Bill Cosby is an American comedian and actor who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his role as Cliff Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. In this article, we take a look at Bill’s net worth to see how much he has earned from his career as an actor during the five decades.
Bill Cosby Net Worth: $375 Million
It didn’t take long for Bill to get noticed by Hollywood producers after he began doing stand-up comedy while studying graphic art at Temple University after his high school graduation. His first television show appearance was in 1966 when he appeared in I Spy playing a tennis coach opposite Kelly Robinson played by Robert Culp which only made him more famous over the years.
In the 1970s, Bill’s net worth increased after he began starring in a number of successful films such as Uptown Saturday Night with Sidney Poitier and Gene Wilder, which earned. In 1972, he also starred alongside Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. in the film Let’s Do It Again before being cast beside Tony Randall and Mickey Rooney in the box-office hit A Piece of The Action, which was followed by his role as gym teacher Mr. Kruper in the comedy film Ghost Dad opposite Like Cosby Show co-star Phylicia Rashad who played his wife Clair Huxtable on this show.
Bill Cosby’s Net Worth (Updated October 2021)
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 12, 1937 (84 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Author,|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
During his career, Bill has also worked on various television projects that include kids’ show Picture Pages, cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, the sitcom The Cosby Show among others. His net worth was further increased after he earned $20 million for each of the 179 episodes of his TV series The Cosby Show which ran from 1984 to 1992. He also appeared in films such as Leonard Part 6 (1987), Ghost Dad (1990), The Meteor Man (1993) among others before participating in reality shows like I Spy Returns in 1994 where he starred opposite actor Danny Trejo and Funny About Love in 1990 with actress Sally Kirkland. In 1996, Bill received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his performance on Live: From Philadelphia, followed by the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998 which honored him as a magnificent actor who has given generously to the community through his work with various charities, especially those that benefit children. When talking about his career over the years, it is important to mention that he has also received several honorary doctorate degrees from Allen University, Colby College, Yale University among other institutions.
Bill Cosby’s Career Earnings Over The Years
On Bill Cosby’s acting career earnings over the years, most of them have come from his appearance on the iconic sitcom The Cosby Show which was aired for eight seasons on NBC until its cancellation in 1992. During this time period, Bill earned $25 million per season on an average which totaled up to $200 million. His net worth was also increased by his role in films such as Let’s Do It Again which grossed $51.6 million worldwide, Ghost Dad which made $90 million at the box office, and A Piece of The Action with a total earning of $50.2 million to Bill’s pocket.
Over the years, Cosby has received several awards for his work including 22 Grammy Awards, American Comedy Awards, BET Comedy Awards among others while being nominated for several Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards since 1966 before finally winning an Academy Award in 1976 after he appeared on Uptown Saturday Night. As if this wasn’t enough already, he has also won 2 Golden Globe Awards followed by the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award presented to him by President George W. Bush for his incredible contribution to the lives of many people across America.
Bill Cosby’s Personal Life And Family
Over the years, Bill has also earned himself quite a reputation as one of Hollywood’s best-dressed men and funniest performers with an estimated net worth totaling up to $400 million over the course of his 50-year career in both TV series and films. In addition to this, he also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard where he was honored in 1977 after being recognized as a comedian magician who can be funny without using any profanity or vulgarity. In 1997, Bill married his wife Camille Hanks following their meeting during a blind date that happened more than four decades ago.
Bill Cosby’s Wife Camille Hanks
In 1965, Bill met his wife Camille during a blind date that was set up by her father and a friend of his who thought the two would hit it off right from the start. After going out on a first date, Bill and Camille decided to have another one before deciding to go steady again before eventually getting married in July of 1976 at the Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania. Camille is an American businesswoman, author, and philanthropist who has three children with Bill including Erika Ranee (born 1970), Erinn Chalene (born 1971), and Evin Harrah (born 1973). Camille serves as chairman for several boards such as Mt. Sinai Hospital
Bill Cosby’s Children
Bill and Camille have three children together including daughter Erika Ranee who was born in 1970, another daughter named Erinn Chalene who was born in 1971, and lastly a son named Ennis William Cosby who was murdered by an 18-year-old male prostitute on January 16th, 1997. In addition to this, Cosby also has six grandchildren from his first marriage with five of them coming through Evin (born 1973) and one grandson via Keisha (born 1979). After living together for more than 4 decades now without any sign of divorce or separation between the two lovebirds, Bill and Camille are still going strong as ever before. We wish them all the best!