With all the sexual allegations revolving around Bill Cosby, what do you think is Bill Cosby net worth in 2018? Bill Cosby is among the stand-up comedians who started off comedy in the 1960s; he is an actor an author and a musician as well. He started off stand-up comedy with his sitcom The Bill Cosby Show which went for two seasons, and as of today, he has released 22 comedy albums.
On his music career, his latest music albums are State of Emergency 2009 and Keep Standing 2010 although there are other 13 music albums and 9 compilations albums. On films and television, there is not much that has happened since 2012, but his last roles were in Little Bill 199-2004, OBKB 2010-2012, Fat Albert 2004, among others. Today we are going to look at Bill Cosby net worth in 2018, reveal a few things you probably don’t know about Bill Cosby, and even look at his numerous sexual allegations.
William Henry Cosby Jr. who goes to today by stage name Bill Cosby is the son of agent William Henry Cosby Sr. and Anna Pearl who worked as a handmaiden. He was born in 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was brought up as well. Cosby went to Mary Channing Wister Public School where he served as the class representative and the baseball skipper. He later joined Fitz Simon Junior High School before shifting to study at Central High School and Germantown High School. In 1964, Cosby was awarded a scholarship to study at Temple University.
He married Camille Olivia Hanks in 1964 where they bore five kids; Erika (b.1965), Erinn (b.1966), Ennis (b.1969), Ensa (b.1973 & d.2018) and Evin (b.1976).
Cosby kicked off his profession as a stand-up comedian in 1961 where he first entertained at the Glasslight Café. He was later featured in the Tonight Show, and after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1964, he launched his show dubbed, Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow. He rose to prominence in 1983 with the selection film Bill Cosby: Himself which was well received by critics. His other success came in 1984 after hosting The Cosby Show where he used to portray his jokester talent.
In 2013, Cosby entertained for the first time in a TV comedy show entitled Bill Cosby: Far From Finished where he was 30 years of age. Beforehand he made appearances in TV sitcoms like A Different World 1987-1993, The Cosby Mysteries 1994-1995, and Kids Say the Dandiest Things 1998-2000.
After his success in the entertainment industry, Cosby released other comedy albums including; Revenge 1967, Sports 1969, When I Was a Kid 1971, Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby 1972, Bills Best Friend 1978, Oh, Baby 1991 and many more.
He debuted as an actor with the 1994 series The Cosby Mysteries, and I Spy Returns. He later made appearances in others films like Let’s Do It Again 1975, The Devil and Max Devlin 1981, Ghost Dad 1990, Jack 1996 and Fat Albert 2004.
As an author too, Cosby has written many books where his latest were; Come on, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors and I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was which were published in 2003 and 2011 respectively.
Currently, Cosby is battling court cases with over 60 women on sexual assault allegations, and from the look of things, it’s not going to be easy for him.
On Awards and Achievements, Bill Cosby has been awarded severally with the 3 Emmy Awards and the 11 Grammy Awards, Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Lone Sailor Award, and Kennedy Centre Honour. He also has Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 57 honorary degrees, among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Bill Cosby net worth is estimated to be around $400 million. The source of Bill Cosby net worth fortune is his long successful career as a stand-up comedian, his music career, an actor running down television shows and taking roles in films, while also doing some production and directing of shows. Cosby earned millions of dollars through shows like “The Cosby Show” which he made $4 million per episode and the shows after being sold into syndication generated $1.5 billion. Apart from earnings from salary, comedy albums, Syndication fees, and directing and production fees, he also made a lot of money through comedy tours.
The numerous sexual allegations against Cosby by over 60 women can have a negative impact on Bill Cosby net worth, and he might lose his entire fortune since it’s likely the victims will be awarded around $5-$10 million as compensation.
7 Things You Need To Know About Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby was once a very respected man, and everyone loved his humorous comedies. However, the countless accusations of sex assault by around 60 women have really tinted his image in a bad way, and it’s a shame. Considering he has been on the show and comedy business for long, you might have the perception you know Bill Cosby but here are a few things you probably don’t know about Bill Cosby.
1. Between 1965 and 1969, he served as a Navy.
2. He also worked as a shoe repair amateur.
3. Are you aware that he lost his sight in 2015?
4. All of his children’s names start with the letter ‘E’.
5. Did you know that Cosby failed in his ninth grade?
6. Bill Cosby after dropping out of High School went ahead to earn a PhD.
7. In 1997 his son was murdered when he was fixing a flat tire, and the same year a lady by name Autumn Jackson claimed she is an illegitimate daughter of Mr Cosby although this was found to be a lie and sentenced to 26 months.
Bill Cosby worth might remain where it is for now, but when his sexual allegations cases are completed, the final figure in Bill Cosby net worth might be a zero in 2019.