David Sedaris Net Worth

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David Sedaris net worth is
$8 million

David Sedaris Wiki Biography

David Raymond Sedaris was born on the 26th December 1956, in Binghamton, New York State USA, and is a comedian, humorist, radio contributor as well as an author. He is best known for his National Public Radio (NPR) appearances, BBC Radio 4’s “Meet David Sedaris” radio show as well as for his books such as “Me Talk Pretty One Day” which was honored with a Thurber Prize for American Humor in 2001. David’s book “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” became a New York Times’ non-fiction bestseller immediately after its release in 2004.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this awarded humorist has accumulated so far? How rich David Sedaris is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Sedaris’ net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds the sum of $8 million, acquired through his numerous performances, gigs and radio shows as well as from sales of his books.

David Sedaris Net Worth $8 million

David was born the second of six children of Sharon Elizabeth ands Louis Harry Sedari, and is of Anglo-American (mother) and Greek (father) origin. David grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where he attended Jesse O. Sanderson High School. Later he enrolled at Western Carolina University, but shortly after he moved to Kent State University from which he soon dropped out and began hitchhiking around the states. In 1983, David relocated to Chicago, Illinois where he enrolled at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1987.

David Sedaris’ performing talent was discovered by the radio host and producer Ira Glass while David was reading his diary in one of Chicago’s numerous clubs, which he had kept since 1977 and his hitchhiking adventures. This occasion led to David’s involvement in “The Wild Room” weekly radio program, a success leading to David’s national radio debut on NPR in late 1992 when he was reading his “Santa Land Diaries”, which apparently wowed the audience. These ventures provided the basis for David Sedaris’ net worth and served as a launching board for his radio and comedy career.

The New York Times classified David’s “Santa Land Diaries” as “a minor phenomenon” and offered him a book deal. In 1994, he debuted as an author with a collection of essays and short stories named “Barrel Fever”. Soon after, he became regular on Chicago Public Radio show as well as “This American Life” and began writing essays for The New Yorker and Esquire magazines. In 1997, a new collection of essays – “Naked” – was released, later rewarded with a Randy Shilts Award. It is certain that all these achievements have helped David Sedaris to further increase his overall net worth.

David Sedaris has since published a dozen essays and story collections, which have been translated into 29 languages and sold over 10 million copies. Apart from those already mentioned above, the most popular are certainly “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary” and more recently “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” which was honored with a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Besides these, David is also an author of several theater plays, alongside his sister Amy Sedaris with whom he appears under the name The Talent Family. Doubtlessly, all these accomplishments have added quite an impressive sum to the overall size of David Sedaris’ wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, David Sedaris currently lives in West Sussex, England, with his longtime partner, Hugh Hamrick.

Full NameDavid Sedaris
Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthDecember 26, 1956
Place Of BirthBinghamton, New York, United States
Height1.65 m
EducationSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago, Western Carolina University, Kent State University
ParentsSharon Sedaris, Lou Sedaris
SiblingsAmy Sedaris, Paul Sedaris, Tiffany Sedaris, Lisa Sedaris, Gretchen Sedaris
PartnerHugh Hamrick
AwardsObie Award for Special Citations, Lambda Literary Award for Humor
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Stonewall Book Awards - Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
MoviesC.O.G., Smoking
1Anecdotes about his family, childhood and romantic life
2Sarcastic, self-depreciating sense of humor
1Memoir is the last place you'd expect to find the truth.
2Seven beers followed by two Scotches and a thimble of marijuana and it's funny how sleep comes all on it's own.
3I recall thinking that the computer would never advance much further than this. Call me naive, but I seemed to have underestimated the universal desire to sit in a hard plastic chair and stare at a screen until your eyes cross.
4'Shit' is the tofu of cursing.
5My hands tend to be full enough dealing with people who hate me for who I am. Concentrate too hard on the millions of people who hate you for what you are and you're likely to turn into one of those unkempt, sloppy dressers who sag beneath the weight of the two hundred political buttons they wear pinned to their coats and knapsacks.
6After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
1Dabbled in Performance and Visual art in his early twenties and has frequently described his lack of success.
2Prefers to use an IBM Typewriter to write rather than a computer.
3Worked as a furniture mover in New York City.
4Used to work as a handyman on apartments that his parents owned.
5Dropped out of college twice before graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987.
6Known for picking up trash in his neighborhood in South Downs and has a garbage truck named after him.
7Once worked as an elf at Macy's in New York City during the Christmas season.
8His father Lou was an engineer for IBM.
9Has never learned how to drive.
10Is learning Japanese. Will live in Japan for six months. [2007]
11He is currently living part time in Paris and England and does book tours in the United States. His new book, "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," is due out in June. [2003]
12He lives in New York City [2005]
13Attended Western Caroline University and transferred to Kent State University, from which he dropped out.
14Lives in West Sussex, England with his partner Hugh Hamrick.
15Wrote his first book at the age of 36.
16Is a frequent guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005).
17Wore glasses as a child.
18Attributes his success to his friend Ira Glass, who first featured David on his radio series.
19Overcame drug addiction, alcoholism, and a smoking habit with aid of self help books, his siblings, and his partner Hugh Hamrick.
20Suffers from OCD.
21Was raised Greek Orthodox.
22Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, vol. 138, pages 399-404. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
23Had a job cleaning houses before he became famous.
24Has a home in Holland Park, London.
25His essays often appear in The New Yorker magazine.
26Older brother of Amy Sedaris.


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2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor the album "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls."

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