Bill Cosby’s net worth is $290 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He has made more than $400 million dollars through his decades-long career in show business, primarily as an actor and comedian. His net worth of $290 million made him the highest-paid African American actor of all time when he was still active in Hollywood, earning about $40 million per year. He has also co-founded an entertainment company called The Apollo Theater Company which earns him millions in residuals every year.
1) Early Life
William Henry Cosby Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia to Anna and William H. Cosby Sr., a restaurant worker who sold insurance for a living. He is one of four children; three boys and one girl. His mother worked as a maid, but was able to put her kids through college using money from personal loans from friends and family members. This allowed Bill to focus on his education instead of working part-time jobs like many of his peers; he would later attend Temple University where he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors, before earning his M.A at University of Massachusetts Amherst as well. Bill then went back to Temple University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1973.
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Bill Cosby is an American Comedian and television star, who has a net worth of $400 million. That’s how much he’s made as a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer since beginning his career in 1969. He’s also had several books on family life published over his 50-year career and was even once voted Favorite Father by People magazine readers. But he’s most famous for portraying Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show for eight seasons between 1984 and 1992.
3) Awards & Achievements
‘The Cosby Show’ was awarded eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for five other Primetime Emmy Awards. Also, it became one of only four television series to reach a Nielsen rating of #1 with audiences of more than 100 million, coming behind All in the Family (1971), I Love Lucy (1951), and Lassie (1954). It also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series. ‘The Cosby Show’ became NBC’s most successful program, largely due to its consistent high ratings; only two other sitcoms had managed that prior to 1985, ‘I Love Lucy’ (1951–57) and ‘Laverne & Shirley’ (1976–83).
4) Shows & Films
The Cosby Show was one of the most successful comedy shows of all time. It ran from 1984 to 1992 and was widely regarded as a family show. The studio called it the country’s most popular sitcom. Between October 1988 and April 1992, nearly half of American households tuned into at least one episode per week.
5) Businesses & Investments
For years, people have been curious about how much Bill Cosbys net worth is and how he acquired his wealth. With a net worth of $400 million, Mr. Cosby makes most of his money from selling merchandise, writing books and speaking engagements. He has even dabbled in some business ventures over time with some not very successful results. The comedian was one of several partners to invest $8 million into The Original Pancake House restaurant chain back in 1998 when it went public but it has since gone bankrupt and he lost his entire investment as well as gave up any future payments that were coming to him because they couldn’t be reached when they filed for bankruptcy protection. Read more…
Last Updated on December 20, 2021
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