Dave Hester is a popular reality TV star who is one of the main leads in the A&E reality show, Storage Wars. He is also notoriously known as ‘The Mogul’ in the show. He is an American businessman, storage unit buyer, and professional auctioneer.
Besides, he is also known for taunting the new and less experienced bidders, often getting into arguments with his fellow members. Dave was also fired from the show in December 2012.
Let’s know more about this TV personality right now including his personal life, net worth, and others.
Here are some of the interesting facts about Dave Hester.
Dave Hester: Quick Facts
July 23, 1964
Camp Pendleton, California, USA
Businessman, Auctioneer, TV personality
Bio and Family
Dave was born in the Hester family on July 23, 1964, at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base near Oceanside, California. His father was of German and Irish descent and served in the US Army while his mother was born in Mexico.
Hence, he is of mixed ethnicity and holds American citizenship. After retiring from the army, his father started working as an auctioneer. Following his father steps, Dave pursued the same profession rather than studying. But unlike his hoarder father, Dave is much more inclined towards business and making profits.
Age and Height
Dave Hester aka The Mogul just turned 55 years this year on July 23. His zodiac sign is Leo. And just like his zodiac sign, Dave is fierce and likes to lead in every situation.
However, there is not much information regarding his physical attributes including height, weight, and other measurements. But with age and time, Dave has put on a bit of weight. Besides he has black eyes and short black hair.
Dave Hester: Professional Career
Dave started his professional career from the tender age of fourteen. He started the business by buying machinery and tools from auctions and reselling the items to military-base shops in Orange County, California.
Just like that in 1986, he attended his first storage auction and later became a licensed and bonded auctioneer in 1992. It was during these years that his catchphrase “YUUUP” came into use. And till this date, it remains his trademark. He even painted on his truck and flaunts it on his caps and T-shirts.
After receiving his license, Dave opened the Newport Consignment Gallery in Costa Mesa, California. In 2005, Dave saw his potential in the storage unit business when he was forced to do community service at a local Goodwill Store because of his conviction in a DUI case.
Following this event, Dave turned his furniture store into the Rags to Riches Thrift Store. But he closed his shop in 2011 and since then has been working as an auctioneer.
Dave Hester: Storage Wars
In 2010, Hester was selected as one of the main casts of the A&E Network reality television series ‘Storage Wars’. The show premiered on December 1, 2010, and soon became one of the most-watched programs in the history of A&E Network on its second season.
Likewise, the show features professional buyers who visit storage facilities throughout Southern California. Also, they are given only five minutes to bid an auction without touching any of the goods. The show wrapped up after its 11th season in March 2018 and launched the 12th season in March 2018.
Dave is infamous for outbidding skills and sharp mouth. The show features other buyers like Brandi Passante, Ivy Calvin, Rene Nezhoda, Mary Padian and Laura Dotson.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2019, Dave Hester has the estimated net worth of $5 million. According to many sources, Hester makes an enormous amount of $25,000 per episode from the show. Also, in the show, Dave is known to make the highest profits.
Once he made a profit of $90,000 when he purchased a unit which had a collection of newspapers that reported ElvisPresley‘s death. Another of his achievement include a painting by the Californian impressionist, Jack Wilkinson Smith titled ‘The Golden Pool’. Moreover, he bought it for $750 and sold for $155,000.
Dave Hester: Married and Wife
We are well informed regarding Dave’s work and net worth but when it comes to his family, Dave can be secretive. However, we do know that he is married to Donna Hester and a son named Dave Jr.
When or how did they tie the knot is still unknown. Moreover, the couple attended Zombie Walk on the third day of the Comic-Con on July 23, 2016. They were dressed up as Zombie Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.