Bill Cosby Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Bill Cosby Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Bill Cosby’s net worth is about $400 million. (Getty)

Bill Cosby’s net worth is estimated to be a whopping $400 million. His money comes from television appearances, his work as a comedian, and other work. However, some sources estimate that his net worth may be dropping after all the sexual assault allegations that have been made about him.

Cosby was arrested on December 30, 2015, and charged in Pennsylvania with aggravated indecent assault. He is accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, in 2004.

Here’s what you need to know about Cosby’s wealth:


1. Cosby’s Net Worth Is Estimated at $400 Million

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Bill Cosby’s net worth of $400 million comes from acting, producing, public appearances, and more. (Getty)

Bill Cosby’s net worth is estimated to be about $400 million, Celebrity Net Worth reported. His money comes from a career that includes being an actor, comedian, author, screenwriter, producer, musician, and activist. Cosby’s career began when he performed stand-ups at comedy clubs in Philadelphia, leading to his appearance on The Tonight Show. Between 1965 and 1987, he won seven Grammy awards for best comedy performance. His initial roles included The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Spy.


2. Much of His Earnings Come From ‘The Cosby Show’

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Much of Bill Cosby’s net worth comes from “The Cosby Show.” (Getty)

The majority of Cosby’s earnings have come from the fame he gained from The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992 and stayed at the top of Nielsen ratings for five consecutive seasons. He also did a show called Cosby from 1996 to 2000. His projected earnings from The Cosby Show alone are $333 million, The Richest reported.


3. He Also Makes Money from Speaking Engagements

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Bill Cosby makes money from speaking engagements. (Getty)

Cosby also makes money from speaking engagements and other appearances, Celebrity Net Worth reported. He hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things, multiple game shows, and was the spokesman for Jell-O, Kodak, Coca-Cola, and Ford. In 2007, Cosby’s minimum fee for a speaking engagement was $100,000, The Richest reported.


4. He Is Married And Has Five Children, One Who Was Murdered in 1997

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Bill Cosby’s son, Ennis, was murdered in 1997. (Getty)

Cosby and his wife, Camille, have been married since 1964, Celebrity Net Worth reported. They have four daughters — Erika, Erinn, Ensa, and Evin — and a son who died, Ennis. Ennis was murdered in 1997. He was shot and killed near I-45 in Los Angeles during a failed robbery attempt while Cosby was changing a flat tire on the side of the road.


5. His Net Worth May Be Dropping After So Many Sexual Assault Allegations

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Bill Cosby’s net worth is dropping after all the sexual assault accusations. (Getty)

At least 57 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, with the earliest allegations stemming from the mid-1960s. Many of these allegations fall outside the statute of limitations, but several lawsuits are pending. His first named accuser has until January 2016 to file criminal charges or her statute of limitations will run out too, The Huffington Post reported.

The multitude of allegations have hurt Cosby’s net worth. The Centric Network and TV Land pulled all reruns of The Cosby Show, Fortune reported. Netflix postponed a Bill Cosby comedy special and NBC pulled a new comedy show that Bill Cosby was helming, stating that the decision was made because so many women came forward accusing Cosby of sexual assault. In addition, many appearances Cosby’s stand-up tour were canceled because of the press about his allegations. In addition, Disney removed Cosby’s statue from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fortune reported. It’s not yet known how all these cancellations are going to effect his net worth.

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Anonymous

If bill had no money would they had made these accusations against him

Jon

With all due respect – do you think these women are lying? In all likelihood there would have been some accusation against him regardless and possibly much earlier if he was not so wealthy and powerful I think. And I tend to think it is likely there is something to what at least some if not most of my the women are saying (though not hat is just my own opinion of course and a court of law will ultimately make that determination).

Jon

I meant to say that of course that is just my own opinion and a court will decide guilt regardless.

VFG

You are correct, because he wouldn’t been a position of power. Bill Cosby did this not Dr Huxtable. You all are confusing the character Dr Huxtable with the person Bill Cosby. Bill is guilty and we know it, but because he is one of us we don’t want to admit it. 57 women with the same story can’t be lying. One can’t consent if drugged or intoxicated. By his own admission be bought the drug to obtain sex from girls/women.

Mebecca

I haven’t reviewed all the cases but of the known facts they are saying its “rape” because they were under the influence of qualudes and alcohol . During the time of the “rapes” those were the party cocktails to many models,actresses and dancers. It wasn’t until the early 80’s and 90’s that the law deemed that people under intoxication or enibriation couldn’t consent therefore it is safe to say he could.claim he thought they were consenting to any form of sexual contact when they did not refuse or say no.

Bill Shomaker

If he would of had his 400million before the Cosby show maybe those White women would have slept with him without his drug cocktails? Greasy fucking negro.

Anonymous

Race has nothing to do with rape and your comment says a lot about you and your ugly attitudes about race and women. Yuck

Bill Shomaker

Shut the fuck up get in the kitchen an make me a pot pie bitch!

Anonymous

Funky scumbag, Donald Trump following crackers at that. The worse form of life and certainly not good for this country. Go back to Europe.

Anonymous

How dare you call someone a N? Who the fuck do you think you are? You are the fucking asshole?

Jon

And you are just some greasy bigot with an ignorant opinion. His guilt vs his skin color are hardly something you should be talking about you lowlife scumbag. If he is guilty that will be judged independently of what his ethnicity or color of skin happens to be.

Anonymous

Or perhaps the slick white bitches that launched their careers off of him wouldn’t have been in his company has they not been looking for quick opportunity, fortune and fame. Now 20 years later he raped them at the playboy mansion, really. And some of the tricks are saying they went back for seconds. That’s not rape! You got what you was looking for and now he’s no longer someone to use. Who’s raping you now? Talk about pigs! Poor white trash more like…

Chase

You dumb person lets look at this from a real world perspective lets say you were rich as Bill Cosby do you really think you would have to drug a women to have sex with her with that type of money and status consider using logic before you use racial slurs and make those outlandish statements idiot

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