What is the Net Worth of David Letterman?

David Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for being the host of Late Show with David Letterman on the CBS network. He currently hosts My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, a Netflix original series.

He has accumulated a massive fortune of $400 million. Below we talk about the American host’s financial conditions, his salary from talk shows and all other sources of income.

Net Worth Details- Earnings, Salary, And Other Income Sources

As of 2022, the American media personality has amassed a massive wealth of $400 million. He has earned most of his salary from the talk shows that he has hosted and also from the few movies that he has been cast on.

He started his career as a panelist for The Gong Show in 1976. That same he appeared on the TV special, Word Grabbers.

He is best known for being the host of the show Late Night with David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman, and The David Letterman Show.

As an actor, he appeared in films like Private Parts, featuring Howard Stern, Man on the Moon, and Sully, starring Tom Hanks to name a few.


He has acted in a few movies which have had good earnings at the box office.

Cabin Boy 1994 $3.7 million
Eddie 1996 $32 million
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 1996 $63.1 million
Private Parts 1997 $41.2 million
Man on the Moon 1999 $47.4 million
Strangers with Candy 2006 $2.3 million
Sully 2016 $240.8 million

Although there are no specifics regarding the salary he received from his acting endeavors, it can be assumed that he was paid well for his part.

Yearly Earnings

  • 2004 – $40 Million
  • 2007 – $40 Million
  • 2013 – $42 Million
  • 2015 – $35 Million

How much did David Letterman make per show?

During 1980 his salary from The David Letterman Show was $1,000,000.

He then received $7,000,000 from his Late Night with David Letterman.

David signed a $14 million/year contract in 1992 for three years which made his earnings to be $42,000,000.

In 1993 his salary from Late Show with David Letterman was $31,500,000, which also included licensing and show profits.

According to a New York Times article, the annual salary of Letterman in 2009 was estimated to be $32,000,000.

However, his salary was reduced in 2013 and he started receiving $20,000,000.

Assets- Houses And Cars

David resides in Deep Creek Ranch, situated 35 miles from west of Choteau. His house is accommodated with three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and is spread over 3,276 sq feet of land.

The value of his 108-acre estate located in Westchester County, New York is said to be $10 million.

He sold his home in New Cannan, Connecticut for $1.1 million. He originally bought the house in 1982 for $1.3 million.


He is a huge car enthusiast and owns a collection of cool luxurious rides.

  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – $305,000
  • 1963 Ferrari Lusso – $1,320,000
  • 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi – $257,600
  • 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – $255,000
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE – $452,895
  • 1956 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera – $385,000
  • 1961 Porsche Cabriolet – $61,600
  • 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe – $32,000
  • 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster – $271,000
  • 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS – $71,900
  • 1964 Porsche Checker – $76,160
  • 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite – $27,500
  • 1956 Austin Healey 100-BN2 – N/A
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140 – $73,920
  • 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK I – $56,000
  • Ferrari Daytona – $590,000

Charity, Insurances, And Taxes

he supports charitable organizations American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming and Years of Living Dangerously.

He must be heavily insured owing to his status. He once underwent heart surgery.

Also, he must be paying loads of money as taxes for his $400 net worth, which includes his cars and houses.

David Letterman’s Personal Life- Age, Education, Relationships, Height And Weight

He was born as David Michael Letterman on 12th April 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States. He is the son of Dorothy Marie Letterman Mengering and Harry Joseph Letterman.

He has two sisters. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is white.

David attended Broad Ripple High School and later attended Indiana University. He also enrolled at Ball State University.


75 years old Letterman has been married twice in his lifetime. He is married to Regina Lasko. The couple started dating in February 1986.

David Letterman with Regina Lasko. Lasko gave birth to his son in 2003. The pair married on 19th March 2009 in Choteau, Montana.

Prior to this, he was married to Michelle Cook on 2nd July 1968. The couple later divorced in October 1977.

He was also in a living relationship with Merril Markoe, head writer and producer of the Late Night.

Height And Weight

He stands tall with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (187.9 cms) and his body weighs 78 kg (171 lbs).