Dave Hester Net Worth
Dave Hester net worth: Dave Hester is an American reality television series star and business owner who has a net worth of $3 million. Dave Hester earned his net worth as one of the stars of the reality television series Storage Wars on the A&E Network which premiered in 2010. He is also the owner of the Newport Consignment Gallery & Rags to Riches Thrift Store. Hester's thrift store is a 10,000 square foot freeway frontage showroom in Costa Mesa, California where he sells and auctions all of his found treasures. Dave Hester has 25 years worth of experience as an auction hunter. He shares the spotlight on Storage Wars with auctioneer Dan Dotson, as well as auction hunters Darrell Sheets, Barry Weiss, Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante. The mission of the show is to auction off the contents of a storage unit where rent for the use of the facility has not been paid. In California when rent is not paid on a storage locker for three months, the contents are sold by an auctioneer. The show follows professional buyers who purchase the contents based on a five-minute inspection and what they can see in a quick evaluation. The goal is to turn a profit on the merchandise. After a successful first season the show has been renewed for a several more seasons. They have already started filming for a spin-off called Storage Wars: Texas which is a Dallas-based version of Storage Wars. Dave Hester, aka "The Mogul", owner of a the 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.
***Update April 20th, 2012*** – Dave Hester is currently involved in a lawsuit over his famous catch phrase "Yuuup." Dave was recently granted a trademark for the phrase but unfortunately R&B star Trey Songz. Trey Songz claims he has has been using the phrase "Yuuup" since at least 2009. The problem is that both Hester and Songz are using the phrase to make money off clothing lines and merchandise. A New York judge is reviewing both cases and will make a ruling in the coming months. More details in this article: Trey Songz Sues Dave Hester Over "Yuuup!" Catchphrase
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