Dan Dotson Biography, Age, Laura Dotson, American Auctioneers, Illness, Death And Net Worth

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Dan Dotson Biography

Dan Dotson is an American auctioneer.  He has been in the auctioneer business since 1974. Dan alongside his wife, Laura Dotson, run American Auctioneers, a full service auction company in Riverside, California.

Dan is best known for being the auctioneer on A&E Network’s Storage Wars. In 2018, he auctioned off a unit containing $7.5 million in cash in a safe.

Dan Dotson Age

Dan was born on November 23, 1962 in San Bernardino, California, U.S. He is 56 years old as of 2018.

Dan Dotson Family

Dan was born in San Bernadino.  The information about his parents and siblings is not yet known. He has a grandfather, Sam Fancher who was a cattle and farm auctioneer in the Ozark Mountains region of northwest Arkansas. Dan’s grandfather was apprenticed as an auctioneer by Detmen Mitchell in 1945.  Jason became familiar with auctioneering, having been around the business since 1974.

When he was 11 years old Dan was taught to auctioneer by his grandfather, with whom he worked as an auctioneer during the next four summers when he was not in school. At the age of 16, he would skip school and instead go to the Chino auction in California, where he sold furniture for an auctioneer named Merl Bernard.

Dan And Laura Dotson

Dan is married to his wife Laura Dotson. He and Laura met in 1996 and went into business together, later marrying in 2000.  Her wife learned the business from him, including that famous auction chant inspiring attendees to bid. Even though Laura and Dan had to take a backseat to the main cast members, it didn’t take long for them to stand out.

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Dan Dotson American Auctioneers

Dan began American Auctioneers in 1983.  He ran an auction house in Riverside that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain dolls and furniture in the 1980s and 1990s.  Dan  met Laura in 1996 , who later became his wife.  His wife also became Dan’s business partner, and now is co-owner and manager of American Auctioneers.

Currently American Auctioneers specializes in auctions of storage units, estates, business inventories, and equipment, plus legal/foreclosure auctions, fundraisers, and appraisals. Dan averages two auctions a day, six days a week

Dan is also the owner of StorageAuctions.net, an internet portal focusing on providing self-storage auction listings throughout the United States and Canada.

Dan Dotson Storage Wars

Dan and his wife began appearing on A&E’s Storage Wars in December 2010.  This is a reality series which follows four professional buyers and their teams as they bid on storage units that are in default. Ordinarily, Dan acts as the auctioneer and Laura as the ringman, but these roles are occasionally reversed (often at Laura’s request).

Dan’s auction chant on the show utilizes slurred multi-syllabic filler rattled out very quickly, while Laura’s auction chant uses more distinct filler words and therefore sounds slower than her husband’s.

Dan’s involvement in Storage Wars has led to him being featured in several news articles including The Washington Post, USA Today, and TMZ. Examiner.com reported in 2015 that “Thom Beers came up with the idea for Storage Wars, but said that Dan and Laura Dotson inspired it.”

Dan Dotson Illness | Dan Dotson Dead | Storage Wars Dan Dotson Dead

Dan is still alive.  He suffered from a double aneurysm  on June 16, 2014.  That day Dan awoke at 1:30 AM asking “weird questions” in his sleep. When he awoke again at 7:30 AM, Dan complained of double vision and not feeling right.

He went back to sleep and later woke to take a shower. He  collapsed and his wife Laura dialed 911. It is reported that his wife was given instructions from the 911 operator on how to administer CPR. Dan underwent surgery to repair the damage.

Dan Dotson Net Worth

Dan has earned his net worth from his auctioneer businesses. Dan ran an auction house in Riverside that specialized in collectibles, pottery, porcelain dolls and furniture in the 1980s and 1990s, He also owne a StorageAuctions.net, an internet portal focusing on providing self-storage auction listings throughout the United States and Canada. He has an estimated net worth of of $4.5 million.

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