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David Simon

Author
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Net worth 2018: $15 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Washington D.C.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 9 February 1960
Sigh: Pisces
Education: University of Maryland, College Park, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
BIOGRAPHY

David Simon was bornon 9 February 1960 in Washington D.C., American, is Author. David Simon, the former investigative reporter of Maryland’s largest general-circulation newspaper, ‘The Baltimore Sun’, is also the producer of some of the grittiest ‘cop’ shows ever seen on television. Through his works he presented the stories of the forgotten combatants in the nation’s long-fought war on drugs in a realistic and gut-wrenching manner. He is also well-known for his best-selling novels, ‘Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets’ and ‘The Corner: A Year in the life of an Inner-City Neighborhood’. These were later used as stencils for two of his most popular shows on television, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘The Wire’. For his works, Simon had to forge ties with the police, drug-dealers and local residents, whom he used as source of information for crime reporting and also as inspiration for many true life stories. Although he was an underachiever at school, Simon rose to prominence in the field of journalism and became a prominent crime-reporter. His shows and novels have been the recipients of many prestigious awards, earning him international fame and repute. Simon started to gear up for life outside ‘The Wire’ when he was signed on to write HBO’s miniseries, ‘Generation Kill’. Currently, he also writes for ‘The New Yorker’, ‘Esquire’ and ‘The Washington Post’ among other publications.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$15 Million

TIMELINE
2003

Simon co-wrote and produced a number of other crime-related shows with his friend, Ed Burns, such as ‘Generation Kill’ and ‘Treme’, during the period between 2003 and 2012

2002

‘The Wire’ was a popular American drama series, produced by David Simon which premiered in 2002

2000

The show premiered on June 2, 2000 for which he approached acclaimed crime fiction authors, drug-dealers and many households

1997

‘The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood’ was a 1997 book, written by Simon which was also adapted to a six-part miniseries television miniseries, ‘The Corner’, in 2000

1993

The success of the book was so immense that it was eventually adapted into a television miniseries called, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’, which ran on HBO from 1993 to 1999

1991

During this period he wrote his first book 'Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets' which got published in 1991

1987

In 1987, the newspaper had a strike over the benefit cuts and Simon went on a leave of absence

1982

He joined work as a police reporter with the local, Maryland publication, ‘The Baltimore Sun’, where he worked from 1982 to 1995

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