Bob Newhart born as George Robert Newhart is an American who is not only a stand-up comedian but also an actor. Thanks to his album titled The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, many people all over the world realised his existence. After releasing other successful comic discs, he decided to venture into acting. He has made appearances in Bob, The Librarians, The Big Bang Theory and Rescuers among others. Having highlighted a few things, let us look at Bob Newhart’s net worth in 2019 and both his life and career in details.
Bob Newhart was born in 1929 on 5th September to his late parents George David Newhart and Julia Pauline. His birth name is George Robert Newhart while his birthplace was Oak Park, Illinois. His mother was a housewife. On the other hand, his father was one of the owners of a business dealing with heating-supply and plumbing. Newhart was born together with her three sisters namely Virginia, Pauline and Mary Joan.
He studied in Roman Catholic schools such as St. Ignatius College Prep. He graduated from the latter in 1947. Bob then joined the Loyola University of Chicago. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1952. Despite attending the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, he did not complete his law studies after an incident during his internship.
Thanks to Buddy Hackett, Bob Newhart and Virginia Quinn got a chance to meet. Their relationship blossomed, and they wedded in 1963 on 12th January. They have four kids namely Robert, Jennifer, Timothy as well as Courtney. He is a grandfather of 10. The family is made of Roman Catholics.
Initially, Bob Newhart had joined the United States Army, and he represented the United States during the Korean War. After that, United States Gypsum hired him as an accountant. Then, he became an employee of Fred A. Niles and worked as an advertising copywriter. While at it, he and his colleague started recording comic telephone calls. After his friend withdrew, Newhart continued to do it alone.
Thanks to his album titled The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart caught the attention of many people. It was position 20 among the bestselling albums. The next one was another hit called Button Mind Strikes Back. He has two successful sitcoms as well namely Newhart and The Bob Newhart Show.
In addition to that, he has appeared in many films with his debut one being Hell is for Heroes. Others include Cold Turkey, Elf and Horrible Bosses among others.
Awards & Achievements
Over the years, Bob Newhart has received many honours. He has won 3 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1993, there was the induction of Bob into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. That is just but a few of the many accolades.
Net Worth of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart has an estimated net worth of over $70 million. The amount does not come as a surprise to the people who know him and more so his work. He has several sources of income. They include acting in many films, sales of his comedic monologue albums and last but not least his Sitcoms that have fared well. On top of that, Newhart has been in the film industries for decades. With all the above details, it is clear how he has amassed the wealth mentioned above.
Bob Newhart is both an award-winning actor and an outstanding comedian. He uses the deadpan as well as the slightly stammering delivery methods in his comedy. His talent and hard work have paid off, and that is why he has made much wealth over the years. Newhart and comedian Don Rickles are great friends.