jr., who occasionally appears on the show with Dave. Hester is very quiet about her personal life and is quite an introvert despite her boisterous on-screen personality.
Controversies and scandals
In 2005, Dave was convicted of a DUI and performed community service at a local goodwill store. Dave is known for his competitive and boisterous personality, and he has been involved in many controversies and controversies during his time on “Storage Wars”. He was fired from the show in 2012 and Dave filed a lawsuit against the network. After the lawsuit was dismissed, he was asked to pay $122,000, but he refused to pay. He returned to the show after the matter was resolved. In 2015, a brawl involving Dave, Dan, Laura and their fists was captured on screen.
In April 2012 Dave Hester was involved in a lawsuit over his famous catch phrase “Yup”. Dave was recently trademarked for the phrase but unfortunately R&B star Trey Songs. Trey Songz claimed that he has been using the phrase “yup” since at least 2009. The problem is that both Hester and Songz are using this phrase to make money off clothing lines and merchandise. More details in this article: Trey Songz says “Yup!” But sued Dave Hester. phrase.
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