David Gest was born in Los Angeles, California. His childhood takes place in Southern California with his best friend, Michael Jackson. Read on to find out more about the celeb and his claim to fame.

Gest Blames Michael Jackson For Surgery

In current news, David Gest blames Michael Jackson for talking Gest into going into surgery.

Gest Said:

“My biggest regret in life is having surgery.”

“But Michael said to me, ‘Oh come on, it’ll make you feel better.’ So I had my face done, and my nose made smaller. But that was it” As quoted from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/celebrity-big-brothers-david-gest-7124392.

His Ex Wife is Liza Minelli

Gest Married Liza Minelli, whom of which was famous for her role in the 1979 musical Caberet as Sally Bowles. The couple was married for not even a year when they had decided to get a divorce. David Gest sued his ex-wife for violent and abusive accusations. However, the court had decided that there sufficient proof in the case to award Gest the 10 million dollars.

David Gest is an American Producer and UK Personality

David is most known for his musical, which was the highest rated television musical, “Michael Jackson: The 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years.” The musical captured the lives of Michael Jackson and his family over 17 years.

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here


In 2006, David Gest Made an appearance on the popular reality show, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. He completed the show and wound up landed 4th place. He has been the only known celeb to be awarded three television series after the show had finished. He was voted off a day before the show ended. Two UK magazines had claimed there were 35,000 uncounted votes, on Gest’s side. However, David Gest had denied a recount.

Other Work Gest Has Done

In 2007, he played a judge on ITV’s SoapStar Superstar.

Enter December 30, 2014 Gest toured the UK for two months with his live event ‘David Gest Legend’s of Soul Live Concert’. It featured ten most legendary soul acts. The show was so successful that he was appointed an extra 30 UK tour dates, which began October 9, 2014. The tour was completely sold out, each theater with at least 200,00 anxiously awaiting Gest’s live show. He is visiting the UK again starting in July of 2016 for 24 dates.

Most recently, Gest has landed a role on the popular reality show, Celebrity Big Brother, as one of the contestants.

David Gest Net Worth

Gest has a net worth of a hot $50 million dollars.