Born William Henry Bill Cosby Jr, American actor, author and stand up comedian Bill Cosby has a net worth of $400 million.
Born on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as one of the four sons of a Navy cook father, Bill Cosby attended the Mary Channing Wister Public School where he captained the baseball and track and field. As a student he described himself as a clown and was involved in several comedy shows and acting while also continuing his deep lying interest in sports. He later joined Navy after failing to complete his high school where he served as a Hospital Corpsman for the injured ones during the Korean war.
With him being good at sports, Bill Cosby completed his diploma after being awarded an scholarship by the Temple University. He also served as the fullback on the university’s team. Through his undergraduate studies, he was best known among his friends for his jokes and humor that he’d honed through the years. His ability to make people laugh was what brought him to a circle of a lot of friends. He then started bartending and his humor skills helped getting him tips to increase that helped Bill Cosby’s net worth to sustain his living.
Bill Cosby’s career as a comedian started after he joined clubs in Philadelphia and New York. He made his appearance at the Gaslight Cafe in 1962 and book dates in several parts of the country to present himself to people. He was also invited to the NBC’s show The Tonight Show in 1963 after which he became a household name in the states. Warner Bros, Records signed him in 1964 to start his own comedy series show, Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!
Bill Cosby’s net worth saw fortunes after he was cast by the NBC alongside Robert Cup in the I Spy espionage which was ranked as one of the top 20 shows watched in the year. He also won three Grammy Awards for the same. He also started singing one of which includes Little Ole Man which was a hit and ranked to #4 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. He also turned down several money deals that was offered to help him boost his net worth only to open up his own record label.
The Cosby Show is considered to be his finest success in the field of comedy which ran from 1984 to 1992 and ranked itself at the top of the Nielsen rating for over five years. Cosby, Fat Albert are some of other shows that brought him more fame and success.
Cosby was married to Camille Olivia Hanks with whom he had five children before she was murdered in 1997. Cosby has also been linked with several controversies and sexual assaults with journalists, models and waitresses which has defamed him to some extent and caused setback in many occasions.
He had a salary of $1 million per show with The Cosby. The best man in the comedy business, Bill Cosby’s net worth is currently around $400 million that makes him on the list of the richest comedians in the world today.
Quick Facts about Bill Cosby
Full Name: William Henry Bill Cosby Junior
Profession: Comedian, Actor
Height: 6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Date of Birth: July 12, 1937
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education: Temple University
Marital status: Married
Kylie Jenner Zodiac/Astrological sign: Cancer
Bill Cosby Net Worth: $400 million