Facts of Daniel Baker
|Full Name:||Daniel Baker|
|Age:||39 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||May 18, 1981|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Birth Place:||The Bronx, New York City|
|Profession:||YouTube Star, Comedian,|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
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Desus Nice is a popular comedian and television, YouTube, and Twitter personality from America.
In addition, he was the host of the podcast “Desus vs. Mero,” which first aired in December 2013 on the Complex networks.
He was also the co-host of Viceland’s Desus & Mero talk show, and currently, he works for the Showtime network.
What is Desus Nice Famous For?
- Is an American YouTuber
- Co-host of Desus & Mero talk show
Desus Nice: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity
Desus Nice was born Daniel Baker on May 18, 1981, in The Bronx, New York City to Jamaican immigrant parents. He has three siblings, and they used to live in the Wakefield section of The Bronx.
Nice has what he calls an overachiever sister who recently graduated from Medical School and Law School amid having a baby. His mother was the senior librarian at the New York Public Library’s Soundview Library branch.
To enhance his vocabulary, Desus’ mom read the New York Times to him in infancy. The siblings were often in the library with their mom, who encouraged them to read.
In an Instagram post in 2018, Desus greeted his mother on International Women’s Day, sharing that she came to the US (from Jamaica) with nothing, and raised her four children while earning her master’s degree.
His father is a landlord in Florida. While promoting their upcoming show in 2019, Desus said his father did not know what he was doing until he saw Desus on TV while asking rent from a tenant.
For education, he went to Pablo Casals Middle School and met progressive commentator and author Chris Hayes in the gifted education program. This program is for children who have been identified as gifted or talented, the main approach being enrichment and acceleration.
Nice said the program was special, there were less than 10 students in his class. In second grade they were asked to read J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, and the highly acclaimed novel about racism, Black Boy, in fourth grade. He later attended Herbert H. Lehman High School and to College of Mount Saint Vincent, to earn his Literature degree.
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All About Desus Nice’s Career
Initially, he worked for several jobs, the most recent being a small business columnist in Black Enterprise. In an interview, he mentioned he worked in “a niche financial magazine for black people”, writing articles about tax codes, which made him feel terrible. He needed to de-stress and took to Twitter to share how awful things were at his job.
Desus did it as a therapy, but some people found it funny. Desus’ future comedy partner Mero, who at that point was in another place, also found an opportunity to share his jokes via Twitter. A woman he used to date introduced Mero to the platform and considered after realizing he was wasting time playing Call of Duty for several hours. Desus stayed with the company until 2014, where he then pursued a television career.
The duo met at a summer school in their teens but only reconnected later, as adults. Desus said he ran back to Mero online and started contacting him. Their shared backgrounds allow them to connect on different levels. For instance, Mero’s parents are also immigrants from the Dominican Republic, while Desus’ are from Jamaica. Both were raised in The Bronx.
MTV announced that Desus Nice and The Kid Mero would be joining n December 2014 the cast of Guy Code for season 5. They made their apperances on the first episode of season 5 which aired on January 14, 2015. After building a relationship with MTV and MTV2.
Moreover, Desus along with co-host The Kid Mero released the first episode of their Bodega Boys podcast on September 12, 2015. Furthermore, on August 30, 2016, Viceland announced Desus & Mero which premiered on October 17, 2016. The half-hour show ran Monday through Thursday hosted by the Bronx-reared comedic duo. Its finale aired on June 28, 2018.
Currently, he co-hosts Desus & Mero which premiered on February 21, 2019, on Showtime.
Desus Nice: Net Worth
As of November 2020, Desus Nice has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million. He has made this huge wealth through his successful career as a television personality and comedian.
He earns mainly through his late-night talk show, Desus & Mero. According to industry research, a US talk show host with up to 4 years’ experience earns an average of $68K. Salaries increase based on the person’s expertise and work location. Being in New York and having a cult following, Desus could be earning more. The duo also sells a range of products on Showtime’s website: apparel from $19.95 to $40.95; Accessories sold at $20.95 to $39.95; Drinkware which costs $14.95 to $39.95; and home and office items for $24.95 to $49.95.
Is Desus Nice married? Wife, Children, Marriage
Desus does not discuss his personal life in public and very little is known about his relationships. His Instagram account offers clues, as he posted this photo with the caption: “Perfect weather to spend the day (on set) with your secret family.”
Desus Nice: Height, Weight, Eye Color
His height is 5 ft. 9 inches tall, and his weight is 82 kg. Also, he has black hair and black eyes.
He has around 1M followers on Twitter and also he has an Instagram account which is private.