A person with good humor is always needed in this hyper-busy day to day life. Well, this is what Bill Cosby has been doing since 1961. Bill Cosby is an American author, standup comedian, musician, and actor. The once on the rise celebrity has recently fallen on to some hard times following various allegations of sexual abuse, rapes, and misbehavior. It is estimated that over 60 women have complained about him. Let’s find out how much the net worth of Bill Cosby is in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Bill Cosby came into this world on the 12th of July 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born to Anne Pearl (a maid) and William Henry Cosby Sr. (mess staff in the US Navy). During his schooling, he was famous as a “class clown” among his schoolmates and teachers.
While studying at the Mary Channing Wister Public School, Bill was popular amongst students and teachers as the “class clown”, and also led the baseball and track and field teams. He went to many of Philadelphia’s schools, where he was active in many sports like baseball, football, basketball, and track and fields. Also, he used to make and sell shoes before and after school hours.
After failing in the tenth grade, he left school and took the position of apprentice in a shoe repair shop. In 1956, Bill Cosby got appointed in the Navy and served as hospital corpsmen. In 1961, he earned his diploma through correspondence which was equal to a high school certificate and went to Temple University through a scholarship, where he studied physical education while he played in his college football team. He started winning the hearts of his colleagues with his outstanding humor while progressing with his studies. Later he began to earn with his ability to make people laugh by bar-tending at a Philadelphia club.
Bill Cosby got married to Camille Olivia in 1964 and had five children (Erika, Erinn, Ensa, Evin, and Ennis). Ennis, their only boy, was killed in Los Angeles and his daughter Ensa died due to a renal disease on February 2018.
In 1979, a 22-year-old girl, Jackson claimed herself to be the daughter of Bill Cosby in order to extort $40 million from him, but never went for any kind of DNA tests.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Bill Cosby started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1961. Initially, he worked at various clubs in Philadelphia and later in New York. After this, he showed his talent in many major cities of the US.
Further, he progressed to the live stand-up genre and television shows. Bill hosted and acted in many movies/TV shows, including “The New Bill Cosby Show,” “The Bill Cosby Show,” “Cos,” “The Cosby Show” and many more.
Bill Cosby has won many awards and honors during his career from his Navy service to his profession as a comedian. Some of the notable honors include the Presidential Medal of freedom in 2002, Lone sailor award in 2010, Golden Globe Award for best actor, Grammy Awards for best comedy performance, and the Kennedy Center Honor, which he received in 1998.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Bill Cosby’s net worth is approximately $400 million. He owes this massive wealth to his successful vocations in the entertainment field. He made big bucks with shows, like “The Cosby Show,” which raked in $4 million every episode. His house is of worth $5 million in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. In his collection of cars, he has a most adorable model of “Super Snake Cobra.” However, the various criminal cases against him may end up making a huge dent in his financial reputation as well.
In September 2018, Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison, completing the famed actor and comic’s spectacular fall from one of America’s most beloved entertainers to disgraced sex offender.
The accusations of sexual assault resemble a spot in his successful career as a comedian and actor, yet Bill Cosby’s talent to make someone laugh is appreciable. What’s even more applaudable are the attempts to be funny and make people laugh even in times of personal despair, which Bill Cosby is currently struggling with.