David Simon Net Worth

David Simon Net Worth

David Simon was born on the 9th February 1960, in Washington, D.C., USA, and is a writer, producer, and journalist, best known as the creator of several TV series including “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993-1999), “The Wire” (2002-2008), and “Treme” (2010-2013). Simon’s career started in 1982.

Have you ever wondered how rich David Simon is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Simon’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a television writer. In addition to creating highly-rated series, Simon has also worked as a journalist, and published two non-fiction books which improved his wealth.


David Simon Net Worth $15 Million


David Judah Simon was born a son of Bernard, a former journalist and then public relations director for B’nai B’rith, and Dorothy Simon, a homemaker. Simon grew up in a Jewish family with his brother Gary, and sister Linda who died in 1990. David went to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland, where he wrote for the school’s newspaper.

Later, Simon studied at the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated in 1983, but he started his journalism career in 1982 as a police reporter at the Baltimore Sun, and stayed there until 1995. In 1991, David published his first book “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets” which gained a lot of popularity, and the producers wanted it on the screen, so in 1993, the TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street” came out. The series aired for seven seasons and won four Primetime Emmy Awards. Simon also produced 45 episodes from 1997 to 1999. His net worth rose steadily.

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In 1997, Simon’s next book “The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood” was published, but this time he was a co-author with Ed Burns. Three years later, the mini-series “The Corner” came out, and won three Emmy’s with Simon producing all six episodes.
However, his best-known project thus far was creating one of the acknowledged best series ever – “The Wire”. The story follows law enforcement in a fight with a criminal in the city of Baltimore; the show was aired for five seasons from 2002 to 2008, and Simon worked as an executive producer on 52 out of 60 episodes. “The Wire” was a huge international hit and generated millions of dollars to Simon’s bank account.

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After “The Wire” ended, Simon created a seven-episode miniseries called “Generation Kill” in 2008. The series is about the Rolling Stone reporter and his experiences during the American bombing of Iraq in 2003 – the show was a big success and won three Emmy’s. Simon then worked as a writer and executive producer of the musical-drama series “Treme”, which aired for four seasons and also won an Emmy Award.
Most recently, Simon wrote six episodes for the miniseries “Show Me a Hero” in 2015 that won a Golden Globe Award. He is currently in the middle of writing of “The Deuce”, which will be premiered in 2017, about the New York City of the ’70’s and ’80’s during the porn and prostitution era in Manhattan – James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal will star.

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Regarding his personal life, David Simon married graphic artist Kayle Tucker in 1991, and they have a son but divorced in 1998. David later married Baltimore novelist and former Sun reporter Laura Lippman in 2008 and had a daughter in 2010.

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