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David Foster Wallace Net Worth

David Foster Wallace Net Worth is
$5 Million

David Foster Wallace Bio/Wiki 2017

Wallace was an American award winning writer who wrote several essays, short stories, and novels. Wallace was widely known for his novel, “Infinite Jest” and time magazine mentioned this novel as among the finest 100 novels from 1925 to 2005. He was consistently great in his studies and he did his graduation in English and Philosophy. Only at that time, his writing ability was improving and he composed few dissertation and essays as well that gained world-wide popularity in future. His first novel was “The Broom Of System” that not only created a state buzz but got great critical acclamation at the same time. Soon, he wrotethe “Infinite Jest” that made him one of the most famous star writers of the world. He’d also composed a couple of other novels and had received a lot of prizes and awards for his work.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Foster Wallace
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1962
DiedSeptember 12, 2008, Claremont, California, United States
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Professor, Essayist
EducationCornell University, Amherst College, University of Arizona, Harvard University
SpouseKaren L. Green
ParentsJames D. Wallace, Sally Foster Wallace
SiblingsAmy Wallace Havens
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship, Whiting Awards, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction
NominationsPulitzer Prize for Fiction, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction
MoviesBrief Interviews with Hideous Men

Interesting Facts

1His novel 'The Pale King' was unfinished at the time of his death.
2Had been suffering from severe depression for 20 years when he died. His depression got so severe in the last months of his life that he attempted electro shock treatment to help it.
3In 1997 received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation (the so-called "genius grants").
4Taught creative writing and English at Pomona College (Claremont, California) from 2002 until his death.


1His long hair



The Rescue2014/IVShort original story
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009story collection


Heart of a Dog2015Documentary special thanks
UCB Comedy Originals2014TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Charlie Rose1996-1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself

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