Who is David Venable?
David Venable was born on 12 November 1964, in Charlotte, North Carolina USA, and is a television personality as well as an author, best known for being the host of the QVC show entitled “In the Kitchen With David”, on which he has worked in since 2009.
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The Wealth of David Venable
How rich is David Venable? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through his success with QVC. He has also earned a significant amount from his cookbooks which are based on his show, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Cooking Beginnings
David was the youngest among three siblings, raised by a single mother, and she became his inspiration in the kitchen, who taught him how to cook. They were encouraged to work hard for their goals, and their mother never discouraged them to chase after their dreams, even if they seemed big.
He grew up in North Carolina, and was heavily influenced by the local cooking. He learned various dishes such as homemade biscuits and meals based on shrimp as well as grits. After matriculating from high school, he then enrolled in the University of North Carolina, and focused on journalism. After graduation, he started working with various television stations across the US. His first station was Pennsylvania’s WTAJ-TV but soon he relocated to the West Virginia station WOAY-TV. During his time there, he was able to host his own show called “Action Newsmakers” which focused on public affairs, which built up his popularity, so that he then became the host of the telethon of the Children’s Miracle Network.
Career in QVC
His career turned a different way in 1993 when he was hired by QVC. which stands for Quality Value Convenience, and is a television network specializing in televised home shopping, owned by the Qurate Retail Group, and is broadcast to over 350 million households in the US. Venable started out promoting gourmet food products of the company through the station, and as the years passed, he gained more exposure and higher positions in the company, eventually hosting his own television show.
According to him, joining QVC was the best decision of his life – at the time that he joined, he didn’t know that TV shopping existed. His fame expanded internationally when he became the host of the show entitled “In the Kitchen with David”, which began airing in 2009. The show airs two times a week on QVC, and showcases some of his best recipes along with the network’s top of the line kitchen gadgets. In 2014, his recipes and gadgets earned him sales of more than $250 million. according to The New York Times. His mother has also appeared a few times on his show, on which the duo have cooked together.
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With his popularity as a television host, David saw an opportunity to expand his income through creating cookbooks based on his show. His first was entitled “In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home” which was published in 2012, and he then released another entitled “Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook from QVC’s Resident Foodie” which was published two years later. The books became very popular, and he produced a third book in 2018 entitled “Comfort Food Shortcuts: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook”. He’s so far sold over half a million copies of his cookbooks internationally.
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Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known about Venable’s romantic relationships, if any. He likes to keep that area of his life away from the cameras, though it has been reported that he is single so inevitably there are some rumors going around that he is gay though no significant evidence has surfaced to confirm them.
One of the reasons there is very little information about him is due to the fact that he doesn’t have any social media accounts. Publications which have written about him stated that he is one of the most successful personalities from QVC, and his effect with the network has lead him to quick sales of his cookbooks. QVC earned over $8 billion in revenue from seven countries with sales from a variety of items. While QVC is known for its gadgets and food, they’ve also sold art, computers, bathroom equipment and much more.