Bill Cosby as we know him he is one of the greatest stand-up comedians, a great actor, he is an author, a musician, television personality. Today he is in the limelight not because of his glory but due to sexual assault allegations that have been reported by over 50 women dating back 1965.
Most of these victims are being awarded $5 million to $10 million by the court and others might get even $50 million in punitive damages. With all these, its estimated Bill Cosby net worth of $400 million might get depleted sooner than we thought. So how did Bill Cosby manage to amass such a fortune? Let’s find out how much is Bill Cosby’s net worth in 2018.
Bill Cosby Early Life
The son of Anna Pearl and William Henry Cosby Sr was born in 1937 in the united states of America in Pennsylvania. The mother was a maid while the father was a mess steward. He went to Central High school, Germantown High School and later joined Temple University where he studied physical education. At school, he used to be the captain of both track and field and baseball teams.
Cosby has done several jobs during his college life and after college life among them being a shoe shiner, apprentice, selling producer, stocking shelves, bartending and even as Hospital Corpsman.
Irrespective of the numerous sex assault charges facing Cosby don’t get it wrong he is married to Camille Olivia Hanks where they exchanged vows in 1964. Together the couple had five children, but today they have four since one was murdered in 1997.
Today Cosby is blind, and he lost sight back in 2015.
Bill Cosby Career, Awards & Achievement
Cosby dint graduate from Temple as he quitted to pursue his dream career comedy since he was already good at it back in college. He performed in various clubs in New York and later would progress to Washington, Chicago, and Las Vegas among other cities.
He would later secure a recording contract with one of the most famous records in the word to date Warner Bros Records that saw him release his first LP Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!, and also others such as Whom I Slept With, To Rusell, My Brother among others. His standup comedy had the theme of his childhood experiences.
On comedy he also released Bill Cosby Himself film, Bill Cosby farm From Finished, I Started Out as a Child (1964), Why Is There Air? (1965), Wonderfulness (1966) For Adults Only (1971), Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs (1971), Inside the Mind of Bill Cosby (1972), Fat Albert (1973), Bill Cosby: Himself (1982), Those of You with or Without Children, You’ll Understand (1986), Oh, Baby! (1991).
Some of Bill Cosby musical albums are At Last Bill Cosby Really Sings (1974), Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days (1976), State of Emergency (2009), Keep Standing (2010) among others.
Apart from music and comedy, Cosby was an actor as well, and he ventured into it in 1965 with I Spy espionage series. Other films that he starred are Little Bill 1999-2004, OBKB 2010-2012, Ghost Dad 1990, Jack 1996, Baadassss 2003, Fat Albert 2004, 2014 Bill Cosby 77 among others.
Awards & Achievements
Although most of his honorary degrees have been revoked due to the sex scandal facing him, he has been awarded 57 honorary degrees among them Honorary Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2001, Honorary Degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2001., Honorary Doctorate from Paine College in 2003, 2010: Received the Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy Memorial., won 3 Emmys due to I Spy, and even several Grammys too.
Net Worth of Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby current net worth is $400 million. He made his money through his stand-up comedy shows, films, and by endorsing brands like Coke. Some of his notable works that were key in contributing to his current net worth are I Spy, The Bill Cosby Show, Fat Albert, The Cosby Mysteries among others.
Although Bill Cosby net worth might be $400 million with the numerous court cases all related to the sexual assault he might lose his entire fortune very soon.
Bill Cosby might be one of the greatest standup comedians in the world, but that kind of reputation is slowly fading away considering over 50 women have accused him of sexual assault. His net worth probably would reduce by 80% but the most important lesson here to learn is never exploited power and money to your advantage because someday the odds might be against you.