Net Worth: $400 Million Age: 80 Born: July 12, 1937 Country of Origin: United States of America Source of Wealth: Professional Comedian/Actor Last Updated: 2018
Bill Cosby is an American actor, comedian, author and musician from Philadelphia. Cosby began his career in the entertainment industry during the 1960’s. He would perform stand up comedy at the hungry i, in San Francisco, and in 1969 his first sitcom show aired on television.
In recent years, Bill Cosby’s image and reputation was damaged by many accusations of rape, sexual assault, abuse and misconduct. In fact, over 60 women have come forward and fired these accusations at Cosby.
It wasn’t until April 2018, that Cosby was actually convicted of sexual assault. Bill Cosby’s net worth is currently $400 million, however; with everything that’s been happening recently, you can expect this figure to be a lot lower in the next few years.
Bill Cosby was born William Henry Cosby Jr. on the 12th July, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has three brothers, and his mother was a maid, and his father a mess steward in the U.S Navy.
As a teenager, Cosby was the class clown; yet he was also captain of the track and basketball teams. He was also the class president, and acted in plays.
Cosby spent more time clowning around than studying, and after failing the 10th grade, he quit school, and started working as an apprentice in a shoe repair shop.
In 1956, he enlisted in the Navy, and spent 4 years serving as a Hospital Corpsman, and he earned his high school equivalency diploma via correspondence courses.
Cosby was awarded a track and field scholarship to Temple University in 1961, where he studied physical education while he ran track and played fullback on the college’s football team.
As Cosby progressed through his studies at Temple, he continued to hone his talent for humor; he joked with fellow enlistees in the service and then with college friends.
When he began bar-tending at a Philadelphia club to earn money, he became more aware of his ability to make people laugh, and would entertain his customers with humor.
Cosby left university to pursue a career in comedy. He landed a lot of stand-up gigs in Philadelphia and New York City at first, and then managed to perform in many other major US cities.
Bill progressed some live stand-up into acting, and Television work. He has hosted several sitcom shows, and acting in various movies/TV series. You can see many of these in the highlights section featured below.
During the early 2000’s, many women began coming forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and Cosby’s career began to suffer. Though he wasn’t initially convicted, some of his projects were cancelled due to the allegations.
Various trials took place regarding the allegations, but no convictions were able to be made; until April 2018, when Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
As of 2018, Bill Cosby’s net worth is $400 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Bill Cosby’s career:
- The Bill Cosby Show (1969)
- The New Bill Cosby Show (1972)
- Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids (1972)
- Cos (1976)
- The Cosby Show (1984)
- You Bet Your Life (1992)
- Kids Say the Darndest Things (1998)
Favorite Quotes from Bill Cosby
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby
“A word to the wise isn’t necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.” – Bill Cosby
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby
“Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.” – Bill Cosby
“The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” – Bill Cosby
“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” – Bill Cosby
“Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.” – Bill Cosby
“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.” – Bill Cosby
“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.” – Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby has a very successful career in comedy and acting. However, his actions throughout his career have finally caught up to him. Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault, and will be sent to prison. As of 2018, Bill Cosby’s net worth is $400 million.