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David Chilton Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
David Barr Chilton is a famous Canadian television personality, businessman, as well as an author. To the public, David Chilton is perhaps best known for his appearances on the popular reality show entitled “Dragon’s Den”. The premise of the show is based on entrepreneurs who present their business ideas to the panel of judges, known as “dragons”, in order to receive a partnership with them. Currently, the panel of judges consists of Jim Treliving, Arlene Dickinson, Michael Wekerle, Vikram Vij, and David Chilton who replaced Robert Herjavec in the seventh season of the show. Considered to be among the best reality television shows, “Dragon’s Den” has inspired the release of such spin-off series as “The Big Decision” with Dickinson, and “Redemption Inc.” starring Kevin O’Leary. Aside from being a part of “Dragon’s Den”, David Chilton is known for his other appearances on television screens, which include “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange”, in which he once served as a host, “Royal Canadian Air Farce”, and, more recently, the drama series called “Arctic Air”, in which he co-starred alongside Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton and Carmen Moore.
David Chilton Net Worth $20 Million
A well-known businessman, as well as a television personality, how rich is David Chilton? According to sources, David Chilton’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million, the majority of which he has accumulated through his appearances on television screens, as well as his business ventures.
David Chilton was born in 1961, in Ontario, Canada. Chilton attended Wilfrid Laurier University, where he studied economics. He initially put a hold to his studies in order to focus on his business career, yet he managed to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1995. Chilton’s career started with “The Wealthy Barber”, a financial planning book that Chilton released in 1989. Over the years, the story of three main characters and their lives has attracted a lot of public attention, as a result of which “The Wealthy Barber” succeeded at selling more than two million copies in Canada, making it one of the best-selling books at the time. Following the success of his book, Chilton started working with famous Canadian chefs and authors Janet Podleski and Greta Podleski, with whom he released several cookbooks, among which were “Crazy Plates” and “Looneyspoons”. In 2011, he released a sequel to his first book entitled “The Wealthy Barber Returns”, which was inspired by the events of the financial crisis in 2008.
In addition to writing, around the same time Chilton started to be featured on various television shows. In 2010, he made his television debut on the George Stroumboulopoulos’ talk show called “The Hour”. However, Chilton reached the most success and public exposure when he joined the panel of judges on “Dragon’ Den”, replacing the famous investor and media personality Robert Herjavec. Among his many achievements, the most notable is perhaps the H. L. Gassard Memorial Award, which he received in 1985.
Very little is known in regards to David Chilton’s personal life, including his marital status, but according to sources, Chilton has two children, a daughter and a son.