Bill Cosby Net Worth – Rich Family Man
It was in 1963 when Bill Cosby released his first album. It all happened following his debut on a show where he appeared in the same year.
Starting his career since that year, Bill Cosby net worth reached $400 million and since then he has sold millions of albums and has won six Grammy awards. He was an acclaimed comedian for 1964-1969 and six straight Grammys were awarded to him for his brilliant performances.
In 1971, he won another Grammy for his wonderful performance for children. It was a show called Bill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs.
In total, he has 20 albums on his credit and the last one was named Far From Finished and it was released in 2013. He has always been very family oriented and Bill Cosby family has always been a part of his performances. While performing live in NY City in 1986, he said I and my wife have five kids, you know why, just because we don’t want six.
He met the love of his life Camille on a blind date in Washington City and he married her in 1964. They have spent almost half a century together and his wife has been very supportive and they had a great understanding for each other. When he conceived the idea of Cosby Show he was very enthusiastic because he invented a character of a limo driver for himself but his wife disliked it. She told him that he should see a psychiatrist because he really needs some help. She doesn’t want him to act as a chauffer.
Bill Cosby also conceived his wife’s role to that of a carpenter although his real life wife (Camille) wasn’t going to play that character, still Camille hated this role. Bill loved his wife so much that he reinvented both characters and wrote the characters of an OB/GYN and a successful attorney.
Bill Cosby has been very expressive whether it is his movies, commercials, or shows. He just can’t control his laughs and he knows that his laughs have the power to bring smiles on the faces of his viewers. He loved being endorsed for different brands and a source revealed that he was once raked for advertisements for a price around $125,000 per hour.
There are numerous companies who have hired him including Ford, Coke, Owl Cigars, Mattel, and Kodak. It was somewhere between 1980 and 1990 when he charged big amounts to act as a pitchman for popular brands. He is said to be one of the most flourishing pitchmen in the history of private enterprise. Black Enterprise has counted him to be the most promising pitchman of the decade 1980-1990.
Some quick facts about Bill Cosby are mentioned here:
FULL NAME: William Henry Cosby Jr.
OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Producer
BIRTH DATE: July 12, 1937 (age 77)
EDUCATION: Temple University, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AKA: Bill Cosby
ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
Some of our favorite quotes of Bill Cosby are given below:
Gray hair is God’s graffiti.
A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.
Don’t worry about senility–when it hits you, you won’t know it.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come home.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Cosby reports the death of his beloved son Ennis to be the most tragic event of his life. He was shot to death when he stopped on roadside to change the tire of his vehicle. He called Ennis his ‘hero’ and mourned on this tragedy for many years to come. He had a strong bond with his son who was diagnosed with dyslexia.
Ennis too was very genius and hardworking, he taught at an elementary school and besides having a learning disability, he was elected as a Dean by the Columbia University Teachers College.
In Cosby’s famous show ‘The Cosby Show’; the role of his son was played by Malcolm Jamal Warner and his scripts were an inspiration from the real life experiences of his son Ennis. Malcolm too was diagnosed with dyslexia and his grades were improved after his diagnosis. He too had a slower learning development in the earlier years of his life.
Cosby appreciated advertisements displayed in form of billboards and giant light switches. He helped conceive the idea of the first ever Jell-O billboard placed in NY City.
His films have never earned him as much money as he made through other endeavors, still his movies have earned a domestic business of approx. $200million. He has been a part of numerous shows, animated series, and several special episodes of famous TV shows.
During his career, he has participated in almost 14 TV shows that collectively make an honorable time of 400 hours. He has plans to add more hours as we’ll see him in another sitcom on NBC this fall. Bill Cosby net worth may increase even more with his contribution to the American entertainment industry.