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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.

Andrea Constand: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault in 2005. Cosby was criminally charged in 2015.

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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.

Bill Cosby Photos: Mugshot & Court Appearance Pictures

Bill Cosby arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse for his arraignment on indecent assault charges. See his mugshot and photos from outside court here.

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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.

Bill Cosby Accusers List: Names, Photos & Stories of His 55 Alleged Victims

Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault, molestation or harassment by at least 55 women. Here are their names, photos and the claims that they have made.

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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.

Bill Cosby Arrested: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Bill Cosby has been arrested in the 2004 sexual assault of a Temple University employee, the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney says.

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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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28 comments

  1. 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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

    • 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).

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • You would be saying that if it was your daughter, sister, wife or mother. It’s not about the money, because the statue of limitations have ran out.

  2. All the blacks will any him cleared just like OJ, ducking hang the black rapist, and you yanks should embrace Trump, Muslims are fucking Europe , they are like cancer .

    • to all u rascist, who cares what u think ..cowardly pedophiles…at least that were not lil boys…most black ppl laugh at white ‘ppl s since of fair play..no such animal

      • Peedee, were you BORN that stupid? Or did you have to do DRUGS?!?!? And what does “peedee” mean anyway? Sounds semantic with Pedophile! My advice? Go check yourself into a facility where they clothe and feed people like youself.

  3. Down at the junkyard, we never “talk” about Bill. We ALWAYS knew Bill was a psychopath. The Bill Cosby you’ve always seen and known on TV? That’s not Bill Cosby. That’s his alter-ego, Heathcliff Huxtable. Cosby is manipulative, glib, charming, seductive ( that fool never did need no damn “knock-out-pills” to get sex from women!!! Why he used date rape drugs, I will NEVER understand! It seems to border on “necromancy!” ( When the girls were unconscious, it was kind of like they were …dead! Maybe THAT was why Bill knocked those girls out… who knows!!! ? ) and oh so unbelievably DECEPTIVE!!! But he never did fool “us!” We GREW UP with that crazy, manipulative, explosive, twitchy, multiple personalitied, ADHD SOB!!! Believe me, Heathcliff Jehosephat Hottentot Huxtable was never nothin but a great big LIE …. just another one of that psychopath’s many “personalities.” Bill! You’ve had your fun. You always ALWAYS got your way! You fooled them ALL! Hey hey hey, Bill, it looks like, for you, it’s JUDGEMENT DAY!!! Thats why the bible says…. Don’t steal, don’t bear false testimony, be as truthful as you can be ( don’t lie ), don’t covet your neighbor’s wife,….. Don’t rape!!! …. You know what you did, Bill. Why not just “admit it?!?” Or do you even “remember???” Why not knock off the “Dr. Huxtable act!”

  4. The guys a freak, he got away with rape for years. He needs to be in prison. 55 women. That much smoke, there is fire.