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David Simon Net Worth

David Simon Net Worth is
$15 Million

David Simon Biography

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.

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.

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.

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.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Simon
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 9, 1960
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C.
Height2.08 m
ProfessionWriter, Screenwriter, Author, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLaura Lippman (m. 2008)
ChildrenEthan Simon
ParentsBess Meshulam, Melvin Simon
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/aodespair
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Simon
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay, Ian McLellan Hunter Award, Anthony Award for Best True Crime
NominationsWriters Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Adapted, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, British Academy Television International Award
MoviesIn the Mood
TV ShowsShow Me a Hero, Treme, Generation Kill, The Wire, The Corner, The Deuce


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father, with Laura Lippman, of a daughter.
2A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire (2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in Baltimore in the 80s and early 90s. Simon forged relationships with police and drug dealers and local residents who he used as sources for his crime reporting and later, as references for the many true-life stories seen on The Wire (2002) and "The Corner", especially.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Extensive story Arcs with frequent Callbacks
2Known for creating Docu Dramas which cast a neutral eye on well known Insititutions such as the Police Department,The Drug Trade and the U.S Militairy
3Complex multiple story Arcs
4Frequently deals with complex Social Issues
5Frequently collaborates with Ed Burns.


Quotes

#Quote
1[in defense of the NSA surveillance program] To loudly proclaim our indignation at the maintenance of an essential and comprehensive database, while at the same time insisting on a proactive response to the inevitable attempts at terrorism is as childish as it is obtuse.
2The trick to making a story matter is that every now and then, somebody you care about has to go. If it's somebody that you don't care about, then it doesn't really have - the stakes aren't there. But if you do that every now and then, then the story matters to people. And there are actual stakes involved, emotional stakes.
3(Discussing whether he hopes The Wire (2002) will cause reforms of the institutions portrayed in the series) I'll tell you what, this would be enough for me: The next time the drug czar or Ashcroft or any of these guys stands up and declares, 'With a little fine-tuning, with a few more prison cells, and a few more lawyers, a few more cops, a little better armament, and another omnibus crime bill that adds 15 more death-penalty statutes, we can win the war on drugs' -- if a slightly larger percentage of the American population looks at him and goes, 'You are so full of shit' ... that would be gratifying.
4The guys we were stealing from in The Wire (2002) are the Greeks. In our heads, we're writing a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it's the Postmodern institutions that are the gods. And they are gods. And no one is bigger.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardTelevisionShow Me a Hero (2015)William F. Zorzi (screenwriter)

Lisa Belkin (author)
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns

Chris Collins

Dennis Lehane

David Mills

George Pelecanos

Richard Price

William F. Zorzi
2007EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television Feature/Mini-Series TeleplayThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns

Kia Corthron

Dennis Lehane

David Mills

Eric Ellis Overmyer

George Pelecanos

Richard Price

William F. Zorzi
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Screenplay, Adapted or OriginalThe Corner (2000)David Mills

Ed Burns
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesThe Corner (2000)Robert F. Colesberry (executive producer)

David Mills (executive producer)

Nina Kostroff-Noble (producer)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a MovieThe Corner (2000)David Mills
1999Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)T.J. English

Julie Martin
1995WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)David Mills (teleplay)

Tom Fontana (story)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original or Adapted Screenplay, TV Movie or Limited SeriesShow Me a Hero (2015)William F. Zorzi

Lisa Belkin
2016WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USALong Form - AdaptedShow Me a Hero (2015)William F. Zorzi
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialTreme (2010)Eric Ellis Overmyer
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesTreme (2010)Nina Kostroff-Noble (executive producer)

Eric Ellis Overmyer (executive producer)

George Pelecanos (executive producer)

Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)

Joe Incaprera (produced by)
2011WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesTreme (2010)Lolis Eric Elie

David Mills

Eric Ellis Overmyer

George Pelecanos

Tom Piazza

Davis Rogan
2010Le Reflet d'OrGeneva International Film Festival - Tous ÉcransBest International Television SeriesTreme (2010)Eric Ellis Overmyer (co-creator)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesGeneration Kill (2008)Ed Burns (executive producer)

George Faber (executive producer)

Nina Kostroff-Noble (co-executive producer)

Andrea Calderwood (produced by)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialGeneration Kill (2008)Ed Burns
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest InternationalThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns

Nina Kostroff-Noble

Joe Chappelle
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesGeneration Kill (2008)Ed Burns

Evan Wright
2009WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns

Chris Collins

David Mills

William F. Zorzi

Richard Price

Dennis Lehane

George Pelecanos
2009WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USALong Form - AdaptationGeneration Kill (2008)Ed Burns (teleplay ep. 6/story)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns (story by)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearThe Wire (2002)Clark Johnson (director)

Ed Burns (writer)
2008Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryThe Wire (2002)George Pelecanos (writer)
2008TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaThe Wire (2002)
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns (story)
2007Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Continuing SeriesThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns

Joe Chappelle
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Wire (2002)George Pelecanos (writer/story by)
2003EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television EpisodeThe Wire (2002)Ed Burns (story)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing of a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Corner (2000)David Mills
1999WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)David Mills (teleplay)

James Yoshimura (story)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The DeuceTV Series created by - 7 episodes, 2017 written by - 2 episodes, 2017 story by - 1 episode, 2017 creator - 1 episode, 2017 post-production
Show Me a HeroTV Mini-Series written by - 4 episodes, 2015 story by - 2 episodes, 2015
TremeTV Series 1 episode, 2010 created by - 36 episodes, 2010 - 2013 story - 12 episodes, 2010 - 2012 written by - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2013 teleplay - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012 creator - 1 episode, 2010
Generation KillTV Mini-Series story - 6 episodes, 2008 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2008 written by - 1 episode, 2008
The WireTV Series created by - 60 episodes, 2002 - 2008 story by - 50 episodes, 2002 - 2008 teleplay by - 20 episodes, 2002 - 2008 written by - 1 episode, 2002
The Wire: The Chronicles2007TV Series characters
The CornerTV Mini-Series book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" - 6 episodes, 2000 written by - 5 episodes, 2000
Homicide: Life on the StreetTV Series based upon the book by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999 teleplay by - 7 episodes, 1994 - 1997 staff writer - 7 episodes, 1996 story by - 5 episodes, 1998 - 1999 written by - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999
NYPD BlueTV Series story by - 1 episode, 1996 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1996

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Deuce2017TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes post-production
Show Me a Hero2015TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Treme2010-2013TV Series executive producer - 38 episodes
Treme Musical Performances: Long Hard Journey Home2011Video short executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: Skokiaan2011Video short executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: Decoy2011Video short executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: I'm Gone2011Video executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind2011Video short executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: New Olreans After the City2011Video executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: From the Corner to the Block2011TV Movie executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: Gold Watch and Chain2010Video short executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: At the Foot of Canal Street2010Video short executive producer
Treme Musical Performances: The Greatest Love2010Video short executive producer
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Wire2002-2008TV Series executive producer - 52 episodes
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Corner2000TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Homicide: Life on the Street1997-1999TV Series producer - 45 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Homicide: Life on the Street1996-1997TV Series story editor - 22 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wire2003-2008TV SeriesSun Staff Member / Reporter
The Corner2000TV Mini-SeriesOfficer
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV SeriesSuspect

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biggie and Tupac2002Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Días de cine2016TV SeriesHimself
Drunk History2015TV SeriesHimself
The Men in Blazers Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Creator, Show Me a Hero
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesHimself
How to Make Money Selling Drugs2012DocumentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shadows of Liberty2012DocumentaryHimself
The House I Live In2012DocumentaryHimself, journalist
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, The Wire
On Story2011TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
Life in the Game2009Video documentaryHimself
Bill Moyers' Journal2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Making 'Generation Kill'2008TV Short documentaryHimself
The Wire: The Last Word2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tapping the Wire2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself
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