David Sedaris
David Sedaris
Celebrated Name: David Sedaris
Real Name/Full Name: David Raymond Sedaris
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 26 December 1956
Birth Place: Johnson City, New York
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 65 kg
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: In a relationship
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): Yes (Hugh Hamrick)
Is David Sedaris Gay? Yes
Profession: Comedian, Humorist, and Author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Famous for his literary work as well as being a renowned author and comedian, David Raymond Sedaris is known for his essays which got recognition nationwide as it got broadcast over the National Public Radio, David has made a name for himself by his work and efforts over the period.

Maybe you know about David Sedaris very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of David Sedaris’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

David Raymond Sedaris was born on 26th December 1956 in New York to parents Sharon Elizabeth and Louis Harry Sedaris. His father was an IBM engineer. While his father was a Greek descendant, his mother, Sharon, was Anglo-American. His mother was protestant, and his father was Greek orthodox, and David inherited his father’s traditions.

His family shifted to the suburbs of North Carolina while he was young, and he grew up in Raleigh. He was the second child among six siblings Lisa, Gretchen, Amy, Tiffany, and Paul.

After graduating from high school, David enrolled in Western Carolina University for a while before transferring to Kent State University. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State. He struggled in visual and performance art, which he has mentioned in several of his literary works. He then shifted to Chicago, where he graduated from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in the year 1987.

Personal Life

Sedaris now resides in Rackham, West Sussex, in England, along with his partner Hugh Hamrick. Hugh and David have been together for a long time as Hugh has been a painter and set designer. Sedaris had made numerous mentions of Hugh in his works describing how he would wear a lampshade over his head and go out to clean the roads and highways nearby of any litter at night. His such humane actions have led to him getting the name Pig Pen and having a garbage truck named after him. David describes his relationship with Hugh as a couple who wouldn’t get married.

Tiffany, David’s youngest sister, had committed suicide in May 2013 right before her 50th birthday.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 26 1956, David Sedaris is 67 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 1.65m tall, and his weight is 65 kg.


While David was working small jobs at Raleigh, Chicago, and New York City, he came across Chicago Radio host Ira Glass who asked him to appear on her weekly program, The Wild Room. David narrated notes from his diary, which he kept since 1977. David’s appearance on The Wild Room was a success, and that led to his debut on the National Public Ratio on December 23, 1992.

His radio essay “Santaland Diaries,” which was his experience of working as an elf at a Macy’s store, was an instant success. The New York Times stated David to be a “minor phenomenon.” He started recording monthly segments for National Public Radio. He went on to sign a two-book contract with Little, Brown, and Company. In 1993 he published his first book and stated to the New York Times that he had already finished 70 pages of his second book.

In 1994, David published the Barrel Fever, which was a collection of stories and essays. He then went on to be associated with The American Life, a radio show by Ira Glass in 1995. In 1997, he wrote a collection of essays “Naked,” which won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Non-Fiction from Publishing Triangle in 1998.

His next five essay collections include Naked in 1997, Holidays on Ice in 1997, I Talk Pretty One Day in 2000, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim in 2004, When You’re Engulfed in Flames in 2008 and went on to become the New York Times bestseller. In April 2010, David’s four-part essays were aired over by BBC RADIO 4. His ninth book, “Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls,” was released in April 2013. In 2014, he was a part of the documentary, “Do I sound gay?”

David has written over 40 essays for the New York Times blog and magazine.

Awards & Achievements

David was awarded the Audie Audiobook of the Year in 2018, Obie Award for Special Citations in 1995, and the Lambda Literary Award for Humour in 2000 and 2004.

Net Worth & Salary of David Sedaris in 2024

David Sedaris Net Worth
David Sedaris Net Worth

He was one of the bestselling writers, a comedian, and a radio personality he has made a vast fortune for himself. Although his salary is hard to be estimated, David’s net worth is expected to be $10 Million as of July 2024.

David Sedaris has made immense contributions to art and literature, with his essays filled with humor. He has earned his fame with his tremendous dedication and love towards his work. David continues to charm his audience with his captivating write-ups.


  1. Just picked up your newest book…Happy-Go-Lucky and was blissfully reading it between the Sunday news and 60 Minutes (Oct 30)…then you came on my TV! The interview was very entertaining, and serendipitous: you read about your father saying….you won…..and I had just read that story an hour before…..we are star-crossed! And you are correct: your reading your own material is much more fun than casting my eye quickly across the page!


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