Bill Cosby Net Worth

Bill Cosby Net Worth : $400 million

Profile

An American Comedian, Television Producer, Musician and Actor

Nationality

American

Source of Wealth

Acting, Comedy Show (The Cosby Show)

Years of Experience

50 years

Date of Birth

July 12, 1937

Education

Studied Physical Education from Philadelphia’s Temple University

Marital Status

Married

Children

4 Daughters (Erika, Erinn, Ensa and Evin), 1 late son (Ennis)

Bill Cosby’s Total Net Worth

Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor, and producer, who earned his net worth of $400 million through his numerous comedy and other television shows. He was born on July 12, 1937, and spent his childhood in Philadelphia. Bill Cosby earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. Cosby is one of the best stand-up comedians and acted in a series of successful comic albums. He also launched his own sitcoms, like The Bill Cosby Show, The Cosby Show, and produced a cartoon comedy show ‘Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids’.

Business Investments

In 1969, Bill Cosby launched his own sitcom ‘The Bill Cosby Show’, which turned out to be the most successful show of all times. In 1980, he produced and starred in another sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’. From 1996 to 2000, he starred in ‘Cosby’ and hosted a TV show ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’. He also endorsed some of the popular brands, like Kodak, Jell-O, Ford and Coca Cola.

Private Fortunes

Bill Cosby owns a huge luxurious mansion in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. He is also an owner of an awesome home in Pacific Palisades, California.

The great comedian enjoys his ride in AC Shelby Cobra equipped with a V10 6.4 litre engine, featuring a radio, anti-lock brakes, air-conditioning and every other thing that a luxurious car must possess.

Cosby’s Ventures

Cosby appeared as a host on ‘The Tonight Show’. He produced and acted in his own sitcoms, such as ‘The Bill Cosby Show’, ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids’. He also appeared in films, like Uptown Saturday Night and Let’s Do It Again. He also did some TV shows for children. His work was widely praised for television series, like The Dick Van Dyke Show and the action series ‘I Spy’.

He has also done a number of music albums, including Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings, Bill Cosby Sings Hurray for the Salvation Army Band!, At Last Bill Cosby Really Sings, Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days, State of Emergency and many more.

Awards

Bill Cosby won three Emmy Awards for his outstanding performance in the action series ‘I Spy’, consecutively in 1966, 1967, and 1968. He won seven Grammy Awards for best comedy performances in I Started Out as a Child (1965), Why is There Air?(1966), Wonderfulness (1967), Revenge (1968), To Russell My Brother, Whom I Slept With (1969), Sports (1970), and Those of You with or Without Children You’ll Understand (1987).

In 2011, Cosby was made an honorary Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.

Philanthropy

Bill Cosby has founded and is associated with several charitable organizations.

  • Airlift Research Foundation: It was founded in 2008, in order to sponsor orthopaedic research, and to spread awareness about injuries, suffered by military and civilians.
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: It aims at improving the lives of children by giving them best medical care and imparting knowledge to prevent various diseases.
  • Ennis William Cosby Foundation: Fulfilling the dreams of Cosby’s late son Ennis, the foundation aims to provide practical information to the students, teachers and parent, so as to address the requirements of all the learners, before they experience failure and frustration.
  • Keep A Child Alive: The organization provides life-saving drugs to the children and their families in Africa, who are suffering from HIV/AIDS virus.
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation: This charity provides four year scholarship to underprivileged students, in order to ensure better future of the disadvantaged children.

Career

At the age of 15, Cosby left school and joined U.S. Navy. He got exposure through a television show “The Tonight Show”. Since 1960, he appeared in a number of comedy shows. From 1980 to 2000, Cosby produced his owns sitcoms, which were the successful sitcoms of all the times. He also hosted programs, like ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’.