Bill Cosby is an American comedian, television personality, and producer. As of this writing, Bill Cosby’s net worth is $400 million. His most well-known work is “The Cosby Show,” which he developed and starred in. At the height of the show, he was the highest-paid television actor in the world. His base pay for the show was $1 million per episode, but after factoring in his producing, creator, syndication, and other income streams, he received $4 million every episode. In today’s money, that works out to nearly $8 million every episode. He controlled 20% of the show’s equity, which resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in syndication royalties over the years. However, in recent years, those revenues have practically dried up. In addition to royalties from other shows and income for speaking engagements, Cosby built up a sizable real estate portfolio and art collection. Depending on their separate market assessments, the Cosby art collection and real estate portfolio might be worth more than $250 million at any given time. At this point, his fortune’s fate is unknown. Cosby is alleged to have spent millions of dollars on legal defenses and may be liable for millions more in future damages.
Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the fourth child of Anna Pearl and William Henry Cosby Srfour. Cosby was the class president at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia. He’d earned a reputation as the class clown. He had dropped out of Germantown High School in the ninth grade. In 1956, Cosby enrolled in the Navy at the age of 15. During the Korean War, he worked in physical therapy with injured Navy and Marine Corps servicemen. Cosby eventually graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in education and a doctorate in education. He also worked as a nightclub bartender, where he received substantial tips from those he made laugh.
|Celebrated Name:||Bill Cosby|
|Real Name:||William Henry Cosby, Jr.|
|Age:||84 Years Old|
|Date of Birth:||12 July 1937|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Profession:||American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender|
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Parents:||Mother: Anna Pearl Cosby Father: William Henry Cosby, Sr.|
|Siblings:||Robert Cosby, Russell Cosby, James Cosby|
|Wife / Girlfriend:||Camille Cosby (m. 1964)|
|Children:||Ennis Cosby, Ensa Cosby, Evin Harrah Cosby, Erinn Chalene Cosby, Erika Ranee|
Cosby has been married to Camille since 1964, and they have five children together. Ennis, their 27-year-old son, was slain in an attempted robbery on the side of the interstate in January 1997 while changing a flat tyre. Ensa, their daughter, died in February 2018 while awaiting a kidney transplant due to renal disease. In 2016, Cosby’s attorneys revealed that he is now legally blind.
Cosby began performing stand-up comedy in Philadelphia clubs in 1961, and later at The Gaslight Café in New York City. Following that, he performed stand-up comedy in Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Following his appearance on The Tonight Show in 1963, he released a string of popular comedy albums in the 1960s. Bill Cosby’s debut album, Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!, was released in 1964. Cosby won seven Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Performance between 1965 and 1987. His album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With was named number one on Spin magazine’s list of the 40 Greatest Comedy Albums of All Time. By repeating hilarious childhood anecdotes, Cosby established a name for himself. By repeating hilarious childhood anecdotes, Cosby established a name for himself. His breakthrough in stand-up led to roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and the action series I Spy, for which he won three consecutive Emmy Awards.
Before establishing The Cosby Show, Bill worked on a variety of television ventures. He was a regular guest host on The Tonight Show and the host and star of an NBC special every year. Beginning in 1969, he starred in two seasons of The Bill Cosby Show. In this early episode of The Cosby Show, Bill played a Los Angeles high school P.E. teacher. Although the show was a ratings success, critical acclaim was sparse. NBC and Cosby were at odds over the show’s unwillingness to employ a laugh track. His premise was that viewers could find humour without being nudged if they wanted to. From 1972 until 1979, Cosby created, hosted, and produced the animated Saturday morning show Fat Albert.
In the 1980s, Cosby produced The Cosby Show, which became one of the most popular comedies of all time. Cosby co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in the show, and he exercised significant creative control over it. He was involved in every aspect of the production of The Cosby Show. The plots were largely based on Bill’s real-life family life, and the similarities didn’t stop there: the primary characters, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, were college-educated and financially successful, just like Bill and his real-life wife. The programme ran from September 1984 to September 1992, and it is one of only two sitcoms in history to have led the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive seasons. Cosby, his second sitcom, aired from 1996 to 2000, and it was at this time that Cosby returned to his stand-up roots, hosting shows such as Kids Say the Darndest Things and a variety of game shows. He also became a well-known brand ambassador for companies including Jell-O, Kodak, Ford, and Coca-Cola. In November 2013, Bill’s first stand-up special in over 30 years, Far From Finished, premiered on Comedy Central. He went on tour with the show, and his final appearance was in May 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Cosby’s last known stand-up performance was in Philadelphia on January 23, 2018.