Dave Hester, also known as “The Mogul”, is a well-known auctioneer and television personality. Hester is known for his ambitious and dubious nature, as he was involved in a number of fights and scuffles during his time on “Storage Wars”. Some major scuffles in which he was involved took place with buyers like Brandon Sheet and Darrell. Even more, his rivalry with his brother became known after his brother appeared in the second season of Storage Wars. This happened in an episode called “Unclaimed Luggage” in which a bid was placed against him.
Dave Hester was born on July 3, 1964, at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base; near Oceanside, California, United States of America. While his father is of both German and Irish descent, his mother was born in Mexico. Dave’s father was formerly a military man and was also a trained collector who always attended auctions to acquire collectibles.
As Dave grew up while his peers were enrolling in college, he became interested in auctions and followed in his father’s footsteps. Nonetheless, Dave, unlike his sparse father, developed a genuine interest in the business. His genuine passion for the business and his attention to detail eventually earned him so much money.
Dave has a younger brother, but the duo is estranged. His son Dave Jr. is the one who oversees the online aspect of his commercial enterprise. He eventually began participating in auctions after starring in a top TV series. Dave Jr. aspires to own a mobile home so that he can move from one place to another as a “gypsy auctioneer”. He believes that this will allow him to attend more auctions every day.
Dave Hester was raised with collectibles. His father bought and sold valuables at auctions. When he was five years old, he followed his father to auctions, swap meets, and garage sales. At the age of 14, Dave Hester began buying tools and machinery for auctions. Then he began selling these items to military base shops in Orange County, California.
In 1986 Dave attended his most important warehouse auctions. The star actor once worked as a bid catcher in the days of his humble beginnings. He articulated his catchword “Yuuup” loudly to locate the bidders in the crowd. In 1992 Dave Hester became a licensed and bonded auctioneer.
Dave became famous after he took part in the popular television series “Storage Wars”, which was launched in 2010. The show is intended for those who purchase the contents of unused storage units. The popular television series is broadcast nationwide and has won the approval of the masses.
Net Worth of Dave Hester
According to a reliable source, Dave has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He earned this huge sum through his commercial enterprise and through his role in Storage Wars. At his age, there is a chance that he will stick to his chosen career path and expand his business. With the increase in success and fame, Dave’s net worth will definitely increase in the coming years.
Married, Wife, and Kids
Dave has decided to keep his private life away from the media and the public. No information has been released about whether the handsome actor is happily married, and no woman has been seen with him, as he has kept people in the dark. Despite the fact that Dave has not been seen with any woman, he has a son named Dave Hester Jr. This shows that he either has a wife that nobody knows about or that he had an affair.
In December 2012 Hester was fired by the producers of the show Storage War. His dismissal prompted him to file a lawsuit against A & E, as he had been wrongly dismissed. He revealed that he was dismissed because he had filed a formal charge against the staged act of Storage War, as some items had been placed in the store. The issue was then resolved in 2014. After the lawsuit was settled, Dave was called back on the show in 2014. Dave is known to be a very disturbed and argumentative individual. This is one of the reasons why he was not seen during the 4th season.
Is He Dead?
Dave Hester is still alive and well. In fact, here are some amazing facts about Hester;
- In 1992, Hester was involved in auctions.
- He made his debut in Storage Wars when it premiered at A & E in 2010.
- Hester’s favorite charity home happens to be the Research Hospital.
- He loves to experience adventures in places like Mexico, San Cabo Lucas, and Alaska.
- Dave Jr. is Hester’s only known child.
- In 2015, Hester could gather about 85,000 thousand sympathies on Facebook.
- In the same year, he could win about 90.800 followers on Twitter.
- Hester was once incarcerated for driving under the influence of alcohol.
- The year 1996 was the first time he participated in his first storage auction.
- Hester’s keyword is ‘Yuuup’.
- The name of his storage auction business is Dave Hester Auctioneer.