Dave Hester is an American businessman, storage unit buyer and professional auctioneer who has appeared on the A&E Network reality television series 'Storage Wars' since its inception in 2010. The most affluent one among the characters of the show, he is known by the nickname 'The Mogul'. Being in the business for over three decades, he is known for his experience and profound knowledge of collectibles. He has gained notoriety for taunting the lesser experienced bidders, often getting involved in altercations with his fellow cast members. He had also been fired from the show in December 2012, following which he began a legal battle against the network, but eventually settled the dispute and came back again as a regular cast. Dave, who later became an auctioneer and founded 'Dave Hester Auctions', thinks that he has the advantage of knowing the correct market value of an item just by looking at it, as he has been in the business of buying stuff from homes or estates for over 10 years. He was interviewed by Anderson Cooper in May 2012 on the show 'Anderson Live'.