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David Alan Gest was born on the 11th May 1953, in Los Angeles, California USA, and was a television personality, film producer and comedian, best known to the world for his partaking in the show “Celebrity Big Brother” (2016), and for producing the television special “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years” (2001). David passed away in 2016.

Have you ever wondered how rich David Gest was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gest’s net worth was as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry which began in the 1970s.

David Gest Net Worth $20 Million

David was raised in Southern California, and as he was growing up befriended Michael Jackson, with whom he remained close friends until Michael’s death in 2009.

David first came to prominence in the mid- 2000s when he appeared in the show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” on ITV, and finished the competition in fourth place. However, some irregularities were discovered later with vote counting, but David declined recounting, though votes were in his favor. The following year he got his own show on the ITV, entitled “This is David Gest”, but it was only short-lived, because of low audience ratings.

He bounced back with participation in such shows as “Soapstar Superstar”, and “Grease Is the Word” (2007). However, he bought out his contract from the ITV, and switched to Channel 4 on which he made several more appearances in such shows as “Come Dine with Me”, and also hosted “The Friday Night Project”, which only further increased his net worth. In 2001 he produced another documentary about Michael Jackson and his successful life, called “Michael Jackson: Life of an Icon” (2011), the success of which further increased his net worth. Prior to his death, David was selected to appear in the UK version of the show “Celebrity Big Brother” (2016), however, after 15 episodes, David was forced to leave the Big Brother’s house because of his deteriorating health. This happened in January 2016, and in April the same year, David was found dead in his Four Seasons Hotel room, after suffering a stroke. David passed away on the 12th April 2016 in London, UK.

David had also published his autobiography in April 2007, entitled ‘Simply the Gest’ following his rather acrimonious divorce, which contributed somewhat to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, David was married to pop icon Liza Minnelli from 2002 to 2007. In 2003 he sued her for abusive behavior, apparently caused by her addiction to alcohol, however, the court declined his accusations, while Liza stated that he was just after her money.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 11, 1953
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Death date: April 12, 2016, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.727 m)
Profession:Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Liza Minnelli (m. 2002–2007)
Awards:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special
Movies:Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Grease Is the Word, This Is David Gest
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Childhood school friend of Michael Jackson and Tito Jackson.
2Produced the highest rated musical special in TV history in the US, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001).
3Ex brother-in-law of Lorna Luft and Joey Luft.


Quotes

#Quote
1I did plastic surgery in 1980 and I did my eyes and I had a facelift when I was very young because Michael Jackson said to me, 'You've got to make yourself always look better.' I thought to myself, 'Oh I'll do this because Michael told me.' What an idiot I was. I'm telling people be who you are, you do not need to do plastic surgery, it's the stupidest thing in the world.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Variety Series/Special· Michael Dempsey


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
7th Annual American Cinema Awards1990TV Special producer
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon2011Documentary producer
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentary producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The All Star Impressions Show2009TV Movie performer: "It's Not Unusual"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon2011Documentary archive supplier

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Friday Night Project2007TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Big Brother2016TV SeriesHimself
Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel2012TV SeriesHimself
Hotel GB2012TV SeriesHimself - Hotel Guest
This Week2011TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon2011DocumentaryHimself
Cash in the Celebrity Attic2011TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW!2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Shooting Stars2010TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The All Star Impressions Show2009TV MovieHimself / Tom Jones #5
Come Dine with Me2009TV SeriesHimself
Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! A Tribute to Michael Jackson2009TV MovieHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
The National Lottery: Big 72009TV MovieHimself - Celebrity Quizzer
CelebAir2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Juice2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHimself
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?2008TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The F Word2007TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is David Gest2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Grease Is the Word2007TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Greased Lightnin'2007TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2007TV SeriesHimself
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2007TV SeriesHimself
Soapstar Superstar2007TV SeriesHimself / Judge
Viewer of the Year 20062006TV MovieHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2006TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2006TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2006TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20062006TV MovieHimself - Presenter
8 Out of 10 Cats2006TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005TV SeriesHimself
Ruby Wax with...2003TV Series documentaryHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Dateline NBC2002TV Series documentaryHimself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Liza and David2002TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016: Famous Faces We've Lost2017Video shortHimself
2016: We Remember Part Two2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2008TV SeriesHimself
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show2007TV SpecialHimself

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