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What happened to Dave Letterman?

Last Updated: 18th June, 2020

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Retirement from Late Show
During the taping of his show on April 3,2014,Letterman announced that he had informed CBSpresidentLeslie Moonves that he would retire from hosting Late Showby May20, 2015. However, later in his retirementLettermanoccasionally stated, in jest, that hewasfired.

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In this manner, why did the Letterman show end?

This is classic Letterman. Davewasn'tfired from CBS. Back in 2014, he announced hewas(voluntarily) retiring from hosting the Late Show.He alsowasn't fired from NBC after the network's controversialdecision togive Jay Leno The Tonight Show after JohnnyCarson's 1992retirement.

Subsequently, question is, who took over for Letterman? Stephen Colbert

In this way, what is David Letterman's net worth?

The king of late night, David Letterman,formerhost of the Late Show with David Letterman, stillcarries anet worth of $400 million, though his salary hasdipped to$20 million a year. Letterman's cash comes fromhisproduction company, Worldwide Pants, and realestateinvestments.

When did the David Letterman show end?

May 20, 2015

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