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David Vaughan Icke was born on 29 April 1952, in Leicester, England, UK, and is a public speaker and writer, best known to be a self-declared professional conspiracy theorist. He has written over 20 books and also made numerous DVDs. He’s also lectured all over the world, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is David Icke? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in writing, having written numerous books focusing on New Age conspiracies, most of which have been self-published. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also increase.
David Icke Net Worth $500,000
David was born into a poor family and was very shy at a young age. He then started playing soccer, and was spotted by Coventry City, becoming the youth team’s goalkeeper, and would also play for the reserve team of Oxford United. However, he developed rheumatoid arthritis which would stop him from pursuing a career in the sport; he was forced to retire at 21 years old.
In 1973, David found work as a reporter for the Leicester Advertiser, and also worked at BBC Radio Leicester as a soccer reporter. Other companies he worked for include the Leicester Mercury and BRMB Radio. In 1976, he moved to Saudi Arabia and worked there for two months, helping the national football team. He returned because he missed his family, and would then become part of Midlands Today which earned him on-air appearances. In 1981, he became part of the program “Newsnight”, and after two years became the sports news presenter at “Breakfast Time”. He also co-hosted “Grandstand”, and published his first book about soccer entitled “It’s a Tough Game, Son!” He worked for the BBC until 1990, when the company terminated him for his refusal to pay the government’s Community Charge.
He released a second book called “It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This”, which is about the environment, and it earned him popularity as well as an increase in net worth. However, his arthritis was bothering him, and this led him to pursue unusual methods. He then tried to consult mediums which led him to write books about the theories that were revealed to him, and he started working on more New Age material, releasing the book “The Truth Vibrations” in 1991. During this period, he was only wearing turquoise and started referring to himself as a “son of the godhead”. Also in 1991, David resigned from the Green Party and would start to issue numerous extreme statements that were supposedly revealed to him by voices and automatic writing. These statements included many calamities, such as the world ending, which led to an interview by Terry Wogan for his “Wogan” radio show that essentially humiliated Icke. He would soon disappear from public life, focusing on writing more books.
In 1994, he wrote “The Robots’ Rebellion” which earned allegations that David’s work was anti-Semitic. Most of his books since then have taken some sort of anti-Semitic angle according to critics’ reviews. He was soon banned from The Green Party after it was noted that his book contained a lot of racist, prejudicial and sexist remarks. His next book “And the Truth Shall Set You Free” contained holocaust denial, but nonetheless gained some popularity, and would increase his net worth significantly.
Most conspiracy books he’s written has been translated into numerous languages in the 2000s. Since 2006, Icke has been reported to have lectured in various countries, and in 2012 he was reported to have given a 10-hour lecture to 6,000 people at the Wembley Arena.
For his personal life, it is known that David married Linda Atherton in 1971, just a few months after they met. They had two children and David also had a consented extra relationship during that time. They divorced in 2001. His second marriage was to Pamela Leigh Richards and they were married in 2001 but divorced in 2011.