David Simon Net Worth
David Simon Net Worth: David Simon is an American journalist, author, and producer who has a net worth of $15 million. Born in Washington, D.C., in 1960, David Simon studied at the University of Maryland College Park and began working for "The Baltimore Sun" after graduation. Simon covered local crime and later took a leave of absence in the late '80s to write a novel. "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" was published in 1991 and chronicles Simon's experiences shadowing Baltimore police. Simon won the 1992 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime book, and the story was eventually turned into the TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street", which ran from 1993 until 1999. Simon served as the program's producer and writer. At the same time, he worked on his new book, "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood", with co-author Ed Burns. It became HBO's six-hour miniseries "The Corner" and won three Emmy Awards. Simon earned the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries of a Movie. Simon later went on to create, write for, and produce the hit drama series "The Wire", which was partly inspired by his first book. Simon worked on the show from 2002 until 2008, writing dozens of episodes. He's also worked as executive producer and writer on "Generation Kill" and "Treme". Simon is married to his second wife, novelist and ex-journalist Laura Lippman. They have one daughter together.