William Henry Cosby Jr. known as Bill Cosby is an American comedian, television Actor, Author and producer. The Cosby Show, which Cosby created is his most well-known achievement. He was the highest-paid television actor in the world during the peak of the show.
Bill Cosby Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $400 M|
|Full Name William Henry Cosby Jr.|
|Birth Date July 12, 1937|
|Age 85 years|
|Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US|
|Profession Comedian, Actor, Author|
|Wife Camille Cosby|
Bill Cosby Early Life
On July 12, 1937, William Henry aka Bill Cosby was born in Philadelphia. At Philadelphia’s Mary Channing Wister Public School, Cosby served as the class president. Although he went to Germantown High School, he dropped out after the tenth grade. Cosby dropped out of school in 1956 at the age of 15 to enlist in the Navy. He provided physical therapy for injured Navy and Marine Corps personnel from the Korean War. Cosby eventually received his graduation and went on to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to obtain a PhD in education
Bill Cosby Standup Comedy Career
William aka Cosby made his stand-up comedy debut in the year 1961 in Philadelphia nightclubs before performing at The Gaslight Cafe. His touring in 1963 resulted in widespread exposure on The Tonight Show and a number of popular comedy records in the 1960s. Between the years 1965-1987, Cosby received his almost seven Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Performances. His stand-up career was a success, which led to television parts on The Dick Van Dyke Show and the action series I Spy, for which he won three straight Emmy Awards.
Bill Cosby Successful Career
The Number of times Cosby appeared as a guest host on the famous “The Tonight Show” and hosted in an annual NBC special. At the start of the year 1969, he showed up in The Bill Cosby Show for just two seasons. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was an animated Saturday morning cartoon that Cosby created, hosted, and produced from 1972 until 1979. One of the best-known sitcoms ever “The Cosby Show” was introduced by William aka Cosby in the 1980s. Cosby produced, performed, and had he had all the creative control over the television show “The Cosby Show”. It was one of the only two sitcoms to top the Nielsen ratings for five straight seasons, aired from September 1984-September 1992. On January 23, 2018 Cosby had his last famous stand-up performance in state of Philadelphia.
Bill Cosby Wife
Cosby and his wife Camille were married in 1964, and they had five kids together. At the age of 27, Cosby and Camille’s son Ennis was killed in an attempted robbery.
Bill Cosby Net Worth
The estimated net worth of William Henry is $400 million as of 2022. When all of his income sources were added up, he was paid $4 million per episode. He held 20% of the ownership in the program, which over the years has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in syndication royalties. The combined value of Cosby’s art collection and real estate holdings may exceed $250 million. The value of his Beverly Hills mansion alone may reach $60 million.