Dave Hester, nicknamed as "The Mogul" is an American professional auctioneer, storage unit buyer, businessman, and reality television personality featured on A&E's 'Storage Wars.' He is also known for his combative style and famous catchphrase 'YUUUP!"
Dave Hester, from the age of five, used to accompany his father to auctions, garage sales, and swap meets. When he reached fourteen, he started buying machinery and tools, and sell them to military-base shops in Orange County, California. In 1986, the time came when Dave first attended his storage auction, and in 1990, he officially began working as a bid-catcher.
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After working for two more years, in 1992, Dave became a licensed and bonded auctioneer. Eventually, he set up two shops 'Newport Consignment Gallery' and the 'Rags to Riches thrift store' in Costa Mesa, California.
In 2010, Dave got selected as one of the main casts of the A&E Network reality television series 'Storage Wars.'
Dave has not only gained fame through his talent but has also caught people's attention with his involvement in several disputes and brawls: especially with buyers like Brandon Sheets and Darrell. Moreover, his feud with his brother also became public after his brother placed a bid against him.
In December 2012, the producers of Storage Wars fired him after he complained about their practice of planting valuable products in the lockers. Dave was asked to pay $122,000 legal fees, but he refused to pay. However, the case was settled, and Dave made a return to the show.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dave Hester has a net worth of $4 million.
Dave Hester is a married man, and his wife is Donna Hester. He, who has low-keyed the details of his wedding with Donna, often posts a picture of his wife on his social media account. And, often they accompany on several events and functions.
Dave Hester with his wife Donna Hester on 1st September 2019 (Photo: Dave Hester's Instagram)
On 23rd July 2016, Dave (Donald Trump zombie) and his spouse (dressed-up in Zombie Hillary Clinton) attended Zombie walk down Fifth Avenue on day three of the Comic-con International held at the San Diego Convention Center.
Moreover, the couple is a parent to their son named Dave Jr. His son initially managed the online aspects of the business, but later started taking part in auctions after making an appearance on the show.
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Dave Hester was born at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base near Oceanside, California, on 23rd July 1964. His father was of German and Irish descent and served in the military. He was also a train collector who visited auctions to buy collectibles. Similarly, his mother was born in Mexico.
Dave also has a younger brother with whom he is not on good terms.