Bill Cosby Net Worth 2020, Early Life, Body, and Career Updates

Bill Cosby Net Worth 2020, Early Life, Body, and Career Updates.

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Bill Cosby Net Worth 2020, Early Life, Body, and Career Updates


Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is one of four sons of Anna Pearl (née Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby Sr., who served as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy.

Cosby was the class president as well as captain of both the baseball and track and field teams at Mary Channing Wister Public School in Philadelphia.

Teachers noted his propensity for joking around instead of studying, and he described himself as the class clown. At FitzSimons Junior High School, Cosby acted in plays and continued to compete in sports.

Cosby attended Philadelphia’s Central High School, a magnet school and academically rigorous college-prep school, where he ran track and played baseball, football, and basketball. He transferred to Germantown High School but failed the tenth grade.

In 1956, Cosby enlisted in the Navy and served as a hospital corpsman at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia; at Naval Station Argentia in Newfoundland, Canada; and at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland. He worked in physical therapy with Navy and Marine Corps personnel who were injured during the Korean War.

Cosby earned his high school equivalency diploma through correspondence courses and was awarded a track and field scholarship to Temple University in 1961.

At Temple, he studied physical education while he ran track and played fullback on the college’s football team. He began bartending at a Philadelphia club, where he earned bigger tips by making the customers laugh. He then took his talent to the stage.

Personal Life

Cosby married Camille Hanks on January 25, 1964. Together, they had five children, Erika (b. 1965), Erinn (b. 1966), Ennis (1969–1997), Ensa (1973–2018), and Evin (b. 1976). Their only son, Ennis, was murdered on January 16, 1997, while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.[97] Cosby’s daughter Ensa died of renal disease on February 23, 2018, while awaiting a kidney transplant.[98] The Cosbys have three grandchildren.[6][99] Cosby, a Protestant,[100] maintains homes in Shelburne, Massachusetts, and Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.[101]

Cosby hosted the Los Angeles Playboy Jazz Festival from 1979 to 2012 (George Lopez has hosted the event since then). Known as a jazz drummer, he can also be seen playing bass guitar with Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis Jr. on Hugh Hefner’s 1970s talk show.

His story, “The Regular Way”, was featured in Playboys December 1968 issue.[102] Cosby has become an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America.

[103] Cosby became involved with the foundation in 2004. For several years, he has been a featured host for its annual benefit, A Great Night in Harlem, at the Apollo Theater in New York City.[104][105]

Cosby and his wife have collected over 300 works of African-American art since 1967. The works went on display in “Conversations”, an exhibit at the National Museum of African Art in 2014.[106] The show became controversial as the increasing number of sexual assault allegations against Cosby became prominent.[107]

Cosby is a supporter of his alma mater, Temple University, particularly its men’s basketball team, whose games Cosby frequently attended prior to his arrest. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity; he was initiated in the fraternity’s Beta Alpha Alpha graduate chapter in White Plains, New York, in 1988.[108]

In 2016, Cosby’s attorneys reported that he is now legally blind.[109] In an April 2017 interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (an interview he agreed to do on the condition that the NNPA portrayed him in a positive light), both Cosby and one of his former publicists confirmed this, noting he lost his sight at some point in 2015.[110][111]

Body Stats

How tall is Bill Cosby?

Bill Cosby’s height is 6ft 1in (185 cm).

How much does Bill Cosby weigh?

She weighs 178 lbs (81 kg).


Born Name: William Henry Cosby, Jr.

Nick Name: Bill

Sun Sign: Cancer

Born Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Nationality: USA

Occupation: Comic

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Religion: Methodist

Bill Cosby Family

Father – William H. Cosby

Mother – Anna Cosby

Siblings – brothers Russell Cosby, Robert Cosby, James Cosby

Wife – Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby

Children – Bill and Camille Cosby have 5 children:

1. Daughter Erika Ranee

2. Daughter Erinn Charlene

3. Son Ennis William Cosby

4. Daughter Ensa Camille

5. Daughter Evin Harrah


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 2000s, 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 canceled 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.


  • 1977: Earned a Ph.D. in Education from UMass Amherst. His dissertation used his character, Fat Albert.[116]
  • 2002: Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush
  • 2002: The scholar Molefi Kete Asante included Cosby in his book The 100 Greatest African Americans.[117]
  • 2005: In a British poll broadcast on Channel 4 to find the Comedian’s Comedian, he was voted among the top fifty comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.[118]
  • 2010: Received the Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy Memorial.[119]
  • 2010: Received the National Football Foundation’s Gold Medal[120]

Bill Cosby Net Worth

Bill Cosby was once worth as much as $400 million, according to Money. His long career in film and TV ensured him a sizable fortune.

In 1985, he earned just over $1 million a year for The Cosby Show. His role as a spokesperson for brands like Jell-O and Coca-Cola brought in even more cash, as did standup performances.

In the mid-eighties, Cosby was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, according to Forbes, with earnings topping $80 million.

Even after The Cosby Show ended its run, its star and creator continued to rake in the money. The show earned an estimated $1.5 billion in syndication in the decades since it went off the air.

Today, Cosby is likely worth much less than he was at his peak. After serious sexual assault allegations against him surfaced in 2014, TV networks quickly pulled reruns of The Cosby Show from their lineups, as did the streaming service Hulu.
Netflix put a special on hold. A new sitcom that Cosby was set to star in and produce for NBC also went nowhere. Many shows on his 2015 stand-up tour were canceled, and ticket sales were low for those that did take place.

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